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Report: Samsung Galaxy S II Not Making Its Way to Verizon

I know, bad news on a Thursday morning.  According to the Wall Street Journal and confirmed by Verizon spokesperson Brenda Raney, Big Red will not be carrying the Samsung Galaxy S II…at all.   And I hate to say it, but we mentioned this very idea earlier in the week and are not surprised at all.  With our sources claiming that the Samsung Stratosphere is nothing more than a keyboarded Epic 4G variant, and with rumors swirling that Verizon will carry the Nexus Prime (made by Samsung), the SGS2 in their lineup made no sense.  We should also point out that we have pinged our sources numerous times over the last couple of months about the SGS2 on Verizon and they always come back empty.

Verizon would not elaborate as to why they would not be carrying the device, but did mention that they “have an extensive portfolio that offers customers a great variety of devices, including the Samsung Droid Charge.”

In related news, the Galaxy S II will find its way to AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint.  Each carrier’s variant is expected to be announced on Monday in NYC.

Thoughts?

Via:  WSJ

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  • Kinge

    Stupid verizon. I will move all our bussiness to AT&T.

  • HUGE misstep on Verizons part. There is no such thing as TOO MANY phones in your product portfolio.  People buy phones for all different reasons and 90% of people dont care about having the latest fastest bullshit.  They want a phone is functional for their needs on a daily basis.  Im sure there were a lot of people holding out for the S2 since its been reviewed as “gods vagina” of android phones.  VERIZON!!   YOU BLEW IT!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Eff U Verizon!! I’m done with you! I don’t care about losing my company discount from 2 jobs ago any more. I’m going to a carrier that offers it’s customers real choices. I applaud Sammy if this is because they wouldn’t let you soil their beautiful device with all of your CRAP!! You don’t deserve the SGS2. And you don’t deserve me!!!

  • Anonymous

    Sorry all but the Bionic is coming at a bad time imo. Seriously who would even think about upgrading now when a Nexus device has a very good chance of showing up on Verizon? I am ready to upgrade right now and probably would buy the bionic if it didnt have moto blur and some other minor vices that annoy me… It might have the biggest hype and most massive ad campaign in awhile or even have a lot of support for being a flagship device but that changes nothing, it still can’t compete with what a nexus device offers even if it were to have better specs, a nexus device woops the rest of the up coming phones. All this being said…..Verizon better get the next nexus lol.

  • This makes sense if you break it down. You have the Bionic coming out, the Droid HD, the Vigor, and now the Prime (which I would say is a big reason for GS 2 not coming to VZW being that it’ll be made by Samsung). Keep in mind, this is all within the next couple of months. There is such a thing as giving customers too many options you know, and I would say that’s a strong 4G portfolio going into the holidays. I wouldn’t curse Verizon, I would say they’re playing it smart. Besides, would you rather have TouchWiz on the GS or pure Android on the Prime? Just saying…

  • Raiderwill

    You Folks are SO FUNNY.. Who can raise their hand and tell me what app/ game out right now or is on the drawing board that can take advantage of Dual Cores? Hmmm? You all are soooo hooked on the Hipe.. Well I have a Rooted Droid Charge Running the GummyCharged 1.9RC2 Rom with the Go Laucher EX UI along with the Imnuts Custom Kernel which converts the File System to EXT4.. When I run/open apps along with YouTube Test on the S2 I am about a Second Slower.. Yeah.. The Charge is pretty damn fast when you know how to optimize it..Has HDMI Out and the only true 4G.. “Verizon” 4G.. oh.. The Super Amoled+ Screen as well.. S2? Yeah Right.. Last Yrs Tech? Yeah Right… Optimize and have it all with the Charge.. Oh.. Use Juice Defender Ultimate for Incredible Battery Life.. No.. You don’t have to Thank Me for Slapping you and waking you up to reality.. The Bionic’s Screen will Never.. EVER.. Look as Brillant as the Droid Charge.. And will be no faster if you the know how to Root & Roll in “Real World” use.. Stop being influenced by  Synthetic Benchmarks..

    • Being a Charge owner myself, I agree. Hate TouchWiz, so I went with Go Launcher. It actually made the phone faster somehow. I didn’t root it either. And honestly, I have been rather impressed with the battery life. Oh, and video is SICK on that screen.

  • DKON88

    F*CK YOU VERIZON!!!!

  • hatethanet

    Not surprised. Can current LTE hardware even fit inside a phone as thin as the GS2? Current LTE phones are all pretty thick.

  • F$#k U VERIZON!

    Ive lost all hope in huanity

  • Kierra

    HHHHAAAHHAAA -_- , Now I wanna see who is leaving Verizon…

  • Wireless Hero

    Who Cares?  It’s a Samsung.

    • Anonymous

      Where is the Unlike button??

  • Verizon is guided by a bunch of non-techie people. Why not give the consumer variety? Besides, if the Prime has a 4.5″ SAMOLED screen, that’s enough of a battery hog and I have little faith that it’ll be that great. If it has that screen AND LTE? Give me a break. At least the Prime will be updated more regularly and for longer than the SGS2 would on Verizon. Google: bring us 4.3″ 720p screen (non-pentile!), LTE, 16 GB internal+SD card, and NFC. 4.5″ screen is way too big…

  • Mr Blurryfingaz

    Who the hell wants a watered down tegra 2 3g version of the sgsll anyway when you can rule all machines. Hate vzw if you must. Their still the best, fastest and rock the best brand of android ever made. Oh yeah haters, don’t forget to thank Moto vzw and DROID for putting android on the map. Can you say unlimited 4g? #grandfathered

    DROID-LIFE-4-EVER

  • Are they trying to keep the best phones off their network? Sheesh.

  • Caprich96

    Moto wins again

  • Galaxy_fan

    FRACK YOU, VZW!!!!

  • Crackmonkeys4hire

    Maybe the Galaxy S II will be replaced by the Nexus

    • i was going to say that with this news, it would be safe to say that the Prime will indeed be on VZW. 

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  • Ven727

    Wow did they really just compare the Droid Charge to the Galaxy S II

  • J Dub

    Well shit. I can tell you that the Bionic does not interest me. Never has. Just doesn’t pull on my heart strings at all. 

  • BTGGTR1

    Verizon has now gone from suck to blow. Thanks big red. You better get the next Nexus, or you may lose a customer soon. Me.

  • Weststates1

    Verizon needs to pull their head out.  I am so sick of waiting for them to come up with phones that are comparable to phones with other companies I can’t stand it.  What is the matter with them.  They are always a day late and a dollar short.  I have nine phone lines on Verizon and I’m thinking about moving all of them to someone else.

    • You have nine phone lines and Big Red is dumb? Like Ice cube once said, Who’s the mack?

  • Sporty

    I’m getting this feeling this has something to do with Motorola. Could it be they didn’t want the competition with the Bionic so they pressured Verizon to ditch getting the GSII?? Can’t shake that vibe….

    • BTGGTR1

      I’m thinking it’s possibly because Verizon insisted on a 4G LTE radio being stuffed into it and Samsung would have had to re-design the whole phone to accomidate it. It’s sleek, slim design would have been ruined. None of the 4G LTE phones out there are really very slim. On the bright side, maybe it’s because they are possibly releasing the Nexus Prime this fall and don’t want to compete with itself selling two awesome phones at the same time. I hope, cause I want that Nexus Prime!!

      • exactly, and that would make a lot of sense…..

  • So is Sprint a good choice carrier? I’m leaving Verizon if they really don’t get the GS2.

    • Dash Speeds

      Nothing really compares to Verizon, especially if you live in an LTE area. 

    • Anonymous

      Sprint’s network is the worst of them all.

  • Anonymous

    Dont worry, iRizon Wireless is still getting the Atrix!

    • Dash Speeds

      I see what you did there. Too bad the Bionic is significantly different from the Etna/Atrix, still, clever. 

  • Tom Luley

    I wonder who’s doing this is? I think its Samsung not wanting to redesign their “pretty” little phones, trying to keep it thin and light, and putting an LTE chip in there would scratch that. They would have to redesign the whole phone for one carrier…My buddy (who loves everything Samsung and would never say a bad thing about them) is convinced that its Verizon’s move to not have the GS2. What do you guys think?

  • Next will be…Verizon not getting Nexus Prime….

  • SuckitJobs

    One big reason Verizon is not going to carry the Samsung Galaxy S: iPhone 5. F’ Verizon, they can shove the iPhone 5 where the sun don’t shine.

    Before leaving, Jobs probably pressured VZW to prevent too much competition for his precious Dildo Phone. If Verizon wasn’t getting the iPhone 5, you can bet they would have jumped through hoops to get it.

    Thank Steve Jobs and Apple for one final F’U before departing to us consumers.

  • jimbob

    Senseless to have done it with the Prime coming.  Not a big deal in my book.

  • Craigg

    I had a gut feeling that this would happen. My best guess is that they can’t incorporate the LTE radio along with the GSM/HSDPA radios due to size limitations. Without the global radios the Galaxy S2 is virtually identical to the Samsung Charge with a slightly faster CPU. If they made it a true global phone without LTE it would be similar to the Motorola Droid 3, and I would rather have the Motorola as it has a better quality radio plus the physical keyboard.

  • Anonymous

    I hate to say it but without a great network the phone is not usable as most of our apps and daily use rely so must on good data and internet access. The other carriers just don’t have a good network. Not like Big Red anyways. People that want their vanilla phones will wait for for Prime. As for myself I’m getting my Bionic… Come on pre-order!!!

  • Bob

    Really bites.  Nothing like the size of the SGS2.  Well we will see what the Prime or Vigor looks like.

  • The Joker

    Come on Vigor!

  • Q

    lulz.. as if millions of fanboys suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced

    • Dash Speeds

      Best post yet

    • Dash Speeds

      Best post yet

  • tjmonkey15

    I’d trade a Galaxy S II for the Nexus Prime (assuming rumored specs are to be believed) any day of the week.  Vanilla Android over Touchwiz for sure.

  • Anonymous

    Looks like the Bionic sales will have a nice increase now…

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  • P5stover

    just got stabbed in the heart!

  • dieringer scott

    Everyone post on verizons twitter and facebook page!

  • dieringer scott

    Everyone post on verizons twitter and facebook page!

  • Anonymous

    What I love is that AT&T was rumored to get two different versions of the phone, but Verizon can’t offer a single one. Is it just me, or has anyone else thought that Verizon has been giving it’s customers some pretty crappy options compared to other carriers since they’ve started selling the iPhone?

  • HTC Vigor just keeps looking better everyday!

    • Dash Speeds

      Have fun with that good-old A8. 

    • Dash Speeds

      Have fun with that good-old A8. 

  • Anonymous

    Ha.
    Haha.
    HAHAHA!!

  • Imns

    I am so glad I decided to get the Droid 3… so what no LTE.  It has everything I need..and now it can be rooted?  Wooo f*cking  Hoo!

  • Well, I am done with Verizon and their shit Motorola phones.  I command myself to the iphone 5.  

    • Anonymous

      Yeah if it had lte then maybe it would be in the running but I’m not gonna get stuck with a 3g phone for 2 years.

    • Anonymous

      Then what are you doing here?  Have fun with your pretty paperweight.

      • ShockHouse

        Little fanboy man. Without Apple convincing people they wanted/needed a smartphone your android would have died before it even came. I love Android but don’t be such an fanboy.                                                    DROID BIONIC

        • Anonymous

          Go play in traffic little boy.

  • Anonymous

    Nexus Prime or bust at this point… gew

  • NSBJJ

    I was hoping for the Samsung Celox (Verizon’s version of Galaxy S II) was true.  The Vigor and Bionic are too close is size and specs to make a difference to me and the Prime won’t be released for months (Nov./Dec.)  So, it looks like the Bionic on September 8th for me.

  • I am happy with my Droid Charge, the screen and battery life on the fast
    4G network works for me. I enjoy a dual core on my tablet, because of
    the bigger screen I use it more often for multitasking, but I don’t miss
    it on my phone.

    • I’ve considered the Charge but the biggest issue for me is the physical buttons on it. I want a cover and dealing with those will just be a huge pain in the….. 

  • Anonymous

    I say we blow up Verizon’s Twitter/Facebook accounts with complaints. It’s at least something to let them know how stupid this decision would be.

    http://www.facebook.com/verizon
    http://twitter.com/#!/VerizonWireless

  • Mr Blurryfingaz

    Wow. Theres a bunch of infants in here crying over spilled milk. The sgsll that hits the states isn’t even gonna be able to compete with the other versions. Their not even shipping with the exynos processor. Just a watered down phone to me. The vigor the LG revolution 2 the bionic the Droid HD and the nexus prime and the iphone 5 will hold Big red down for a good while. If its on the road map its coming out. Stop crying about the bionic. It will get here when it gets here and when it does haters skirts will flip to fan boy jeans as for seen. Some of you clowns be having me week acting like your day just got destroyed or sand was thrown in to your vagina. Sad and pathetic when all that’s left for you to do is hate. But we do only what we are meant to do. At least you know your roll, but that’s not saying much…

    • VerizonSUkhard

      WTF r u that ignorant gs2 when sprint sells it on the sept 9th will have the same exynos processor and specs with maybe a slightly bigger screen and larger battery. I dare any other phone to try and compete. Vigor still uses the slow-mo adreno gpu, bionic already FAILED, nexus? don’t know who will get it, crapple, well… only a select kind of people likes those phones. I don’t know enough about the other phones, but I’m sure they cant compete.

      • Mr Blurryfingaz

        The sgsll gt i9103 which passed through the FCC with cdma technology is running the tegra ll. I do my homework. The vigor will have dual core 1.5 ghz chips. Qualcomes second Gen smart guy. That’s 50% more power then the tegra ll if its clocked at 1ghz since we haven’t seen no tegras at 1.2. T.I. chips smash on both of those which the bionic has. Know what your talking bout dude before you comment. Even at 1 ghz its a beast. Look beyond the specs and a little more at capabilities and you might learn something.

  • Rick

    Are you f’ing kidding ME!?!?!??!?!??!?!??!?!?!?!

  • Anonymous

    Yay… good job Verizon! Best selling phone in the world and you pass… Does this sound familiar to anyone?

  • rrosotho

    Im not suprised at all Verizon has the best coverage but “ok” phones. Its like Verizon is holding back on thier phone selection. They have been like this for years now. But on the other hand wouldnt you want the best phone with the best coverage?

  • rrosotho

    Im not suprised at all Verizon has the best coverage but “ok” phones. Its like Verizon is holding back on thier phone selection. They have been like this for years now. But on the other hand wouldnt you want the best phone with the best coverage?

  • I could care less about the gs2 and never will since i hate touchwiz. I’m excited for the Nexus Prime for myself simply for vanilla android and the 720p dual core goodness it’s not confirmed but it is in the Vzw system as tba but for some reason that it doesn’t happen then Bionic all the way.

  • Anonymous

    Am I the only one who feels that VZW has good service & mediocre phones?!?!?!??!?!?!  FFS VZW listen to your customers already!#@%!@%#

    • Sporty

      I’m getting that impression a bit myself. Seems other carriers are moving ahead with some impressive devices and Verizon is happy with the iPhone and whatever else. The Bionic should be good for them but having one isn’t gonna save them and the other ‘coming’ phones are just that…still coming. So was the GSII….how did that turn out?

  • Anonymous

    They’re not carrying a Galaxy S II branded phone.  So Droid Charge 2 or Nexus then.  Hopefully Nexus.

  • Dave

    As much as this news sucks…it’s not really shocking.

    I’m also not expecting the Prime to show up on Verizon’s doors. Not anytime soon at least. 

  • Anonymous

    Verizon also may not like that fact the Samsung dropped the ball with the Fascinate and the phone not ringing when peopled called people.  Took 2 firmware updates and months to fix.

  • MFG

    F**K!

  • Anonymous

    Son of a bitch. Verizon, I effing hate you.

    • Dash Speeds

      The Bionic doesn’t have physical keys. 

      • Anonymous

        That’s obvious. I never said it did. I just said I am not getting the Bionic.

        • Dash Speeds

          Why mention anything about your Droid X then? lol

          • Anonymous

            Take a minute to comprehend what I’m trying to get across. My Droid X is going down the crapper; therefore, I am waiting for a new phone.

          • Sporty

            The Charge has physical buttons too. You know that,right? That’s one of the reasons I’m shying away from it. Otherwise it seems like a nice phone.

          • Anonymous

            Don’t press the buttons so hard next time……and yeah the Charge has physical buttons as well.

  • Daddy1luv

     I’m getting Bionic..

  • Look at the bright side.  The last Galaxy S phone Verizon had, the Fascinate, was all Bing-ed out.  This likely would have been as well being the newest iteration of the same phone family.  So, no Bingy GS device on Verizon.

    • Anonymous

      True. Verizon would’ve just ruined another good phone by loading it up with crap. That and it would never be getting an update…

  • Ray

    There can be 12 Motorola phones but Samsung can only have a few at a time doesnt seem fair to me but oh well the bionic it is

  • Jerryshmigglehammer

    VERIZON, YOU SUCK!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Droid Charge…Ha Ha Ha…..you’re joking right?

  • Seals my purchase for the HTC Vigor

  • Anonymous

    YES! BOYAH ALL YOU SAMMY FANBOYS!! I’m getting the Bionic on day one!

  • dima

    Sounds like confirmation we are getting the Nexus Prime to me…

  • Legoturte92

    I kinda laugh at all the people who mocked the Bionic and saying that the SGII was better and that they are strictly waiting for that. I for one was going to pick the out of those that I thought was best of the phones and now that the SGII is gone it’s between the other two…unless I get tired of waiting and jump straight on board with the Bionic, which I was going to do when it was originally announced.

  • Anonymous

    Extensive, exschmensive.  I do NOT like Motorola phones whatosever, for multiple reasons, and I while HTC phones are okay to a point, I have some issues with them as well.  Samsung is my brand of choice, and Verizon hasn’t given them much respect at all.  The Droid Charge is not an option because it’s too expensive, and there is no LTE service where I live, and there likely won’t be for quite a while still, so it’s pointless to waste the money on it.  All I can say is Verizon had better darn well get the Nexus Prime.

  • Anonymous

    I was going to get the Galaxy over the iPhone 5. But now it’s not coming out for Verizon, I guess I’ll have to go with the Iphone..

  • Joshua Granville

    Well this makes my decision easier.  Bionic it is.

  • James_Ever

    I am going with that the reasoning why this isn’t coming to Verizon because of the revision of the Bionic and all the money they are going to put into marketing it…after its released it seems and having the two of them compete would mean losing more money. Sorry for those that wanted this but other phones are on the horizon and it may be worth the wait.

  • Benjamin Mackie

    This is literally just because Motorola couldnt get their act together on the bionic, wasted so much time, and VZW doesnt want a significantly better phone coming out right when their flagship does. The bionic is a phone that is over 6 months behind every other carrier. Im holding out for the vigor. Mother f***ers

    • Dash Speeds

      Nope, the original Bionic (Etna) was scrapped, the current Bionic (Targa) uses top-of-the-line hardware and was always slated for a August/September release. Have fun with your overclocked A8.

      Edit: And by that I mean the Bionic runs an OMAP 4 A9 processor that crushes A8 architecture.

      • Dash is correct people see 1.5 and go ape sit when in reality it is using an A8 which won’t help battery either

        • Anonymous

          Plus it is HTC and we all know how they are with battery life.

    • Anonymous

      It’s funny that people treat the Bionic like it’s the same exact phone that was shown off at CES.  This is completely different!  Don’t be surprised if the Vigor ends up being slower than the Bionic buddy.

  • Carlito Pr787

    Lol keep waiting for the sgs2 now lmao now they gonna hop on the prime wagon

  • Kyle Lehman

    I just died a little inside.

  • With all of the rumors of the next nexus device coming to verizon I doubt people really cared about the SGII, also would it be so different between the carriers like the SGI was.  Their is a reason why the fascinate didnt sell and got shelved pretty quick….Samsung FLOODED the market was phones that were not all that impressive, and each carrier had a different querk.  The same will be with the SGII just watch.  Does any other carrier have any phone that touches the Droid Charge, T-Bolt, X2, Bionic, D3 just to name a few.  BTW, not a fan of HTC products, T-Mobile has a nice HTC lineup but CRAPPY network

  • Wow Samsung totally screwed the pooch with the SII in the US. First they take forever getting it here, then it’s not even going to land on the largest carrier. I was ready to buy one when they announced it (and I’m an HTC guy) but now I’ve just given up. I’m waiting for the Nexus Prime.

  • Pete D’Antonio Jr.

    My OG is on it’s deathbed and this just made my Bionic choice that much easier.  There is no way I can wait for vaporware when my phone is the way it is.  This blog is full of people waiting for the next thing but they never actually buy a damn phone.  HTC vigor? HTC hardware sucks comon and the Prime isnt even confirmed for Verizon.

    Bionic will be the best verizon phone until the holidays

    • Dash Speeds

      So much yes.

    • Larry Jr. Lima

      I lol’d at your “deathbed” comment because I can relate to it. I’ve never had HTC and willing to give the Vigor a shot, but the Bionic is very tempting. Or I can hold off and wait for the Prime. I mean, my OG vibrating whenever it wants to doesn’t seem to be that much of a bother :

    • Anonymous

      My OG is still running strong and I will probably hold out for the Prime,,,,

  • Anonymous

    At least now we can end the stupid Bionic vs. SGS2 feud…

  • Busted327

    After more than 2 years, my OG is barely hanging on. I have always taken care of
    it, but it has been used hard. I hope it lasts till the prime shows up,
    otherwise I will be forced to roll a Bionic : /

    • Bullet Tooth Tony

      The OG isn’t even 2 years old yet, yours must be special…. :-p

  • Murphy

    I’m going to pretend I didn’t read this.

  • Anonymous

    Droid Charge does not equal Galaxy SII

    • They both made by Samsung, so what’s the difference?
      /s

  • Anonymous

    I was gonna get the bionic regardless.. i dont know if i can handle a phone that has no hdmi or led notification and no hd dock to browse online on my hdtv anyway.  Motorola really made their new blur (motorola applications platform) nice and smooth and subtle compared to older devices.. i can live with the pentile screen cuz i have compared and noticed it only when my face was about 5 inches from the device and having to really look for it.  I just cant get over the 300 price but i should have a discount coming since i had my OG droid.. and i bought droid x retail price.

  • Anonymous

    Everyone keeps referencing the Prime, that it will be coming.  There is no….no confirmation of this anywhere.  So someone saw it at Verizon, great…..what does that really mean?  Nothing.  Verizon has skipped the past 2 Nexus phones and I really don’t see that changing.  Sure it is nice to dream….but its just not in the cards.  However, I would joyfully eat my words as I have a Droid 1 and am continuing to hold out for a worthy successor…

  • Adios

    I can’t take another post where you take credit for “mentioning an idea”.  You guys post every possible permutation of a rumor, and then take credit for the one that’s right.  You often go with one rumor until the very end, flip your stance, and then still have the audacity to take credit for being right.

    • I have to agree.  You can’t speculate on every possibility and then take credit for whichever happens to be true.

      • Isn’t their job to post rumors and updates to phones? This is a android blog correct… I personally like that they post what they heard because if they didn’t then it would be very boring around here…all sites do it to, Phandroid, androidcentral etc….just 2 days ago Phandroid posted that Korea has the verizon lte and first pics lol common its fun…..I think they should post rumors….if I wanted factual news I would go to cnn

        • Anonymous

          I think what he was saying is that posting rumors are fine but when you post a ton of rumors and then say one thing and a week later say well I knew it was this one all along without mentioning that just a week before they were saying the opposite.

          • I’m glad at least one person is still able to read.

      •  No response huh Kellex?

        • Jasper

          What in the hell are you crying about?? What did Kellex take credit for??, all he said was “And I hate to say it, but we mentioned this very idea earlier in the week and are not surprised at all.”

          He said they mentioned the idea and are not surprised at all. OMG, he is taking credit for predicting this…
          Get over it, we all know VZW is typically great network, late on phones…

          Rumor: Droid HD, HTC Vigor, Nexus Prime, LG Rev2.. be patient or switch carriers. Your choice.

        • Jasper

          What in the hell are you crying about?? What did Kellex take credit for??, all he said was “And I hate to say it, but we mentioned this very idea earlier in the week and are not surprised at all.”

          He said they mentioned the idea and are not surprised at all. OMG, he is taking credit for predicting this…
          Get over it, we all know VZW is typically great network, late on phones…

          Rumor: Droid HD, HTC Vigor, Nexus Prime, LG Rev2.. be patient or switch carriers. Your choice.

    • Anonymous

      Agree they post 10 different rumors and then say see we told you this would happen when the other 9 rumors were wrong. Not to mention only give credit to other sources about half the time.

    • Mctypething

      Great point. How about all of the other rumors you posted speculating on the Verizon version of the GSII? You can’t post everything as a rumor, flag it as a rumor, and then when one happens to pan out say, “wait, we told you about that.” What a joke.

  • Coaste1313

    Im going to have to get the bionic. I have an HTC Eris and that thing is falling apart on the inside. I don’t even have the market anymore. One day It just disappeared. I know I could wait till October for the prime but with delays on every major phone it will probably be December by the time it cones out. The bionic isn’t that bad and my area should be getting 4g in october

  • Coaste1313

    Im going to have to get the bionic. I have an HTC Eris and that thing is falling apart on the inside. I don’t even have the market anymore. One day It just disappeared. I know I could wait till October for the prime but with delays on every major phone it will probably be December by the time it cones out. The bionic isn’t that bad and my area should be getting 4g in october

  • booboolala2000

    And lastly. No Gingerbread for the Charge, and they call that “extensive”? LOL.

  • booboolala2000

    And lastly. No Gingerbread for the Charge, and they call that “extensive”? LOL.

  • Jon

    OK wait…so why did I get Samsung Galaxy S II Ads in my email then? Did I sign up for those maybe? and it had nothing to do with Verizon all along? 

    What a fail. That Nexus prime better be out soon then. I don’t think the Droid Bionic will dissapoint at all. At least we know the Droid Bionic will likely have a notification light!!! My fascinate doesn’t and do I miss it so. When I’m in the library or at school, I have no clue if someone’s tried to reach me unless I wake up the phone and check. A time waster for sure. 

  • The Truth Squad

    That is total bullshit.  I have been a loyal Verizon custoimer but this makes me look elsewhere.  They are so damn arrogant!

  • droiddoes

    FML

  • Anonymous

    Personally, I think the HTC Vigor IS the Nexus Prime…

    • Dash Speeds

      That would suck. I’d much rather have the rumored Samsung running an OMAP4460. 

    • Anonymous

      No the revived Moto Razor/Android phone is the Prime…: )

  • mtbhk44

    I am so sick of these carriers holding us hostage w/regards to what phones we can and can’t purchase.  They are phone companies…can you imagine being told what phone you can/can’t hook up to your landline at home?  Why this model of the wireless providers being in charge of what phones can/will be utilized on their network was allowed to begin with, is beyond me.  This is a big fat fail…

    BIG

    FAT FAIL

    • Anonymous

      The alternative would be to adopt what the rest of the world outside north America does, but you have to pay unsubsidized prices for all phones. Are we ready to pay $700 to $1000 for every new cell phone?

  • Buckgrad

    Screw the Charge. Big mistake…

  • ML

    Verizon has to sell Bionics and Charges, so while it sucks that they won’t sell the SGSII, I guess it makes sense for their partners.

    The key question is whether the Nexus Prime will arrive with LTE soon.  I hope so, but everything always seems to be delayed on Verizon.  Hope that people are happy with their Bionics in September because that may be the best phone Verizon will have for several months.

    • Anonymous

      they are getting the iphone 5 also.

      • Anonymous

        Lol. You’re posting in a Verizon-Android-Droid product line blog.

        • Anonymous

          Yeah but it is coming they said the bionic would be the only one for months.

          • Anonymous

            I don’t think any non top-shelf Android phone registers here as a choice. You see holy wars going on between fans of Android OEMs here. Non android phones are dismissed. I mean even locked bootloader androids are blasted here. We’re beyond contemplating the ip5. You’re deep in it on this blog.
            XooMail™ – Android® XooMified°

          • Anonymous

            No I just look what fits my needs the best. I have no allegiance these flame wwars are a joke just makes both sides look like fools. I had an iPhone and have a TB now so I know how both aare and will see what is out and which works best for me. Idk why people flame eachother over a phone. Then again these are the same people who bitch about everything so it should be eexpected anymore.

          • Nicely said

          • Anonymous

            Hey! My current phone’s a TBolt too! Nice choice my amigo. But we both know the battery flaw, lol.

            ThunderBolt 4G™ – LTE Revolution°

          • Anonymous

            Verizon sent me a free extended battery so my battery life is great.

          • Anonymous

            I got the two pack for $29 and carry extra ones when i go out. I think I got too many widgets going on, the regular 1400mAh battery only lasts 4-5 hours for me. (I got the official HTC 2750mAh ext. battery originally, but made the phone too thick.)

            ThunderBolt 4G™ – LTE Revolution°

          • Anonymous

            Hey! My current phone’s a TBolt too! Nice choice my amigo. But we both know the battery flaw, lol.

            ThunderBolt 4G™ – LTE Revolution°

        • Anonymous

          Yeah but it is coming they said the bionic would be the only one for months.

    • Dash Speeds

      With an A8 snapdragon and sense? Nah.

  • Interstellarmind

    i’ll take a nexus over a galaxy s…

    at leas it’l lbe down to just two phones, now: htc vigor and nexus prime

    (though, i must admit, lack of info about htc’s vigor is beginning to make my WANT for the vigor fade a little… c’mon, htc, take a page from moto’s book. their phones,a fter the OG, may suck, but at least their marketing – viral and un-viral – is excellent. start leaking some specs/ photos!!!)

  • Anonymous

    I called it awhile back that they would pass on this and get the new nexus.

  • mdhenshaw

    Listen idiots… why would anyone think that the Nexus Prime is coming Verizon? Based on what? Rumors? There were rumors/reports than the GS2 was coming to VZW first as of 3 weeks ago. The Prime is vaporware.

    • Anonymous

      @P3Droid pretty much confirmed it through some of the code in a leaked Nexus ROM he got. Check out his old tweets. It was enough of a confirmation for me to plan on holding back on the Bionic, GSII, Vigor, and Spyder.

    • Although the Prime may not come to Verizon, I think you need to look up the definition of vaporware.  The phone is real and will be released, we just don’t know which carriers will have it.

      By the way, chill the f*ck out with calling people idiots.

  • radyoactive

    Thank god this news broke.  I’m tired of seeing thread after thread of the SGS2 vs (insert phone name) in the Verizon threads.  

    This is at least a positive that we could very well see the Nexus Prime later this year, maybe October!

  • Man this sucks but hey what you going to do…verizon hate to say it but is right too many devices…they should of not sold the charge and just released the sgs2

  • I sincerely hope the only reason is because they decided to go all out and bring the Nexus Prime and figured the SG2 would just steal sales from that…..PLEASE, OH PLEASE let that be the case.

  • Anonymous

    Bionic it is!

  • Anonymous

    I think the real reason is that Samsung didn’t want to compromise the slim form factor for an LTE radio and Verizon realizes they need to stop putting out 3G phones. 

  • Anonymous

    Vigor/Prime or bust.  I imagine they declined the phone because it would upstage the Bionic which they have already sunk a ton of money into marketing-wise.

  • Anonymous

    September: Bionic – I’ll pass

    Last week in October or early November: Nexus Prime – Probably my next phone.

    What are the rumored dates for the HTC Vigor and the Motorola Spyder (aka Droid HD code name Dinera)?

  • Faust’s_Lament

    sorry, can someone remind me, is the Vigor (theoretically) slated for September or October?

    • Interstellarmind

      first week of october.

    • Anonymous

      October. But anything could change.

  • Failure

  • This is a bit surprising since the GS1 (Fascinate) was carried on Verizon.  I would have thought a Fascinate 2 would be a natural sequel.

  • Hi Bionic. 🙂

  • Anonymous

    Classic.

  • Graywolfscv

    Figured I’d come into a lot of pissing and moaning about how Verizon doesn’t care about it’s customers and how they are all abandoning them. Who cares? It’s just a phone, people. #firstworldproblems

  • Anonymous

    i cannot wait any longer with this feature phone.  VZW, wtf!!!!!!! wtf!!!!! i’ve been waiting all summer!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    As long as the Prime comes I can deal with it…. I didn’t want a 3G SGSII anyway

  • NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

  • Illegitimi non Carborundum

    Why would it expire?  If you renew a contract you wouldn’t lose unlimited data…

  • bunk moreland

    My unlimited data expires may 2013 (unless Red cuts that short) perfect time to leave Verizon.

    • booboolala2000

      if they cut the unlimited data plans short, it should breach the contact and etf. I will leave the day that happens. Unless they offer a Nexus device. I have four lines three phones with $30 unlimited and one Xoom with $35. And I’m sure I’m not the only one that feels the same.

    • Jim Dandy

      Gots to rock the avatar Bunk!

  • Anonymous

    Thats so stupid, idc about the charge or stratosphere, i want the gs2. Now the only good phone will be the bionic and nexus prime

  • WormDoes

    Oh well, less temptation while waiting for the Prime

  • Guest

    Like I always say.  Verizon doesn’t care.  As long as people stay for their network they don’t have to worry about carrying a phone the other guys have.

    • Anonymous

      They have the HTC Vigor, Motorola Droid HD, LG Rev 2 and possibly the Nexus Prime. Right now those phones triumph anything leaked for other carriers and are all expected by the end of the year. So I think you have to give VZW credit, they have plenty coming.

  • LOL, really

  • Txbeaner

    :’-(….sad day today…

  • Anonymous

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0B4iifg_-b4
    I will hold on buying the Bionic for a couple of weeks, until it drops in price, and see if Prime is coming

  • Anonymous

    Really good news if this means that Verizon gets the Prime! I would have had buyer’s remorse in November had I gotten the GSII.

  • Illegitimi non Carborundum

    Pathetic.  VZW once again gets the competition in their sites, turned the gun around and shoots themselves in the head.  Don’t bet on the Nexus either…  The fruits, I mean Apple, must have them by the short and curlies…

  • Kenny Contreras

    While I am excited for the Prime…. I had my eye on this as my next android device. And the prime is rumored to drop in the fall? Just more time to wait… 🙁 

  • Anonymous

    There’s no conspiracy, guys. It was clear that VZW wouldn’t have the SGS2.

    Because of LTE device delays, their entire phone release schedule was delayed this year. The Bionic is coming out in two weeks; between that, the Vigor, the iPhone, and the Nexus Prime they don’t really have room for another major headline-grabbing phone. The SGSII would be a redundant phone that costs VZW extra money to sell and support when there are four other major smartphones coming out around the same time period that target the same high-end audience.

  • I bet it’s partly because they couldn’t fit an LTE radio in it and didn’t want to be the only carrier with a 3g SGS2.

  • booboolala2000

    I would have to think that VZW will in fact have the Nexus Prime if this pans out to be true. That would be the only reason that it would not come to VZW. If it isn’t LTE I will sell my D3 and keep my Charge. And with the money from the D3 it would only be another $300 or so out of pocket. So want a Nexus. Been a long time since my OG Droid

    • booboolala2000

      Despite what the fruit blogs claim. I am pretty sure that if the Nexus Prime came to VZW, that it would easily be their biggest seller this holiday season. More-so than even the iPhone 5 I think. More people have an Android phone on VZW than they have the iPhone 4, so it would be an easier upgrade. But I can’t imagine(maybe i could) that VZW would have two mega phones released around the same time. It would be great to see, but it would probably crash their activation system. 

  • DanSke

    …and thus the riots started.

  • Zach

    I rather have the Nexus Prime than the GS2 so that’s fine.

  • Anonymous

    pfft I guess im gonna have to spend my next upgrade on a bionic now, unfortunately );

  • Anonymous

    I DON’T GIVE A FUHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH; me wants a nexus phone!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Yep, i think i’m going to AT&T.  either that, or see what the Vigor has to offer.  I’ve been waiting since APRIL with my FU*&ing LGenV3 for the phone.  This infuriates me to no end.

    • Bullet Tooth Tony

      I can’t say that I blame ya… the time may be coming for me to switch as well, having had nothing but Bell Atlantic/Frontier/Verizon for my cell phone owning life… 3G W-CDMA voice sounds better anyway.

  • Anonymous

    Well then hurry the hell up with the Nexus Prime.

  • Anonymous

    wtf!!! well nexus prime better be on verizon

  • ARE YU KIDDING ME?!?!… Fail… Epic, epic fail… 

  • GMBeyer7
  • Could explain why there haven’t been any leaks for the Galaxy SII on Verizon.  NEXUS Prime it is then

  • Could explain why there haven’t been any leaks for the Galaxy SII on Verizon.  NEXUS Prime it is then

  • Mctypething

    Typical Verizon news. Best network, worst phones.

  • Mctypething

    Typical Verizon news. Best network, worst phones.

    • Anonymous

      HTC: Thunderbolt 2 (Vigor)
      LG: Revolution 2
      Motorola: Bionic
      Apple: iPhone 5
      And the best of them all…
      Samsung: Nexus Prime

      I think this fall is going to be an awesome time for VZW handsets with the clear frontrunners being the latter three.

      • palomosan

        Nexus Prime for me.

      • Mctypething

        Correct me if I’m wrong, but only one of those phones is actually confirmed. Until the rest of them leave rumor status, I’ll leave my statement as is. I’ve been a Verizon customer for 10 years. All throughout this time it seems like all of the great phones go to other carriers. Why not get as many quality products for your customer base to choose from as possible?

        • Anonymous

          The difference is these all have been on leaked roadmaps whereas the SGSII never was. The only exceptions are the Prime and iPhone 5, but we know those are coming out in October/November from other sources and we can easily assume they are coming to VZW, again based off those other sources.

          • Mctypething

            Just like we could assume Verizon was getting the GSII based on “other sources”. Like I said, until these phones leave rumor status, I won’t amend my statement.

          • Anonymous

            Those other sources only said we would be getting it and the name (the Function). They never gave specs or even a hard date. There was no FCC filing around the same time as AT&T’s and Sprint’s SGS2 variants, etc. Every leak is of different quality – you can’t just compare them with each other on the basis that they are all leaks and thus all of the same weight.

            Besides, if not the SGS2, what Samsung device would remain to fulfill its high-end market appeal this fall on VZW? The Charge will be replaced with the Nexus.

          • Mctypething

            You’re logic is just flawed. If the Nexus doesn’t go to Verizon, they could easily claim the Charge is their “high-end market” device. There is really no concrete evidence right now to suggest Verizon is getting the Nexus Prime, and you’re grasping at straws with the argument that they will get it because the Charge will be phased out by that time.

        • Caprich96

          the bionic will beat all the devices in the market, unless another moto devices has let with better specs

      • grow a brain

        what the hell makes you think they’re getting the Nexus Prime?  The way they’re screwing the pooch lately, there’s no way the Prime is coming to Verizon.  It’ll probably end up at T-Mobile.

        • Anonymous

          Verizon has a high-end phone for each major manufacturer at any given time. If they aren’t getting an SGS2, they are getting a different Samsung device to appease the high-end market. The only one plausible option is the Nexus Prime, of which we have a ridiculous amount of hints and leaks that point to a VZW LTE device.

          • Anonymous

            I keep hearing about all these leaks and hints but I haven’t seen any yet. Would you mind linking me? Not being sarcastic here, I just haven’t heard a whole lot of news on the Prime.

    • Phones with 1Ghz processors and an upcoming phone with 1GB ram? How awful. How shall we ever go on? 

      /s

      Sprint has far far worse phones lol

      • Caprich96

        remember they have the photon that is a beast

    • Anonymous

      This might be the dumbest comment ever inreply to Verizon getting the nexus.

      • Mctypething

        What? My comment was in response to Verizon getting the Nexus? Verizon is getting the Nexus? Genius post there idiot.

  • Cmorty72

    I figured this was going to happen (come on NP!!).
    And comparing the Charge to the SGSII???
    WTF?

  • Jjasper2012

    as long as the reasoning is because they will carry the nexus prime then i’m fine with it.  if they don’t then it’s going to be a huge problem for them.

  • T1392

    Anyone think this brings more hope for a Nexus phone on Verizon? Why else would they skip it this is both sad & confusing.

  • Me and my OG are gonna have to wait until the Prime or HTC Vigor – which is sad, but I just don’t like the Bionic at all.

  • Derp

    Lame… I bet the prime won’t even be on verizon either.  Another couple months on my incredible it is then

  • Thursday:

    1. D3 is ROOTED!!!!!

    2. No GS2

    Is this an overall good, or overall bad day?

    (I have D3, so my weekend will consist of ROOTING!!!!!)
    .

    • Anonymous

      Well the hurricane decided not to hit FL & I had no interest in the GS2 so it’s a good day for me.

  • mdhenshaw

    Good bye Verizon. I don’t want your stupid “Droid” phones anymore. Let some other sucker pay for your marketing.

    • Anonymous

      good bye you wont be missed.

  • Anonymous

    Then the wait shall continue.

    Verizon likely wanted to redesign the whole thing and Samsung, being in a bit more of a position of leverage, said PISS OFF.

    • Looks like those rumors of “negotiations falling through” were true.  Well I guess we’ll find out Monday for sure.

  • Uh oh, guess all those Bionic haters will have to stick with their LG Vortex now. I’ll be enjoying my Bionic!

    • OG Droid

      HAHA!!! The haters are pissed now!!! Enjoy sprint suckers!!!

    • Anonymous

      The article should read:

      Verizon would not elaborate as to why they would not be carrying the device, but did mention that they “have an extensive portfolio of devices full of last year’s technology.”

      • Earleepa

        That’s exactly the point I was trying to make 2 days ago and bionic fanboys jumped down my throat.

        • Anonymous

          The Bionic has the same specs as the GS2 plus LTE genius.

          • Carl Weathers

            Plus it should have a multicolored LED notification light like other Motorola phones.  The lack of that alone kept me from buying the Charge and would have been the deciding factor between a Bionic and a GS2.  I simply cannot believe Samsung continues to fail to realize the massive importance of having such a low cost item in their hardware, but I guess they’re intent on making crappy iPhone clones and iPhones don’t have that feature either.

          • Herp Derperson

            Worse screen, worse processor, less RAM. And SGS2 would’ve come with LTE. Same specs? Right.

          • Anonymous

            Sgs2 wasn’t going to have lte.

          • Dkon88

            It doesnt have an NFC chip either.  And the front camera is VGA not 3MP like the GS2.  The Bionic is a complete pile of crap.  

          • Anonymous

            The GS2’s ffc is 2 MP, actually.  The Sensation’s ffc is 1.3 MP and it looks worse than the Droid 3’s VGA.  MP doesn’t matter, especially for video chatting. What’s a pile of crap is your comment.

          • Anonymous

            And there are sooooo many applications for using NFC. Its not at all a gimmick that won’t even be close to widespread use for a few years at least.
            And you’re not a complete pile of crap either.

          • Anonymous

            Processor is not worse, they have the same amount of ram and rofl at you claiming what it would have come with.  Yeah same specs.  The GS2 has NFC but the Bionic has a larger battery, notification light, better dual speakers and standard ports in addition plus better build quality.

            The only true advantage the GS2 has is the AMOLED screen.

            Your name suits you.

          • AndroFan

            You seem extremely retarded.  To call the Super AMOLED+ screen (the best screen on the market, by far right now…it pretty much makes everything else look like pure shit) the “only true advantage” makes it appear so.  The screen – you know, that thing that you spend 100% of the time looking at when using your phone – is the most important “spec” on the phone, and the Bionic’s “qHD” screen will be crap compared to the SII.  But keep telling yourself otherwise, and that they’re “the same”.  We can chit-chat again when the SII sells 20-50 million+ units, far surpassing the original Galaxy S sales numbers. 

          • Anonymous

            First of all, its your opinion that the SAMOLED+ is the best screen. I happen to strongly disagree with that. Secondly, it may be the most important spec to you, but its not to everyone. I don’t look at the screen while I’m talking on the phone, or streaming pandora(which are the 2 things I do most) so screen quality probably isn’t even top 5 for me.
            So i’m gonna say that you’re retarded. captain retard. And not everyone shares your retarded opinion, but thanks for sharing it anyway.

          • AndroFan

            Right…so you’re confirmed as an idiot.  That’s all I needed to know. 

          • Anonymous

            I’m well aware of AMOLED technology numbnuts and I’ve said in the past that I would get a GS2 over the Bionic specifically because of the screen but that doesn’t make the GS2 superior or the Bionic an outdated pile of crap like some morons love to drone on about.  Other than the screen the two are very comparable in specs if the Bionic isn’t better for the reasons I stated.  You seem like another bandwagon riding assclown.

          • Earleepa

            How is the processor not worse? 1.2 GHz vat 1.0GHz . You really are stupid.

          • Anonymous

            Processor speed does not equal performance shit for brains.

          • Deejay

            Plus the fact that its a FUKING BRICK! genius

          • Anonymous

            No bigger than any other 4.3″ phone, especially any with LTE…..numbnuts.

          • At lease the Bionic is a real phone, only a sign up sheet is available for the Samsung. So I don’t give a damn.

          • Earleepa

            Lets see the bionics benchmark scores before you make that claim genius.

          • Anonymous

            Around 2500-2800 in Quadrant.  The GS2’s running a lower resolution and higher clock speed, that’s why it scores higher. A mild overclock on the Bionic would bring it right up to the GS2.

      • Anonymous

        The GS2 would have been last year’s tech too, so no big loss.

        • AndroFan

          Right…link me to something more advanced in existence, or even on the horizon.  I’ll wait. 

          • Anonymous

            I just paíd $20.87 for an íPad 2.64GB and my boyfriend loves his Panasoníc Lumíx GF 1 Cámera that we got for $38.79 there arriving tomorrow by UP S.I will never pay such expensive retail príces in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LCD T V to my boss for $657 which only cost me $62.81 to buy.
            Here is the website we use to get it all from :
            BidsBit.com

    • Yea but lets be bigger we could kick them while their down but I won’t…they were being douchebags and now they have awhile to think about it….with no phone….they should of kept their mouth shuts karma is a bitc

      • Anonymous

        I like being smaller 🙂
        kick kick kick

    • Anonymous

      Hey I deserve SOME credit, I called this two weeks ago from my sources….Anyone remember?

      • EC8CH

        you’ve got my respect…

        what do you know about the Prime’s chances on VZW?

        • Anonymous

          Last I have heard, still under review, haven’t officially said yes or no, but it is real, and it is being put through all the serious paces so its a good sign of yes. Wayy up the food chain makes that decision. Timeline is unknown beyond ‘by holiday’, which isn’t surprising given everything we already know about ICS. My fingers are crossed for this one, along with everyone elses. Nexus also had nothing to do with the GSII axed.

          • Sung

            makes sense.. why would samsung want to release a super premium 3G handset on vzw? i think the droid3 was the last of that breed and you know how much marketing that got.. the majority knew GS2 wouldn’t be LTE.. the rest were just full of hope

          • EC8CH

            “Nexus also had nothing to do with the GSII axed.”
            Then what was the reasoning.  Inability to get LTE into the GSII?  Otherwise why wouldn’t VZW want to get one of the best selling Android phones worldwide on their network?

          • Anonymous

            You got it. VZ didn’t want a 3G high end phone, Samsung didn’t want to compromise design. (thin) Even if it was somehow redesigned, it would have taken too long to be practical. 

          • EC8CH

            That makes sense to me… now just bring on the PRIME!

          • Anonymous

            This is what I’ve been saying all along.

    • GotSka81

      Wow, I didn’t realize the fanboy train finally arrived at Droid-Life…shame

    •  Nothing is stopping them from buying an unlocked one and getting on T-Mobile though.  Although switching plans is going to be a pain.

    • EC8CH

      Actually we will be hoping this just makes the Prime on Verizon more plausible.

      • Anonymous

        Amen brother PURE GOOGLE is the only way to go 🙂

        • Mr. Joe

          Yeah… till you replace it all with ADW, lockerwidget, Handcent, etc. etc.

          Who cares about “pure” google.  You get rid of all the shit anyways.  They might as well just give you a blank phone and have you do whatever to it.

          • Anonymous

            Because updates come first? DUH

          • Anonymous

            That may be the case but no blur or sense hogging up your memeory and thats a BIG Chunk of memory that slowd down your device big time. You just don’t notice it because the device runs that way brand new out of the box.

          • Caprich96

            Nonsense, that is what you talk about everyday in here. The bionic will be the best device in the world period now go bring my food i will get the nexus prime for ya loser

          • Kernel2371

            IT’S NOT NONSENCE, i have a thunerbolt and went from sence to CyanogenMod RC7 1.3 and the speed and battery life increase was night and day!!!!! running almost same kernel 2x batt increase and very responsive. IT sounds like all you people are BRAINWASHED, a clean install always speeds up a pc and thats what you have in your pocket. If you like sence, blur, ……. then you should have the option when you first boot the phone for a clean install you can customize yourself or bloated CRAP. IT SHOULD BE YOUR CHOICE!!!!!! STOP BEING SHEEP!!!!!

          • Anonymous

            so did i miss something…is the GSII not going to have touchwhiz?

          • Anonymous

            It has touchwiz

          • Anonymous

            that was my point…they’re all complaining about the GSII will be better than the bionic or the vigor because bionic will have blur and vigor will have sense which will slow the phone down…

          • Anonymous

            True, any add on skin like sense or blur etc.. is a memory hog. the problem with the Bionic is that it’s a little late on the market IMHO by 6 – 8 months. Moto is banking on this device to sell like hot cakes and it will sell but if this device was properly designed in the first place Moto would’ve had a mjor hit on thier hands in 2011.

            With the HTC Vigor and hopefully the NEeus Prime coming to Verizon we are seeing the next beats deploying to the market and thats bad for the Bionic.

        • Caprich96

          Shut up anti motorola you are a loser

      • That’s exactly why I think they’re doing this. If the Prime lands in the next few months, it would have made the SGSII irrelevant, since it’s basically a better SGSII with ICS. 😛

        • Anonymous

          Well I may have still preferred the SGSII over the Nexus Prime. Why? The Prime is supposed to have a PenTile Matrix screen which I hate, it’ll use a TI OMAP4 with last generation PowerVR graphics (not as good image quality or efficient), the camera is expected to be a lower quality 5 MP, the battery life will be worse (higher clocks, higher resolution, less efficient memory), and it won’t have any of the extra Samsung apps or interfaces (which I thought some were really nice). But I guess we’ll just have to wait and see how it all turns out.

    • Anonymous

      Right. Because no one can get a device that they would prefer because you think the Bionic is the end all be all of phones?

      People don’t like newer Moto phones for a myriad of reasons. I being one of them.

      • Anonymous

        Yes, you are the biggest reason that people don’t like newer Moto phones

        • Anonymous

          I do what I can.

      • Anonymous

        Yes, you are the biggest reason that people don’t like newer Moto phones

      • Anonymous

        Well new moto phones are selling pretty well so maybe you don’t like them. I mean look the droid 3 is sold out and the photon is selling well.

        • Anonymous

          I didn’t say that everyone doesn’t like them.

          IMHO, Moto hasn’t released a game changing phone since the Original Droid. There is nothing they have released that is compelling for ME to want to upgrade to a piece of their hardware.

          What I said was that there are reasons that those of us who aren’t ready to buy another Moto phone.

          I don’t trash on people for having an opinion, and I expect the same in return (that isn’t really directed at you chris, just in general). Quite a few people on here were pretty excited about the GS2 coming (take a look at poll), there is no need to make them feel like crap because they’re now told it’s not coming.

          • Caprich96

            are you an idiot or what? The og droid is wackkkkkkkkk it is just pure vanilla plain and simple. The droid 2 its way better than og droid, it has better specs. Now go learn something about technology before you type anything in here moron.

          • Anonymous

            I would take the time to pick apart the myriad of reasons your response is wrong, but I fear that would be a colossal waste of time.

            Thanks for your well thought out response though. 

        • Caprich96

          and they are not in verizon, and they are still selling like crazy. The droid 3 would of sold more but since the bionic is coming up with lte, people kept waiting for the bionic instead.

          • Anonymous

            Well the Droid 3 says will be shipped by 8/29 so it must be selling pretty well to be backordered more than a day or so.

      • Anonymous

        You don’t have to like it, you also don’t have to be an annoying troll and bitch about it constantly.

        • Caprich96

          the trollers will continue to troll and hate this phone

    • Anonymous

      @Raj there is still the Prime which will be hands down better than the Bionic just because it’s pure 100% Google NOTHING BEATS, PURE GOOGLE !!! and then there’s the HTC Vigor which is already looking to have better specs from early reports.. 

      Yep, so enjoy early 2011, almost last year tech.  😛

      • Anonymous

        Well since Google owns Moto now, I’m not too worried about the Bionic being “PURE GOOGLE!!!1!” anymore. Updates will be timely/Blur isn’t bad and if you hate it, it’s removable/Bootloader looks more and more likely to be unlockable… so I’m not seeing a whole lot of benefit there? 

        The Nexus One and S were good phones, but honestly, they weren’t miles ahead from a tech. standpoint compared to what was out at the time.

        If you had said you were extremely excited about no hardware/soft keys, I woulda said “Ahhh you’ve got a point up on the Bionic”, but I digress…

        • Anonymous

          YEs, I am extremely excited about no hardware/soft keys 🙂

          As far as Moto and Google go, I am glad that Google bought Moto Mobility but, Google has said it will be Status Quo for the time being. I would like to see what google has in mind things are going to get interesting hopefully next year with Moto 🙂

          On Thu, Aug 25, 2011 at 12:21 PM, Disqus <

        • Caprich96

          Believe it or not, there are more people that love the new blur including me 🙂

      • Caprich96

        1bad69z28 = anti motorola1bad69z28  = a loser1bad69z28 = a wetbackshut the f up already with the nonsense pure google, if you want google you will have to go to sprint to get the nexus prime. You are a cry baby

    • Anonymous

      better to be patient than to have motoblur crap on my phone and a lock bootloader. After having the Original Droid and the Droid X moto crap is not seeing a penny unless is pure google or unlock boot loader.  But good luck having motorola have their way with you. Enjoy it… 

    • Anonymous

      It is not the Bionic I hate so much as I hate the damn Blur! I have the D3 and the only difference is a bit more ram and a larger screen. I will bide my time and wait.

  • Poedroiduser

    Stupid is as Stupid does

  • Faust’s_Lament

    It’d be nice to get confirmation on the Nexus, now.  I don’t know if this makes the Bionic any more attractive, but I feel like I have no choice now but to buy it……..

  • Crap.

    Oh well, Bionic it is then. 

    My OG is on it’s last legs. Probably wont last until a Nexus announcement.

    • Anonymous

      It will. Just hang on another month and a half – the Nexus will be here.

      • No way the nexus won’t be on verizon for awhile…I would say more like february

        • James_Ever

          I don’t know about that one. Don’t verizon usually release Samsung devices like the Fascinate around Oct./Nov like last year. This may be the case here. I think it’ll be released Q4/2011 if it does come to Verizon.

          • Jim Dandy

            The Fascinate was out in Sept.

          • We are talking about verizon now so they are usually late to every parrrty

          • Anonymous

            fascinate was out in sept.

    • I know exactly how you feel on that one. I’d love a Nexus, but I’ve been waiting for the Bionic for a long time.

      • Caprich96

        the nexus will be perfect if it is made by moto. I would also like to see moto keep the new blur and not go with vanilla

    • booboolala2000

      take a hammer to it and get the $50 insurance replacement and wait. 

      • I thoroughly thought about this, but isn’t the deductible $100 for smartphones?? And would they give you an OG droid for a replacement at this time?  I’m guessing they still have D1 refurbs left, but not sure…  If it is only $50, it’s so worth it b/c when you do upgrade you can sell the newer/shinier one on ebay and get more than the one with chunks missing from every corner!

        • Anonymous

          Its $89 deductible last I checked may be a bit more now not sure.

  • GMBeyer7
  • Dash Speeds

    Bahahahaha. Sorry, I was excited for this phone too but there were soooo many people writing the Bionic off simply because of the GSII that I can’t help but laugh. 

    Seriously though, this sucks. I was going to give both the GSII and Bionic a spin to decide which to get but I guess the Bionic just won by default…

  • Goat

    F me in the goat ass

    • Jayrosen1576

      My thoughts exactly

  • guess i’ll go with the bionic

  • Anonymous

    Seems like some fruit Co. has something to do with it…

    • Yeah because if Sprint gets iPhone 5 that conspiracy theory makes sense

      • Anonymous

        Lol. Good one. I hate conspiracy theories and cynicism, especially when they are the first ideas people jump to :/

      • Anonymous

        Wait, what? I was talking about Chiquita Banana Co.and their horrible ways against Big Red, but okay fine be mad.

  • More fuel to add to the rumor that the Prime will be coming to Verizon. 

    • that BETTER be tru… and come ASAP… I’m so… i dunt even know…

    • Anonymous

      That’s a good point. With the new iphone being available on sprint VZ might need a new go to flag ship device. The prime might be it. But will just have to wait and see. I’ve waited 9 months to renew my contract, what’s a few more.

  • Anonymous

    Lame. Super lame.

  • Doesn’t matter. VZW is getting the next Google Nexus phone.

    • Anonymous

      Really?

    • How many Nexi Verizon had before? Nexus was on every carrier (even AT&T) but Verizon.
      We can wish though.

      • Anonymous

        Every rumor about the Nexus Prime has been proven minus the network and radio. The rumors for those are VZW and LTE. If every other rumor was spot on, chances are these will be, too, as they were supplied by the same sources.

        • I remember the times when Nexus 1 was officially announced for Verizon on Google’s own page.
          And then taken down (Verizon got Incredible instead).

          • Anonymous

            Well that was when google was selling the phones only on their site and it wasnt selling very well. People want a phone they can go into a store and play with to determine if they want it not something they just have to hope they like it seeing it on the internet.

          • Let’s hope for the best!

          • Anonymous

            Similar thing is happening here.

            VZW had the DInc planned before the N1, which started off on T-Mobile. Remember, VZW’s new Droid campaign wasn’t going to be a two device thing; they wanted it to define their entire line of phones so they already were in talks to get more Droid phones.

            The reason the N1 didn’t work out is probably very simply that VZW already had the DInc coming and saw it redundant to market the DInc over the N1 or vice-versa. They stuck with the Droid because of its branding and the fact that it was designed from the beginning to be CDMA.

            In this situation, Verizon already has the Samsung Nexus 3 coming out. Why then should they want that to compete with the SGSII? They are going to bow out of the Galaxy S this year in favor of their first Googlephone. More customers will be happy with this decision than one would think – the only ones truly pissed off are us geeks on the interwebs, but we all know there’s a better device around the corner anyway.

  • Verizon has had a horrible history of phones lately, and not even the Bionic can really redeem them now.  They NEED the Nexus Prime – if not, they’re going to have the worst Android lineup of all the carriers.

  • Earthquake, hurricane, and now this? My week is ruined.

  • Guest

    hahahahahaha to all the haters

  • Pmagent2013

    Well its good news for Motorola and the bionic

  • Anonymous

    I can understand using the Prime as a reason for not brining it…but saying the Charge should be a replacement for the SGSII is just stupid. Ugh…looks like I’m waiting for the Prime now…

    • Anonymous

      The charge is currently the best Samsung device on VZ so why would they tell you to buy a diffirent companies phone.

      • Anonymous

        The quote was from Verizon, not Samsung.

        • Anonymous

          They still have relationships with all their partners. When Nexus One didn’t work for Verizon, guess what they recommended? The Droid Incredible because it was also an HTC Android phone and was for the most part the same device.

        • Anonymous

          What “Mapekz” said.

  • Frkrpl

    WTF………………………

  • RIOTS!!!

  • Anonymous

    Moto probably paid them more for “exclusive” flagship rights or something.

    Let’s hope this means the Nexus Prime IS coming to Verizon…

  • Anonymous

    This is wonderful news

    • Anonymous

      The trollers got trolled by Verizon.

  • Very sad news.