OFFICIAL: Samsung Galaxy Nexus Available from Verizon Dec. 15 for $299


Pop the champagne, boys and girls. The moment we have speculated over for what seems like eternity is finally here. The Samsung Galaxy Nexus will be available from Verizon Wireless tomorrow, December 15th, for $299 on a two-year contract. With little left to say, let’s just say we’re glad the moment has arrived, at last. Sales start online at 1AM EST, but you can avoid the shipping time (and extra wait) by heading to your local VZW outlet tomorrow.

Edit Dec 15th: Also available via Amazon for $199 .


Here is the presser:


First Smartphone to Combine Android™ 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and the
Power of America’s Fastest, Most Reliable 4G Network

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. – Verizon Wireless, Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile) and Google™ announced Galaxy™ Nexus™ is available starting today in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at www.verizonwireless.com for $299.99 with a new two-year customer agreement.
Customers can browse the Web, stream music and more at blazing speeds using the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network. Galaxy Nexus customers can enjoy access to the 4G LTE network in 190 markets covering over 200 million people across the United States, and fly through the Web with fast download speeds of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) and upload speeds of 2 to 5 Mbps within the 4G LTE Mobile Broadband coverage area.

Galaxy Nexus runs Android™ 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, which brings an entirely new look and feel to Android. Galaxy Nexus offers customers a redesigned user experience with improved multi-tasking, notifications, Near Field Communications (NFC) sharing with Android Beam™ and a full Web-browsing experience. The lock screen, home screen, phone app and everything in between have been rethought and redesigned to make Android simple, beautiful and useful. Galaxy Nexus also features an ultra-thin 9.47mm design with a 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED™ Contour Display to watch movies, view pictures and play games that come to life in 720p (1280×720) resolution.

Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) features:
• Redesigned user interface – software navigation buttons, a first for Android smartphones, and a dedicated recent apps button to make multi-tasking easy
• Face Unlock – use state-of-the-art facial recognition to unlock Galaxy Nexus
• Android Beam™ – quickly share Web pages, apps, contacts and YouTube™ videos with friends by simply tapping two compatible phones together
• Redesigned Camera – introduces panorama mode, 1080p video capture, zero-shutter lag for instant photo capturing, and effects such as silly faces and background replacement
• People Application – browse friends, family and coworkers, see their photos in high-resolution and check their latest status updates from Google+ and other social networks
• Cloud Services – keep email, contacts, photos, music, browser bookmarks and other data synced to the cloud, available across multiple devices so customers never lose important data
• Google Music – upload up to 20,000 songs to the cloud, discover and buy new music from Android Market™, and stream it instantly on Galaxy Nexus and from the Web for free
• Google+ – Create a Google+ account right from the phone and check status updates, manage circles, quickly share updates and photos, video chat with up to ten friends with Mobile Hangouts, and chat with groups of friends with Google+ Messenger
• Support for Google Mobile™ Services – Gmail™, Google Maps™ with 3D maps and free turn-by-turn navigation, Google Earth™, Movie Studio, YouTube, syncing with Google Calendar™, a redesigned Google+ app and access to more than 300,000 apps, millions of eBooks, thousands of movies to rent, and millions of songs available to download from Android Market

Additional features:
• Dual-core 1.2 GHz application processor and HTML5 Web browser – optimized dual-core processing with Android 4.0 combined with lightning fast 4G LTE connectivity for fast downloading of graphics, applications processing and Web browsing
• Mobile Hotspot capability – share 4G LTE or 3G connection with up to 10 Wi-Fi-enabled devices
• 5-megapixel rear-facing camera with zero-shutter lag for instant photo capturing, autofocus and LED flash with full 1080p recording
• Front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera for video chat
• Textured soft-touch back cover – enhances the ergonomic feel and makes the phone slip-resistant
• Bluetooth® 3.0 technology – support for headset, hands-free, stereo, phonebook access, human interface device (HID) and object push for vCard and vCalendar
• 1 GB RAM and 32 GB on-board memory (actual formatted capacity will be less)

Pricing and data packages:
• Galaxy Nexus is available now in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at www.verizonwireless.com for $299.99 with a new two-year customer agreement.
• Customers that purchase a Galaxy Nexus by Samsung will need to subscribe to a Verizon Wireless Nationwide Talk plan beginning at $39.99 monthly access and a smartphone data package starting at $30 monthly access for 2 GB of data.

Customers can visit www.verizonwireless.com for more information on the Galaxy Nexus. For additional information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.

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    1. I think you’ll be waiting longer than we have for the cdma if you want it on contract

      1. I’m not going to wait that long, that will take forever. I just want Google/BestBuy to sell it directly off contract

        1. Why not buy it from the net? If you don’t have the ~$650 then use your upgrade to buy an iphone4s, sell it on ebay, then you’ll only be short a $100 to $200… basically like an upgrade price.

          1. I’m with T-mobile… otherwise I would have done that :P 

            Was just hoping Google would release it the same day for $550 or something… looks like I will have to take part of your advice and order it from Negri or something

          2. Don’t the unlocked GSM phones work on TMobile too?

          3. Yeah it works on t-mobile… but I’d still rather get it from  a US retailer in case of warranty issues/defects/need to return for whatever reason. Was hoping that US retailer would be bestbuy, can just walk in and take care of it 

    2. Waiting for me once I get home cause I bought it from Newegg because seriously @$#! all this.

      1. I did the same thing (picked it up in London last week) and am back in LA with an AT&T sim card installed. It’s the Nexus that Google intended and I’m VERY glad to NOT give Verizon my business on this one!

      2. How are warranties handled with the newegg purchase?  That’s the only thing stopping me from importing one; well, that and the hole in my pocket that will be left behind.

        1. I just had a live chat with a newegg rep and they told me that “this phone has NO manufacturers warranty”. I guess I’ll have to wait a little longer.

          1. You might be able to get a squaretrade warrenty.

    3. Yeah, so we can have spotty coverage and dropped calls on a fast 3g network. . .

      1. This is the best marketing a phone could ever have! 

        1. Can you say iPhone?!

    4. Sales guy at Staples says January.

  2. Prepare for Phandroid server crash.


    1. I think it crashed Twitter with all the geeks RT’ing etc.

  3. How come this press release isn’t on Verizon’s press release page?


    1. Good question, where did this originate from?

    2. Yeah I agree.  I couldnt find it either.  Maybe all the blogging sites get it directly just like the invites they get to these shows?

    3. Notice the press release says “today” while all the news/blogs sites are saying “tomorrow”. Yes, they all got it a day early and Verizon will post that tomorrow as well as put the phone itself on the site probably very early in the morning.

      1. Phone will probably pop up at 1AM EST, when you’re able to order it online…

  4. OPTIMIST PRIME is rebooting!!!

  5. I’ll be at the Verizon store sometime this week to check it out.  Might or might not get it when it comes out on at&t.

    1. Same here Im waiting for this too come on At&t!

      1. By the time this phone is available on another network, you won’t want it anymore.  The hardware will be old news.  I’ve been waiting for 3 years for the right android phone.  This is about as close as it gets.

        1. Yeah, no microSD slot or HDMI, crappy green PenTile display, cheap plastic build, no thanks..

          1. HDMI out with Micro USB,  MHL. Look it up

          2. 1) everything is moving to the cloud and you’ll still have 32 gig to play with.
            2) it does have HDMI
            3) every review I’ve seen has universaly lauded the display. It would take a microscope to see the detail of the pentile display and your not gonna see much using it that way
            4) I agree I would like to have seen it made from higher quality materials but again the reviews said it was an improvement over the Nexus S

            At best you need to do your research. At worst, you need to take your trolling somwhere else…

          3. I don’t buy the whole “everything is moving to the cloud” crap that everyone keeps saying. I like having the SD card slot option because I want my music on my device for the instances when I can’t get a good signal, and more importantly, it uses a lot less battery life than streaming. When you’re traveling or going on road trips, you’re bound to go through crappy coverage or no coverage. The crappy coverage will kill your battery even more, and no coverage you obv won’t be able to stream at all – no music. And what about on airplanes where your connections must be turned off? Don’t you still want to put your phone into Airplane mode and still listen to music that’s on your device? Don’t just buy the whole streaming thing just because you like Google. If we demand SD card slots, the seller will meet that demand. But when people are just submitting and saying “ah, fuck it. i can always stream.” the seller won’t bother with an SD card slot. SD card slots should stay. These phones are more like computers, and I say we must have removable storage!!!

          4. @jawman “…and you still have 32 gig to play with.” What kind of plane ride or car trip are you going on that that won’t be enough. I guess I must ask: how much DO you need?

          5. 1. Who’s paying for my cloud storage? Google? I’m not going to be spending $30+ a month to store a few 8gb movies. Streaming would only really work well in 4G zones, which are still limited. If I’m at home with WiFi I’d be watching it on my TV or computer.

            2. I have to get a different cord, who’s to say it’s even compatible with my HDMI devices? It has different wiring.

            3. I’ve seen the Droid RAZR at Verizon, it & the Nexus have nearly identical screens, I can’t stand it. Its brightness is the only thing worth praising, but that’s thanks to the amount of green pixels, which gives it a green tint. I can see the crosshair’s on it as well when looking closely.

            4. The Nexus S had awful build quality, an improvement over it still isn’t saying much. I don’t want to spend $600 on a device that feels like a LEGO block.

          6. While I don’t agree that “everything is moving to the cloud”… the cloud is certainly a decent place for backups. If I really did need space on the GN, I could delete a few unused games… and grab ’em back a bit later. I already have 20GB on Amazon, 5GB on Dropbox, whatever they gave me on Google Music and Picasa, and if that’s not enough, I could put a terabyte up on my server without worries. 

            Or, looking at it another way.. I have 512MB + 32GB on my OG Droid, about 14GB free. I have 8GB + 32GB on my Notion Ink Adam tablet, 6.5GB on-board and well over 16GB on the flash card free. 

            In short, I’d have a problem with 16GB limits, but 32GB is enough. Not too much, but enough. And sure, shoot a little HD video and it will fill up fast. Then again, I have three HD camcorders, an HDSLR, and a EVIL camera that shoot better HD. This is a “panic mode” camera, not a regular everyday camera. For still shots, it’s easy enough to have every one instantly transported to G+… and you’d be hard pressed to fill half a 32GB space with photos before having a chance to unload (I’ve filled 32GB memory cards plenty of times, but either with video or a day’s worth of shooting RAW on an 18MPixel HDSLR). 

            And I factored in the tradeoffs. Best display on any cell phone. Sure, an AMOLED+ at 1280×720 would look better than an AMOLED at 1280×720. But it’s still better than the HTC Rezound, which ain’t at all bad. Battery replacement for me is a must.. no heavy cellphone user will go a two year contract without killing any modern Li-Poly battery formulation. Not to mention the option of long weekends with charging not available. I have five cells for the OG Droid. 

            Even little things. I like the design. Sure, polycarbonate plastic isn’t quite as sexy as Kevlar, but it’s far more rugged than a second panel made of glass. These new phones are big enough, there’s no reason to devote space to physical buttons, particularly given they’re not needed for more than a month or two, if you’re buying another high-end Android phone this fall/winter. 

          7. Also, the MHL port on the Galaxy SII anyway supports USB on-the-go. So it’s quite possible a stub cable to USB Type A makes it really easy to mount up a USB dongle. As I have over 128GB on three dongles, that’s not actually an unlikely thing to try, either.. certainly would solve the local store problem for those rare cases I need more. That’s currently how I’m dealing with it on the tablet (the Adam has two Type-A USB ports). 

          8. Forgot to mention crappy camera quality as well. Stop defending a phone just because you own it.

          9. The screen is absolutely beautiful. >.>

    2. Can someone explain to me why I didn’t just get an email from Verizon or Google since I signed up to “Receive More Information”…..

      1. It’s not on VZW’s press release page either.  I hope I’m wrong, but I’m not convinced this press release is legit.

        1. Verizon tweeted it:  https://twitter.com/vzwsupport/status/147081214413639681

        2. ya all vzw accounts have announced it :)

      2. When I signed up for Thunderbolt news way back in January or February, I didn’t get an email until the end of April – well over a month after I went to the store and bought one on launch day.

        1. That’s why I never sign up for that crap. I’ll see it on Phandroid anyway with how often I check it.

      3. Because that would mean someone gives a toss about you as a customer, enough to actually communicate with you. Don’t count on it. Not from Big Red, anyway.

      4. I got mine.. a few hours after I bough the GN online. No worries, it’s not as if this was a tightly kept secret… particularly if you read Phandroid or other Android sites on a regular basis. 

  6. About time.

  7. Oh my god. I just threw my coffee cup out the window in excitement!

  8. Yaaaaahooooooo!!!

  9. THANK YOU GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Finally

  11. Praise the cell phone gods

  12. It’s about freaking time.  My Original Droid has only half a working touch screen, I would not of been able to wait beyond this weekend to update it with another Google phone.  I was afraid I might have to settle for the Droid Razer.

    1. thats what they prob wanted

  13. WOOOOOO!!!!!! Wait, I have an EVO 3D :/ lol


    /end transmission


  16. OFFICIAL:  Anyone who buys this phone from Verizon simply acknowledges that they will let their carrier bend them over as far as they want, and things like blocking apps so they can promote their own competing products is OK.

    Be smart:  wait until you get your Christmas money and the exclusivity contract is up … then get the Nexus from _anyone_ else.

    1. exclusivity contract?  You mean places like Best Buy can’t sell it till later? 

    2. I like having coverage though…. And its not like I can do much, I want the Nexus and I’m with Verizon. Btw wasn’t google wallet deemed potentially unsafe? I’m not trying to defend Verizon, still mad they delayed it this long and no reason is good enough, but that one, if true, is almost good enough.

      VV no the exlusivity contract is that Verizon is the only carrier that can release the phone in the US until the exlusivity ends.

      1. Thanks for the clarification.

        As far as Google Wallet goes, I don’t even think it comes loaded on any of the Canadian / International GSM phones.  I don’t get the hub-bub about Wallet from Verizon since it’s an app people would have to go and download themselves.

        As for security, Google understands security.  Chrome is the most secure browser out there.  If Wallet ISN’T secure, then I don’t doubt Isis will be either.

        1. Yeah, notice I never said I believed their excuse, I just said if its true ;)

    3. I like the sentiment, but 4G is going live in my city tomorrow and I’m easily tempted. 

    4. Google Wallet is accepted in what, 0.000000001% of retailers in the US? The world for that matter. By the time it’s even remotely begun to pick up traction, you won’t even have this phone anymore. By then there will be a work-around to get it working if Verizon doesn’t allow it themselves (which they claimed was blocked for security threats).

    5. For my usage:

      $89.99 – T-Mobile
      $84.99 – AT&T
      $69.99 – Sprint
      $99.99 – Verizon


      $36 dollars a month for a Verizon line :P 
      I’m saving at least $400 dollars a year by being on a family plan instead of being on an individual plan. To get the same amazing Verizon coverage I’d have to pay another $768 a year on an individual plan. I’ll stick with my Galaxy Nexus and its two pieces of bloatware. The lack of Wallet is annoying, but the Nexus S on T-Mobile doesn’t have it either, so it isn’t a prerequisite of a Nexus phone. Saving money while having the best network in my area and where I travel is more important to me than two bloat apps and an NFC payment app.

      1. I pay $30/mo on T-Mobile on an individual plan through walmart.
        100 mins ($.10 after that), unlimited texting, unlimited data (throttled after 5GB). Oh I forgot, and I’m not on a contract so I can cancel at anytime.

        1. I just got this contract myself, but I didn’t get it through Walmart. I order a Sim card from t-mobile’s pay as you go section and then activated it for that plan. Super easy. Now I’m saving $70 a month by switching from Verizon to Tmobile.

  17. O frabjous day!  Callooh!  Callay!


    1. Maybe that was the plan all along. The exclusivity could be shorter than they are comfortable with and wanted to get as much usage out of it as possible by making them the only carrier to have it this year.

  19. shit just got real

  20. “It’s a TRAP!”

  21. Now all I need to do is wait for it to come to AT&T, if it is coming to it at all, and my contract to expire. It better have LTE enabled for AT&T… if it is only HSPA+ then i’ll just get a skyrocket unless something better comes along before then…

  22. Thank you, Jeebus!

  23. YES Finally!!!

  24. Awesome! Released on my birthday! A nice little gift for myself.

    1. Happy Birthday! Enjoy the Nexus I wished for you : )


  26. Huzzah! -or- “The Nexus is a lie”

  27. What is the off-contract price? Do corporate discounts apply?

    1. Corporate discounts apply to contract prices only. Just checked with my local corporate store.

      1. I believe that you are incorrect.  Corporate discounts apply to your monthly bill, and to the purchase of accessories, but not to the phones.

        1. Ummm no. I have bought 4 phones from a corporate Verizon store, and got $50 off, from corp discount.

  28. OOOOOO baby… I’m gonna be all over this.

  29. F*ck yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  30. woohoo finally……. almost exactly a month after the UK……

  31. Well, looks like im not sleeping tonight

  32. does anyone know if the $30/$40/$100 promo discount on upgrades through verizon applies only through their website/corporate stores or can you use it at 3rd party retailers?

    1. Costco said NO (I asked), so I would presume for all third party retailers it is a NO.

      1. i just called costco as well and they said the same.  however, costco does not charge sales tax on the full retail price of the item like verizon so my $30 discount through verizon will be rendered useless.  looks like costco for me!

        1. If you are suggesting Verizon will charge you the sales tax on the off contract price of $649, when you are paying $299 for the phone, then you are just wrong.  They charge you sales tax on $299.  If you get the $30 loyalty discount, then you pay $269 plus sales tax on $299.

  33. just got off the phone with vzn main line and he started to order it for me and then he said it would nt go thru till tomorrow.  So i asked about the $100 off and he said corporate stores will give you a 100.00 discount for upgrading ffrom 3g to 4g phone.  I just wet myself a litttle.


    1. Gonna be at least 60 days if they do get it..

  35. Have they ended their “double data” offer?

  36. finally! But what’s the point for the sign up page if I was never notified by email? It happened now and also for the bionic..

    1. You mean you didn’t get all the other verizon spam that they’ve been sending instead of GN news. lol.

      1. Oh.. yeah. I unsubscribed from those emails. Lol

  37. Worst



    1. Lol… Phone is here and still have to complain

      1. Well, not here for me at T-Mo. :(   Maybe there’s a bit of jealousy in my comment, but 2 months is a little long to wait after a phone’s announcement. They need to take a note from how Apple does it. 

  38. booyah!

  39. So now I have to decide: get it tomorrow after my 15-hour workday and feel tortured all day on Friday when I can’t play with it (getting Lasik and I’m not allowed to read or watch TV and that includes a Galaxy Nexus, I’m afraid) or wait the unbearable extra two days until Saturday?!?!?

  40. Anyone buying this bad boy in Long Island, New York? I want to see if there will be any line, because IM GETTING THIS WOOHOO

  41. Will it be sold at best buy too?

  42. It’s about FREAKIN TIME!


    1. You seem like a very angry person. 

      1. Nah, he’s just “underloved”. Mommy didn’t pack a special treat in his lunchbox this morning. 


    2. Just a sad iPhone owner with 3G speed, down level hardware.

      I think he needs a group hug.

    3. please get it right! apple fanboss are sheep (who get laid). android fan boys are jealous of the iphone fanboys because android fan boys are nerds who don’t get laid

      1. Seeing as how you’re always trolling the forums, I highly doubt you get any at all.

        And I’m totally fine being a nerd. ;-)

        You don’t see any of these saying “I <3 Apple fanboys"….


  44. What is the costco bundle for this?

    1. i believe leather pouch, car charger, screen protector 

  45. Hubba hubba!  The stars must be aligned.  Sexy Nexy is all mine manana!

  46. And thus with the hunt for the verizon nexus reaching it’s end, the search for the US gsm version began

  47. I wonder if Verizon is aware of this announcement? I called my local store and asked if they have a demo version I can toy with before I upgrade online, and was given this reply: “Sorry, we don’t have one. But we will whatever day the phone actually comes out.” Hmm, either he didn’t know or they are really trying to make sure nobody except nerds know about this phone….

  48. My only question now is that since Verizon is releasing this bad boy tomorrow then when can we expect the gsm version to be released for usa? I hope we can see a gsm version same day tomorrow if not before the end of january. After January if its not released by January forget about it hopefully next won’t have these problems

  49. That’s funny that after all this BS they want $299? YAAAAAWN

  50. Okay now when for sprint

  51. Does anyone know what people are saying to the verizon reps to get the 100$ off for switching from 3g to 4g?

    1. I am wondering the same thing??

  52. Repost of accessories please.

  53.  I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of nerd suddenly jizzed in their pants and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened.

  54. Wait a minute… 

    “smartphone data package starting at $30 monthly access for 2 GB of data”

    What happened to the special 4GB for $30/month deal??? Did it just suddenly disappear prior to the Nexus launch? Amazon and Wirefly still has it on their site.

  55. Seriously, they waited so long that the Asus Padphone (I hope they change the name) is right around the corner.

    The Padphone being a Tegra 3 Quad Core Powerhouse with a stock experience will blow everything out of the water.

    Why buy the Nexus with an aging old generation overclocked powervr sgx 540? This thing will never keep up with the iphone 4s and devs have another reason to not port games or give us exclusives

    1. Well, GN was right around the corner at one point too. You won’t know when the next really good phone will be out. And by then, guarantee someone will say “wait for the xyz phone”. It will be a perpetual wait. Buy what you need when you need it.

  56. How about buying the phone out right, i dont like to re-up my contract with VZW how much am i looking at?

  57. This just isn’t possible. It was supposed to be delayed again damnit!!   ……

  58. Best Buy is not selling them, but Verizon Wireless stores are selling them. 

  59. I just called the Best Buy near me and the guy told me that they just got an emailing telling them not to sell the phones tomorrow.  I then called Verizon support and the store near my work and they are selling them starting online at 1am EST. I made my appointment for 12pm tomorrow to get my phone! 

  60. People that pay $300 with a 2 year contract deserve what they get.  There is nothing inthe specs of this phone worth that much money.

  61. My local Verizon store did not have anynstock but they are selling it in the morning, they suggested that their inventory will arrive in the morning. The sales rep had one and let me play with it, he said if they don’t get any in he will sell me his, I doubt it but hey who knows…

  62. It looks like Verizon offers free overnight shipping!!!!

  63. (singing)  “It’s the end of my Droid as I know it, and I feeeel fine”

  64. Just call Verizon because the press release said “…available today…” and today isn’t the 15th, they had no idea and said as far as they knew the phone had no launch date scheduled. The rep even called 2 stores here in Vegas who said they hadn’t heard anything nor do they have it in stock…wtf? Also the nexus landing page on Verizonwireless.com still goes to the same “get updated” page as it has forever. Hoax phandroid?

  65. Still disappointed by the lack of an SD card slot. And don’t give me that “everything’s moving to the cloud” bullshit. It’s bullshit, and you know it. I just hope that Sprint releases the GNex before 12/31 because that’s when my $150 Sprint Premier expires!

    1. Yeah right.. Exclusive is at least 60 days

      1. I know, but it’s my wishful thinking
        : (

  66. can someone tell me the size of the “usable” display? i know it’s 4.6″ screen but does that include the area with the buttons? I know they go away when using certain features, but they are there more of the time and thus will reduce the actual screen size. anyone know this dimension?

    1. I thinks its 4.4 when buttons are being used

  67. Verizon tier 2 told me my bionic update isn’t released to my area yet. Maybe if I keep bitching and complaining, I can get them to replace it with a nexus

  68. Meh, little too late imho.  Picked up an SGS2 a couple months ago, and have no regrets.  Maybe next time, but this fiasco of not being released in a timely manner was just ridiculous.  Google needs to learn from this mistake when they release the next nexus next year.  Oh, and still no GSM version (unless you want to drop 700+ for international).

  69. Yessss!! I can relax now. No more refreshing this site constantly. I feel like throwing my fascinate out the window now lol. Ima smoke 2 big azz bluntz 4 google and phandroid. One called google and one called phandroid. The sweet satisfaction of me hitting that dank is wat its going to feel like holding that phone tomorrow lol

  70. Webrunner you are just wrong, it is common knowledge that tax is charged on the full retail price not the on contract price. That’s why you pay $40+ in tax on a $299 price tag…

  71. will we be able to tether on this thing; Or, will Verizon block this native feature of Android? 

  72. I always wait awhile before I get a new phone…to, let the bugs get worked out and such, but with this phone…and the fact that I need a new one …imay wait 3weeks and thats all…that is if they are not all sold out by then …

    1. Agreed…If you happeened to see the press release of GN, the man clearly said that by ICS suite, they are touching only one of their goals out of three.  Can’t remember those rite now.  Need to revisit the vid.

  73. finally.

  74. Rengek, when you see that the Galaxy S 2 was released 8 months ago and still has better hardware than this, it’s hard to swallow. Even my Tegra 2 based Photon 4G will out bench it in the gpu department.

    There is no denying that this phone is not a good idea, and it will not age very well with its aging gpu that was found in last year’s Nexus S only clocked higher.

    We are already having a hard time getting devs to port their games (infinity blade 2, Batman Arkham City lockdown, etc) to our platform and google releasing weak hardware doesn’t help our cause.

    If you need a stock experience, Asus has a rock solid record, and they update their stuff fairly quick. We as customer should vote with our wallet and teach Google not to release their flagship phone with weaker hardware than last year’s tech.

  75. Now all I need is 300 bucks

  76. There’s a
    great way to win an unlocked version of this phone by trying out the new app
    from Goba. Details are here: goba.co/win-a-phone

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