08-18-2011 05:50 PM
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  1. JayWill's Avatar
    Last year's Galaxy S USA launch event took place on June 30, 2010.

    Here's the YouTube link for those who may want to reminisce:

    Launch dates that followed the Samsung launch event were:

    T-Mobile: July 15th
    AT&T: July 18th
    Sprint: August 31st
    Verizon: September 9th

    So the first drop was 2 weeks later. I think it will be different this time though, due to the amount of time that has passed since the International release. Last year's Galaxy S first hit the Singapore market on June 4th, and the USA launch announcement was only 3 weeks later.
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    08-12-2011 11:50 AM
  2. clearrants's Avatar
    I agree with CK.....Only because I want it to be true

    Of course the next question is does anyone believe in a Oct/Nov Prime ICS release on VZW? Could info on that be revealed at this as well??
    No way are they announcing a Prime at the event. That would only detract from the SGSII... imagine the announcement:

    "Here's our amazing new phone the SGSII! But wait, there's an EVEN BETTER phone that is better than the SGSII in every way coming out just a month after! But seriously guys, buy the SGSII."

    Also, I might be wrong about this, but doesn't Google do the Nexus announcements?
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    08-12-2011 12:12 PM
  3. chuckz28's Avatar
    They can't rush it to market. They need to announce, build hype then release. I would expect the device to hit a carrier within a week no more than 2 after the event. Too fast and you don't get enough lead time to build hype and too long you lose the momentum and people will move on.

    That's why I believe it will be ready to go September 8th on Verizon. There is a sweet spot that you must hit. Too short and you miss an opportunity to build press and too long you lose momentum. It has to drop somewhere "fast" and Verizon looks to be the one who will launch it first. My opinion of course.

    Sent from my Droid
    To add to that, the sprint version is rumored to go for sale Sept 9th. I haven't heard about ATT but I wouldn't doubt it if it is the same week/weekend. Hopefully we see Verizon's pass the FCC really soon. They don't want to wait too long cause if it fails FCC testing it is going to get pushed way back. They should give themselves time to fix it if need be.
    08-12-2011 12:14 PM
  4. demarco5's Avatar
    and if they announce it and its 3g?
    08-12-2011 12:22 PM
  5. Castor Troy's Avatar
    and if they announce it and its 3g?
    Then civilisation ceases to exist as we know it.

    Sent from my Droid
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    08-12-2011 12:31 PM
  6. DavinFelth's Avatar
    Really? Have you been reading the Bionic forums at all? OG Droid launched 21 months ago as of next week. All those people will be eligible for a new phone as of next week. If I'm Samsung, I'd love to take as many of those customers as I can away from Moto.

    It's basic marketing. Your product has something that no other product has. You know your competitor is going to change that. You better cash in while you have the chance, or you risk losing customers to said competitor.
    I bought my OG Droid on release day and became eligible for a discounted upgrade on July 6th (my last new every two). I believe it's a 20 month cycle.
    08-12-2011 12:33 PM
  7. Serial Fordicator's Avatar
    and if they announce it and its 3g?
    Then I wait for prime and pray its VZW. If not, I keep waiting. If bionic would have came out in may, I'd have it. I'm not buying it now with it locked down tighter than a virgin on a Monday night. I just got into the wonderful world or rooting about a month ago.
    08-12-2011 07:06 PM
  8. Jdm4292's Avatar
    Anyone else dread the Sgs2 having 3g instead of lte? Also Im fearful the stratosphere isn't the gs2 and we have to wait until Sept 29 (intriguingly 1 month after Samsung mobile announcement). what if there's a crappy processor in it?? No exynos?? -- maybe the announcement will herald good news :-)

    Sent from my ADR6400L using Tapatalk
    08-12-2011 11:32 PM
  9. milominderbinde's Avatar
    They announce on August 29 and the roadmap shows it hitting on September 8, They need time to do the pre-orders.
    08-13-2011 12:36 AM
  10. Rand0m's Avatar
    Anyone else dread the Sgs2 having 3g instead of lte? Also Im fearful the stratosphere isn't the gs2 and we have to wait until Sept 29 (intriguingly 1 month after Samsung mobile announcement). what if there's a crappy processor in it?? No exynos?? -- maybe the announcement will herald good news :-)

    Sent from my ADR6400L using Tapatalk
    I am very nervous about this too and I would really have to think about it if they do change the processor. LTE may not be the end of the world for me, I get pretty decent 3g speeds with my droid and it will help keep the device small.

    My biggest fear is that this phone will come with LTE and have the same specs as the Euro version, but have absolutely terrible battery life.

    Edit: And please don't be 3d!
    08-13-2011 12:43 AM
  11. DolfanCole's Avatar
    They announce on August 29 and the roadmap shows it hitting on September 8, They need time to do the pre-orders.
    If they do pre-orders. Not all have pre-orders. And some only have a couple of days for pre-orders. So, don't really need that much time.
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    08-13-2011 08:23 AM
  12. MasterGiraffe's Avatar
    They announce on August 29 and the roadmap shows it hitting on September 8, They need time to do the pre-orders.
    If they do pre-orders. Not all have pre-orders. And some only have a couple of days for pre-orders. So, don't really need that much time.
    Yeah I completely agree. It is very possible that they will announce the product on the 29th and simultaneously announce that the pre-order is starting. That is a full 10 days to do pre-orders so they even have a little bit of time after the announcement to start pre-orders to get a full weeks worth of them. I agree with what CK is saying though. In my mind this validates the rumored release date because it gives them the perfect amount of time to build hype before the release date. 10 days will build a good amount of hype while still giving time for pre-orders. Then again though I would probably find a way to justify anything in my at this point.

    In terms of 3G though, as much as I want to say I would buy it without it, I wouldn't. I live in the northeast area of the US and we really don't have good 3G data speeds here. Also, I am kind of an anomaly in this forum because I like to keep technology as long as possible. Since I am going to have this phone for the full two years until I get my next upgrade, I want it to last as long as possible. I feel like I will really regret having 3G in a year. Technology progresses really fast and pretty much the only thing you can do when you buy a phone is try to make it last as long as possible. I don't feel like that is possible without 4G.
    08-13-2011 10:12 AM
  13. chuckz28's Avatar
    Yeah I completely agree. It is very possible that they will announce the product on the 29th and simultaneously announce that the pre-order is starting. That is a full 10 days to do pre-orders so they even have a little bit of time after the announcement to start pre-orders to get a full weeks worth of them. I agree with what CK is saying though. In my mind this validates the rumored release date because it gives them the perfect amount of time to build hype before the release date. 10 days will build a good amount of hype while still giving time for pre-orders. Then again though I would probably find a way to justify anything in my at this point.

    In terms of 3G though, as much as I want to say I would buy it without it, I wouldn't. I live in the northeast area of the US and we really don't have good 3G data speeds here. Also, I am kind of an anomaly in this forum because I like to keep technology as long as possible. Since I am going to have this phone for the full two years until I get my next upgrade, I want it to last as long as possible. I feel like I will really regret having 3G in a year. Technology progresses really fast and pretty much the only thing you can do when you buy a phone is try to make it last as long as possible. I don't feel like that is possible without 4G.
    I completely agree with you there. I'm in the same boat.
    08-13-2011 10:22 AM
  14. gapi's Avatar
    CK,

    Like myself you have an OG Droid and are lying in wait.
    I have not heard you mention lately what handset you are eyeballing or hoping to try first?
    I know WebbTop has you backed off some on the bionic.

    What are your thoughts these days?
    08-13-2011 10:38 AM
  15. rosser's Avatar
    I bought my OG Droid on release day and became eligible for a discounted upgrade on July 6th (my last new every two). I believe it's a 20 month cycle.
    I think that if you are on a family plan, the accountholder gets one upgrade a year (I could be wrong though).
    08-13-2011 10:57 AM
  16. Castor Troy's Avatar
    CK,

    Like myself you have an OG Droid and are lying in wait.
    I have not heard you mention lately what handset you are eyeballing or hoping to try first?
    I know WebbTop has you backed off some on the bionic.

    What are your thoughts these days?
    I'm waiting on the Galaxy S II and the Nexus Prime. Problem is they are both vapor right now so I'm waiting in a vacuum. If the Samsung event reveals the Stratosphere as a GS2 variant that will be my next device for sure. If I wait for the Nexus and it doesn't hit Verizon that will put me into next year. Everything hinges on this event August 29th though its going to be the end of my waiting or my continued circling.

    I have zero interest in the Bionic to be perfectly honest. Too many cons for me to even consider it as a purchase.

    Screen, webtop, blur and locked. In that order.

    So that's where I am, in a vacuum

    August 29th will be a big day for me.

    Sent from my Droid
    08-13-2011 11:11 AM
  17. Castor Troy's Avatar
    Forgot to mention I really dislike the idea of having to root and run launchers on my device to enjoy it. I want a handset that I can enjoy OTB without having the need to root it or run this launcher or that launcher. That's pointless to me.

    Its like buying a brand new car and having to repaint it and buy new wheels to really like it and enjoy it. Find another car!

    Sent from my Droid
    08-13-2011 11:19 AM
  18. gapi's Avatar
    Forgot to mention I really dislike the idea of having to root and run launchers on my device to enjoy it. I want a handset that I can enjoy OTB without having the need to root it or run this launcher or that launcher. That's pointless to me.
    Its like buying a brand new car and having to repaint it and buy new wheels to really like it and enjoy it. Find another car!
    Sent from my Droid
    I hear you. I am for sure not going to pounce right away. This wait has turned out to be kind of interesting. If the Bionic had released I may have been left out of the fun to come.
    08-13-2011 11:59 AM
  19. chuckz28's Avatar
    Forgot to mention I really dislike the idea of having to root and run launchers on my device to enjoy it. I want a handset that I can enjoy OTB without having the need to root it or run this launcher or that launcher. That's pointless to me.

    Its like buying a brand new car and having to repaint it and buy new wheels to really like it and enjoy it. Find another car!

    Sent from my Droid
    Same way I feel. I think the gs2 will be the first phone I don't have to mess with and tweak to make it an enjoyable experience. The sole reason for rooting would be an adblocker in this case and I think I'd rather stay on the official route with a warranty.
    08-13-2011 12:39 PM
  20. turb0wned's Avatar
    I will still be rooting my gs2. Need the tethering for my galaxy 10.1!
    08-13-2011 12:44 PM
  21. Castor Troy's Avatar
    Same way I feel. I think the gs2 will be the first phone I don't have to mess with and tweak to make it an enjoyable experience. The sole reason for rooting would be an adblocker in this case and I think I'd rather stay on the official route with a warranty.
    exactly. I will root to remove bloat maybe OC and maybe later on down the line flash ROMS but that isn't even on my list. I've flashed so many ROMS to last me a lifetime it will be nice to not feel the NEED to flash ROMS, kernels and themes.

    I do love and prefer an open platform just not for the reasons most people do.
    08-13-2011 01:29 PM
  22. yankdez's Avatar
    If it comes with too much bloatware or has bing preinstalled or some other unforseen quirks, i'll have to root. otherwise, i don't think i wanna deal with rooting until software support slows to a crawl.
    08-13-2011 04:16 PM
  23. d-backs1#AC's Avatar
    It could always be like with the iphone announcement and then a release a week or so later.
    08-13-2011 08:16 PM
  24. d-backs1#AC's Avatar
    I'm waiting on the Galaxy S II and the Nexus Prime. Problem is they are both vapor right now so I'm waiting in a vacuum. If the Samsung event reveals the Stratosphere as a GS2 variant that will be my next device for sure. If I wait for the Nexus and it doesn't hit Verizon that will put me into next year. Everything hinges on this event August 29th though its going to be the end of my waiting or my continued circling.

    I have zero interest in the Bionic to be perfectly honest. Too many cons for me to even consider it as a purchase.

    Screen, webtop, blur and locked. In that order.

    So that's where I am, in a vacuum

    August 29th will be a big day for me.

    Sent from my Droid
    I'd wait for the vigor or revolution 2. Better phones that are slated for release about a month later. Not to mention there is no guarantee the sgs2 will have lte on verizon.
    08-13-2011 08:18 PM
  25. Stang68's Avatar
    If they announce that slider as a GSII variant for Verzon on the 29th, I just hope they also announce a thinner, untouched version. That would be nice.

    And let's hope it hits on September 8th.
    08-13-2011 08:44 PM
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