08-12-2011 08:22 AM
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  1. jfenton's Avatar
    This phone is now actually getting rather long in the tooth and by spring will surely be surpassed.

    I feel like someone blew it on this one unless this will be updated somehow from the international version...in a positive way.

    Course, all of this is a mute point if in fact, we don't need our PHONES to do anything more than this unit is capable of and in all honestly, that may well be the case.
    08-07-2011 04:36 PM
  2. Tonio21's Avatar
    I agree. Another reason why Samsung is slow to update phones in the US but updates fast for phones overseas is because they want to take the top spot for market share in Europe (Nokia is really popular over there, well at least used to be). Nokia has been ahead of them for quite some time and Samsung is about to take the lead.
    You know, that makes sense. Nokia is kind of dead in the water here in the US (it seems) but as far as overseas that is a possibility. Nokia to be overtaken by Samsung in smartphone sales - Telegraph
    08-07-2011 05:28 PM
  3. freddyc's Avatar
    So, adding to the rumor mill, a best buy rep today, told me Aug 21st. Personally have googled the heck out of this and can find no confirmation for anything other than rumors of september. Same rep also said the Epic Touch 4G would have a qwerty slider... I've seen the links to the fcc leak and think he was full of it or talking out his @$$.. Perhaps confused with the at&t version?

    Sent from my PC36100
    Or he's thinking about the Conquer 4G. That'll be out this month. We won't see this phone until September. Hopefully the beginning; they're getting dangerously close to Google announcing the next Nexus phone ...
    08-07-2011 07:10 PM
  4. fred1955's Avatar
    Wow! So, it appears the Samsung Epic Touch 4G (formerly, Samsung Galaxy S2, Samsung Within) is coming out next month!
    Sprint may release the HP Pre3 and the long-awaited Applie iPhone 5 too in the next month or two.
    Seems like Sprint will have an All-Star line-up of "Super Smartphones" heading into the Christmas season this year.
    08-08-2011 10:36 AM
  5. graffix31's Avatar
    where are you getting this info from?
    08-08-2011 11:09 AM
  6. trentlythp's Avatar
    where are you getting this info from?
    Sprint pixies....
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    08-08-2011 11:51 AM
  7. scuba_steve's Avatar
    Wow! So, it appears the Samsung Epic Touch 4G (formerly, Samsung Galaxy S2, Samsung Within) is coming out next month!
    Sprint may release the HP Pre3 and the long-awaited Applie iPhone 5 too in the next month or two.
    Seems like Sprint will have an All-Star line-up of "Super Smartphones" heading into the Christmas season this year.
    Sprint is not getting the Pre 3. I wish they were...because I love WebOS....but many sources have confirmed no Pre 3 for Sprint. My wife is also rather sad to be losing her little WebOS workhorse...but those launch day Pre minuses are getting a tad rough around the edges...so we are also anxiously awaiting the GS2 on Sprint.
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    08-08-2011 02:47 PM
  8. chill.117's Avatar
    So apparently the phone is actually called the Epic 4g Touch instead of Epic Touch 4g. Leakster names Sprint's latest: Samsung Epic 4G Touch, HTC EVO Design 4G, and Motorola Admiral -- Engadget I wasn't really a fan of "epic touch 4g" but i feel swapping the 4g and touch makes it sound even worse.

    Of course at this point they could call it any random word from the dictionary and i wouldn't care, i just wish they would give us a release date.....
    08-09-2011 12:44 AM
  9. ratm22's Avatar
    Given that the original Epic was released Aug 31st of last year, it would be a shock if the Galaxy S 2, or whatever they want to call it would come out at any point before then this year. Following the track record of the Evo and the Evo 3D release, I'd be pretty conifident in an early Sept release. I just hope I can get my every year upgrade back since I got booted down to silver status, even though I have 2 epics and an evo on my account and I will be in my 10th year with sprint early in 2012.
    08-09-2011 03:30 AM
  10. Cubfan's Avatar
    Hmm, one source is reporting that 5 phones will drop on 9/9. That would be sooner than expected for the GS2.
    08-09-2011 12:25 PM
  11. dkotoric's Avatar
    Hmm, one source is reporting that 5 phones will drop on 9/9. That would be sooner than expected for the GS2.
    what source and i think sept 9th sounds just about right
    08-09-2011 12:41 PM
  12. JayWill's Avatar
    what source and i think sept 9th sounds just about right
    There was a a comment in the Engadget article linked above that said:

    Mark this one as slightly better than hearsay: A friend of mine who works for Radio Shack corporate here in Fort Worth said that in a meeting this morning, mention was made of "5 unnamed Sprint devices" launching on 9/9. I'm guessing these are at least some of those.
    September 9th would line up right in my mind also. Sprint released the EVO 3D on a Friday so it's a possible day for sure, although I was also thinking Sunday, September 4th is a possibility too. I just checked with my local Sprint store and they're open on Labor Day.
    08-09-2011 03:02 PM
  13. jfenton's Avatar
    One would think that they'd announce 30 days out?

    Also, I can't fathom they would be releasing 5 phones (assuming none of the devices are tabs) all on the same day.

    Perhaps there is some lame *** agreement that the GSII and IP5 have to be released simultaneously?
    08-09-2011 03:16 PM
  14. JayWill's Avatar
    One would think that they'd announce 30 days out?
    No Sprint typically announces 2-3 weeks ahead of a release. Here's the last 3 ...

    EVO 3D - Announced 6/6, Released 6/24 (18 days)

    Photon - Announced 7/13, Released 7/31 (18 days)

    Conquer - Announced 8/5, Releasing 8/21 (16 days)

    So a 9/9 release date would put an announcement somewhere around 8/22. I agree though, it's not a carriers style to release several devices on the same date, so I have to question that Radio Shack info.
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    08-09-2011 03:48 PM
  15. joe_sun's Avatar
    No Sprint typically announces 2-3 weeks ahead of a release. Here's the last 3 ...

    EVO 3D - Announced 6/6, Released 6/24 (18 days)

    Photon - Announced 7/13, Released 7/31 (18 days)

    Conquer - Announced 8/5, Releasing 8/21 (16 days)

    So a 9/9 release date would put an announcement somewhere around 8/22. I agree though, it's not a carriers style to release several devices on the same date, so I have to question that Radio Shack info.
    Thanks for the info.. good post
    08-10-2011 06:59 PM
  16. monkeyracer's Avatar
    9/9 is the most likely date. As of Tuesday, this is what I have heard from a Samsung rep that it is going to be the drop date.

    Not sure about 4 other phones launching that date, but there are a ton of devices at EOL, so their replacements would be coming, and most likely they are not smartphones.

    A previous "roadmap" leak showed some ZTE devices (a tab and hotspot I think) and a pair of Kyocera rugged "Sprint Direct Connect" phones (Duramax and Duracore) on the launch list, so that would make sense if they all came on the 9th. Sprint is also getting both Blackberries and the Conquer on the 21st, so some of these devices might release on the 21st.

    Either way, the new phone looks really nice; lightweight, thin, 1800mah battery (that fits the Epic), great screen, exynos processor, etc, and I can't wait to get me one.
    08-12-2011 08:22 AM
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