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  1. eksplosions's Avatar
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    08-25-2011 02:33 PM
  2. nrk's Avatar
    I've been gone for the most part the last few weeks, what is the DHD?
    Droid HD forums

    Bionic pictured next to Droid HD (in Bionic forums)
    08-25-2011 02:33 PM
  3. rosser's Avatar
    Robust portfolio. Ha. How's that LG Revolution working out for ya Verizon?

    Sent from my Nexus One using Tapatalk
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    08-25-2011 02:51 PM
  4. Mr. Poppalopolis's Avatar
    Anyone think that the device Verizon is holding out for could be the 3G Samsung Illusion on the leaked roadmap? After all, there was no evidence the GS2 was meant to be LTE...

    Another thought is that Samsung might make their own device similar to the Nexus Prime, but not branded as a Nexus device. Sort of a competitor to the Vigor or DHD, but with TouchWiz on it. It doesn't make the most sense, but Nexus devices don't appeal to a very large market.
    08-25-2011 02:52 PM
  5. rickhamilton620's Avatar
    At least they managed to not place full page ads for it in major papers like the HTC Merge, or display images of it on the website. (ditto) At least that phone sorta made it out on Verizon for those willing to search for it. :/

    I'm back in phone search limbo....and it sucks. Maybe I should just get a lackluster Droid 3 and be a good little customer for Verizon! /sarcasm

    Well, hopefully this means that the Bionic Vs GSII debates will stop. Makes my decision easier, root for the Droid 3 and the potential of an unlocked bootloader in November just seals the deal.
    :O really? That could make it compelling, any links for more info? Blows that there's only 512 mb of RAM though. Seriously...that's really annoying for a "flagship" device.

    Hope someone has him on suicide watch! (Ha, I know he had said he was likley waiting for Prime).

    Honestly, considering the major lack of ANY leaks about the VZW variant of the GS2, well, other than fanboys SWEARING it was going to have LTE, this makes some sense. No FCC docs, no leaked photos, no leak vids, no mentions of testing at all. There was nothing besides the cryptic words of a Samsung exec telling us that we were getting it.

    Sad indeed, as this was looking like my next phone if it was LTE-enabled.
    Yeah, the lack of FCC docs was a bit of a mystery but I think many suspected they pulled an apple and kept VZW's docs close to the vest for as long as possible.

    4G slider.. blah.
    Yeah, the Stratosphere is probably the 4G "Epic LTE" slider. With last year's specs, I might end up passing.

    "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."
    Hah! Totally, it's pretty awful but Verizon's always been the most controlling out of the "big 4" networks. Crippling bluetooth back in the day, forcing their ****ty UI onto their dumbphones long before anyone else, offering up devices w/out wi-fi so you'd have to use data and crippling GPS so you'd have to pay for VZ Navigator...ugh. Awful.
    08-25-2011 02:54 PM
  6. BigDFSU's Avatar
    Droid HD forums

    Bionic pictured next to Droid HD (in Bionic forums)
    Cool, thanks.
    08-25-2011 03:00 PM
  7. BBLV's Avatar
    My response from Verizon's Brenda Raney when asked why the Galaxy SII was passed up by Verizon:

    "We have an exciting portfolio of devices including the 4G LTE Droid Charge by Samsung. The new Galaxy S device is a 3G device."

    What a joke..
    08-25-2011 03:02 PM
  8. irl Panda's Avatar
    Well, everything CK had told us about the Samsung Stratosphere being the SGSII was wrong. I suppose that'll be the slider. Or Verizon has a nice 4.5" device heading our way without the Galaxy branding. So much mystery.
    08-25-2011 03:03 PM
  9. nemov's Avatar
    Well, everything CK had told us about the Samsung Stratosphere being the SGSII was wrong. I suppose that'll be the slider. Or Verizon has a nice 4.5" device heading our way without the Galaxy branding. So much mystery.
    CK said he had a source that explained that the GS2 delayed was because they were making the device 4G. He was also banned so he's not exactly a wise source.
    08-25-2011 03:10 PM
  10. huskerkate's Avatar
    I've been gone for the most part the last few weeks, what is the DHD?
    the Droid HD: http://forums.androidcentral.com/mot...-droid-hd.html
    08-25-2011 03:11 PM
  11. huskerkate's Avatar
    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?
    no guarantees, of course - but most indications are that VZW and Moto are aiming for a holiday release: it's a "Droid", so it's a vzw phone; Sanjay said that Moto would release another LTE phone before the end of the year; right now, vzw is the only carrier with a functioning LTE network.
    08-25-2011 03:14 PM
  12. Rominucka's Avatar
    As much as I LOVE the GS2, I really don't care now that it isn't coming out on VZW. To be honest, I was a little concerned with the straight rectangle shape. It really doesn't make much of a difference in holding it, the Charge just looks cooler. I also like that fake Bionic Motorola released on Sprint.

    I really hope they come out with a Charge 2, with a similar shape to the original...and soon. I don't want the Nexus Prime.
    08-25-2011 03:59 PM
  13. trailblazen's Avatar
    At least they managed to not place full page ads for it in major papers like the HTC Merge, or display images of it on the website. (ditto) At least that phone sorta made it out on Verizon for those willing to search for it. :/

    I'm back in phone search limbo....and it sucks. Maybe I should just get a lackluster Droid 3 and be a good little customer for Verizon! /sarcasm



    :O really? That could make it compelling, any links for more info? Blows that there's only 512 mb of RAM though. Seriously...that's really annoying for a "flagship" device.



    Yeah, the lack of FCC docs was a bit of a mystery but I think many suspected they pulled an apple and kept VZW's docs close to the vest for as long as possible.



    Yeah, the Stratosphere is probably the 4G "Epic LTE" slider. With last year's specs, I might end up passing.



    Hah! Totally, it's pretty awful but Verizon's always been the most controlling out of the "big 4" networks. Crippling bluetooth back in the day, forcing their ****ty UI onto their dumbphones long before anyone else, offering up devices w/out wi-fi so you'd have to use data and crippling GPS so you'd have to pay for VZ Navigator...ugh. Awful.

    I have asked the question a few times if there was any sort of solid evidence to back a rumored VZ release and the lack of FCC documents and a certain person kept shooting me down..........speaking of where is CK when I need him.

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/ver...on-vz-gs2.html
    Edit: Forgot the conversation got cleaned up so no record of our discussion.


    On another note Sorry to the folks that were waiting with abated breath for this phone. That really sucks.
    08-25-2011 04:34 PM
  14. JayWill's Avatar
    I wonder how "Los Angeles industry analyst Paul Mueller" is feeling about his comments in late July now.

    Verizon could be first carrier to get Samsung Galaxy S II - Los Angeles Gadgets | Examiner.com

    Whoops! Silly "industry analysts".
    08-25-2011 04:49 PM
  15. chuckz28's Avatar
    Well I've run the numbers and discussed the situation with my wife, since she wants one as well, and we have decided we will switch to Sprint for sure. Already having 600 set aside expecting to pay for 300 dollar phones means I can pay the activation fees and cheaper $200 phones and be OK. We will only have to pay an etf for her line at 160. Cheaper monthly rate, plus I get a bigger discount though work do I will save 22 a month after taxes and charges and everything. Throw in the ability to remove bloatware and get top notch Android phones and good 4g coverage in my area so I should be good to go. I grew tirred of Verizon raising fees over the years and killing unlimited data and putting out garbage phones. So ill be waiting in line at Best Buy 9-9-11 for my new GS2 :-)
    08-25-2011 05:07 PM
  16. trailblazen's Avatar
    Well I've run the numbers and discussed the situation with my wife, since she wants one as well, and we have decided we will switch to Sprint for sure. Already having 600 set aside expecting to pay for 300 dollar phones means I can pay the activation fees and cheaper $200 phones and be OK. We will only have to pay an etf for her line at 160. Cheaper monthly rate, plus I get a bigger discount though work do I will save 22 a month after taxes and charges and everything. Throw in the ability to remove bloatware and get top notch Android phones and good 4g coverage in my area so I should be good to go. I grew tirred of Verizon raising fees over the years and killing unlimited data and putting out garbage phones. So ill be waiting in line at Best Buy 9-9-11 for my new GS2 :-)
    Good luck to you with your new carrier. Looks like you got it all figured out and won't have to pay out the nose to switch.
    08-25-2011 05:14 PM
  17. iambecoming's Avatar
    no guarantees, of course - but most indications are that VZW and Moto are aiming for a holiday release: it's a "Droid", so it's a vzw phone; Sanjay said that Moto would release another LTE phone before the end of the year; right now, vzw is the only carrier with a functioning LTE network.
    Yes but again Moto said the Bionic would orignally be released in April so I'm not getting my hopes up or waiting on a phone that may or may not be released 3 months from now that from what I've read doesn't sound like that huge of a leap over the Bionic.
    08-25-2011 05:30 PM
  18. huskerkate's Avatar
    Yes but again Moto said the Bionic would orignally be released in April so I'm not getting my hopes up or waiting on a phone that may or may not be released 3 months from now that from what I've read doesn't sound like that huge of a leap over the Bionic.
    i certainly understand that. but, for me, the promise of a slimmer design and an improved screen is worth the gamble of waiting 3 more months. if it doesn't pan out, i can always get the Bionic (but more likely the Prime).
    08-25-2011 05:39 PM
  19. chuckz28's Avatar
    Good luck to you with your new carrier. Looks like you got it all figured out and won't have to pay out the nose to switch.
    Thanks, I'm looking forward to it. Now I know I only have a couple weeks till I can get the phone I have been waiting for, for months. Giggidy
    08-25-2011 05:41 PM
  20. 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.
    i had forgotten about this: New Samsung Roadmap Leaks With Expected Launch Dates – Nexus Prime Revealed?

    the Sammy GT-I9250, which most everyone believes to be the Prime, is supposedly slated for a Week 48 release. again, nothing confirmed, but just some more info...
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    08-25-2011 05:44 PM
  21. milkshed27's Avatar
    So what if the reason Verizon is not releasing the GS2 is because the Verizon variant will be the Stratosphere. CK emailed Android Authority a few weeks ago when they posted an article about the Bionic and the GS2. He received an answer stating that the Stratosphere was indeed a second generation GS2 variant.

    There's no real evidence that the Stratosphere is the slider that was leaked some time ago. Although personally, if it was to be a slider but had "nearly identical specifications" as the GS2, I'd still consider it.

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/ver...-not-gsii.html

    Droid Bionic, Samsung Galaxy S2 Rivalry Tightens – Same Release Date, Same Selling Features?

    Exclusive: Verizon passes on GALAXY S II, but 'similar' Samsung phone launching soon
    08-25-2011 05:50 PM
  22. nemov's Avatar
    i had forgotten about this: New Samsung Roadmap Leaks With Expected Launch Dates Nexus Prime Revealed?

    the Sammy GT-I9250, which most everyone believes to be the Prime, is supposedly slated for a Week 48 release. again, nothing confirmed, but just some more info...
    Great... A fourteen week wait for a rumored phone that may not even end up on Verizon. So much good news today.
    08-25-2011 05:52 PM
  23. JayWill's Avatar
    Well I've run the numbers and discussed the situation with my wife, since she wants one as well, and we have decided we will switch to Sprint for sure. Already having 600 set aside expecting to pay for 300 dollar phones means I can pay the activation fees and cheaper $200 phones and be OK. We will only have to pay an etf for her line at 160. Cheaper monthly rate, plus I get a bigger discount though work do I will save 22 a month after taxes and charges and everything. Throw in the ability to remove bloatware and get top notch Android phones and good 4g coverage in my area so I should be good to go. I grew tirred of Verizon raising fees over the years and killing unlimited data and putting out garbage phones. So ill be waiting in line at Best Buy 9-9-11 for my new GS2 :-)
    Did you factor in Sprint's port-in credit as well?

    Port In Credit

    That'll pay your wife's ETF and still leave you with a few bucks in your pocket. I don't know if it'll work if you buy them at Best Buy though. The terms say Sprint online, telesales or store. Good luck!
    08-25-2011 05:53 PM
  24. huskerkate's Avatar
    Great... A fourteen week wait for a rumored phone that may not even end up on Verizon. So much good news today.
    LOL! welcome to the Android world...

    we all knew that the latter part of '11 was going to be a wild ride, with LTE/4G networks, dual core phones, new tablets, new OS versions, etc - but, i never thought it would be quite this wild. should be a most interesting few months ahead.
    08-25-2011 05:56 PM
  25. jessesmith8888's Avatar
    might the variant be the NEXUS SII (prime)
    08-25-2011 06:13 PM
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