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  1. Friend-O's Avatar
    Samsung sets Galaxy S II's US rollout for August | Business news | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle


    SEOUL, South Korea Samsung plans to roll out its top line Galaxy S II smartphone in the United States next month.

    Shin Jong-kyun, president of the company's mobile communications business, made the announcement Wednesday at the South Korean launch of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet computer.

    Shin did not say, however, exactly when during August the smartphone would be available for American consumers, nor did he provide further details.
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    07-20-2011 08:08 AM
  2. BigDFSU's Avatar
    Please let the wait almost be over. So badly want a new phone and this is the one I want.
    07-20-2011 08:18 AM
  3. nrk's Avatar
    Sweet. Wondering what the timing is going to be like with the alleged reports of Bionic in early Aug and iPhone in Sept. Late August seems like the best window there assuming it hits on all carriers.
    07-20-2011 08:28 AM
  4. DolfanCole's Avatar
    I sure hope so for the sake of keeping what's left of my hair. This release along with the Bionic release is really puzzling (along with some other choice words). I've been watching both of these devices and I don't recall ever having such secrecy around any device, let alone two. And it looks like when all is said and done that they might be released very close to each other.

    From what's posted in the article along with the other rumors of release dates for both the Bionic and general feeling on the next iPhone (September), it would seem that either the GSII or the Bionic will be released in early August and the other released late August. With having three devices rumored for release in the span of two months, there's not much wiggle room for when they are released such that the releases can be spread out. I just hope the GSII hits first as this is the device I prefer.
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    07-20-2011 08:31 AM
  5. EggoEspada's Avatar
    It's hitting all carriers at the sane time? Interesting. So something tells me, they,aren't all coming that month. Hope it does though, looking forward to seeing if Verizon launches it as,a 4G device. Probably not though.

    Sent from my ThunderBolt
    07-20-2011 08:36 AM
  6. Friend-O's Avatar
    Couldn't agree more, DC. The ebb and flow of info on both the GS2 and Bionic has me pulling my hair out too. As you know, I prefer the GS2...if it's 4G. It's funny how many times I've switched from "No news about the GS2...looks like Bionic will be out soon...getting the Bionic" to "Oooh! A tidbit of of GS2 info! I'm def just gonna wait for that!" It's maddening.
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    07-20-2011 08:40 AM
  7. nemov's Avatar
    A late August VZW release makes the most sense. They'll give the Bionic at least 2 weeks and they'll want the GS2 out before the new iPhone.
    07-20-2011 08:43 AM
  8. nemov's Avatar
    Wow, a Pure Google Bionic with all it's rumored specs? Now that's a phone worth holding on too for 2 years!
    Looks like we didn't have to wait long to find out if Vanilla Ice knew what he was talking about...

    From the AP: Samsung sets Galaxy S II smartphone's US rollout for August
    07-20-2011 08:47 AM
  9. Friend-O's Avatar
    Yah, I posted that in the Verizon GS2 Function forum a little while ago. (different source though...mine was from the Houston Chronicle) I'm officially excited!
    07-20-2011 08:50 AM
  10. Asterdroid's Avatar
    Couldn't agree more, DC. The ebb and flow of info on both the GS2 and Bionic has me pulling my hair out too. As you know, I prefer the GS2...if it's 4G. It's funny how many times I've switched from "No news about the GS2...looks like Bionic will be out soon...getting the Bionic" to "Oooh! A tidbit of of GS2 info! I'm def just gonna wait for that!" It's maddening.
    I'm in exactly the same boat. I wish I could just wait until both are out so I can do a side by side, but unless they're both out by late August, I'm going to have to go with the first one released due to time constraints.

    My concern about this article is that none of the US carrier versions have passed through FCC yet.
    07-20-2011 08:50 AM
  11. Friend-O's Avatar
    I hear ya about the FCC thing...keeping my fingers crossed.
    07-20-2011 08:56 AM
  12. Ferris.'s Avatar
    This appears to be fantastic news, as it comes directly from Samsung. Cuts right through the rumors and speculation and false reports that make the waiting so painful.

    My Storm 1 is limping to the finish line...............
    07-20-2011 08:59 AM
  13. nrk's Avatar
    To be fair, we're not sure what carriers this is coming to.
    07-20-2011 09:05 AM
  14. nrk's Avatar
    FCC Clearance isn't a huge deal though, you can launch a device shortly after - there is plenty of time until "late August" for that to happen.

    Two huge questions: 1) Does Verizon get it right away? 2) is it LTE?
    07-20-2011 09:08 AM
  15. Mooem's Avatar
    Well the roll out starts in August. We still don't know which carriers it will go to first and/or if they are going to stagger the release like they did with the first Galaxy S phone. It would definitely be nice if it were all released at once but I'm kind of doubtful that will occur.

    Still, seems like it's going to be an exciting next half of the year.
    07-20-2011 09:09 AM
  16. AllenRulz's Avatar
    This appears to be fantastic news, as it comes directly from Samsung. Cuts right through the rumors and speculation and false reports that make the waiting so painful.

    My Storm 1 is limping to the finish line...............
    LMAO Same here. I'm so throwing the Storm against a wall or smashing it to pieces when I get either the Bionic or the S2.
    07-20-2011 09:14 AM
  17. AllenRulz's Avatar
    FCC Clearance isn't a huge deal though, you can launch a device shortly after - there is plenty of time until "late August" for that to happen.

    Two huge questions: 1) Does Verizon get it right away? 2) is it LTE?
    Those are the 2 questions I have too. Mostly is it going to be LTE?!?!
    07-20-2011 09:15 AM
  18. BigDFSU's Avatar
    Well while it doesn't give us details, such as which carriers will see this release time, the great news is that more details are likely to start coming soon. Should at least let us VZW customers know if we will be seeing this soon or if we need to start considering other options.
    07-20-2011 09:27 AM
  19. BigDFSU's Avatar
    LMAO Same here. I'm so throwing the Storm against a wall or smashing it to pieces when I get either the Bionic or the S2.
    I'm going to try and see if anybody out there is stupid enough to buy mine. Might as well try and make a little cash off of it if I can.
    07-20-2011 09:29 AM
  20. Ferris.'s Avatar
    LMAO Same here. I'm so throwing the Storm against a wall or smashing it to pieces when I get either the Bionic or the S2.
    I'll put mine on the ground, push any button which will make the little black spinny clock appear, and then smash it with a sledge. I assume it will be very cathartic.
    07-20-2011 09:30 AM
  21. Friend-O's Avatar
    August on AT&T!!! Verizon look for the Function in the 4th Q.. Verizon is always the last to get it...
    Sadly, he's probably right...
    07-20-2011 09:34 AM
  22. nrk's Avatar
    Well while it doesn't give us details, such as which carriers will see this release time, the great news is that more details are likely to start coming soon. Should at least let us VZW customers know if we will be seeing this soon or if we need to start considering other options.
    Completely agree. With the rumors of the this and the Bionic I probably will hold off on getting a Charge.
    07-20-2011 09:37 AM
  23. BigDFSU's Avatar
    The stuff about a holiday release worry me, but it sounds like they are random rumors with nothing to back them as of yet. I really hope VZW doesn't drop the ball on the release date. 4th quarter is likely a deal breaker for me.
    07-20-2011 10:15 AM
  24. nemov's Avatar
    The stuff about a holiday release worry me, but it sounds like they are random rumors with nothing to back them as of yet. I really hope VZW doesn't drop the ball on the release date. 4th quarter is likely a deal breaker for me.
    There is no stuff about a holiday release. There's absolutely no reason to take that bad source seriously.
    07-20-2011 10:44 AM
  25. Dandroide's Avatar
    Here's what we've ALL been waiting for

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    Wednesday July 20, 2011, Matt Brian
    Samsung Galaxy S II set for US debut in August

    Samsung’s mobile chief revealed on Wednesday that the Korean smartphone giant will launch its popular Galaxy S II Android handset in the US in August, at a time where it could face stiff competition from Apple’s next-generation iPhone.

    Yonhap News reports that Shin Jong-kyun, president of Samsung’s mobile business and digital imaging, told reporters in a media briefing ”we expect to release the Galaxy S2 in the U.S. market sometime in August,” keeping addition details on its launch to a minimum.


    An August launch follows a successful launch in Europe and Asia in April, where the company recorded three million sales in less than two months.


    Samsung will likely brand the Samsung Galaxy S II in partnerships with various US mobile operators, emulating the launch of the first Galaxy S smartphone in the country. However, when the device launches, many consumers may consider waiting to see what Apple has planned with its next-generation iPhone.

    The Cupertino-based company sold 20.34 million iPhones in its second quarter, with analysts estimating that Samsung sold 19.5 million smartphones in the same period.

    LINK: http://thenextweb.com/mobile/2011/07...but-in-august/

    SOURCE QUOTED: http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/tech...05400320F.HTML
    07-20-2011 10:47 AM
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