They wanted to use their quad core processor and had the means to do it for 3g. Also, its not really about us in the states. The GS3 is already the most preordered phone with only dropping in Europe, with carriers being restrictive and a PITA companies are focusing on better international phones, and i dont blame them. Why should Samsung have to argue whether or not Lets Golf 2 should be removeable or not on their phone or if "VERIZON" should be slapped in the face of their phone? Focus on the international markets, the US is secondary.