When the original Samsung Galaxy S phone came to the U.S., it was branded as the Verizon Fascinate, AT&T Captivate, T-Mobile Vibrant, U.S. Cellular Mesmerize and the Cellular South Showcase. Is it any surprise that the same thing is going to happen all over again for the new Galaxy S II. For some reason the Fascinate 2 or Captivate 2 is just not good enough.
An online web store has a listing for a silicon gel case that’s compatible with the generic Samsung Galaxy S II, but also lists Attain (AT&T), Function (Verizon), and Within (Sprint).
Get ready for the bloatware and other tweaks from the U.S. carriers. It will also be interesting to see if NFC makes it over on any of the U.S. versions.
A notable exception from the U.S. carriers is T-Mobile. They were the first to offer the Samsung Galaxy S. They even had a second version with a slightly tweaked 21 Mbps HSPA+ radio. Right now the biggest competition to the Galaxy S II would be the HTC Sensation which will be on T-Mobile. Is it possible they will not go head to head on the same carrier?