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Oops! Sprint's mobile site confuses an LG phone for the Samsung GALAXY Nexus

Oops! Sprint's mobile site confuses an LG phone for the Samsung GALAXY Nexus
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 incorrect Samsung GALAXY Nexus (L) and the corrected picture (R)

The incorrect Samsung GALAXY Nexus (L) and the corrected picture (R)

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.

source: SprintMobile via Phandroid

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posted on 16 Apr 2012, 20:30 3

1. phoneguy2012 (Posts: 3; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


This article is a complete waste of time. Whoever wrote it should go back to journalism school. We all know the device pictured is the lg viper, which launches the same day as the nexus. This was obviously a mix up. No big deal.

posted on 16 Apr 2012, 20:32 13

2. Alan01 (Posts: 205; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)


Actually, you should have written "Whomever wrote it". Have fun in school.

posted on 16 Apr 2012, 20:38 2

3. Ijustdontknow (Posts: 3; Member since: 16 Apr 2012)


wow- really??? we have a troll and a idiot who repsonded to a troll???

posted on 16 Apr 2012, 20:43

4. Birds (Posts: 1028; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


Alan, you didn't have to reply to the phoneguy2012. Save the re-trolling for me. Anyways I love your articles to ijustdontknow....Shut your stupid face up!!!!!!!!!

posted on 16 Apr 2012, 20:56 2

6. ahhxd717 (Posts: 320; Member since: 08 Dec 2011)


Not to be a d**k, but it should be "whoever". It's in subject case, not object. Lol

posted on 16 Apr 2012, 20:45

5. corrifa (Posts: 34; Member since: 28 Sep 2011)


That idiot who responded to the troll wrote the article by looking at his name.
wow- really? we had a guy waste time by putting a worthless comment like this?

posted on 16 Apr 2012, 21:27

9. Commentator (Posts: 2495; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


No, I'm pretty sure that actually is Alan F. He's commented many times before.

posted on 16 Apr 2012, 21:00

7. hamids9898 (unregistered)


I am planning to buy nexus i9250 from US. Can anyone tell me will this phone work in India??? Please suggest me a few things I should consider while purchasing this phone from US. Since i am not atech savvy person,, a little help will mean a lot to m...

posted on 16 Apr 2012, 21:05

8. Cwebb (Posts: 501; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


This is unfortunately commonplace for Sprint. I swear I know their phones better than their PR people do... (Dan Hesse, if your reading this, I will take the job as head of marketing)

posted on 17 Apr 2012, 01:55

10. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Must be a sprint fanboy, that trolling guy

posted on 17 Apr 2012, 23:10

11. Commentator (Posts: 2495; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


It's Dan Hesse himself!

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