08-31-2011 02:03 PM
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  1. Workodactyl's Avatar
    Not a big surprise. Verizon has always been pro-network. Not Pro-phone. I mean it essentially works. Do you really want the SGS2 on another carrier that has a spotty at best network and slow? It's like having an awesome camera that can't take pictures. There will be better devices coming along in the next couple months. I hope Verizon is in line for the Nexus Prime still.

    This could be a good thing!

    Edit: CK is probably changing his service right now. haha.
    08-25-2011 01:34 PM
  2. mrmurdstone's Avatar
    I still believe the Nexus Prime will arrive in Oct of '11.

    Google has a vested interest in dividing the iphone 5 fence sitters with an Ice Cream Sandwich os phone that makes a splash in the marketplace. Since this will be a "Google Phone" it's more about the os developer than the phone manufacturer and therefore the manufacturer may not have it on any published hardware release roadmap for this year.

    Also remember that the components in the Prime and its phone factor are significantly different than the original Galaxy s2. TI dual processor vs samsung chip. Larger, higher definition screen and the inclusion of 4g radio.

    Releasing the Prime so soon after a Samsung Galaxy S2 would make no sense for Verizon marketing and just dilute the interest in both.
    08-25-2011 01:35 PM
  3. nrk's Avatar
    I'm fresh outta crow as I've eaten some myself lol. But in all seriousness this really sucks. Now I need to decide if I will go to sprint or hold out for the prime cause bionic is a whipped up bucket of bolts in my eyes.
    Wanna watch a little more crow-eating? Rominucka might have to delete his account:

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/rum...xt-week-7.html
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    08-25-2011 01:37 PM
  4. OrdieSep88's Avatar
    Well now that it seems that Galaxy S2 Function does not exist, i wonder how long this forum will stay open?
    08-25-2011 01:37 PM
  5. huskerkate's Avatar
    I should walk that back... I'm assuming the Samsung Plato is the Prime. It's wishful thinking to believe that the Prime comes to Verizon before the end of the year.
    ahh, i gotcha.... i'm taking the more optimistic view. given this announcement from VZW of no GS2, that indicates to me that VZW will be the primary carrier launching the Prime. and if that's the case, then history would indicate a pre-holiday release. an early '12 release certainly is possible, but i'm hoping it's not likely.
    08-25-2011 01:39 PM
  6. nemov's Avatar
    I still believe the Nexus Prime will arrive in Oct of '11.

    Google has a vested interest in dividing the iphone 5 fence sitters with an Ice Cream Sandwich os phone that makes a splash in the marketplace. Since this will be a "Google Phone" it's more about the os developer than the phone manufacturer and therefore the manufacturer may not have it on any published hardware release roadmap for this year.

    Also remember that the components in the Prime and its phone factor are significantly different than the original Galaxy s2. TI dual processor vs samsung chip. Larger, higher definition screen and the inclusion of 4g radio.

    Releasing the Prime so soon after a Samsung Galaxy S2 would make no sense for Verizon marketing and just dilute the interest in both.
    There are a ton of people with OG who are ready to upgrade right now. The iPhone/Bionic are going to swallow up a lot of those people unless there's more information about the Prime.
    08-25-2011 01:39 PM
  7. huskerkate's Avatar
    I'm fresh outta crow as I've eaten some myself lol. But in all seriousness this really sucks. Now I need to decide if I will go to sprint or hold out for the prime cause bionic is a whipped up bucket of bolts in my eyes.
    true re: Bionic. take a look at the DHD - it seems the VZW and Moto people are pretty excited about this device, much more so than the Bionic.
    08-25-2011 01:44 PM
  8. Stang68's Avatar
    Fudge!
    08-25-2011 01:45 PM
  9. nrk's Avatar
    Some hope:

    Exclusive: Verizon passes on GALAXY S II, but 'similar' Samsung phone launching soon

    BGR has also confirmed, however, that Verizon Wireless will soon launch a Samsung device with very similar specifications — as in, nearly identical specifications — but it just won’t be a “GALAXY S II” phone
    Take it FWIW, BGR can be hit or miss.
    08-25-2011 01:46 PM
  10. huskerkate's Avatar
    There are a ton of people with OG who are ready to upgrade right now. The iPhone/Bionic are going to swallow up a lot of those people unless there's more information about the Prime.
    i'm willing to bet we'll start getting more leaks starting mid-Sept, with an official announcement in Oct - nothing to back that up, just a hunch, and experience in watching these things play out over the years.
    08-25-2011 01:47 PM
  11. nemov's Avatar
    4G slider.. blah.
    08-25-2011 01:48 PM
  12. BigDFSU's Avatar
    I wish I could say I'm surprised, yet this is a typical Verizon move. Great network, but they really mess up with the phone selection. The writing has probably been up on the wall for a while. We haven't seen a thing about a Verizon S2, while all the versions with the other carriers have been outed.

    I would probably be livid right now if it weren't for the fact that I had already decided I was going to have to put off my phone upgrade because of my car repairs. I can't stand my Storm, but it is still functional enough that I can keep using it.

    Maybe the bright side is what others have mentioned, maybe it is a hint that Verizon will be getting the Prime and that is why they passed on the S2. The two are very similar with the Prime just having some upgrades in certain specs, I just wish the Prime had the 8 MP camera. Guess we will have to wait and see. I do believe that we won't see the Prime until November at the earliest.

    Always possible this report is wrong, at least we will know on Monday. I think given the lack of info on a Verizon version, we are not going to be happy with the official announcement.
    08-25-2011 01:50 PM
  13. DolfanCole's Avatar
    4G slider.. blah.
    Coming from a BlackBerry, I wouldn't mind a slider at all. What I do want is what's inside. If the slider has "nearly identical specficiations", then I'd get it.
    08-25-2011 01:52 PM
  14. nrk's Avatar
    Coming from a BlackBerry, I wouldn't mind a slider at all. What I do want is what's inside. If the slider has "nearly identical specficiations", then I'd get it.
    It would be a big turnoff for me. If it doesn't bother other people this will be a nice consolation prize at least.

    Hoping it's not that slider we saw before (even with 4G), but nemov's probably right.
    08-25-2011 01:55 PM
  15. nemov's Avatar
    From Raney, Brenda Brenda.Raney@verizonwireless.com
    to
    date Thu, Aug 25, 2011 at 2:52 PM
    subject RE: Loyal VZW Customer for 10 Years
    mailed-by verizonwireless.com

    We have a robust portfolio of devices that offer customers exciting options including the Droid Charge by Samsung which runs on our 4G LTE network. The new phone is not a 4G phone.
    I emailed Brenda. That was her response.
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    08-25-2011 01:55 PM
  16. nrk's Avatar
    I emailed Brenda. That was her response.
    Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V. How many times do you think she's done that in the past few hours?
    08-25-2011 01:56 PM
  17. nemov's Avatar
    Look at this poll on Droid Life. Ouch, not good news for the Bionic.
    08-25-2011 01:58 PM
  18. huskerkate's Avatar
    Look at this poll on Droid Life. Ouch, not good news for the Bionic.
    the guys over at HoFo have largely said the same thing. wnrussell posted just a couple days ago that "nobody's interested in the Bionic," and that the DHD should be worth the wait.

    altho, that poll indicates that 40% of the people will be getting the Bionic - that's still a pretty good chunk.
    08-25-2011 02:02 PM
  19. jerrod6's Avatar
    I emailed Brenda. That was her response.
    Ok so Brenda did say that this new Samsung GS2 phone is not 4G am I understanding this correctly?

    So maybe Verizon is holding out for a 4G version
    08-25-2011 02:06 PM
  20. kedesa's Avatar
    Hmm in that response it said the new phone is not a 4G phone. Guess I would have passed on it anyways. I live in a great 4G area.
    08-25-2011 02:09 PM
  21. D1andOnlyOmen's Avatar

    I think there could be something to the mention of VZW having the "Samsung DROID Charge" and having a phone "similar" to the SGSII on the way. This may be nothing more than a matter of semantics saying that VZW won't carry the "Samsung Galaxy S II". I could easily see them releasing a new version of the Samsung DROID Charge (call it a Charge II, or Charge +?!?) that would have specs almost identical to the SGSII..... I mean look, they've already got a replacement/version 2 coming for the LG Revolution..... this may be nothing more than them wanting to have some consistency with the naming of devices on their network, which would play much better to the general buying public. Sure those of us in these forums know these devices by all of their various names and variations, but does Average Joe?!? Not really.....
    08-25-2011 02:17 PM
  22. BigDFSU's Avatar
    I've been gone for the most part the last few weeks, what is the DHD?
    08-25-2011 02:19 PM
  23. iambecoming's Avatar
    the guys over at HoFo have largely said the same thing. wnrussell posted just a couple days ago that "nobody's interested in the Bionic," and that the DHD should be worth the wait.

    altho, that poll indicates that 40% of the people will be getting the Bionic - that's still a pretty good chunk.
    He's the same guy who said the Bionic would be worth the wait at the beginning of summer too.

    And where's the guarantee that the DHD will be released anytime soon considering. The Bionic was supposed to be out in April?
    08-25-2011 02:24 PM
  24. nrk's Avatar
    Look at this poll on Droid Life. Ouch, not good news for the Bionic.
    Yeah, I was a bit surprised by that. Two thoughts: 1) Lots more GS2 fans are going to comment than Bionic fans. Those 2 phones seem to be very polarizing. 2) Kellex has a lot of people on the anti-Bionic due to pentile bandwagon. He's now flipped (of course) but was railing on it for quite a while. Many DL readers are lemmings.
    08-25-2011 02:31 PM
  25. mrmurdstone's Avatar
    "We have a robust portfolio of devices that offer customers exciting options including the Droid Charge by Samsung which runs on our 4G LTE network. The new phone is not a 4G phone."

    Robust portfolio...exciting options....

    I guess Verizon is taking a page from the Marie Antoinette book of customer relations: "Let them eat cake."
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    08-25-2011 02:32 PM
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