Originally Posted by Funnyusername
Its really hard for me to believe they couldn't wait a month or so and get the phone with JB. Since this phone was so highly anticipated.
But the thing is, the phone was so highly anticipated that people couldn't stand waiting any more. And I don't think that the iPhone was the factor that made them release it. I think it was the One X. They didn't want people to get fed up with waiting and get a One X instead, it being the only big thing of the moment with quad core, 720p, and ICS.
And why would a company forfeit a month of sales of a flagship device if they don't have to? I for one was quite ignorant of the impending release of Jelly Bean and was looking forward to having a new phone with ICS which was receiving all the praise it deserves. I hadn't heard anyone bemoaning having to have an ICS device. It was what everyone was waiting for.