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TELUS-bound Samsung Hercules images surface again

18 August, 2011 | Read the news | Post your comment
TELUS-bound Samsung Hercules images surface again - read the full textWe recently reported a certain Samsung Hercules that was spotted in Canada that could be heading for the TELUS network. Today we have some more pictures, courtesy MobileSyrup.com, that not only confirm that the phone will in fact be sold on the TELUS network but also give us a brief idea of the...

 

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> In reply to Specter06 @ 2011-08-18 09:27 from 3Tha - click to readIt's an attempt at market differentiation and with the varying network technology used by U.S. carriers (i.e. LTE, wiMAX, HSPDA+) they "brand" these devices to mark them specifically for each MSP. We U.S. (and possibly North American) endusers would love if we could basically purchase any device and use it with any carrier. With, however, each mobile service provider using different type cell networks we are "stuck" with whichever device(s) the specific carriers offer.

Perhaps one day in the future should shared spectrum become the "norm" in the U,S. The devices will become less "differentiated". I am sure the OEM's wouldn't mind not having to deal with so many variations. I certainly would appreciate being able to use most any mobile device to connect to a "shared"LTE Advanced (real 4G) network and eventually a 5G network. JMHO

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  • 2011-08-22 19:01
  • kAnJ

> In reply to Specter06 @ 2011-08-18 09:27 from 3Tha - click to readI think its because they think that their version is better than the other ones and they can then add then own firmware on to to it. I dunno but it would be cheaper to just hive everyone a Galaxy S 2 locked to the new work instead of redesigning the whole phone.

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  • 2011-08-19 16:43
  • myA5

I'm glad to hear that this phone doesn't use a Qualcomm processor. Anything but Qualcomm!

Even with a WVGA screen, the outdated Scorpion processors are far from reaching the 3000's in Quadrant.

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  • 2011-08-19 00:27
  • k76e

> In reply to Jon2 @ 2011-08-18 13:11 from nXEw - click to readIt is still called Galaxy S2, than comes the Hercules.

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  • 2011-08-18 18:07
  • q}@@

> In reply to Jon2 @ 2011-08-18 13:11 from nXEw - click to readOr Every Galaxy has a name. IE Captivate, EPIC, Fascinate....so on.

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  • 2011-08-18 17:50
  • YH78

> In reply to Jon2 @ 2011-08-18 13:11 from nXEw - click to readlolzzzz.... That sounds very right.

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  • 2011-08-18 17:39
  • 3GN5

i get 3780 whenever i check it ,.. i like my galaxy s2 ..yet, left side of the display is yellowish .. :(

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  • 2011-08-18 14:29
  • HksJ

Samsung decided to change the Galaxy name to Hercules as a workaround for Apple's patent infringement lawsuit against Galaxy products in the US.

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  • 2011-08-18 13:11
  • nXEw

> In reply to Dave @ 2011-08-18 09:53 from myA5 - click to readThank U

It's a weird strategy though. They probably want to differentiate from each other but I can't imagine that producing a different body for each model is cheaper in any way.

However sometimes the additions are meaningful, like the Sprint variant of the original Galaxy S, the Epic 4G which has a slide-out hardware keyboard.

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  • 2011-08-18 10:18
  • J8mu

EDIT: well... maybe not "half the price", let's say for much less.

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  • 2011-08-18 10:06
  • keqQ

The fact that it has almost the identical score to the SGSII, almost certainly means it's rocking Exynos chips.

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  • 2011-08-18 10:04
  • RBtE

yes. a simlock free phone would always make consumer happier. But carriers make a lot of money out of service. They don't want you to buy their phone and pay other carriers for service.

I guess they have different version because they want it to be more unique to their company. Imagine "don't get it here, you can get the same exact one on T-mo for half the price." I know some people (who probably aren't us who read tech news) don't know anything about their phone and bought it for its looks or popularity. such as many iphone owners.

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  • 2011-08-18 10:02
  • keqQ

> In reply to Specter06 @ 2011-08-18 09:27 from 3Tha - click to readI think its because they think that their version is better than the other ones and they can then add then own firmware on to to it. I dunno but it would be cheaper to just hive everyone a Galaxy S 2 locked to the new work instead of redesigning the whole phone.

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  • 2011-08-18 09:53
  • myA5

Can somebody explain to me why they release a slightly different version of the same phone for each US carrier? I'm more than happy with my regular unbranded sim-lock free Galaxy SII.

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  • 2011-08-18 09:27
  • 3Tha

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