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[Telegraph] Samsung and Google cancel Nexus Prime phone launch

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Google and Samsung have cancelled the launch of their much-anticipated new phone, which is expected to be called the Nexus Prime, and the new version of Google’s Android operating system, known as Ice Cream Sandwich.
It is not yet clear whether the move was related to the death of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs on Wednesday. In a hastily worded statement, Samsung said “Samsung and Google decide to postpone the new product announcement at CTIA Fall. We agree that it is just not the right time to announce a new product. New date and venue will be shortly announced.”


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All my rages.
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All my rages.
are belong to U.S.

i second that notion

edit: PS i <3 cnc as well
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The source title is a bit misleading. The launch event on Oct. 11 is cancelled, but the actual launch of the phone is delayed. Not cool, but if it's because they want to avoid a possible conflict with Steve Jobs' funeral, it's understandable. Just don't push it back too much. A week or 2 would be ok.
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The source title is a bit misleading. The launch event on Oct. 11 is cancelled, but the actual launch of the phone is delayed. Not cool, but if it's because they want to avoid a possible conflict with Steve Jobs' funeral, it's understandable. Just don't push it back too much. A week or 2 would be ok.
While that's possible, it might be that Samsung feels the Galaxy S2 just hasn't had enough time on the market in the U.S. yet either.
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While that's possible, it might be that Samsung feels the Galaxy S2 just hasn't had enough time on the market in the U.S. yet either.
Well, maybe...but if the rumors are true, this wouldn't necessarily impact SGSII sales since the phone will initially launch on Verizon.
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Well I guess that seals the deal for me. My Droid 1 is shot and I literally have the thing glued together right now. I was waiting on the Bionic forever, and they pushed it back so many times that by the time it came out I decided to just wait on the Prime. I said if they delayed the Prime though even once that I was just gonna get the Bionic, because the waiting game sucks when phones start getting delayed and the one I have now barely works. So I will officially go get my Bionic tomorrow. At least I can finally have a new phone
    
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post #8 of 49
Cancel =/= postpone
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The source title is a bit misleading. The launch event on Oct. 11 is cancelled, but the actual launch of the phone is delayed.
What?

I think the actual event is still going ahead, however the launch of the SNP will be later on.
Perhaps they will still announce it, however just not release it?

I think that because Jobs' funeral is supposed to be next week? They don't want all their phone news to be lost in the wave of funeral news
    
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What?

I think the actual event is still going ahead, however the launch of the SNP will be later on.
Perhaps they will still announce it, however just not release it?

I think that because Jobs' funeral is supposed to be next week? They don't want all their phone news to be lost in the wave of funeral news
I believe the specific launch event, "Samsung Unpacked: Google Edition," has been cancelled, which was to take place at CTIA, which will still occur.
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