Report: Samsung Galaxy S II Not Making Its Way to Verizon

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  1. creaky

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    Whew - thought for a minute that VZW pooched it again. I am very curious to see what comes of this and how it stacks up to the Bionic.
     
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    Looks like it's Bionic, Vigor, Prime, or bust. Doesn't bother me any.
     
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    My contract with Verizon expires in December. Whatever's the best phone to come out between now and then is what I'm going to get.
     
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    I think it's funny that the first rumor is VZW will get it first... now the rumor is VZW WON'T get it lol
     
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    I was thinking the same thing. That's why it sucks to post rumors, but unfortunately, they sometimes turn into "scoops" so we gotta post em.

    This really seems crazy, but I suppose it sorta makes sense in a... well... thinking... <scratches head>

    Nope I can only come up with... "What were you thinking VZW? The SGS2 has been the hottest selling Android ever! (based upon sheer numbers in short a time-frame)" This seems dumb.
     
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    damn i was really waiting to get this phone. ill just wait to see what samsung says tomorrow. hoping its just with the "S2" name and it turning out to be the stratosphere.
     
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    Wonder if its because how locked down Verizon wants their phones and Samsung not wanting it to be so locked down.
     
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    I was looking forward to this phone.
    I suspect they could not fit LTE in and Verizon said no thanks.
     
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    I imagine it's because the LTE radio wouldn't fit into the SII form factor, therefore, it couldn't be called an SII phone. If the alternate phone is basically identical spec wise, than its's really just semantics.
     
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    Meh, there will be phones out soon that will make us forget all about the S2.
     
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    The 2nd generation LTE radio is not thick. It's in the thinnest part of the Bionic, the chin, so I really doubt that is the reason they didn't choose to go with the SGSII.
     
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    I am thinking that Verizon said no because the GS2 would have been the only phone without 4G out of all the carriers.