[Exclusive Rumor] Verizon's Samsung Prime May Not Arrive Until Q1 2012

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    Unfortunately, sometimes we have to report the not-so exciting rumors along with the good ones. A good source within the industry has indicated that a lot of the rumors floating around about an impending launch of the Samsung Prime this month, are way off base. According to our source, the Verizon Samsung Prime will not be available this year, and that its release is "definitely" set for the first quarter of 2012. This is one time when we would prefer if our source was wrong.

    It does seem unusual, especially considering that Samsung has a big announcement coming soon. Would they really try and build the hype for the phone all the way into next year? And, if so, what could Samsung's big announcement be? This also seems to fly in the face of several reports that Ice Cream Sandwich would be coming soon, and that the Prime would be the first ICS device. Of course, it is possible, though unlikely, that other versions of the Prime will come out before the Verizon version.

    Another theory, that has been suggested before, is that the Samsung Nexus and the Samsung Prime really are two different devices.

    And one more theory to throw at you.

    We will keep our ears open.
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    I can't wait to pick it up next week!!!!!!
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    Uh oh....
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    This does seem strange after the "something big" thing today. That clip had a picture of a phone in it??!!
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    Meh. I don't get to upgrade till June 14th 2012 anyway.

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    Aaargh, I don't know what to expect anymore. But I am getting close to thinking of jumping ship if Verizon doesn't get this pure Nexus phone...
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    So what about the Nexus device? haha...hopefully its the charge replacement thats supposed to be in January, and we'll still get a nexus device before that. with all these rumors, and poems and speculation, i'm glad that i'm in the know about these things.
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    I hope this is true. That give me more time to save up for it since I upgraded to tbolt in the spring.
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    Sometimes I feel the opposite! All these rumors are driving me insane. It's all I think about! I should just stay off the forums until the 11th :icon_ banana:
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    Yeah sometimes I feel the same, but some news is better then no news is how I look at it. But a Q1 release would suck...I'd probably just be forced to go with another phone cuz I'm not waiting that long
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    yeah, if it turns out the prime or nexus isn't coming until 2012 Q1 i am going to settle up with the bionic
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    what are you going to do with your source when they get proven wrong on the 11th?
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    2012 would be such a bummer. I definitely don't think they should show off this phone now if we're not getting it until later. But hopefully this rumor turns out to be false.
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    Well if it came out yesterday you would still be able to save up for it.... And if it came out yesterday it would have a deep discount early in the new year.....
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    There is no way Samsung and Google would hold a press conference to announce a phone that will hit shelves between January and March of 2012. The only possibility of this being true is if they announce a phone for a different carrier, which is possible, but that would make Verizon look so bad being they passed up on the GSII.
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    This is why I didn't wait.

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    Hopefully this isn't true. My D2G is on it's last leg and I need a new phone ASAP. I might have to switch to the dark side if this is true.
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    I have been available for an upgrade since august of 2010. So what's 3-5 more months as long as its as reliable as my D1..... on liquid

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    We aren't saying an announcement isn't coming the 11th. - I hope we are wrong with this release tip as well :) I'm looking forward to some ice cream sandwich.