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  1. nrk's Avatar
    Thanks to everyone for following up. It's a good summary of the rumors speculating on the early Sept release date.

    Really hoping that's the case, even if so far it's pieced together.
    08-17-2011 12:49 PM
  2. Castor Troy's Avatar
    In case anyone missed it like Dolfan said I contacted Android Authority and challenged the veracity of their info on it being revealed that the Stratosphere is a GSII variant. The editor promptly responded that the info was in fact correct and their source(s) stated that the handset is in fact a GSII variant.

    Not that that means anything more and makes it indeed correct but the article was in fact challenged. So that's where we are, between somewhere and nowhere.

    Sent from my Droid
    08-17-2011 01:26 PM
  3. DolfanCole's Avatar
    In case anyone missed it like Dolfan said I contacted Android Authority and challenged the veracity of their info on it being revealed that the Stratosphere is a GSII variant. The editor promptly responded that the info was in fact correct and their source(s) stated that the handset is in fact a GSII variant.

    Not that that means anything more and makes it indeed correct but the article was in fact challenged. So that's where we are, between somewhere and nowhere.

    Sent from my Droid
    Is that something like "wearenowhere" where some people read as "we are now here" and others may read as "we are nowhere"?
    08-17-2011 01:42 PM
  4. gapi's Avatar
    Don't quote me on this, but I'm fairly certain after July 7th changes, going from 3g to 4g changes your unlimited status to tiered.
    Thanks but this was the word at 1st and then it was cleared up. Nothing is for ever though.
    08-17-2011 01:44 PM
  5. Castor Troy's Avatar
    Is that something like "wearenowhere" where some people read as "we are now here" and others may read as "we are nowhere"?
    Ha don't you know it

    Sent from my Droid
    08-17-2011 01:47 PM
  6. gregba's Avatar
    with the bionic likely to drop August 25th, I'm 100% all in for the Sept 8th sgs2 date.
    08-17-2011 05:33 PM
  7. yankdez's Avatar
    with the bionic likely to drop August 25th, I'm 100% all in for the Sept 8th sgs2 date.
    http://www.androidcentral.com/droid-...le-launch-date

    just helpin others who may be lost
    08-17-2011 05:39 PM
  8. Jdm4292's Avatar
    http://www.androidcentral.com/droid-...le-launch-date

    just helpin others who may be lost
    That's cheap for top of the line lte phone... The gs2 is like 700 retail

    Sent from my ADR6400L using Tapatalk
    08-17-2011 07:47 PM
  9. MetalPhoenix79's Avatar
    What worries me is that Verizon doesn't get the SGSII or the Nexus 3/Prime. I pray that doesn't happen but......it's Verizon. I hope they get both.
    08-17-2011 08:31 PM
  10. irl Panda's Avatar
    What worries me is that Verizon doesn't get the SGSII or the Nexus 3/Prime. I pray that doesn't happen but......it's Verizon. I hope they get both.
    Verizon is definitely getting the SGSII in some shape/form/fashion. Can't say anything about the Prime, but I think Verizon will pick it up. If all of these phone rumors pan out to be true, Verizon is going to have one hell of a Q4 line-up.
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    08-17-2011 08:36 PM
  11. Castor Troy's Avatar
    Verizon is definitely getting the SGSII in some shape/form/fashion. Can't say anything about the Prime, but I think Verizon will pick it up. If all of these phone rumors pan out to be true, Verizon is going to have one hell of a Q4 line-up.
    Agree...and I was ready to jump ship. Hey man we deserve this. we've been fed scraps long enough. We DESERVE a stellar line up and have earned it.
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    08-17-2011 08:42 PM
  12. MasterGiraffe's Avatar
    Yeah with the rumor that the Bionic will release at the end of August that really gives a lot more credibility to the rumors about the SGSII. A lot of peoples problem with the release date was the Bionic being on the same day. Now that it is two weeks earlier that looks like it could be a perfect amount of separation to allow good sales for both phones. It would also point to why we are seeing so many Bionic pictures and leaks. If the phone is actually coming sooner then expected it would fit very nicely that it would have more leaks then the SGSII.

    I still think that the lack of FCC documentation is intentional. I am sure that Samsung could have FCC people look over the documents and tell them if they think it would be approved. That would allow Samsung to wait and intentionally keep the documents from the FCC / Public to maintain the level of secrecy that they have been known for lately. That way when the release of the phone comes closer they submit the documents to the FCC and it will be approved shortly before they announce it at the press conference. Samsung seems to be taking a page out of Apples book and keeping everything on lock down. No one sits there and stresses about the lack of information/documents on the iPhone because everyone knows that Apple doesn't release any information till they have to.

    Also, there was a report today that said the Prime would be comming in Oct. for sure. Dear lord now what do I do.....
    08-18-2011 12:40 PM
  13. gapi's Avatar
    If I were Motorola and wanted to announce a projected release date I would give a date later than anticipated to give myself a cushion, eh?

    But that's Just Lil Ole Me.
    08-18-2011 12:59 PM
  14. DolfanCole's Avatar
    If I were Motorola and wanted to announce a projected release date I would give a date later than anticipated to give myself a cushion, eh?

    But that's Just Lil Ole Me.
    Or they could just say, "Coming Soon".
    08-18-2011 01:10 PM
  15. labs point's Avatar
    Master Giraffe, Dolfan Cole, CK, etc.

    Do you guys have opinions as to expected phone function from Moto vs. Samsung on these two phones? I am talking speaker phone, reception and call quality and other functions of the "phone" portion of these devices.

    Does your experience with these companies and their build quality lead you to believe they will be equal or does one company stand out in this area from past devices?

    Speaker phone is important to me.

    Thanks
    08-18-2011 01:36 PM
  16. Asterdroid's Avatar
    Master Giraffe, Dolfan Cole, CK, etc.

    Do you guys have opinions as to expected phone function from Moto vs. Samsung on these two phones? I am talking speaker phone, reception and call quality and other functions of the "phone" portion of these devices.

    Does your experience with these companies and their build quality lead you to believe they will be equal or does one company stand out in this area from past devices?

    Speaker phone is important to me.

    Thanks
    I fall into the "etc.", but I'll chime in here. What you are asking about is actually where Motorola really shines above the other manufacturers. Samsung has better screens and overall performance, HTC is typically less buggy and receives huge support form the development community (although the "less-buggy" part seems to be changing with the last couple phones), and Motorola is known for physical build quality and exceptional radio/reception/phone call quality.

    Keep in mind, though, that this might not be the case moving forward. Samsung might come out with a kevlar phone with 50 internal antennas, and Motorola might suddenly release their new "super-ultra amoled++" display.

    If you're basing this on previously released phones, though, Motorola's phones are the best at actually being used as a phone.
    08-18-2011 01:46 PM
  17. DolfanCole's Avatar
    Master Giraffe, Dolfan Cole, CK, etc.

    Do you guys have opinions as to expected phone function from Moto vs. Samsung on these two phones? I am talking speaker phone, reception and call quality and other functions of the "phone" portion of these devices.

    Does your experience with these companies and their build quality lead you to believe they will be equal or does one company stand out in this area from past devices?

    Speaker phone is important to me.

    Thanks
    It's funny how so many of us get wrapped up in all that these smartphones do nowadays. But, when it all comes down to it, it's still supposed to be a phone. And if it doesn't do that well, then it's no more than the 'ol pocket pc.

    To answer your question though ... personally, I do not have any first hand experience with either Motorola or Samsung smartphones. So, I really can't provide the first hand feedback. I have read though that Motorola seems to do a better job in this area. This is based mostly on user's experiences that I've read on blogs, forums, etc. Keep in mind though that feedback that you see from these types of sources are typically bad (pissed off users are more likely to say something than satisfied users). From a theoretical point of view, I'd probably lean that way as well since Motorola does use multiple microphones to help cancel out any background noise during calls.

    My wife does have a Fascinate. I haven't used it to make or receive any calls myself. But, she hasn't complained about it, nor have I had a hard time talking with her when she's using it.

    This really doesn't provide a whole lot of useful information other than probably saying that while Motorola may be better in this area, it's probably only slightly and that difference may not be a game changer one way or the other for you.
    08-18-2011 01:54 PM
  18. Friend-O's Avatar
    Also, there was a report today that said the Prime would be comming in Oct. for sure.
    Source, please!
    08-18-2011 02:06 PM
  19. Asterdroid's Avatar
    Source, please!
    It was on BGR, same people that leaked the Prime info last time around.
    08-18-2011 02:09 PM
  20. Friend-O's Avatar
    Ok, but I wanted a link...I'm lazy. LOL
    08-18-2011 02:45 PM
  21. nemov's Avatar
    Ok, but I wanted a link...I'm lazy. LOL
    The article's headline said "could" and it doesn't say anything about VZW.

    Google Nexus Prime Android 4.0 phone could launch in October
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    08-18-2011 03:16 PM
  22. drbugsmn's Avatar
    Ok, but I wanted a link...I'm lazy. LOL
    Samsung roadmap leaks again, adds a WP7 handset to the mix - GSMArena.com news

    It mentions the samsung roadmap that leaked out, including the I9250 (which I beleive has leaked elsewhere as the Prime model number?) as an icecream device
    Friend-O likes this.
    08-18-2011 03:21 PM
  23. Elite Busido's Avatar
    Samsung roadmap leaks again, adds a WP7 handset to the mix - GSMArena.com news

    It mentions the samsung roadmap that leaked out, including the I9250 (which I beleive has leaked elsewhere as the Prime model number?) as an icecream device
    except those phones had been denied as being true
    08-18-2011 04:21 PM
  24. Rominucka's Avatar
    The Charge has 2 mics for noise cancelling and i've been told that I sound better than some people's landlines and as good as my highend bluetooth.

    Sent from my Samsung Droid Charge 4G-LTE
    08-18-2011 05:50 PM
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