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

0. phoneArena 25 Aug 2011, 13:47 posted on

Verizon will not be carrying the Samsung Galaxy S II, says Big Red's spokes woman. The carrier got its own version of last year's Galaxy S, in the form of the Samsung Fascinate, but it looks like it will...

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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: 1140; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


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

posted on 26 Aug 2011, 06:56 1

143. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


everyone is popping a coronary for what?

guys, chill out, the statement never said for sure that the sgs2 wasnt coming. quit freaking out.

it is standard VZW policy to ignore questions about upcoming devices and push current ones. Until the official VZW statement reads "we are never getting the galaxy2" you shouldnt get excited. lol they arent going to miss out on the hottest phone and best iphone5 contender.

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 14:45

22. quakan (Posts: 1140; 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, 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 Besides, the ip5 is a 3g phone...it is already outdated.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, 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, 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, 20:09

114. Azure01 (Posts: 126; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


From what I've heard their have been instances where the 3g speeds have been exceptionally better than the "pre-4g" speeds

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 20:20 2

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


definitely not in the case of LTE though. maybe with AT&T's 3G & HSPA+.

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 23:34 2

129. Yeeee (Posts: 190; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)


Ill take 10 mbps over 2 mbps any day if u see the difference you would too you f**king dumb nerdy ass troll

posted on 26 Aug 2011, 12:22

146. taz89 (Posts: 2009; Member since: 03 May 2011)


just liked how ifanboys are gullible and believe everything apple says..lol you say the the ip5 will surpass the s2 but from every rumour of the ip5 it seems all it will be doing is matching the s2 if that..just like every other iphones have been doing..apple have NEVER come out with leading specs..1ghz android first,dual core android first,higher res screen android first although apple are leading in this area now...so miz how exactly is the ip5 going to surpass the s2

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, 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 26 Aug 2011, 00:34 1

137. iblackdroid (Posts: 67; Member since: 19 Jul 2011)


If any phone has poor data signal, its the iPhone 4 and its f**ked up antenna design

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: 5369; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


I Like turtles

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, 17:31 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, 17:47 1

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


Are you a real person?

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, 19:48

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


It's just that Android fans are always trying to defend Android but troll Apple. Yet they backpedal every time they're called out on it.

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 20:21 2

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


Miz you're a worse Android troll than like 10 of the Apple trolls here combined.

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 23:45

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


Yeah right, Android fans contradict themselves and backpedal with Android issues.

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 22:27 1

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


Its better then you who just decides to ignore any comment that proves your blatant blind comments are false.

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 23:46

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


Or maybe you guys should come up with something other than sticking your fingers in your ears and saying "nananana, Apple sucks hur hur."

posted on 26 Aug 2011, 00:28 1

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


uh..most of us definitely don't do that. i've given up trying to have an intelligent debate with you years ago.

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 21:32 4

121. cnwwyo (Posts: 125; Member since: 26 May 2011)


just look at his profile pic that says it all, loool

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 23:47

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


Your point?

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, 18:04 7

85. wumberpeb (Posts: 414; 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, 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, 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, 19:45

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.

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 21:33 1

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


I don't think iPhone is better in EVERY single way, but I do think it is more stable than Android. The battery life is much better, easy to use UI, and other great things (I can go all day lol). But, I think Android is better in terms of customization, SD card support, and the hacking/development community, not to mention free apps. ;) Apple is way overpriced (IMO). But in terms of smoothness and amazing screen quality, I give it to Apple. Just don't say they are better every single way lol. Everything just keeps getting better every year lol.

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 23:39

130. E.N. (Posts: 2224; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


Hey, I'm pro-iphone too and sometimes don't agree with what the Miz says, but my motto is if Android users can troll, then iOS users can do it too, so practice sucking it up.

posted on 26 Aug 2011, 00:27 2

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


at least we have mostly fairly smart trolls. you guys have some painfully stupid trolls. do yourself a favor and don't get caught up defending them.

posted on 26 Aug 2011, 12:24

147. taz89 (Posts: 2009; Member since: 03 May 2011)


just liked how ifanboys are gullible and believe everything apple says..lol you say the the ip5 will surpass the s2 but from every rumour of the ip5 it seems all it will be doing is matching the s2 if that..just like every other iphones have been doing..apple have NEVER come out with leading specs..1ghz android first,dual core android first,higher res screen android first although apple are leading in this area now...so miz how exactly is the ip5 going to surpass the s2

posted on 26 Aug 2011, 13:21 2

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


Lol 28 thumbs down. A new record.

posted on 29 Aug 2011, 20:18

164. MadelineMetzger (unregistered)


Do you even know anything about the Samsung Galaxy S 2? It blows iPhone 4 out of the water. And no one knows exactly what Apple will release this fall, so I wouldn't jump to any conclusions just yet.

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 14:47

23. quakan (Posts: 1140; 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, 14:50

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: 5536; 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, 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, 14:47 8

24. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5536; 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, 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, 16:51 2

59. Penny (Posts: 1107; 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, 14:07 3

2. Droiderrific Guy (unregistered)


i swear to the non-existent phone god that if the SGS2 does not appear on verizon wireless's shelves... oh man... dont even wanna think about it..

i just know imma lose mad sales...

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 14:25 1

16. Forsaken77 (Posts: 546; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)


I wouldn't sweat it. You guys are getting the Bionic, which has identical specs. The difference being that crappy MotoBlur software. And by the time these damn things come out, the rest of the world will be getting the Galaxy S3 already!!!

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 14:39 5

20. FrankJBones (unregistered)


What specs are you looking at? Definitely NOT identical.

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 14:09

3. gallitoking (Posts: 4682; Member since: 17 May 2011)


tomorrow.. will be an announment saying that they will get it... they play around with fandroids feelings... I even condone that behavior...

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 15:38 2

40. TOdoubleD (Posts: 113; Member since: 28 Mar 2011)


Kind of like all the articles on different sites playing around with us iPhone users, with rumors galore.

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 16:15 2

46. iHateCrapple (Posts: 734; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)


Your the bully gallitoking....condoning such behavior!

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 16:55

60. gallitoking (Posts: 4682; Member since: 17 May 2011)


well if they dont do it... whats the fun,..right. I love to see how most of you guys salivate over the SGII, how they push the release date, at least we are waiting for the iphone5 but we are not drooling waiting for it , unlike the Sammy kids,

ps. I am not the bully is you guys who like to be martir....

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 17:27 1

66. protozeloz (Posts: 5369; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


LOL you don't read many iPhone5 articles here. do you?

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 17:41

71. gallitoking (Posts: 4682; Member since: 17 May 2011)


I do.. but we know how Apple rolls and we wont know the specs of the iphone 5, so we just wait as opposse the Sammy kids whom drools over exynos, Amoled plus, we cant get exited for something that we are not sure... at least to the point of popping a vein...

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 17:46 1

75. protozeloz (Posts: 5369; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Haha I'ma show you some friends of mine then I bet they change your opinion, iPhone fans are as exited about the apple iPhone as android users about their next devices to the fact that many even make phone concept to wonder how the next generations iPhone could look like and whats likely to have

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