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Alternatives to the Samsung Galaxy S II

Consumers in the US have finally found out when they will be able to get their hands on the illustrious Samsung Galaxy S II. After weeks of speculation and rumors carriers have been picked and release dates have been set, but there are alternatives to the Samsung Galaxy S II.

Customers on the Verizon network can’t even purchase the Galaxy S II, but luckily there is some worthy Android alternatives in the pipeline. A few weeks ago the Motorola Droid HD made a brief appearance in the wild and what we know of the device so far is pretty impressive. It will be running Android Gingerbread and comes with a huge 4.5-inch screen packing 1280 x 720 resolutions.

It is thought the device will have an 8-megapixel camera that seems the norm recently. The device is also thought to be around the same thickness as the Galaxy S II that continues the recent trend of slim smartphones. Another handset is the upcoming HTC Holiday that is also thought to sport a 4.5-inch display.

The Holiday is thought to be powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm MSM8660 processor, and is likely to have Android Gingerbread on board. This will also have an 8-megapixel shooter with 1GB of RAM, and is believed to be coming to the AT&T network.

Another handset from the HTC camp is the Vigor that is rumored to be landing on Verizon. Some have said the device will be the replacement for the aging Thunderbolt and will have a 4.3-inch display and 8-megapixel camera.

It has been rumored that Verizon passed up on the Samsung Galaxy S II in favor of the Nexus Prime. The device is thought to be the first handset to be running Android Ice Cream Sandwich, and powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core processor. Release time is rumored to be some time in October around the same time the iPhone 5 is set to be released.

To further complicate things was the announcement of the Samsung Galaxy Note earlier today. The monster handset will come with a massive 5.3-inch display and powered by a 1.4GHz dual-core processor. Currently no time frame is known for release but it is believed to be coming sometime this fall.

Are you still considering getting the Samsung Galaxy S II?

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Written by Gary Johnson

Gary has a background in engineering and passion for motorcycles, gadgets, and home cinema. In his early years, his obsession for Hi-Fi technology would see him creating the perfect setup with a good ear for sound quality. While Gary is keen to write about most topics that PR covers, his love for phones finds him reporting a lot of news about applications for iPhone, Android, and other popular operating systems



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