Reason for Epic Delay?
Sigh... You won't be happy.
"Newest" date: August 27th
Why: Crappy movie tie-in. Yes, you heard, CRAPPY CHICK FLICK TIE-IN (which I will see because I am secure in my manhood, and I love chick flicks, don't judge).
Pics are from the mobile site.
Link to the FULL SITE: http://sweepstakes.sprint.com/goingthedistance/
- 08-09-2010, 04:04 PM #2
- 08-09-2010, 04:09 PM #4
- 08-09-2010, 04:10 PM #5
Far as I can see from those [extremely small] screenshots, all they're saying is that's when the movie is coming out.
Optimistic: Since it's just the movie release date, and that's just the weekend after our current speculated date (20th/22nd), the buzz will just be getting good on the phone.
Realistic: Most free phone giveaways I've ever seen give the phone some time before the release date so....
- 08-09-2010, 04:12 PM #7
- 08-09-2010, 04:12 PM #8
- 08-09-2010, 04:15 PM #10
- 08-09-2010, 04:18 PM #11
- 08-09-2010, 04:43 PM #12
Wow that's a weak tie in of EPIC proportions... I still signed up both my wife and I.
Here's hopin' 8/27 is official!
Just rescheduled the AM reservation from my outlook for this Wed. to Friday the 27th... sigh.
I feel like an old west prisoner scratching days till his release on a jail cell wall..
- 08-09-2010, 04:45 PM #13
- 08-09-2010, 04:52 PM #14
"DRAWING: On or about September 10, 2010 the Sponsor will select one (1) potential Grand Prize winner and ten (10) potential First Place winners in a random drawing of all eligible entries received. The odds of being selected depend on the total number of entries received. The Sponsor will attempt to notify the potential winners by phone and a follow-up email within five (5) days of the drawing. If a potential winner cannot be contacted within five (5) days after the first attempt to contact him/her, the Sponsor may select an alternate potential winner in his/her place at random from the remaining entries."
Entry ends Sept 4th and drawing is ~Sept 10th. As was said before usually contest winners get them ahead of time, as was done with the EVO. Looks like a mid September release.
- 08-09-2010, 05:10 PM #15
- 08-09-2010, 05:17 PM #16
- 08-09-2010, 06:11 PM #17
As someone posted on the home page article
"Just because the contest ends the 3rd doesn't mean the phone won't launch until then. All this speculation has really gotten out of hand. Couldn't the phone be released and then after the launch, people could win them. Samsung is giving away Captivates and Vibrants right now and the phones have been out for a while. I think you guys are looking too much into this."
Plenty of phones are released and then are later offered in promotions to spread awareness about the phone.
I still believe the phone will release the 20th.
People on here must be forgetting that the Tmobile version of the Samsung Galaxy S was announced a day before it was released so I dont know why everyone keeps suggesting that there should be weeks of preordering and all this other nonsense.
I really doubt the 20th rolls around with no announcement or anything.
The 20th was the first date that everyone figured with some sort of actual evidence. This 11th release and preorder nonsense were just people spreading rumors or he say/she say nonsense.
Everyone is very eager to know the release of this phone but grasping onto every random lead (11th, preorder, movie tie in) is getting ridiculous now.
- 08-09-2010, 06:22 PM #18
Still hoping for the 20th, but I don't believe it anymore.
- 08-09-2010, 06:39 PM #19
- 08-09-2010, 06:47 PM #20
"Opening in theaters August 27, this film is rated R. Going the Distance stars Drew Barrymore and Justin Long as a bi-coastal couple who gamely navigate the pitfalls of long distance love with the help of some 21st century technology. Also making a star turn in the film are two of our featured Sprint phones - the popular new Blackberry and the LG Rumor 2"
What does this have to do with the Epic? Shouldn't it be mentioned if it is being featured in that movie?
- 08-09-2010, 07:20 PM #21
- 08-09-2010, 07:26 PM #22
- 08-09-2010, 07:46 PM #23
I don't see what the big deal is with this. I don't think the phone having a movie tie-in has anything to do with the actual release date. It would make more sense to have the phone out before the movie anyway, that way people who hear about it can just go to their local sprint store and pick one up, not have to get on the internet and research the release date.
Just because they wanted some extra publicity for the phone by tying it in with a movie doesn't, to me, necessarily demand that they hold off until the movie is released before the phone can be.
- 08-09-2010, 09:55 PM #25