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Verizon may not be getting a version of the Galaxy S II after all

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Verizon may not be getting a version of the Galaxy S II after all
According to several anonymous sources cited by the Wall Street Journal, Verizon wireless will not be adding a version of the popular Samsung Galaxy S II to their lineup after all.

Verizon Wireless attended the party for the original Samsung Galaxy S when they launched the Samsung Fascinate last year. All four networks had a version of the original and it was believed that would be the same case for the four major networks this year.

Sprint is said to be launching the Galaxy S II under the name Epic Touch 4G, AT&T is going to be calling their version the Attain and T-Mobile’s will be called the Hercules. It was rumored that Verizon would be calling their own version the Samsung Function, but now it appears that will not be the case.

It isn’t official just yet that Verizon will not be launching a variation of the Samsung Galaxy S II. Sources have been wrong before so we will just have to wait and see what happens at next week’s Samsung event. There are plenty of other worthy devices available for Verizon now and there will be even more in the future. That being said, are any of you Verizon customers going to be disappointed if this turns out to be true? Tell us what you think in the comments below.

source: WSJ via Android Central

UPDATE: Apparently, the WSJ has questioned Verizon, and they have confirmed the rumors - Big Red will not be carrying the Samsung Galaxy S II. Here's what Verizon's spokesperson said: "We have an extensive portfolio that offers customers a great variety of devices, including the Samsung Droid Charge.” Oh well, at least there are some other rumors going that Samsung and Verizon are working on another phone, which will reportedly feature specs that are very, very similar to what the Galaxy S II offers. Looking forward to that then!

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posted on 25 Aug 2011, 13:51 4

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


100 bucks says they still get it.

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 14:43 4

21. quakan (Posts: 1392; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


it has already been confirmed on Engadget that it won't be coming.

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 14:45

22. quakan (Posts: 1392; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


We just heard from a Verizon spokesperson who confirmed the carrier will not be carrying the device, and offered the following quote: "We have a robust portfolio of devices that offer customers exciting options including the Droid Charge by Samsung which runs on Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE network." - from Engadget

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 14:47

23. quakan (Posts: 1392; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


BGR has also confirmed, however, that Verizon Wireless will soon launch a Samsung device with very similar specifications — as in, nearly identical specifications — but it just won’t be a “GALAXY S II” phone. Perhaps it will be a new DROID device, a possible successor to the Samsung DROID Charge, or perhaps it will be something else entirely. In either case, Verizon Wireless subscribers certainly should not be worried when they don’t see an S II announced for the nation’s No. 1 carrier on Monday.

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 14:47 8

24. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


I wonder how many VZW customers who were waiting for the GSII on VZW will switch to Sprint once the GSII is available on Sprint? Sometimes VZW makes dumb moves.

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 14:50

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


that's not a confirmations that Verizon won't be carrying the Galaxy S II. if you read Phone Arena's article they already knew about the update to Engadget's story.

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 14:51 1

27. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Droid Bionic? But unless the benchmarks of the Bionic are comparable to the GSII, it ain't a GSII alternative/substitute....

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 14:53

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


the Bionic isn't really that far behind the Galaxy S II in terms of power.

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 14:54

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


it'll probably be the closest thing you can get to a Galaxy S II in terms of raw performance without getting a Galaxy S II for a while.

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 15:09 5

35. AngryGhost (Posts: 3; Member since: 25 Aug 2011)


I certainly will. I've been waiting for Verizon to release a decent phone since February. This is ridiculous.

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 17:31 4

68. Paden (Posts: 262; Member since: 07 Jul 2011)


The_Miz... A-Are.. Are you a real person? I have this weird feeling you are a fake persona made up by somebody as a joke.

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 16:16 3

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


Why should they get a second rate Android phone that copies most of the iPhone when they can instead have the iPhone 5 which will always be better than anything the Galaxy S2 can do.

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 16:24 20

50. PotDragon (banned) (Posts: 214; Member since: 22 Jul 2011)


Have you ever been correct about anything Miz?

You don't even have a iphone4, you stupid broke fool, how can you review a iphone5? Besides, the ip5 is a 3g phone...it is already outdated.

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 16:24 10

51. The_Miz_Bl0w_Me (unregistered)


iPhone 5 is going to be terrible, by the time that's out we'll have the Prime and laugh at the f**king losers who bought the iPhone 5.

I don't really mean that, I just f**king hate The_Miz so much for being such an annoying, trolling, biased piece of s**t iSheep.

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 16:29 4

52. dandirk (Posts: 187; Member since: 04 Aug 2011)


so "most" of the iphone is scrolling in the gallery lol.

Sounds like the iphone doesn't have much to copy then if Android has copied "most" of what the iphone has to offer.

douchebag

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 16:36 4

54. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


I Like turtles

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 16:51 2

59. Penny (Posts: 1661; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)


Eh, $100 bucks says that they get it a long time after the other carriers get it. Business as usual for Verizon.

(Sad Verizon customer here. They always suck at getting the better phones but they know I won't switch to another provider because I like their service.)

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 17:46 1

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


Lol, 12 people must hate the truth, as usual.

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 17:47 1

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


Are you a real person?

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 17:47 1

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


I like frogs

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 17:49 2

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


LOL, Nexus Prime, another crappy Samsung device. Look at all the problems with the Nexus S like poor data signal, dropped calls, poor wifi, and poor 4G reception. While the iPhone is a quality device unlike anything the Nexus can ever be.

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 17:50 3

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


4G is not even real 4G lol. It's just called 4G because people are so gullible with the 4G marketing thinking they got a super fast phone when they don't.

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 18:00 4

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


just because it's not legit 4G doesn't mean it's slow. nice try. ;P

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 18:02

84. iankellogg (Posts: 155; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


its a shame because those pre review videos make the bionic look slow as balls. which I am inclined to believe considering every moto device I have tried seems way slower than anything samsung or HTC has to offer.

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 18:04 7

85. wumberpeb (Posts: 453; Member since: 14 Mar 2011)


Keep thinking that

By the way, if someone actually gave you more than 1 or 2 thumbs up in a given comment, would your head explode? This is actually why i generally just give you a thumbs down no matter what you say. Just keeping you alive, Miz

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 18:22 2

89. Paden (Posts: 262; Member since: 07 Jul 2011)


I am a real person. I'm a PRO-Apple guy too.

But the stuff that spews out of your posts is just dissapointing.

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 18:24 7

91. Paden (Posts: 262; Member since: 07 Jul 2011)


Maybe if you wrote logically, and didn't bash anything Android... You might change some people's minds. You seem to go straight for the kill and it just annoys everyone.

iOS or Android, we can all agree that The_Miz is an annoying, blind, tool.

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 19:36

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


still faster than 3g. ill take pre-4g speeds over 3g speeds any day. f**king verizon moving to tiered data though

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 19:43 2

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


It's like I say cowboy, if I am not getting at least two thumbs down, then I am not doing my job.

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 19:45

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


Not my fault if iOS is better in every way than Android. Andrones are always b***hing and moaning about the stuff I say, yet they're the first ones to come out the bridge any time an Apple article is posted. Android is a buggy mess of an OS that still isn't fully repaired after 4 years. And lol, it gets more malware threats than even Windows.

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