To say Verizon has a strong lineup of devices coming out this holiday season would be an understatement. There’s the Motorola Droid Bionic, the HTC Vigor and the Nexus Prime, just to name a few. But one device is notably absent from that lineup: the Samsung Galaxy S II.
In a report from the Wall Street Journal today, Verizon spokesperson Brenda Raney confirmed that Verizon will not be carrying the Galaxy S II. No in-depth response has been given on the decision, but with the devices Verizon already carries or has lined up, it appears the company doesn’t feel the need to incorporate another incredibly similar device. The Droid Charge has been cited as one of those similar devices. We can only assume that the Samsung Nexus Prime is another.
When faced with the decision of purchasing a Galaxy S II or Nexus Prime, most consumers will want to go with the Nexus Prime. Not only will it feature the latest version of Android (Ice Cream Sandwich ), the Prime will also rock a 720p display, a drastically improved camera sensor and the promise of timely updates. All are things the Galaxy S II just can’t compete with.
The fate of the device on America’s other three biggest carriers should be revealed at the Samsung event on Monday (August 29th). Multiple leaks have practically confirmed the arrival of Sammy’s latest flagship device on T-Mobile, AT&T and Sprint, but anything could happen. Does this make your decision for your next device easier?
Verizon has released an official statement to Engadget confirming the decision not to carry the Galaxy S II. According to a Verizon spokesperson, “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.” In other words, they have enough Samsung phones as it is.