Samsung Galaxy S II 4G is offically coming to Bell; no word yet on pricing or release date
Going by the name of the Samsung Galaxy S II 4G, with its support for theoretical speeds up to 21Mbps, the handset is now being teased on Bell’s web site for all to see. Although we can safely say that the highly awaited handset will indeed be coming to Bell, we’re still left in the dark regarding its pricing and availability. As we’ve reported already, the handset is more than likely gearing up for some kind of mid-July release.
Naturally, that’s sweet news to Bell’s customers, but we’re still curiously waiting for beefier news about the handset’s upcoming availability in the US with the big four.
source: Bell via Unwired View
1. Synack (unregistered)
HOLY HELL! The best phone in the world is going to run off 4G!!
2. whyyy (unregistered)
WHAT THE f**k
WHEN IS THIS COMING TO THE US
WE HAVE MORE ANDROID USERS IN THE US THAN ANYWHERE ELSE
16. AndroidOS (Posts: 100; Member since: 21 Jun 2011)
I hope there are not planning to release this Godly phone around the time of the iPhone 4 and not release it before.
3. iankellogg (Posts: 155; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)
I'm curious as to why Bell (AT&T) thought that a country with 30M people should get a phone with huge success around the world before a country with 300M people... Maybe it is coming to the USA around the same time and AT&T loves being a cocktease just like Verizon.
4. ec (unregistered)
Because majority of US consumers are less likely to continually buy the latest and greatest. That and to install a crap load of bloatware
7. Backup (unregistered)
We usually get things way after the U.S. It's a nice change for once. Don't get me wrong, I'd rather be selling to 300 million people first too. They are probably working on producing a significant number of phones before they start selling in the U.S so that it does run out of stock. Therefor reducing it's momentum before the next iPhone comes out.
11. cheddarman (unregistered)
Pretty sure it's rogers that is owned by AT&T not bell which is a company more then 100 years old.
Soap boxes are a dime a dozen now a days. Their phones don't even work on each others network.....
But hey nice try, how about next time you boohoo about Canada getting the few things we do get first you have ur facts straight.
About every single other device launches in the US first, not only in the smart phone world but in every other form of technology as well.
12. iankellogg (Posts: 155; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)
Well I admit I am wrong about who owns who. But you could be more civil next time.
14. devonblue4u (Posts: 32; Member since: 12 Apr 2011)
Yup, "cocktease" is used in polite conversation.
Bell has got their game together and are trying to be the latest but greatest nationwide up here. Bell was east coast, but is serious competition here in the west now. They got me away from Rogers with lower prices and 6gigs of data per month, contract-free. We've got the I9000M Galaxy here with dual cameras and GSM like the rest of the planet. So just after the EU gets phones, we get a version. So it makes sense that the I9100 SGS II is on its way. And the 4G is already running here in Vancouver, what better way to one up Telus & Rogers. Stateside is mostly CDMA, making the phone proprietary to the carrier. Which means it takes time for the hardware and software to come out and play.
20. Forsaken77 (Posts: 541; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)
The U.S. is not mostly CDMA my friend. Both AT&T and T-Mobile, the number 2 & 3 carriers, are GSM. Verizon and Sprint, The number 1 & 4 carriers are/were CDMA. That's not most of the U.S.. Verizon has built out alot of their LTE network already, relying on CDMA in more rural areas. Sprint is the only carrier mainly relying on CDMA and even they have Wi-Max in alot of areas.
22. ccarrier012 (Posts: 24; Member since: 24 Dec 2008)
Number 2 & 4 carriers are GSM (AT&T, T-Mobile), and number 1 & 3 are CDMA (Verizon, Sprint).
23. coolzy (unregistered)
rogers is not owned by at&t, its a totally separate and very successful corporation.
5. Frustrated12 (unregistered)
When, if ever, will Verizon beat AT&T or Sprint with a superior next-gen phone? - First IP4, then Optimus Black, then Evo 3D, then SGIILTE. Get off your laurels VZW!
6. Paul Rapoport (unregistered)
Bell Canada may announce officially on July 7 that the phone is coming to it shortly afterwards.
9. pandamaja (unregistered)
10. pandamaja (unregistered)
eff it, I'm waiting for the nexus prime. As an American, I'm only concerned with U.S. products. This is vaporware to me at this point.
13. iankellogg (Posts: 155; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)
None of the nexus phones are "U.S. Products" but we know a lot more about the galaxy S2 than we do about the mythical Nexus Prime.
17. pandamaja (unregistered)
What we do know is that there have been 3 'nexus' devices released in the time that only one galaxy phone has been released. (not included carrier specific....I mean galaxy SI and Galaxy SII)
Sure, we know that EU has it, Canada is getting it....shoot even outer space is getting the GSII before the US.
But hey, maybe it'll land in the US...seems about the best chances we got :)
15. sweetlou (unregistered)
if samsung/any carrier wants to pull sales away from apple, they should have released this phone asap, not 3-4 months after its debut. hopefully it doesnt blow up in their face (not)
18. gallitoking (Posts: 4571; Member since: 17 May 2011)
what i think is that Sammy wants to compete directly with Apple and want to release this beast of a phone same time with the iphone 5?... that way we can compare who really sells more.. and end this debate on which phone sells more.. not which one is better.... just my two cents on the subject
21. Forsaken77 (Posts: 541; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)
The iPhone 5 will prolly sell more cause the herd of sheep just flock blindly to the store to buy anything Apple sells. But the GSII will prolly be the BETTER phone ;)
19. qwsedfg (unregistered)
5.1. Prizes: There are a total of ten (10) Samsung Galaxy SII 4G smartphones available to be won. Approx retail value $599.95 Cdn each.