AT&T might still be getting a QWERTY-less version of the Samsung Galaxy S II
posted by John V. / Jul 26, 2011, 8:24 PM
Needless to say, there are some people bummed out by the news this morning that we reported, but we might still see a QWERTY-less version of the handset. Apparently there is a prototype currently in testing which appears to be a version of the same handset, but without a keyboard packed on of course. So far, the only thing mentioned about the handset is that it’s running Android 2.3.4, employs a WVGA display, and is detailed as being “really sexy” according to the Android Central tipster.
As much as some people might be excited by this new revelation, it’s still rather difficult to say if this one will actually make it to market – though, it doesn’t hurt to hope, right?
source: Android Central
- Display 4.0" 480 x 800 pixels
- Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
- Processor NVIDIA Tegra 2, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
- Storage 8 GB + microSDHC
- Battery 1650 mAh(8.00h talk time)
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I just have one question. Why weren't things done like this sooner? It just makes sense. If you have phones like the Galaxy S and the Epic, both are extremely similar yet the Epic has the slide out keyboard. Then those who want a slimmer design and don't need the keyboard, they can get the Galaxy S. It's a win win for everyone.
posted on Jul 26, 2011, 8:43 PM 3
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too much time and money... corporation are greedy as F**K
posted on Jul 26, 2011, 11:45 PM 0
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that makes no sense whiteman. if the corperation was greedy they would launch both versions to maximize on sales. well, this version isnt the galaxy2 if its got a wvga screen. Maybe the galaxy2-Z or whatever it was called?
posted on Jul 27, 2011, 10:33 AM 0
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People still won't be happy. Seems like they always need something to complain about around here. I say Kudos (if true) to AT&T for wanting to carry two variants of the Galaxy S II to appeal to more people.
posted on Jul 26, 2011, 9:10 PM 3
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i think that if AT&T wants to carry two versions that's fine but the slider should be a smaller device.
posted on Jul 26, 2011, 9:31 PM 0
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why it should be smaller? i want the same fun and specs plus the qwerty...I want it all!!!!
posted on Jul 26, 2011, 10:03 PM 1
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usually the people who want keyboards are the ones that don't much care for a really big phone. if they're going to offer two models of the Galaxy S II they should use them to efficiently target as many consumers as they can by having both models make up for each other's weaknesses and that's not by offering each with equal gargantuan size, equal specifications and the only difference being one is equipped with a slide-out keyboard and the other is not. in Samsung & AT&T's case they would be wise to have an efficiently designed 4.0" slider and the 4.3" slab we all know and love IF offering a pair of Galaxy S II phones is what they're really planning.
posted on Jul 26, 2011, 11:18 PM 0
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Okay, one of the things that I laughed about the other article was that everyone went super crazy when it clearly said in the title "ALLEGED" version of the Galaxy SII. We still don't know if that other slide-out phone is a version of the Galaxy SII or not. It is all speculation right now until things are confirmed, so let's all just calm down and not jump to any conclusions just yet.
posted on Jul 26, 2011, 11:36 PM 1
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I dont like that the non slider only gets a wvga display ... no reason to be cheap now... everyone that wants a Galaxy s2 wants that super amoled display along with the power to make it do sexy things to your eyeballs
posted on Jul 27, 2011, 12:51 AM 0
My concern is that the QWERT-less version will be diminished in specs..possibly smaller, smaller battery, less RAM, weaker CPU...anything is game for this sort of "oh s**t, the qwerty keyboard version sucks, we need another one" quick decisions... It seems the screen isn't the super Amoled plus or whatever awesomeness is on the SGSII now... Basically, looks like I'll have to get the next great phone after the SGS2 :D Either this one won't come out, or it will suck, and I'm sure as hell not getting one with a slide out keyboard (they seem to have forgotten that these things have TOUCH SCREENS.)
posted on Jul 27, 2011, 1:48 PM 0
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