Samsung’s New Galaxy S II Won’t Be in Verizon’s Orbit
Samsung Electronics Co. will introduce its Galaxy S II smartphone next week — considered its best shot at cutting into the iPhone’s market-share dominance — but the company will have to do it without the biggest U.S. wireless carrier: Verizon Wireless.
At an event Monday at New York’s Time Warner Center, Samsung will announce it is selling the device starting in September on AT&T Inc., Sprint Nextel Corp. and T-Mobile USA’s networks, according to people familiar with the plans, but Verizon Wireless said it won’t offer the device.
“We have an extensive portfolio that offers customers a great variety of devices, including the Samsung Droid Charge,” said Brenda Raney, a Verizon Wireless spokeswoman. She declined to elaborate.