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

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  1. Liderc

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    I find it hard to believe Verizon would say, "No we don't want the fastest selling phone outside of the US." because they couldn't fit their LTE chip in it. Each carrier has altered their version of the SGSII and if Verizon asked Samsung to modify the form so they could include the new LTE chip they would have.

    All I'm suggesting is, to assume it only was because the LTE chip was too big has no basis.
     
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    Maybe, but it looks like the Bionic's thinnest, is still thicker than the SII. Of course this is only based on pics so it's difficult to say for certain. Plus, I'm too lazy to look up the dims for each.
     
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    Most likely Verizon knows something we don't, probably that they have a more advance Samsung device coming out within the same amount of time that they'd had been able to get the SGSII out so they scraped the idea.
     
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    that's exactly how i'm interpreting it.
     
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    Well...one less phone to make my decision easier...lol

    My thing is when you start changing the form factor...how can it be a Galaxy S 2? One of its selling points, marketing words is how thin it is. How can you put a keyboard on it and still call it a Galaxy S 2? Unless its the thinnest smartphone with a keyboard.

    If they do one with a keyboard and call it a GS2, they can make it thicker to fit LTE if needed and call it a GS2 too. I am curious about how thick the lip is on the Bionic since it holds the LTE antenna.
     
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    if vzw is going to something so seemingly dumb as to pass on the hottest android phone on the planet, what could be the reason?? i can come up with several reasons, none of which make much sense to me. the only thing that does make sense is that the Prime will be released on VZW first, it will be released in the next 2-3 months, it is a Sammy device, and it's specs are similar to, but better, than the GS2 (LTE, better screen, newer OS). if that's not the reason, then it's because vzw is dumb...
     
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    same here, looks like Vigor for me, nothing comes close to sense UI, my Incredibledancedroid has served be quite well for the last two years.
     
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    Glad I didn't wait, all I've got to say really!
     
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    Plus, the GSII is OLD news now, its been out since may....
     
  10. Liderc

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    And yet it's still better than your Droid 3.

    lol, sorry had to say it.
     
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    It could be a better phone promised by Samsung!!!
     
  12. Liderc

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    My guess would be just that Preach. They realized that there would be no point releasing a variant of the GSII in September, when they'd be releasing something similar, yet better, most likely before the end of the year.