Samsung Galaxy S II

Bad news for Verizon customers eagerly anticipating the arrival of the Samsung Galaxy S II: a new report has revealed that Verizon won't be offering Samsung's new flagship handset. The Wall Street Journal has confirmed that Verizon won't be carrying the Galaxy S II, with Verizon spokesperson Brenda Raney saying only that the carrier "[has] an extensive portfolio that offers customers a great variety of devices, including the Samsung Droid Charge." Also contained in the WSJ report is news that Samsung will indeed be unveiling the GSII for AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile at its event next week.

This is pretty disappointing for all of the Verizon folk out there that have been drooling over the Galaxy S II since its debut earlier this year. It seems kind of strange that Big Red won't offer what many feel to be the top Android device on the market right now, especially since it'll be heading to all three other big national carriers. Verizon users shouldn't be too heartbroken by this news, though, as devices like the Samsung Stratosphere, Motorola DROID Bionic, HTC Vigor, and iPhone 5 due to hit Big Red soon. We've also heard that the Nexus Prime may be in Verizon's future. What do you all think of this news? Any Verizon customers thinking about jumping ship to another carrier for the Galaxy S II?

UPDATE: A report just out of BGR claims that although Verizon won't be launching the Galaxy S II, it will be releasing a Samsung-made device with specs nearly identical to those found on the GSII. No other information on the device was given. BGR also alleges that two of the three carriers that will offer the GSII (AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint) will retain the "Galaxy S II" branding on their respective versions and that one may opt for a more unique branding.


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Jose Hernandez Their***
Jose Hernandez Verizon has lost there marbles ....
Jason King Big Mistake ...
Juan Rodriguez That phone has been on the carrier Claro in Puerto Rico for 2 months already
Adrian Salazar Wow verizon is really falling behind...good thing i have tmobile....
Dina Locklear Ball Yessssssssss I'm bumped :'(
Pete Galluzzo Nexus prime and htc vigor
Chase Anderson Holy shit. @Zach Cline. Still spoutin out that troll mouth of yours I see.
Charlie Kuroiwa WHAT THE FUCK?! IM OPTING OUT OF VERIZON. if not then what other device would anyone recommend. current or upcoming because i was really waiting for the gs2
Gregg Borden as long as we get the prime...
Darren Penix I've got ATT. Recently bought a Verizon tab and love the service with Verizon. Was going to switch, but not now that this phone is coming to ATT
Curtis Martin Been waiting on it to replace my ailing Droid 1 ever since it came out overseas. "Disappointed" is an understatement.
Matthew Ashbaugh Who cares it's all about the iphone 5.
Zach Cline Not really.
Leonardo Flores WOW FML Verizon just literally took a steaming shit on all of its customers chest's :(
Zach Cline Lol @ nicolas. AT&T and T-Mobile suck.
Silver Diaz @Ben Kimmel the Droid 3 and Droid X2 are Dual core phones. They just don't have 4G
Cameron Towner What's so bad about that
Sean Hawkins II Mango sounds refreshing doesn't it? Or at least a Nexus...
Adrian Jordan I could care less as long as the iPhone 5 reach the Big Red shores. Apple fanboy for life.
Nicolas Flores No haha. I Hate Verizon. Its all about the Combination Of Tmobile and At&T. WE RUN THE WORLD!!!!!!!! :)
Hunter Remington *on tmobile.
Hunter Remington Sensation and a Bold 9780 are doing me just fine on. Though I do want a 9900.
Stephen Myers NOPE GO SPRINT!!!
Jon Recinos nexus prime
Alberto Garcia Flores I knew it was going to come to T-Mobile since it's a GSM phone and because in the UK Vodafone has it and T-Mobile and Vodafone always release thread phones almost all the time. I can't wait to get it.
Darryl Mouzone I'm so glad I'm not on Verizon anymore. A friend was telling me I as making a big mistake when I left but now I don't think so.
Isaac Dargan Verizon is out of there mind. The galaxy s was big sucess and the galaxy s2 would have been a HUGE!!! Sucess. Well there loss is sprint, AT@T,and T-mobile's gain
Jamil Oquendo So sprint, ATT, and tmobile are getting it?? Whoever doesn't carry this phone will be making a big mistake.
Eko Budi Prasetio No Verizon here in Indonesia so no comments..LoL
Zach Cline @michael miller. The nexus prime has already been confirmed for verizon lol.
Jesus Casillas Not at all =)
Cesario Brito Jr. Wow Verizon are really shitting on their customers in 2011. Big time. It doesn't matter whats on the horizon. Don't they realize the GS2 is the most popular phone of the year. I'm glad I'm with Sprint.
Shayla Vie Will help Sprint
Tyran Bamn Gray No worries. My thunderbolt will suffice until I upgrade. B
Philip Raghunath Wish HTC would drop qualcomm as their chipset provider. Then their handsets would be better.
Grant Thommen Not at all. Verizon is so overpriced! Sprint is where it's at!
Lindstrom Stone I was a little bummed, but to be honest I'm waiting for the HTC phone of my dreams. The Vigor might meet my needs. I just hope it has a form factor (tall & skinny) like the Sensation and Evo 3D.
Brandon Thompson No...bionic or iPhone 5
Kevin Zeng Woooooat the fuuuuutth
Ben Kimmel i've been waiting for this phone for 3 months this is retarded, verizion still doesn't even have a duel core phone, this is just so they can boost sales for the droid bionic
Michael Miller Nexus Prime better not go to Vzw
Reggie Easley WHAT?!?!
Christobel Pondobel Verizon sucks a huge cock! I'm stuck with these assholes Verizon Wireless though....
Brian OShea Furious!
Dayan Inclán Nope. I am a loyal USCellular customer
Anonymous The l t e Antenna won't fit in it
Michael Harris Dislike, this is the phone I've been waiting for.
Aaron Couts I bummed on the communication about the droid updates, lesson learn that business and intelligence don't mix
Birftard Johnson I dont have Verizon. But I am bummed that I just sharted. :-\
Juan Ping Verizon can't have it all
Ravin Schmidt Nope, Verizon sucks
Miles Lark Does it really matter? every other week HTC, sansung, motorola or whoever releases another android device, vzw will get the next best thing and all of you who are upset will be happy again when the next big thing is here like I said in another week
Mark Balcher what are they thinking over there at Verizon? I'm so glad I'm with Sprint. The best phones and the best plans and the best service, at least in CT are on Sprint. Wimax 4G tethered to my laptop. NO data cap! so fast.
Corey Perdew Hecks yah I'm mad!!!
Emanuel Plotnikov Thats messed up!
Ramon Bracamonte not bummed, cause verizon for sure will acquire a samsung with same specs as the gs2, probably even better. however, it wont come out until end of this year or 1st qtr next year. I'm getting the bionic though so doesnt bother me.
Mick de Raad Can't you American's buy an unlocked phone and just get a prepaid.. You know, the thing where you're not stuck to a 2-year agreement and you won't go over your money every month? Where you're not (really) stuck to a carrier?
Kong Yang Not at all. HTC Vigor!
Donald Cerda I don't want to talk about it -_-! If the Prime doesn't come to VZW... I will be forever PISSED
Chad Zumbaugh yeah, a little bit :(
Steve Herman Nope. Nexus anyone? :)
Eric Casanova Fuck the s2 get the nexus prime
Zach Cline Not really because chances are i wouldn't have bought it anyway, And the bionic is laid out exactly like the droid 3 so i'll pass on that one also. I am curious about the nexus prime though.
Mendez Roy I don't care this phone...I m waiting for nexus prime in November
Sean Reece That's y
Sean Reece The fascinate sucked
Marrion Bell I'm T-Mobile fuck the can suck my dick
Ryu Akira I'm not surprised at all, Verizon can never do anything right.
Brandon Johnson Seeing as how I'm not on Verizon I'm not, but I am for the people who still wanted it that are on the carrier.
Mark Mann This just sucks
Marti Ruiz im on tmo
Benjamin Lee Yes, very much so.
Nicholas Saulino No, not really.
Felipe Bautista This is surprizing.
Jake Denning Not really
Farmer Jon LOL thanl god I got the new bold instead of waiting for the S2
Miles Lark not at all
Alvaro Rubalcava Nope bionic..galaxy is gay
Tristin Mattison THAT'S BUTSHIT!!!
Tim Davis Not if they get the Nexus Prime.
Jeff Wininger bummed isnt the word...I hope this comes back to kick them in the a$$...time to cancel VZW
Abram Wenevermet Dennis Nope Samsung phones are trash..
William Almes yea why isnt coming to verizon?
Niya Wilbourn Yes I'm mad! Lol
Paul Gicewicz Now I'm going for the nexus prime.
Jose Hernandez Yes.....I was waiting for this phone!DAME
Oscar Ruelas FINALLY!! verizon is starting to become such a monopoly cuz of all the exclusive phones they have
Patrick Blackwell Plus by the time it is released there will be a better phone out anyway
Carlos W. Hernandez Yes im butthurt I want a galaxy s 2 cuzz they are gayer then evo

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