Samsung Galaxy S II Release Date for Canada Confirmed

July 6, 2011
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    Earlier we reported that the Samsung Galaxy S II will be arriving in Canada some time in July. That was already juicy, eh? But, here’s more: Virgin Mobile Canada has pegged the Samsung Galaxy S II’s release date on July 14, according to an internal document that a tipster leaked to MobileSyrup last week.

    Virgin Mobile Canada is also giving away free units of the Samsung Galaxy S II as incentives for employees who can sell the most handsets within two weeks after the July 14 launch. If my understanding of the MobileSyrup leak is correct, at least 25 units will be given away.

    If I were a Virgin Mobile Canada employee, I’d expect the competition to be very, very, VERY stiff, as the Samsung Galaxy S II has been selling like hotcakes.

    I am sure, too, that U.S.-based readers of Android Authority are turning Android-green with envy. Canadians get to taste the Samsung Galaxy S II ahead of Americans. Very little reason to fret, though, I should say, as rumor has been spreading about the Galaxy S II’s arrival on Sprint some time in July. That is, if the current lovers’ quarrel between Samsung and Apple won’t derail the Galaxy S II’s arrival on American shores.

    Canadian mobile carriers Rogers, SaskTel, TELUS, and Bell have also been reported to launch the Samsung Galaxy S II on their own networks. According to MobileSyrup, the expected no-contract retail price will be CA$600. The handset price is a bit sweeter, though, at CA$80 with a 3-year contract on SaskTel.

    Which Canadian carrier would prefer to get your Samsung Galaxy S II from?

    Comments

    • Jamie

      rogers!!! Please pick up this handset immediately. I am already considering moving to another carrier if you don’t confirm the gs2 soon.

    • anonymous

      Sasktel of course

      For great customer service and excellent service in Saskatchewan.

    • anonymous

      Sasktel of course

      For great customer service and excellent service in Saskatchewan.

    • anonymous

      Sasktel of course

      For great customer service and excellent service in Saskatchewan.

    • Jeff

      I am on Telus now and will stay with them as long as they have the GS2.

    • 123123

      Is it possible for the people in the U.S. to buy the unlocked versions that are released in Canada?

    • slovakdude

      if rogers doesnt support this phone then i will have to switch to bell!

      • benman

        Thats what I’m doing, though with virgin cause their plans are better

    • Joe Blow

      MTS in Manitoba had better get this phone!

    • http://twitter.com/therantguy therantguy

      Ummm…no?…It’s July 16 and the S2 has NOT been released on Virgin Mobile nor has the date been confirmed…so maybe you should tell your source that they are full of s^%t!

      The phone is up for July 21st on Bell with no date from Virgin…but clearly not the 14th of July

    • sempleking

      why does Telus not have this phone yet?

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