Samsung Galaxy SII May Come to Verizon as Early as Aug 12, and Before Other Carriers

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  1. dgstorm

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    We have some intriguing news this morning, regarding the Samsung Galaxy SII superphone. A Los Angeles industry analyst named Paul Mueller claims that he believes Verizon will get the first iteration of the Galaxy SII before the other carriers, and that it will come as early as August 12th. Here's a quote from Mr. Mueller,
    Regardless of whether Mr. Mueller's prediction about Verizon comes true, this date is entirely possible since it does coincide with earlier statements made by Samsung Mobile President, Shin Jong-Kyun indicating that Samsung's flagship phone will arrive in the U.S. in August.

    On a separate note, Earlier rumors suggested the names for the different variants of the Galaxy SII for each carrier, and it bears repeating. The supposed names will be, The Attain (AT&T), The Within (Sprint) and the Function (Verizon). If earlier rumors about the Droid Bionic getting pushed back to September turn out to be true, then the "SGS2/Samsung Function" will actually arrive before the Bionic, further complicating the decision making process for many folks.

    Source: DroidMatters.com
     
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    nice.. 1st by the way
     
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    if this is true then it will definitely have a huge impact on the Bionic sales. Motorola really messed up with this one by not getting it out already. The only thing stopping me from the S2 is I don't like the UI for it. Im actually fond of moto blur. It grew on me. But if someone or something can show me whats so great about the galaxy's ui it might make me switch. Jeez moto....step it up already.
     
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    If this is unlocked from Verizon and offers Pure Android (or as much as possible w/o bloat), then this will be my phone!
     
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    Which phone is better and why?
     
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    I don't believe specs until I see an official announcement so as far as comparing, you can't. The Bionic isn't out yet. I am guesing the SII is a 3g phone though, not 4g.. could be wrong though (and if I am someone will surely point it out). Otherwise, are you a moto fan or a samsung fan?
     
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    Interesting...If this is true it will definitely sway some people from the Bionic. I really wanted to wait for the Bionic but if the SGS 2 beats the Bionic to market on Verizon I don't think I will wait for the Bionic.
     
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    Are there speculative specs on the GS2 available? If it's 4g, bionic might have lost me as a purchaser.

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    Yeah it has to be 4g
     
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    I've only heard its going to be 3g. 4g would make this a tough decision between it and the Bionic

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    Easily remedied once someone release a custom ROM for it. Root, flash get blur theme...profit

    Yeah After seeing 2 , a samsung and a HTC with the super amoled Im sold. That screens amazing.

    Its got the specs, if it doesnt have 4g though Ill still be waiting though.
     
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    Samsung Galaxy S 2 beats the Bionic in ever category, save one: no 4g. Everyone seems to think it will roll out just as it did in Europe, same specs and no 4g. If you live in a 4g area and the speed is important to you, then you have a tougher decision, however if pure performance, hardware superiority, and display are more important, then the S2 is a no brainer head and shoulders above winner.



    I HOPE this is FINALLY a true release!!!!!
     
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    Why would anyone get into a 2 year contract with a 3g phone?
     
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