We can imagine that the average guy on the street might find it hard to remember which phone is which
. Sometimes the difference between a couple of handsets is a matter of degrees. But a carrier might not have the same "Get out of jail free" card to play. After all, if a mobile operator is going to be selling a specific device, especially a high-end model, there is really no excuse for the mistake.
We wonder then, if Sprint has the same layers of protection for its mobile site that ESPN mobile had a few months ago. You might have heard about the now fired rogue editor for the sports site, whom insulted hundreds of millions of Chinese in a misguided headline about Knicks guard Jeremy Lin.
The nation's third largest carrier had a picture of an LG phone and was calling it the Samsung GALAXY Nexus. Even a cursory look at the two models would reveal that they are not that similar. Besides, the LG model appeared to have Android 2.3 installed while every stock photograph of the Samsung GALAXY Nexus shows off the Ice Cream Sandwich UI. The good news is that Sprint's desktop site had the correct picture all along
, and Sprint has already made the correction.
As we mentioned earlier today, you can now pre-order the Sprint variant of the Samsung GALAXY Nexus
with the launch now expected for April 22nd
. The price is $199.99 with your signature on the dotted line of a two-year pact.