A) They don't think it will competitive with the iP5
B) It has been uncovered that they will have a DROID PRIME by Samsung with ICS in October and it will be released only to them apparently. Course, if you didn't call it a droid I suppose other carriers could get it as well?
I'm sure there were many reasons, and I'd imagine it wasn't a decision that was made lightly. In the end I think most of them have already been nailed here in the forms. I'm sure it boiled down to opting for a non-GSII branded Slider (Stratosphere) and the upcoming Nexus. Two new phones manufactured by Samsung. Add in the Bionic and there just wasn't room for the GSII in the current release cycle.
If either the Bionic, or the GSII came out 3 months ago, things may have been different.
There's no way Verizon customers would pay $200-250 in significant enough volume to buy a high end phone without LTE. Maybe a month ago, but no longer. I have to think there's an LTE version that is close enough in Samsung's queue. That's the one they'll sell.
IMO they are gearing up for the release of there flag ship Bionic and totally forgot the meeting with Sammy about the GSII and are making it up with the Droid Prime. I don't think the Prime name will stay if Google keeps it for the Nexus Prime... Verizon has there reasons and im sure that the V customers will be happy campers. Sprint will also be happy to sell me one sssooooonnnn
That employee should be fired. They don't even know who their competitions are. It is certainly not with Apple. Put a link to that article so we know not to trust them, or so we we can get some good laughs reading them.