Verizon's Infocenter reveals an illusion-the Samsung Illusion, to be precise
posted by Alan F. / Nov 09, 2011, 10:02 PM
The specs expected for the Samsung Illusion are certainly nowhere what we see for the trio of high-end phones, starting with the 3.5 inch screen with resolution of 320 x 480. A single-core 1GHz Hummingbird processor is under the hood with 512MB of RAM aboard. There is 2GB of internal storage and the phone comes with a 2GB microSD card. A 3MP camera is on back and Android 2.3 is pre-installed.
While pricing hasn't been disclosed, a source tells Android Central that the phone should be launched sometime this month. And that, good friends, is not an illusion.
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First. Wow, so they're pulling Android phones out the magic hat now? No wonder the market is becoming saturated left and right and why Android phones have a lower resale value than the iPhone.
posted on Nov 09, 2011, 10:13 PM 2
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The phone is probably gonna Free to $50 on contract.
posted on Nov 09, 2011, 10:51 PM 2
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Exactly, apparently people don't get that. This is pretty much the poor mans smartphone. It's similar to the Vortex but with better specs. The Vortex/ Gem/ Ally were all s**tty free or close to free phones. There's a lot of people who still expect free phones with their upgrades or new acts. So this is what they get.
posted on Nov 10, 2011, 5:04 AM 0
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How many Galaxy-S-like phone does Verizon need? This is like their 5th all with very small differences. The only difference here is the smaller crappy screen.
posted on Nov 09, 2011, 11:05 PM 2
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They don't currently sell 5 Galaxy S-like phones. The Fascinate and Contiuum have been discontinued and are only available as refurbs and in agent stores that need to unload them. There is only the Stratosphere (an actual Galaxy S phone) the Droid Charge and this one. The Droid Charge is under the Droid Brand so really just this one and the Stratosphere, they passed on the GSII, remember?
posted on Nov 10, 2011, 5:48 AM 0
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kudos to VZW.. a lot of strong phones and mid range ones that are scheduled to be released as well for att.. but for the yellow now .. after the devils fruit release still nothing to match the competition... shame shame
posted on Nov 10, 2011, 8:19 AM 3
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its a samsung sratosphere with no qwerty keyboard.
posted on Nov 10, 2011, 11:25 AM 0
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I don\'t think it\'s 4G. They need a better entry-level LTE phone than the Pantech Breakout.
posted on Nov 10, 2011, 11:36 AM 0
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Pretty soon the Bionic will be their entry-level LTE phone. Seriously though, I don't expect any of the big 3 manufacturers to offer a new sub-$200 LTE phone on Verizon. They'll make more profit keeping older models like the Tbolt and Charge as their entry/midrange.
posted on Nov 10, 2011, 12:56 PM 1
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