[Rumor] Verizon Droid Prime Time! Exclusive in Oct; The Real Reason No SGS2

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    According to a rumored source at BGR, the real reason Verizon passed up the Samsung Galaxy S II was because they will be exclusively getting the Samsung Droid/Nexus Prime in October. If this is true, that actually makes a lot of sense. Why carry another Samsung phone that would compete directly with an exclusive flagship like the Droid Prime?

    Apparently, under Verizon this new device, with model number SCH-i515, will be called the Droid Prime instead of the Nexus Prime. Furthermore, it is rumored that the phone will be the first phone to come with Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich. Additionally, BGR's source said, “Verizon doesn’t think the Samsung GALAXY S II will be competitive with the iPhone 5 when it launches.”

    Don't forget to check out our DroidForums Droid Prime Forum @Droid Prime. Also, we are working on a dedicated sister-site for the Droid/Nexus Prime. You can find it @PrimeForums.com!

    Thanks for the tip Arkbird!

    Source: BGR
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    That would definitely be a game changer...
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    Yes but isn't the "Droid" name exclusive to not only Verizon but Motorola devices?
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    I was about to say the same thing, then it hit me.... Samsung Droid Charge...
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    ...and HTC Droid Incredible.
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    No because then you wouldn't have devices like the Droid Incredible/2 etc. I used to think that as well until they started coming out with HTC Droid's.
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    Umm, no...

    Droid Eris
    Droid Incredible
    Droid Charge
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    Hmmmmmmmmm.....
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    LOL, all of a sudden we all started remembering non-motorola devices with Droid in their names
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    I wonder if Big Red is going to make them lock the bootloader down?
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    wellp, i believe we all found our next phones lol good to see VZW get another dev phone! i'm just glad google is dividing up the Nexus/Dev phones to all the carriers so everyone can get a taste of vanilla android
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    It's exclusive to Verizon. They bought the rights to "Droid" from George Lucas hence; they offered a Droid R2-D2 phone.
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    WHHHYYYY!

    Can't they just come out with the Bionic and nothing else... That would make life so much more easy for me.
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    The Bionic is old news IMO!
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    Easy! They want you to fall madly in love with all of the new phones so you just keep buying them at full retail prices. Verizon is hungry for more of your hard earned money, just give in to the temptation and hand it over.
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    completely agreed lol it took them waaaaaay to long to release it...now the 'super phone' they wanted to release is just a ordinary high end droid
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    Ok you're all right. Yes I forgot about all the others. Doh!!!
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    Droid Prime....I like the name. I think I need to see more of ICS before i can make that decision.
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    Meh. prime shmime... Wanna bet they push the release for this one off too!?
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    Are there specs on this thing anywhere?

    More specifically.....does it have a qwerty keyboard?

    This may be a phone that breaks my 6 year tradition of buying Motorola phones if I can buy the fscking Android flagship. But, it must have a keyboard. :motdroidhoriz: :p
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