Samsung Galaxy S2 Release Date: $199 at AT&T

AT&T announced on Wednesday via Twitter that its Samsung Galaxy S2 would finally be released on October 2.

The tweet has further detailed that the smartphone will sell for $199.99 with a two-year contract and a mandatory $15 per month data plan.

The Galaxy S2 was scheduled to be released on September 18, but was postponed for unknown reasons to the dismay of countless customers who were eagerly anticipating the phone's debut on AT&T.

Many customers expressed frustration at the delay and of not being able to get more information from AT&T associates, some of whom seemed to not be aware that the Galaxy S2 was to be released by AT&T.

Some even lost patience and decided to buy their Galaxy S2 from the Sprint network, which released the smartphone that they have branded the Epic 4G Touch, on September 16.

The smartphone also sells at Sprint for $199 with a two-year contract.

Many customers who have a preference for AT&T continued to wait and will soon be able to get their Galaxy S2.

According to a Betanews poll of 2,763 people, 75 percent of potential Galaxy S2 customers plan to buy the phone within three months while almost 9 percent have decided to switch to an iPhone.

The Galaxy S2 has already been extremely popular overseas since its release in May. Many customers have reported ditching their iPhone 4 for the Android powered device.

Samsung hopes to crush the iPhone with the Galaxy S2 stating that the company wants the device to become its flagship smartphone for Android OS, with some critics deeming it “the iPhone killer.”

Apple is expected to host a conference on October 4 where new CEO Tim Cook will finally divulge the release date of the iPhone 5.

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