Bell, Virgin Mobile Both Receiving Galaxy S II Starting July 21st


We’ve just gotten word from a trusted source in the great white north that both Bell and Virgin Mobile will be carrying the Samsung Galaxy S II starting July 21st via Best Buy. We’ve heard as much before for Bell, but Virgin’s a new one for this particular date – we originally heard it would be here this Thursday. While that date is now looking more and more unlikely, we’re happy to have a new one take its place. We’re hearing that the phones for both carriers should cost $600 off contract through Best Buy, but pricing may vary if you buy it straight from your carrier. We also have no word on subsidized pricing as of yet. [Thanks Eric!]

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

Samsung Galaxy S II Gets Official Teardown

Previous article

Ustream for Honeycomb Brings Viewing and Broadcasting Capabilities to the Big Screen

Next article

You may also like


    1. What are you talking aboot? lol

  1. sammy just lost another customer. A friend of mine was waiting and waiting for this on my recommendation. He said F it and bought a Charge. way to go samsung.

    1. The Droid Charge is also manufactured by Samsung…

      1. maybe thats their superdoooper secret stragety. get everyone in the states to buy the charge.

        seriously. Maybe they dont care because the charge on verizon is the best and newest phone already? (4g anyway)

        1. I believe Samsung will be releasing the US version of the GSII sometime in late summer or early autumn. Samsung has introduced some new toys in all 4 major carriers recently:

          AT&T: Infuse 4G

          Sprint: Nexus S 4G

          T-Mobile: Galaxy S 4G (update from Vibrant)

          Verizon: Droid Charge

          Due to the introduction of these devices early in the year, Samsung is just guaranteeing a return on their investment of some sort by no introducing the GSII before these phones have reached their ceiling in profitability. GSII will be profitable once it reaches U.S. soil, so why not exploit the least profitable devices as much as possible?

          1. Finally an intelligent assessment. The rest of you keep bitching and moaning about not getting the SGS2, it’s all based on the ROI and the numbers don’t add up. So don’t expect the SGS2 anytime soon.

            Less than 2 weeks away and I’ll retire my N1.

    2. How did they lose a customer? The Charge is a Samsung too.

    3. So funny. Same thing happened here. I kept telling a friend about Function “coming soon” and he waited and waited and finally bought a Charge yesterday.

  2. When will US carriers get the picture?

  3. I get so excited when I see “Galaxy S II” in the title, only to be disappointed time and time again. Get on the ball Verizon/Samsung!

    1. Not for nothing but all of the US GS2 variants have crappy names.

  4. Hopefully, it also makes way to Virgin Mobile USA…

  5. I’m sure it’s the carriers’ fault. They want their own, crippled versions of the GSII. ( reply to dcyamaha)

  6. Why do you guys keep insulting Samsung? They’ve already announced that it’s not their fault, it’s the fault of your American carriers. I on the other hand, will be picking up this phone when it launches on the 21st.

    1. Well Samsung has been horrible with updates….so that’s one reason the next is they need to grow a pair and tell the carriers what’s up….by the time this phone gets out its going to be old

      1. Actually, Samsung has been great with updates. The Bell Galaxy S Vibrant got Gingerbread back in March. I’m still waiting for it on my HTC Desire Z, and by the looks of it I’ll be waiting another month.

      2. If you keep whipping that horse carcass, you’re never going to get anywhere.

  7. Which means by the time the S3 is actually released you’ll probably be ready to upgrade again…

  8. What’s up? I paid $32.67 for a XBOX 360 and my mom got a 17 inch Toshiba laptop for $94.83 being delivered to our house tomorrow by FedEX. I will never again pay expensive retail prices at stores. I even sold a 46 inch HDTV to my boss for $650 and it only cost me $52.78 to get. Here is the website we using to get all this stuff,
    BidsOut. com

  9. uhh ohh JonnyPO is butthurt over the SGS2, better call the waaaaaaaaambulance

    blame the carriers for releasing the stupid 4G versions of the SGS1. Only reason why all the US carriers aren’t releasing the SGS2, because they’ve got Insuse4G on the shelf still. Plain and simple.

    Bell doesn’t have such a phone which makes it real easy for them to release the SGS2 now. Look at Rogers and Telus, they both have SGS1 4G models either on display or around the corner.

  10. I talked to an AT&T store rep who was almost in tears remembering the bad customer experiences she had with the Captivate (GPS, Froyo). As much as I would like to see this phone out now so I don’t have to pay up the wazoo come my September update, I can understand why the US carriers are putting Samsung under the microscope. Hopefully, when it finally arrives, it will be with the Exynos chip — not the out-of-date Tegra 2.

    1. your imagining things, tegra 2 out preforms the exynos in almost all categories and runs flash WAY smoother.

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More in Handsets