There was only 2 stores in the whole U. S. that had the sk3 on June 28th, one in Santa Monica, Cali and one in Madison Ave. NYC. They only lasted a few hrs. The official release is July 10 for general public. If you are already a T-mobile costumer you can call them and order it. Express next day shipping avail. for only 15 bucks. If u r not a tmobile costumer yet, wait until July 10 and if your local store still doesn't have it, order it directly from T-mobile.
I ordered mine late Tuesday night (10:30 AZ time which is after midnight on the 28th, east coast time). I thought with all the hype they might go on back order so I wanted to get mine first thing and get rid of my stupid MDA. I already had a 2 year contract ending March 2008 and to extend it just three months I was able to get the discount of $100 off. Not bad. I got it in the mail today. So if you're a current TMo customer you can get it pretty quick. It's pretty cool -- I'm surprised how good the music sounds, and how much I like the trackball. If you like SK2 you'll like this one. Have fun! But the hold times for customer service are ridiculous.
As of 6/28/06 only 2 T-Mobile stores will be actually carrying the SK3 for sale: 1) Store 3799 Madison Ave - NYC 307 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10017 Store Phone: 212-687-4800
2)Store 7393 Wilshire 335 Wilshire Blvd Santa Monica, CA 90401 Store Phone: 310-393-9071
If you're not near either of these stores, you can upgrade thru Customer Care or www.t-mobile.com. But since they're so popular, they're on backorder and the deilvery time wil be about 14-20 days... enjoy!
WOW 14 - 20 days! I'm glad I ordered mine Tuesday night (after midnight EST). I felt a little silly and fanatical but it looks like my predicition that they would sell out fast was right. I just sold my MDA to a co-worker, so I'm happy all around. I hope you get yours. :-)