Have an extra grand to spare? How about buying a CDMA Samsung GALAXY Nexus from Craig's List?
So what do you get for 10 C notes? How about an unlocked 32GB Samsung GALAXY Nexus with a custom ROM, unlocked bootloader and clockwork recovery. The omission of the Verizon logo on the back can be attributed to the fact that this is a test model of the phone. And while it looks as though the phone will rollout with Android 4.1 installed, the Android 4.0 build on this device can be explained by the fact that the phone has a custom ROM installed.
Once Verizon launches the device, the $1,000 price will go down. But then again, you won't be able to carry one around town and grab the attention and envy of everyone you meet. If that is worth $1,000 to you, go for it!
source: Craig'sList, Reddit via Phandroid
The phone has now been removed from Craig's List. It has possibly been sold, or perhaps Samsung and/or Verizon brought out the legal beagles.
1. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
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2. DOGIEFRESH (Posts: 302; Member since: 15 Jul 2009)
Thousand DOLLARS for a slow and obsolete CDMA crap.......??? Heeeeeell nooooo.......LTE maybe.....!!!!
10. Synack (Posts: 673; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)
First of all, CDMA is awesome, I'd rather have Verizon's slightly slower CDMA 3G than AT&T's junk 3G. I have service everywhere I go. Oh and secondly this has LTE dude. Learn2read.
7. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)
Yup, a thousand bucks for a phone that will become forgotten by February and when CES rolls around.
8. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)
Lol, let the thumbing down begin so PA can "hide" my comments.
9. Yeeee (Posts: 190; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)
I don't know why sheep say new android phones will be forgotten. Even if it is its still better than the The iPhone and it will get updates perfectly on time. Also even though some android updates come late the phone still works perfectly fine and the average person wont even know a difference.
12. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)
Just because new phones come out that are better doesn't mean the older phones will be forgotten.
But if that makes you feel better about waiting 12-16 months for a new model...
13. systamatics (Posts: 63; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)
but then if you buy a phone in February it will be forgotten in april , so delay it till april , then buy a new phone in april! oh wait , no in june it will be forgotten , oh lala
5. DOGIEFRESH (Posts: 302; Member since: 15 Jul 2009)
It has game if it LTE only but when roam outside of the LTE coverage CDMA is a crap sloww as f......
11. Kmack (Posts: 26; Member since: 15 Nov 2011)
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