[RUMOR] Sprints SGSII coming Sept. 9

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    An unsubstantiated report coming out of SprintFeed claims that Sprint could be among the first of the US carriers to launch the SGSII. Under the name Epic Touch 4G, we could be seeing the followup to last year’s Epic 4G as early as September 9th. The timing matches up with previous whispers about the launch of the Galaxy S II in the States, but the date remains a rumor for now. All will be revealed (we hope) come August 29th at Samsung’s launch event for its new North American lineup.

    SOURCE: [Rumor] Samsung Epic Touch 4G Releasing September 9th » Sprintfeed
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    I thought Verizon was supposed to release the first one :(
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    Sgs2 for verizon is rumored to launch sept. 8. Lol

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    Seriously? I didn't know that...I gotta start saving up.
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    I really hope vzw launches within thesame time frame as the bionic... Help show moto the more the dick around, the faster someones gonna come along and steal a decent portion of their sales. I understand their hesitation towards launching an unfinished product because of the etna, but lets face it, the bionic WILL NOT be a flawless handset. All manufacturers, both hardware and software pump out unfinished products and patch them later with updates. All manufacturers save from that company whose name I wont name.
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    So does this mean Sprint will get the GS2 before Verizon?
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    Well the supposed leak I posted a while back pointed to a Sept. 8 release for Verizon. But then again, these are all rumors as of right now.

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    There is no mention of the GS2 in the Best Buy Magazine. I would think if it was coming out Sept. 8th it would be in the magazine also...
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    If the GSII is supposed to be that slide out 4G device, I think I'll go with the Bionic still.
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    well i guess we will have to wait and see.
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    One more week until the Samsung Event. I'll be tuning into some gadget website at work dancedroid
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    Since the Sprint version is going to have WiMax, is it possible Verizon's will have LTE? Seems like it's the only way for them to compete. Blazing fast phone on a blazing fast network = a big fire?
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    Wimax Radio is Smaller then LTE radio. Now think that there is a chance of the Verizon version getting an LTE radio but if it does just be prepared to wait until sometime in 4thQ for it to be released. From what my contacts are telling me is that an early test version was 3G and not LTE. So I am interested in what will be said at this Samsung news conference to see what they say!! Because my question will be why is Sprint getting a 4G version and Verizon is not if they are suppose to be the same phone across the board.
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    Yea, I can't wait to hear the announcement.
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    Exactly. But I still think that most people will ask themselves "Do I want slow Verizon 3G or faster Sprint 4G? It's the same phone on both carriers, just one is lacking 4G." I want a 4G phone to be my next, so it is a deciding factor for me.
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    I don't think that many people are really holding out for the GSII.The average person isn't going to switch carriers for one particular phone, especially if there's a similar version for their carrier.
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    4G speeds are/can be a big deciding factor for some people. If I had the money to cancel my Verizon contract and go to Sprint, I would. Also, the average person will pass up an Android phone for the iPhone just because of the simplicity of it. Unless your pretty tech savvy, you would oversee a Android phone.
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    Samsung is coming out with a 4G slider so that's going to be a 4G Samsung phone for Verizon. I doubt people will be as inclined as you think to change carriers because that phone may not be a GSII phone. And you can't bring the iPhone into this, that's a totally separate thing. We're talking 3G vs 4G not Android vs iPhone.
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    I was using the iPhone as an example of people switching carriers for phones. People were willing to switch to AT&T from any carrier for the iPhone, and now are willing to switch to Verizon for it now. A 4G Sammy slider is not the GS2. Can't bring a separate Sammy phone into this, that's a totally separate thingy. We're talking 4G GS2 or 3G GS2 on Verizon, not Sammy slider 4G vs. GS2
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    We don't know what the Slider will be part of. I'm sure if people wanted a Samsung phone with 4G, they would choose that or the Charge. People don't generally change services for a phone. Since you want to use the iPhone as an example, most of the people that switched for the iPhone switched because of the Carrier who has the iPhone....which is Verizon. They didn't just switch for the phone itself or they would have/stayed with AT&T.
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