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

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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165 Comments

1. Dj21o

Posts: 437; Member since: May 19, 2011

100 bucks says they still get it.

21. quakan

Posts: 1419; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

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

143. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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.

22. quakan

Posts: 1419; Member since: Mar 02, 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

47. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 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.

50. PotDragon

Posts: 214; Member since: Jul 22, 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.

79. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 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.

82. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

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

101. readingthissh1t

Posts: 303; Member since: Jul 20, 2011

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

114. Azure01

Posts: 127; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

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

115. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

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

129. Yeeee

Posts: 190; Member since: Aug 02, 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

146. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 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

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.

78. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 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.

137. iblackdroid

Posts: 67; Member since: Jul 19, 2011

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

52. dandirk

Posts: 187; Member since: Aug 04, 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

54. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

I Like turtles

77. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

I like frogs

68. Paden

Posts: 262; Member since: Jul 07, 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.

76. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

Are you a real person?

89. Paden

Posts: 262; Member since: Jul 07, 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.

107. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 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.

116. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

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

131. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

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

124. dandirk

Posts: 187; Member since: Aug 04, 2011

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

132. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 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."

136. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

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

121. cnwwyo

Posts: 126; Member since: May 26, 2011

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

133. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

Your point?

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