Verizon Wireless have sparked mass confusion and a fair degree of panic, buy announcing on Thursday that they will not be carrying the Samsung Galaxy S2, which is due to be unveiled to the US by the manufacturer on August 29th.
According to Verizon, their current product portfolio is robust and exciting enough, with devices such as the Droid Charge already offering superior 4G LTE capability from Samsung. However, no further comments were made regarding the specific reasons for excluding the S2.
Needless to say, the impact this could have on overall sales and the ability for the Samsung Galaxy S2 to compete against the iPhone could be huge, as the biggest carrier in theUShad expected to be one of the largest contributors of sales of the S2 across the board.
The Samsung Galaxy S line has enjoyed enormous success across the world, chalking up far in excess of 17.3 million device sales. The Galaxy S2 itself is the most popular and highest selling Smartphone ever released by Samsung, having sold the equivalent of one unit every three seconds since its launch in Korea and Europe back in April.
Reactions to the Verizon statement have understandably been an equal mix of confusion and outright shock, though at this stage it remains unclear whether the move will ever be explained in greater detail.