We previously reported rumors that the Samsung Epic 4G would release on August 20th, but Android Central was given a picture of a Sprint playbook pointing to an August 11th launch, but that the playbook may now have been changed. Strengthening the August 11th launch date rumor, BoyGeniusReport writes that they received a tip for an August 11th launch, one day before the launch of the Droid 2.
AndroidCentral writes that the Epic 4G may or may not be launching August 11th:
lo and behold, the Sprint playbook shows Aug. 11 as "Epic Launch Day." Only, we've been told that the playbook's been edited and no longer has anything "Epic" going on on Aug. 11.
Here is the relevant part of BoyGeniusReport's article:
One of our Sprint sources has just given us a heads up that the Samsung Epic 4G will be released on Sprint on August 11th…The source goes on to say that this information is located in the Sprint playbook, and some stores will be opening at 8:00 AM on launch day to meet expected demand
MobileCrunch adds that "One day’s lead or not, Verizon will almost certainly sell more Droid 2s than Sprint will sell Epic 4Gs — they’ve just got more momentum, and way more money to spend on continuing the massive ad campaign they established with the first Droid."
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