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  1. cgardnervt's Avatar
    I have checked my local ATT, Sprint and BB stores. None of them know when they will be getting them. Do we think the local ATT stores will have it this week?

    Where do you think the best place is to order it online? Both for price and fast/free shipping? I have checked Amazon but they are out of stock until June 28th...

    Let us know if you have seen the Defender case any where! Thanks in advance!

    Cheers...
    06-23-2012 04:42 PM
  2. jcp007's Avatar
    The Commuter is available on the OS site and Amazon. The Defender was supposed to be available on June 22. I hoping that it gets here mid-week in the coming week.
    06-23-2012 05:38 PM
  3. jcp007's Avatar
    The Defender may also be ordered on ShopAndroid. On the OB site, it is showing as coming soon. We all know what that has meant recently.
    06-23-2012 05:40 PM
  4. cgardnervt's Avatar
    Yeah no luck locally. I have my phone but I don't wanna activate it until I have a case for it. I guess I will keep checking in!
    06-25-2012 12:37 PM
  5. 1glenmore's Avatar
    The reality is that Otterbox is not releasing them until @ 7/12. No one will have them prior to that date, as I understand things.

    Pre-order is available.

    BTW, SKU # 77-21086 (Otterbox Defender Series WITH belt holster/clip) is only $34.99 here: OtterBox Defender Case for Samsung Galaxy S3 III (Black) at MobileCityOnline.com

    with free shipping (5-7 business days).
    06-25-2012 03:15 PM
  6. cgardnervt's Avatar
    Nice find! But you dont think BB will get it before the 12th?
    06-25-2012 06:23 PM
  7. LazrRocketArm's Avatar
    These retailers really do not know. Look at the listings on Amazon. Same listing shows dates at various vendors from early July through August.
    Even the Amazon entries say no date known yet.
    Especially if you want color other than black.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Android Central Forums
    06-25-2012 09:57 PM
  8. jcp007's Avatar
    It looks like the Defender case that I ordered on June 18 might not be here til July 20.
    06-26-2012 11:04 PM
  9. cgardnervt's Avatar
    Who knows on release date! I emailed OB but nothing sent back yet. I will keep you all posted on it! I pre-ordered it from ATT. Based on the email I was sent from ATT it would be sent in 3-5 days. BUT I don't think it will happen. I figured it was worth a try! Plus it can ONLY be ordered from the corp store. 611 and the web site did not have them posted yet.
    06-27-2012 08:39 AM
  10. jcp007's Avatar
    Best Buy has both the Commuter and Defender but I don't believe that the Defender is available.
    06-27-2012 11:00 AM
  11. cgardnervt's Avatar
    Best Buy has both the Commuter and Defender but I don't believe that the Defender is available.
    You saw the case there?
    06-27-2012 11:55 AM
  12. jcp007's Avatar
    Online. I went to a store yesterday but they had not stocked the shelves with the shipment that had just come in. Thinking of stopping at another Best Buy on the way home after work.
    06-27-2012 12:09 PM
  13. jcp007's Avatar
    Just got a note from Amazon that the Defender that I ordered has not yet shipped. It was supposed to arrive between June 27 and 29.
    06-27-2012 12:10 PM
  14. cgardnervt's Avatar
    Good to know! Keep us posted on your updates JCP! I will do the same with my local BB store. They have yet to get them in.
    06-27-2012 12:23 PM
  15. cgardnervt's Avatar
    Online. I went to a store yesterday but they had not stocked the shelves with the shipment that had just come in. Thinking of stopping at another Best Buy on the way home after work.
    Also can you link it from BB web site? I am not finding it sadly. Thanks!
    06-27-2012 12:36 PM
  16. jcp007's Avatar
    No OB cases at AT&T or Best Buy. Rocketfish at Best Buy and Body Glove at AT&T.
    06-28-2012 02:11 PM
  17. jcp007's Avatar
    What could be causing the delay? Is it the overall global demand? The Commuter is already shipping.
    06-29-2012 08:26 AM
  18. cgardnervt's Avatar
    It just may not be done yet. Wonder if they found some issues they needed to fix. I bet we see it within the new week or so. Amazon now says July 16th. AC says July 10th. So it must be soon! Until they I am rolling with no case and just a screen protector! Babying it though.
    06-29-2012 08:34 AM
  19. jcp007's Avatar
    It just may not be done yet. Wonder if they found some issues they needed to fix. I bet we see it within the new week or so. Amazon now says July 16th. AC says July 10th. So it must be soon! Until they I am rolling with no case and just a screen protector! Babying it though.
    Hope you are right. All the cases that would be temporary until my Defender arrives are just not up to par.
    06-29-2012 08:44 AM
  20. cgardnervt's Avatar
    Hope you are right. All the cases that would be temporary until my Defender arrives are just not up to par.
    I agree with you! I will be doing the same.
    06-29-2012 09:07 AM
  21. XChrisX's Avatar
    Ok so the best buy closest to me had some pretty poor cases. I finally got my phone and desperately need a ccase but I hate to buy a cheap one now and then find the otterbox soon after. I might have to just settle for the Belkin case.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Android Central Forums
    06-30-2012 06:04 PM
  22. jcp007's Avatar
    Ok so the best buy closest to me had some pretty poor cases. I finally got my phone and desperately need a ccase but I hate to buy a cheap one now and then find the otterbox soon after. I might have to just settle for the Belkin case.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Android Central Forums
    You might like the cases at the AT&T store better. They have the Samsung slip case and some Body Glove cases. Commuters could show up soon.
    06-30-2012 07:03 PM
  23. Wakefulpanda's Avatar
    How does the defender case work exactly? I've tried to search and watch videos about it but I wonder does the built in screen protector really work better than a standard screen protector? Also what happens when the screen protector starts to show wear? Do I need to put down another chunk of cash for a new defender case?
    06-30-2012 08:00 PM
  24. jcp007's Avatar
    There a screen protector. Then a carbon fiber layer and the rubberized layer. My wife has the Defender on her i4s and I have one on my Playbook. There are absolutely no signs of wear.
    06-30-2012 10:02 PM
  25. XChrisX's Avatar
    You might like the cases at the AT&T store better. They have the Samsung slip case and some Body Glove cases. Commuters could show up soon.
    Yeah, I saw the cases there when I picked up my phone, but thought Best Buy might have better variety but I was wrong. Definitely going back to AT&T tomorrow, because this phone desperately needs a case.
    06-30-2012 11:56 PM
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