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  1. blitzen89's Avatar
    Just thought I'd ask since its been formally announced now. Other than the lack of a keyboard, it looks awesome to me!

    Can't wait till December (upgrade time)
    08-30-2011 11:05 PM
  2. GrooveRite's Avatar
    Can you provide a link to the announcement? And yeah, my next upgrade is def the SGS2 (Epic Touch). I've been practicing typing on my screen with my Epic as of late, lol! I ready to move on to slimmer and better screen resolution/enhancement!
    08-30-2011 11:10 PM
  3. Ricolando's Avatar
    I'll definitely be upgrading since I'm up for one on 9/1. The keyboard was nice for my transition from a blackberry, but the thickness got old not to mention the lack of updates that would have made the phone run as well as it should have from the start. I'm ready for a phone flies right out of the box, and won't have me begging for updates. I'm optimistic that the long wait for a U.S. SGSII will mean that these phones are going to be pretty rock solid as far as reliability.
    08-30-2011 11:20 PM
  4. lafountain's Avatar
    I am not up for an upgrade through Sprint until 2012, but if I can find a good deal on a used one, will probably go ahead and get it that way.
    08-30-2011 11:47 PM
  5. rraman3110's Avatar
    I really want to upgrade to the Epic 4G Touch (galaxy S2), but I got my epic back in Sept 2010 for $250.00 and I dont want to pay full price for the phone. Hopefully I can find a nice deal on ebay or craigslist. I figure the full price for an epic touch will be around $550+.

    If all else fails, I will wait till next year for the Galaxy S3.
    08-30-2011 11:53 PM
  6. blitzen89's Avatar
    It's on the homepage here on AC... $199 on contract, Sept 16th

    Galaxy S II for Sprint, AT&T, and T-Mobile hands-on (video) - Engadget

    or just go to the main page here
    08-31-2011 12:38 AM
  7. silverthornne's Avatar
    The SGS II is nice, but the Nexus Prime has me intrigued. I'd like to see if Sprint will release their own version of it before making a final decision.

    Sent from my SPH-D700 using Tapatalk
    08-31-2011 04:46 AM
  8. Funky Cricket's Avatar
    i'll wait till next spring and get it for 99 bucks.
    08-31-2011 07:21 AM
  9. rando991's Avatar
    I'm hoping my regular Epic a couple more years...I know my wife loves the slide out keyboard, and I believe I would miss that little feature even though I use Swype mostly.
    08-31-2011 07:29 AM
  10. Xebec01's Avatar
    Will there be a GSII variant with a keyboard?
    08-31-2011 08:42 AM
  11. carraser891's Avatar
    I might wait for the nexus prime to land on sprint...or for quad core phones. No rush to get rid of my awesome epic just yet.
    08-31-2011 08:53 AM
  12. DaveInFL's Avatar
    I will check out both this and the Photon. I will switch to either one of those phones. Epic was nice, but I don't really use the keyboard so something thinner will work better for me
    08-31-2011 09:48 AM
  13. ratsttam's Avatar
    Will there be a GSII variant with a keyboard?
    I would lean heavily away from that. One of the HUGE features being pushed on the GSII, is how THIN it is. Adding a keyboard would nearly double that thickness, negating one of it's greatest design and selling points.

    Not to say they won't have a comparable specked device with a keyboard, just not likely branded a GSII.
    08-31-2011 11:02 AM
  14. werkx's Avatar
    Got the Epic 4G on launch day, so the timing of Touch is just right, but I'm going to hold off this time for a few months, um...weeks, um...days, oh heck, the temptation is so hard to resist. And, it's only $199 as opposed to $250.

    Oh wait, wallet has spoken. Guess it'll be a Christmas present instead...maybe a slider version will be available by then. One can dream, right?
    08-31-2011 01:02 PM
  15. jasonb225's Avatar
    I would like to switch but my contract is not up for renewal until 2012! I may switch to Verizon unless sprint beefs up their 4g coverage in New Orleans.
    08-31-2011 01:06 PM
  16. rando991's Avatar
    I'm over the thin and small phones (how thin can they get, how small can they get...lol, reminds me of a Ben Stiller movie). I like the versatility of large screens, sliding keyboards, and the absolute heft of the Epic etc.
    08-31-2011 01:36 PM
  17. dtm_stretch's Avatar
    If I can get sprint to fix my upgrade then I am jumping ship ASAP.
    08-31-2011 02:16 PM
  18. cerobles1's Avatar
    I'm on the same boat as Rraman3110. I still think I paid way too much for my Epic, $350 - $100 mail-in-rebate = $250. Now you can get it for $50 to $100 depending on ur case. I will like to wait to see where Sprints takes us with their LTE network and also to see what AT&T will do with LTE too. That might make more of a point to make a decision for me. But as the GSII for Sprint goes there's no space for it in my budget. Lucky those of you that have the money to get it on launch day.
    08-31-2011 02:29 PM
  19. dtm_stretch's Avatar
    I'm on the same boat as Rraman3110. I still think I paid way too much for my Epic, $350 - $100 mail-in-rebate = $250. Now you can get it for $50 to $100 depending on ur case. I will like to wait to see where Sprints takes us with their LTE network and also to see what AT&T will do with LTE too. That might make more of a point to make a decision for me. But as the GSII for Sprint goes there's no space for it in my budget. Lucky those of you that have the money to get it on launch day.
    I agree with you. I wasn't able to get my upgrade back from sprint. I don't think I want to pay the off contract price for the SGSII but if I can sell my epic for around the 175-200 range plus a $75 upgrade; plus waiting a couple months till the price drops then all of the sudden it becomes an affordable phone.
    08-31-2011 02:55 PM
  20. Officerpolabear's Avatar
    I'm definitely switching to this phone but I will have to wait until the first December for my contract to be up
    08-31-2011 03:35 PM
  21. Q-fugee's Avatar
    My Epic is eligible for upgrade on 11/1. I am definitely ditching it. The keyboard has been an unusable dud. My fingers smash multiple keys and I'm worse on it than either the Swype or Android keyboard. And the "Oreo cookie" effect is maddening and just makes the whole thing feel cheap. I'm done with keyboards forever.

    I played with both the Epic Touch and Photon side-by-side at an event. Other than the GSM radio, the Photon is a complete loser next to the Epic Touch. I ran Quadrant and Neocore on both. The Sammy had a higher Neocore score and the Photon had the higher Quadrant score. But the Epic's screen just blows the Photon away. I've talked to people who have bought the Photon, and they all complain that it is absolutely terrible at locking on to a 4G signal and in switching between 3G and 4G. Side-by-side with an EVO, I've seen the Photon struggle to connect to 4G and download Netflix videos while the EVO had no trouble. I think the Samsung will be the way to go when it comes out.

    My only beef has been that Samsung DOES NOT update its phones. All their money and resouces go to new phones. They have zero support for existing customers. If you aren't absolutely blown away with the phone when you first buy it, and if there are any bugs whatsoever, RETURN IT because you will never see an update or bug fix in that phone's life. I have a Transform and an Epic as developer phones and neither has ever seen an update.

    --Qfg
    08-31-2011 03:45 PM
  22. scoob's Avatar
    I'd switch if I can convince my wife how awesome the Epic is... so she can have mine
    08-31-2011 03:46 PM
  23. Devtodi's Avatar
    is this the phone that was originally called the 'within'?
    08-31-2011 04:53 PM
  24. Mobius360's Avatar
    Until Samsung can prove to me they can support their phones I would have a really hard time buying one again (we are only on like the 15th version of Gingerbread leaks and I don't think they ever even updated froyo to work right as I always had wifi problems). I do really like my Epic though overall and this new phone has me as excited as I was when mine was first announced but if I go Samsung again it's probably got to be a Nexus. Hoping we get the Prime on Sprint.
    08-31-2011 06:11 PM
  25. Officerpolabear's Avatar
    is this the phone that was originally called the 'within'?
    Yeah
    08-31-2011 06:35 PM
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