The December 8th release date we heard of last week has held true for one wireless provider to soon call the Samsung Galaxy Nexus its own. Bell, the first Canadian carrier to launch the new Android 4.0 handset, will begin selling the Galaxy Nexus for $159.95 on a three-year contract. Virgin Mobile will also score the phone on the same day and sell it at a few pennies higher with a $159.99 price tag. It is very possible that December 8th will end up being a general North American release date, with Verizon outing their LTE version concurrently with its Canadian brethren. No official announcement from Big Red leaves that in the realm of speculation for now.
“Galaxy Nexus superphone by Samsung will be available exclusively from Bell Mobility and Virgin Mobile Canada this holiday season – starting December 8.
Galaxy Nexus Pre-orders
And starting today, customers can pre-order the year’s most anticipated superphone at Bell.ca/GalaxyNexus or Virginmobile.ca/Nexus, starting at $159.95 on a three year term.
Bell Twitter Line-up
For those who want to ensure they’re first to have Galaxy Nexus, the Bell Twitter Line-up runs from 10am to 10pm EST on December 1. Believed to be a first of its kind online purchasing opportunity, the Bell Twitter Line-up guarantees 100 eligible people a Galaxy Nexus shipped to their address on launch day December 8.
Simply log-in between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. on December 1 and sign-up to get a pre-populated Tweet and secure place in the virtual line. Places 1 to 100 need to return to the page once every hour before 10 p.m. and send out the latest tweet. When completed successfully, Bell will get in touch on shipping and other arrangements.
For more details, please visit Bell.ca/GalaxyNexus”