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Verizon at last confirms Galaxy Nexus for December 15

updated 05:30 pm EST, Wed December 14, 2011

Verizon makes Galaxy Nexus release date official

Ending what leaks revealed to be multiple delays, Verizon on Wednesday finally committed to a ship date for its edition of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. As leaked most recently, it will be in stores on December 15 and cost $300 on a two-year contract. The device will have some of the widest hotspot support of any Android phone and share its LTE-based 4G on as many as 10 devices when paired with a $20 tethering plan, up from the usual eight.

The Verizon model will be mostly similar to the HSPA+ version reviewed here (above), but will switch both to LTE as well as to CDMA for voice. Stock Android 4.0 should remain on the phone, and its main sacrifices will be the carrier lock as well as a slightly thicker body (up from 8.9mm to 9.5mm) to accommodate a bigger battery.

The two share the 4.65-inch, 720p Super AMOLED HD screen, dual-core 1.2GHz TI OMAP processor, five-megapixel rear camera, and 1.3-megapixel front camera. Verizon's model should carry 32GB of storage like the higher-end HSPA+ version.

At one point, the Galaxy Nexus was expected to be Verizon's true Android counterpart to the iPhone 4S. The carrier is informally known to have skipped the Galaxy S II, saying internally that it wasn't good enough to take on Apple's device. It was delayed past November, however, and will now be shipping just two weeks before the end of the year, with most of its chance exhausted.



By Electronista Staff
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  1. Paul Huang

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    -5

    Make up your bloody mind

    Galaxy Nexus, SkyRocket, PocketRocket, II, S...

    Enough already. Only a Samsung salesman can keep it straight.

  1. facebook_Jeffrey

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    Dang...

    That phone is a friggin BOAT!! Who the h*** wants a brick like that? g** size queens?

  1. wrenchy

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    -2

    Awwwww.


    Look at that cute little iPhone. With buttons! How quaint.

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  1. Lebensmuede

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    Samsung's gone bananas?

    Is that a smart phone in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?

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