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http://www.engadget.com/2011/10/31/a...vivid-and-sam/

AT&T to expand 4G coverage and launch first LTE smartphones November 6th: HTC Vivid, Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket

Anyone else who recently bought a Samsung Galaxy S 2 from AT&T: Attain?
I just used my 2 year contract on my 'regular' galaxy S 2 to find that this newer faster and a bit bigger version is coming out... Talk about a stuff getting out-dated already...
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Oh yeah, 9 markets in the US will have their 4G service. Compared to 170+ for Verizon. Good job AT&T, you are almost there.
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I just bought a GS2.... I am still within the 30 day return policy but is it worth it? Not thinking it really is
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The "Skyrocket" is slightly larger, but not faster.

The 1.5ghz processor is not the same Exynos processor that is in the other GS2's its the same processor that's in the t-mobile's GS2 version which is MUCH slower.

The "Skyrocket" launched on Rogers last week and the processor was confirmed.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tdesbien31 View Post
The "Skyrocket" is slightly larger, but not faster.

The 1.5ghz processor is not the same Exynos processor that is in the other GS2's its the same processor that's in the t-mobile's GS2 version which is MUCH slower.

The "Skyrocket" launched on Rogers last week and the processor was confirmed.
So that resolves the processor issue. Is it worth the upgrade for LTE and Android 2.3.5? I am on the 4GB plan now, and live in Washington DC??? I got this the first day; October 2nd, so is it worth returning and waiting for this?
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Now lets get unlimited back and I'll upgrade.

<<eligible for upgrade 6 months ago.
 
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Where is my Nexus LTE?
 
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Quote:
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So that resolves the processor issue. Is it worth the upgrade for LTE and Android 2.3.5? I am on the 4GB plan now, and live in Washington DC??? I got this the first day; October 2nd, so is it worth returning and waiting for this?
Good question, your in one of the very few LTE launch areas, very tempting to return the GS2 and get this...
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So I have until tomorrow to decide on returning my 'OLD' phone now...
I am happy with the 4.3 inch screen...
Also i do not see any mention of NFC (Near Field Communication for Google Wallet) on this upgraded version, as I thought that was a main upgrade feature for 2.3.5...
If it doesn't support this, then I will probably just stick with my older HSPA+ 21Mb speeds as I can still stream Youtube videos just fine and wouldn't want to blaze through 4GB of data that quickly anyways...

ugh, technology these days...
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I have been waiting for this! In the 2 places I frequent the most there is not LTE coverage, but I always keep my devices for 2+ years, so I was wary about getting a non LTE device and being stuck on HSPA+ while things evolved.

That said, they could have come up with a better name for that Samsung... Yeesh. Cant decide which one I want...
     
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