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Samsung Epic 4G Release Date Rumor of the Day Is August 21

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by phandroid, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. phandroid

    phandroid Admin News Bot
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    It pains me to post another one of these rumored release dates for the Samsung Epic 4G. At first it was getting around that the Epic 4G could get a release on August 11th, though that date is proving unlikely considering no announcement has come from Sprint. The latest date getting tossed around is August [...]


  2. jfenton

    jfenton Well-Known Member

    I can't imagine that they'd kick this phone off on a SATURDAY??????????????
  3. Bitbang3r

    Bitbang3r Well-Known Member

    Why not? They kicked off the Hero on Saturday, October 11th (or was it Sunday, October 12th?), but allowed Best Buy to distribute the pre-ordered phones starting on Friday.

    IMHO, Sunday is the worst day you could possibly kick off a highly-anticipated phone... tech support is at its weekly skeleton low, customers with problems that can't be resolved until Monday are furious, and users for whom it works fine are frustrated that they only get to play with it for less than a day before having to go back to work on Monday.

    Personally, I think Friday launches are ideal... it's a weekday, so no problem is likely to be truly insurmountable "until next week", but it's right before the weekend. The uber-hardcore buyers can take Friday off just to be safe and enjoy three days of celebration before going back to work on Monday and showing off their new toy. The less-desperate early adopters can buy it at lunchtime, and the remaining users who stream in over the weekend are less likely to go postal and freak out if some "only-in-SprintLand" provisioning/account problem crops up that can't be resolved until Monday than the group that takes Friday off from work to camp out on the sidewalk and make sure no employee gets out of the store -- dead or alive -- until their new phone is safely in their hands.

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