1. blaqbird's Avatar
    I know everyone has seen the most recent theory of why there won't be a GS2 on Verizon but have you read this yet?

    Read here: Our Theory On Why Verizon Skipped Over The Samsung Galaxy S II Android Phones, Android Tablets, News, Tech, Gadgets And More, Thedroidguy

    Take the time to read it and it actually makes a lot of since if you see it logically.
    08-31-2011 08:17 AM
  2. nrk's Avatar
    I know everyone has seen the most recent theory of why there won't be a GS2 on Verizon but have you read this yet?

    Read here: Our Theory On Why Verizon Skipped Over The Samsung Galaxy S II Android Phones, Android Tablets, News, Tech, Gadgets And More, Thedroidguy

    Take the time to read it and it actually makes a lot of since if you see it logically.
    Would love for this to be the case, but it's wishful thinking. Why would they be announcing an LTE phone for United States VZW in Berlin? Different parts of the spectrum are used for LTE in Europe and LTE in United States (even for VZW and ATT in the US).

    Also, you're talking about a GSM GS2 if it's going to have LTE in Europe, not a CDMA.

    They would be completely different phones with completely different radios. I wish it were the case, but it seems like a very long shot at this point.
    08-31-2011 08:56 AM
  3. Paradocks's Avatar
    I think the reason behind Verizon not offering the GS2 is that they want to be able to charge a premium for their top-tier phones. I mean, come on, they are selling the Charge for $299 and the specs for that phone come nowhere near that of the GS2. OK, the Charge has LTE, but is that worth a $100 premium to most people?

    Sprint is offering the GS2 for $199 on contract. Verizon would never offer their version of the GS2 for that low price.
    08-31-2011 11:16 AM
  4. DolfanCole's Avatar
    I think the reason behind Verizon not offering the GS2 is that they want to be able to charge a premium for their top-tier phones. I mean, come on, they are selling the Charge for $299 and the specs for that phone come nowhere near that of the GS2. OK, the Charge has LTE, but is that worth a $100 premium to most people?

    Sprint is offering the GS2 for $199 on contract. Verizon would never offer their version of the GS2 for that low price.
    Verizon has never shied away from charging what they want. They've put a premium on all of the LTE phones, regardless of what other carriers are charging for similar phones (and even their "4G" phones). So, I don't think they'd have any problem at all slapping a $299 price tag on a Verizon-branded GSII even when Sprint is putting a $199 price tag on theirs.
    08-31-2011 11:46 AM
  5. Paradocks's Avatar
    Verizon has never shied away from charging what they want.
    Hence one of my reasons for ditching Verizon and going someplace else. With the new tiered data plans and the premium pricing they put on their top-tier phones, Verizon literally defines the phrase "corporate greed".
    08-31-2011 12:18 PM
  6. DolfanCole's Avatar
    Hence one of my reasons for ditching Verizon and going someplace else. With the new tiered data plans and the premium pricing they put on their top-tier phones, Verizon literally defines the phrase "corporate greed".
    I admit that I'm entertaining the thought of moving to Sprint. But, if I do, my overall bill will be more. So, for me at least, while their prices are unarguably high, it would still be higher for me to go elsewhere.
    08-31-2011 12:26 PM
  7. blaqbird's Avatar
    In a way the article I linked makes a little sense from a business stand point. Who wants to be the business selling a 3G GS2 when everyone esle is selling a *4G device? That opens up a lot of anti verizon marketing with "we have 4g versions and you don't".

    *AT&T / T-Mobile being an advanced 3G with sprint being the only real 4G in a sense*
    08-31-2011 01:08 PM
  8. chuckz28's Avatar
    I think the reason behind Verizon not offering the GS2 is that they want to be able to charge a premium for their top-tier phones. I mean, come on, they are selling the Charge for $299 and the specs for that phone come nowhere near that of the GS2. OK, the Charge has LTE, but is that worth a $100 premium to most people?

    Sprint is offering the GS2 for $199 on contract. Verizon would never offer their version of the GS2 for that low price.
    Don't forget that even though the phone is 100 bucks more, Sprint charges an extra 10 bucks a month for 4g service, so essentially Sprint is getting more from you on the 4g side. The plans themselves are a little lower though.
    08-31-2011 02:22 PM
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