Verizon won't carry the Samsung Galaxy S II, says WSJ

Summary:With Verizon nixing support for the Galaxy S II, how can Samsung expect to top the iPhone 5?

The Galaxy S II may be the most anticipated phone besides the iPhone 5, but that doesn't mean Verizon is on board to support it.

The Wall Street Journal reports that a version of Samsung's coming device won't appear on Verizon. That's a major contradiction of previous reports, which said that a version of the device would appear on all four of the major carriers.

The story does confirm, however, that a version of the phone will appear on AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile. So there's that.

But what happened with Verizon? The company isn't saying much, but is it possible that Verizon is concerned about the possibility of Galaxy S II sales eating into those of the upcoming iPhone?

But perhaps the bigger question is how Samsung intends to take on the iPhone 5 without the support of the U.S's largest wireless carrier. It certainly won't be easy.

[Wall Street Journal]

Topics: Samsung, Hardware, iPhone, Mobility, Smartphones, Telcos, Verizon

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Ricardo Bilton writes for ZDNet's The ToyBox.

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