We’ve just caught wind of an important joint announcement.
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.
The news is a bit shocking at first, seeing as how the press event was supposed to be the venue for announcing the Nexus S successor as well as the latest Android OS, Ice Cream Sandwich. So what does “not the right time” mean? Speculation suggests a few possibilities. There’s a chance that a technical issue has arised at the last minute. However, that’s probably unlikely. More likely the reason to delay is to avoid clashing with the funeral of Steve Jobs, whose service is yet to be confirmed by Jobs’ family. So long as Eric Schmidt sticks to the plan, the phone should launch by November. Also, keep in mind, they are postponing the announcement, but hopefully not the launch.
We’ll let you know when Google and Samsung announce a new date, time, or venue.
UPDATE: Kim Titus from Samsung just sent us the following statement which is a little longer:
Samsung and Google have decided to postpone the Samsung Mobile Unpacked event during the CTIA in San Diego, previously scheduled for Oct. 11. Under the current circumstances, both parties have agreed that this is not the appropriate time for the announcement of a new product. We would ask for the understanding of our clients and media for any inconvenience caused. We will announce a new date and venue in due course.