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Samsung Galaxy S II for Sprint to be called Epic Touch 4G

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Samsung Galaxy S II for Sprint to be called Epic Touch 4G
The Samsung Galaxy S II is surely on its way to the states in the coming weeks and now it is known that the Sprint version of the highly-regarded Android smartphone will be called the Epic Touch 4G.

Despite being given the Epic name, the addition of the word touch suggests that this device will not feature a QWERTY keyboard. The predecessor to this device, the Samsung Epic 4G, was the only one of the original Galaxy smartphones to feature a physical keyboard. Just like the original Epic, it will have 4G WiMAX on-board.

It appears that the Samsung Epic Touch 4G will be launching sometime in September but an official release date and pricing are still not known. But hey, at least we know what it’s going to be called. Tell us what you think in the comments below.

source: BGR

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posted on 02 Aug 2011, 18:51 3

1. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3109; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


This may not seem like a big deal, but we are just one step closer to finally seeing it.

posted on 02 Aug 2011, 18:53 1

2. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


the Epic Touch? bad name.

posted on 02 Aug 2011, 21:41 2

30. Su-Rio (Posts: 51; Member since: 05 May 2011)


forget about the name... at least now its known that gs2 is coming soon

posted on 02 Aug 2011, 21:48

31. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


i'm not swept up in this Galaxy S II pandemonium.

posted on 03 Aug 2011, 02:28 1

39. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


thats your first problem! :) ) :) :) :) :) :) :)

posted on 03 Aug 2011, 14:18

52. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


i don't think so.
i have a great phone with a great keyboard.

posted on 03 Aug 2011, 03:03

41. matistight (Posts: 445; Member since: 13 May 2009)


yeah, i agree. It was already a touch screen to begin with. name has to be fake is atts is gonna be attain

posted on 02 Aug 2011, 18:54 1

3. KingOfStuffz (unregistered)


I think that is kinda of a dumb name. They couldn't just leave it alone and come up with a different device? Maybe that's why Sprint loses so many customer. Their service is terrible and they are too original and played out.

posted on 02 Aug 2011, 19:09 2

5. sniperace (Posts: 95; Member since: 20 Aug 2009)


lol....your funny enjoy your limited data and your extra high bill...oh and since Sprint is getting the GALAXY SII first enjoy the wait...what'sthe name for that?...loooossserrr!!!

posted on 02 Aug 2011, 19:39 2

9. dj (unregistered)


how do you know sprint is going to get it first when there is no release date, spec sheet or pricing available? sprint could get it first or last. no one knows.

posted on 02 Aug 2011, 19:45

11. readingthissh1t (Posts: 303; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)


wasnt vz getting it first?

posted on 02 Aug 2011, 20:23

13. urfaillol (unregistered)


actually verizon is getting the Galaxy S2 first before sprint please get your facts right.. fail TROLLER!

posted on 02 Aug 2011, 20:31 2

15. damienh28 (Posts: 49; Member since: 23 Dec 2010)


verizon hasnt even gone through fcc yet, and theyre getting it first they have a month to release sorry dude maybe october or november

posted on 02 Aug 2011, 21:03

20. urfaillol (unregistered)


zzzzzzz

http://www.gizmocrunch.com/android/7870-verizon-samsung-galaxy-s2-release-date-function

posted on 03 Aug 2011, 09:01

49. damienh28 (Posts: 49; Member since: 23 Dec 2010)


crackhead its august 3rd and theres still no picture or even gone throught the fcc how the heck is it to release aug 12th, get a brain that said sprint was releasing theres to in aug but look it was in septemeber in this feed

posted on 02 Aug 2011, 21:04

21. urfaillol (unregistered)


and if it does come out first like this month i will laugh.................. and say i told you so

posted on 02 Aug 2011, 20:32

16. btbotimtim (Posts: 188; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


sprint charges 10 extra dollars on 4G devices.
never mentions it

posted on 02 Aug 2011, 20:42 1

17. damienh28 (Posts: 49; Member since: 23 Dec 2010)


verizon charges 30 for 4g,
Basically you go VZW if Sprint isn't solid in your area. If Sprint is in your area (especially 4G), those who go VZW seem to think thet are getting better service but really are not. I had a VZW work phone and Sprint personal in a Sprint 4G area. Have not seen a single advantage of VZW, even when traveling as Sprint has better roaming agreements.

posted on 02 Aug 2011, 21:08

22. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


Verizon charges $30 for individual data service since we don't have any family data plans and that includes 4G at no extra cost. the more smartphones you have the more it costs to be with Sprint and since there's 4 on my Verizon plan it's cheaper being on Verizon than being on Sprint and my Dad travels and he has to have Verizon because out of all of the carriers other than T-Mobile which we never got to Verizon consistently has the best service. their claims of having the most reliable 3G network are true. i don't know if you're talking about Verizon's 4G or just their regular 3G service but if you travel and want 4G you're going to be out of luck in most places with either 4G network. it'll depend on where you go the most.

posted on 03 Aug 2011, 15:38

54. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


$30 per phone. For data service. A smartphone on the everything data plan after the 1st 2 lines is $29.99 for everything including the data. I fail to see how paying $30 for data individually somehow equates to being cheaper than $30 for everything.

posted on 03 Aug 2011, 16:09

55. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


then on top of that you have to pay the $10 premium for having 4G, you don't have that on Verizon, it's $30 for 3G & 4G.

posted on 02 Aug 2011, 20:51 3

18. ibap (Posts: 765; Member since: 09 Sep 2009)


Wrong. Sprint discloses it, and you know what it lets you do? You can mix basic, feature, and smart phones on one family plan and pay the premium for only the ones that require it. Oh, and the data is not capped.

As for bad names, remember the reaction to the "iPad"? That really hurt that device, didn't it?

To the lot of you - learn how to write English, write sentences, and how to use the shift key. This is what happens on phones without physical keyboards.

And grow up and write about the topic, not the perceived failings of the other writers. This sounds like fifth grade recess.

posted on 03 Aug 2011, 09:20

51. Synack (Posts: 677; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


You know touch keyboards come with a shift key right? Auto-capitalize as well for those of us who want to type faster. I can't stand physical keyboards after my Blackberry.

posted on 03 Aug 2011, 05:17

44. Itoldyouso (Posts: 9; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


what's the point of having unlimited data when you can't even use 4g and half of your text messages don't even go through? BTW Verizon will be the first US carrier to have it. You get what you pay for.

posted on 02 Aug 2011, 20:30 2

14. damienh28 (Posts: 49; Member since: 23 Dec 2010)


this crackhead said theyre losing customers becuase theyre naming the best phone a bad name, this guys is nutz, couple screwsloose i see

posted on 02 Aug 2011, 19:05 1

4. Corpsemaker (Posts: 63; Member since: 10 Jul 2010)


More like Epic Fail. Lol JK!!

posted on 02 Aug 2011, 19:19 2

6. gusto (unregistered)


Who cares what they call it! "Is a rose still a rose by any other name?" It still the same phone. You can name it poop for all I care. Its still gonna be the same phone

posted on 02 Aug 2011, 19:29 9

7. Praetor (unregistered)


Epic Touch? Reminds me of my junior prom.

posted on 02 Aug 2011, 19:38

8. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3109; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Who cares what they call it, as long as it has the same specs as the SGS2 thats all that matters to me. While others will have a laggy piece of crap of a phone with a washed out display, you will have the fastest, most powerful smartphone there is with the best display there is. You think they will care how "cool" their phones name is, no they are going to be bitter green with envy towards you.

posted on 02 Aug 2011, 21:21

26. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


i won't. my phone is great AND it has a great name! ;D
there's only three phones i'll put in a slightly higher league than the Motorola Droid 3.

1. Samsung Galaxy S II
2. Motorola Droid BIONIC
3. Apple iPhone 5(4S)

honorable mention goes to the LG G2x.

and with me the keyboard offsets that so you guys enjoy your Galaxy S II. now let's see who'll get ICS first! ;D

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