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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: 2941; 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: 13902; 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: 198; 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: 143; 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: 2293; 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: 692; 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: 664; 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: 5; 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: 2941; 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

posted on 03 Aug 2011, 09:02

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


Thought the evo was better and definantely the photon

posted on 03 Aug 2011, 14:24

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


the Droid 3 blows the EVO 3D out of the water. i even compared them in person yesterday. i haven't had a chance to look at a real working Photon but i got to see a Dummy and i don't like it's looks or it's mostly plastic construction and i've heard it lags so i guess the Tegra II doesn't live up to the OMAP4 when it comes to running the Application's Platform.

posted on 02 Aug 2011, 19:41 1

10. atrain1385 (Posts: 10; Member since: 02 Jun 2011)


great phone too bad wimax is going to be end of life soon.....

posted on 02 Aug 2011, 20:20 1

12. THE ONE (unregistered)


Sprint has been gaining customers and sprint has been getting the best Android Phones to date... I'm not a sprint homer, but sprint did get the best Galaxy phone last year and it seems to be getting the best galaxy phone this year. Name is unimportant... Also all Wimax Phones are LTE ready, its all CDMA

posted on 02 Aug 2011, 21:25

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


what makes this one better than the rest?

posted on 02 Aug 2011, 21:02 2

19. anywhere_2_run (unregistered)


WTF happened to Samsung Within

AND wtf happened to an August release date.

Sorry phone arena but several other sources say that all 4 carriers should get the galaxy s2 by the end of August. I'll believe the epic touch and September rumor when it's confirmed or at least echoed.

However, since its this "might" be the now second time its pushed back, if it is indeed September...I'm getting the photon by motorolla.

Sorry samsung/sprint you're screwing yourselves.

posted on 02 Aug 2011, 23:26 1

34. Missed the Mark (unregistered)


Here is another name that they could go with, since you are so bent on the within title: Samsung Epic Touch Within! I like it.

posted on 03 Aug 2011, 04:36

42. snowgator (Posts: 3199; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Well, if you are getting the Photon, Sprint isn't screwing itself. Just Samsung is.

And if all three carriers get the GS2 within a few weeks of each other, will it really matter who got first? No one will bolt one carrier for another if they know the one they are on will get it soon. Maybe T-Mobile might lose a customer or two who really wants one, but no one will leave Verizon for Sprint just because of a two or three week delay.

Epic Touch? Better than the "Within".

posted on 02 Aug 2011, 21:13

23. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1686; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


Trolls be gone!!!!!!

posted on 02 Aug 2011, 21:14 1

24. anywhere_2_run (unregistered)


I recant my statement about no one else saying it.

I only emphasize my lividness about the September release date.

posted on 02 Aug 2011, 21:17

25. BigNick (unregistered)


This makes one hope for an Epic 2 4G(or something along those lines); that will actually be a Galaxy S 2 with a keyboard. Not just the mild upgrade that was rumored(1.2ghz Single Core, 8mp camera, and 4” screen).

posted on 02 Aug 2011, 21:34 1

28. Valentino562 (Posts: 3; Member since: 22 Jul 2011)


Maybe I'm not paying enough attention, but I thought that it was coming out in August? I've been walking around here with a freakin Motorola E8 since January because I dropped by G2 in water, and have so far been able to fend off every temptation to get a real phone. But it's beginning to hurt. Especially when I think how much better off I may have been if I had just settled for the G2x when it came out.

I sometimes wonder whether or not I've developed a slight immunity to this waiting, and can possibly make it a few more months until the GSIII release. But then I figure that the US release date for the GSIII would likely have a comparable delay.

posted on 02 Aug 2011, 21:37 1

29. anywhere_2_run (unregistered)


I'm mad about the September release date.

Yay its coming out...but its been "coming out" for how long now?

Understand the frustration, I'm using a 4 year old blackberry because my 2 year old blackberry's screen flickered out on me. I'm desperately needing and ready for a new phone.

The longer it takes the more I'm thinking about other phones.

What's next an Oct release date?

Then the Iphone and samsung galaxy s2 duke it out for a dual release date? I don't trust them anymore.

posted on 02 Aug 2011, 21:59 1

32. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


Too bad the iPhone 5 will slaughter it and be better in every possible way.

posted on 03 Aug 2011, 00:47 2

36. 3meister (Posts: 3; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


I don't believe there have been any specs released for the iPhone 5, but I doubt they'd be that much better than the Galaxy S2.

posted on 03 Aug 2011, 04:41

43. snowgator (Posts: 3199; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Only among Apple loyalists. Those waiting on the GS2 will wait or most likely grab a high end Android replacement if they run out of patience.

And I think everyone should spot Miz one post without a thumbs down. He has had some level headed comments lately. Don't believe me, check out the comment section of the Photon review.

Then you can attack again...

posted on 03 Aug 2011, 08:52

48. Dj21o (Posts: 437; Member since: 19 May 2011)


You are seriously the most annoying little !bitch on these articles. All you do is down talk Android and every other OS. "IPhone will slaughter this", "iPhone will destroy this." Go and get the same name phone that has been behind Android the entire time of its development. Better yet, go somewhere where someone actually agrees with you, you're getting nothing but thumbs down and looking like a douchebag. Have a nice day.

posted on 03 Aug 2011, 19:39

57. gallitoking (Posts: 4684; Member since: 17 May 2011)


look just because the Miz expresses himself different than most of us.. doesnt mean that we should attack him... his loyal to the iphone.. but he speaks truth.. there is a saying here in PA that only geeks are waiting fot the SGII other than we all waiting for the iphone.... to arrive... we will just wait... on sales on those thre phones.. the Bionic. SGII and the iphone... all 3 will come out at the same time or close and we will find out once and for all.. until then..my prediction......................... iPhone 5 will slaughter the competition..

posted on 03 Aug 2011, 20:10 2

59. noitwont (unregistered)


i mean it will sell well iphone5 but won't slaughter the competition not at all

posted on 04 Aug 2011, 00:23

61. Dj21o (Posts: 437; Member since: 19 May 2011)


I'm not saying any of those phones will dominate. Especially a market that changes on a daily basis. Sure, the iPhone has great alternatives, so does Android, Windows, etc. You can't just come out and be the phone guru and predict who will dominate. He is also trolling on every single article that interests me and it has taken its toll. He needs to keep his ignorant comments to himself.

PS - WHO CARES WHO DOMINATES.

posted on 02 Aug 2011, 22:14

33. ying (unregistered)


just want the release date

posted on 03 Aug 2011, 00:44

35. PiranhasRule (unregistered)


http://www.bgr.com/2011/06/08/verizon-to-release-samsung-galaxy-s-ii-function-in-july/

Don't know if I can trust the source, they were wrong about the SG2 for Verizon coming out in July while they 'confirmed' it. I hope

posted on 03 Aug 2011, 01:30

37. xenover (Posts: 171; Member since: 27 May 2011)


Makes sense as the original epic has a keyboard
this is a touch version with 4g
am I right or am I right ?

posted on 03 Aug 2011, 01:49

38. vantenkiest (Posts: 308; Member since: 20 Apr 2011)


I want to know why PA released a story a while back stating the names Verizon Function. AT&T Attain, AND Sprint Within. now its the epic touch 4g.. I'll epically touch something alright. LMAO Fail Leave it the Within.. for within this phone is awesome hardware

posted on 03 Aug 2011, 02:59 1

40. UseCommonSense (unregistered)


Call it the Epic 2 and call it a day, No more ridiculous phone names.

posted on 03 Aug 2011, 06:14

45. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


if it had been named wave 3 i would have got it : )

posted on 03 Aug 2011, 06:14

46. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


and had been running bada

posted on 03 Aug 2011, 08:36

47. pandamaja (unregistered)


this sounds so...dirty

posted on 03 Aug 2011, 16:55

56. dissapointed (unregistered)


maybe they're waiting for a full year after introducing it before bringing it to the US, which would drag release until late January... Great! thank you sammy!! way to mess with peoples heads!

posted on 03 Aug 2011, 20:09

58. wellinteresting (unregistered)


looks like a Sept. release for the Bionic and Galaxy S2 and looks likes both are going to be 4G LTE woot.. already knew about the bionic was but .


"Other notable items include the September 8 release of the 4G Samsung Stratosphere, rumored to be the Verizon version of the Samsung Galaxy S 2"

hope its true :D

http://gear.ign.com/articles/118/1185976p1.html

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