Seems like the "blue pebble" variant of the awesome Samsung Galaxy S III is going to be pretty rare for the time being. Samsung's having difficult making them, and it's been forced to delay a wider launch because of short supplies.
Apparently the pesky blue battery cover is defective, with Samsung having to bin over 600,000 of the things delaying production of the Galaxy S III. Presumably the door won't stay on, which would be a bit of an issue if the battery kept dropping out mid-call, or worse, mid-game.
Update: We've had a tip from an anonymous, yet reliable, source confirming that, just as we feared, the pebble blue Galaxy S III will be delayed here in the UK, even for those with pre-orders. If you're looking for a Galaxy S III any time soon in the UK, white is your best hope. Maybe it's worth changing your pre-order just to get it within the next couple of weeks?