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Samsung-Google phone press event delayed

The next big smartphone reveal after this week's iPhone 4S announcement was supposed to have been made jointly by Samsung and Google on Tuesday, October 11. But it looks like we will have to wait a big longer for that reveal. Thisismynext.com reports that it has received a note from both parties announcing that they have decided "to postpone the new product announcement". It added, "We agree that it is just not the right time to announce a new product. New date and venue will be shortly announced." The note didn't go into any more detail about why Samsung or Google felt it was "not the right time" for a new product launch.

The two companies first announced their joint press event in late September which started the Internet speculation that we would soon see the first smartphone made specifically for Google's Android 4.0 mobile operating system, otherwise known by its code name Ice Cream Sandwich. This week, Samsung posted a YouTube video proclaiming that "Something BIG is coming". It also showed a teaser of the device which contains a curved touch screen.

Internet rumors have called this new phone either the Nexus Prime or the Galaxy Prime, depending on which site you read. Some web sites have posted what they claim are the hardware specs for the smartphone. However, they are not totally in agreement. As Engadget reports, one said it would have a 1.2 Ghz dual core processor while another said it will have a 1.5 Ghz processor.

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