I remember the Samsung president promising US release in August.and some sources with "insider information" claiming that it is coming 12th. however, there is absolutely no news regarding the Samsung Galaxy S2 verizon version or Stratosphere. Is there still a hope for this friday release? Do carriers release phones without prior announcement? This is really pissing me off because my phone was broken 2.5 months ago and i was expecting either Driod Bionic or Galaxy S2 be out by now.