The "New" New Phone Rumor Mill

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  1. patriot95

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    Some more news on the Prime: Exclusive: Samsung “Prime” Is Nexus Phone Headed To All Carriers » Android Phones, Android Tablets, News, Tech, Gadgets And More, Thedroidguy

    Hints to Late October, early November launch (as we know). Some processor and camera confirmation. This is the first "hands-on" I've seen with the Prime (although I could be missing something). Also note that this was NOT running 4.0 as it is not ready yet. Still good that the leaks are coming full blast. It means we are getting close!
     
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    I see you have the BGR link listed referencing this, but you may want to mention the other rumored model number just in case. SCH-i515.

    Also, the latest rumor from Phandroid. Not sure how much I buy this story though.
    Edit: Sorry, link similar to Patriot95. Still skeptical, but hopeful :)
     
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    I never thought about the prime having a single capacitive/physical button, either none or all four would seem the proper design of an ICS device. Rumors that cause concern...

    *edit*
    And if the prime has a single navigational type button shouldn't it be back as this is the most commonly used key in my opinion.
     
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    Yeah, makes me think iPhone. I don't want to think iPhone when I look at my Prime.
     
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    Exactly, less buttons equal less function.
     
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    Seems like its there because ICS isnt ready yet. Hopefully that'll change.

     
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    Thanks, Truss. Subscribed.

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    The whole thing sounds fishy. I know in a nut shell, most everything we've heard about this phone up to this point has been purely rumor, but "this" rumor goes against a few of the "well established" rumors we've come to know and dream about.

    The fact that this phone is running gingerbread is odd. I don't know how testing works with manufacturers but wouldn't it make more sense to test the phone with the os it was meant to get? Unless they're purely testing hardware here, then I guess the single home/back button makes sense. The button could be present merely for testing purposes only since it would be nearly impossible to properly test a buttonless phone running gingerbread. Some form of a back or home button is needed in some cases.

    It appears both cameras got a bump as well. Rear 5mp > 8mp. Front 1mp > 2mp.
     
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    There are softkey apps out currently, not impossible they are simply testing gingerbread compatibility but why wasn't soft keys mentioned by the person that "actually" held this mythical device known as the prime.
     
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    It's between the prime and vigor for me.

    I really wish we could know for sure whether or not Verizon will keep It's bloat inducing hands off of the prime. I would wait for it then.

    On the other hand I actually like HTC's sense interface for the most part.

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    Both links have been added...

    These stories seem pretty plausable and line up with what droidfan11 said in his post, but I wouldn't think a single hard button would be something you could just "add in" this far into development. The more I think about it though, it's possible that the phone this guy had was developed specifically for testing hardware meant for the prime, but running GB because ICS wasn't even close enough to being "field ready."

    The thing I am getting tired of are these blog writers seeing a bit of rumored info and immediately declaring fact, i.e.: Rumored GSM and CDMA = Coming to all carriers for sure. It's pretty amazing to step through a story that has been picked up and sourced through like 5 different blogs/sites and if you compare the end article to the first, you find you palm firmly planted to your face.