Samsung GALAXY Nexus could launch November 21st on Verizon, according to roadmap
More importantly, it now looks like the Samsung GALAXY Nexus will beat the Black Friday deadline with a launch the week before, November 21st. Many have been citing the pure Google experience of the phone as the reason they will select this model over the Motorola DROID RAZR or the HTC Rezound. The latter device, which will feature the special Beats by Dr. Dre headphones and the special Beats technology for audio. According to the leaked roadmap, the HTC Rezound will be rolled out to the masses on November 14th.
Other smartphones listed on the memo include the Samsung Illusion, scheduled for a November 17th launch. This is a low to mid-end Android device that will be released the same day as the BlackBerry Curve 9370. The latter is a world phone for RIM that runs BlackBerry 7 OS.
Basic phones listed on the roadmap include the Casio G'zOne Ravine 2 (November 17th), Verizon Adamant (December 1) and the LG Extravert (12/8). Tablets are also given a nod of the head with an 8 inch Motorola tablet (most likely the Motorola XOOM Media Edition) and the Motorola XOOM 2 listed for the same day-November 30th.
1. bossmt_2 (Posts: 432; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)
Wish it was coming out on the 17th, but the 21st isn't that bad.
2. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5749; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
"...but the 21st isn't that bad"
Considering some rumors were having the Nexus being released even after Black Friday, if it is in fact released on the 21st, that will be good for VZW, IMO. With the RAZR, GALAXY Nexus and Rezound, VZW is going to have an awesome high-end Android offering going into the XMAS shopping season. A lot of business is done on Black Friday. They would have been stupid to not have all of the high-end Android handsets available for sale by then.
3. mctcm (Posts: 204; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
This is great news. I needed a new phone so I pre-ordered a Razr but I would like the opportunity to test drive the Nexus as well.
4. Muhannad (Posts: 455; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)
I want the HTC Rezound so bad, why do all U.S carriers get all the awesome phones? Only if Verizon existed in my country.
5. Sackboy117 (Posts: 178; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
I think it should be "Why does Verizon get all the awesome phones"
10. Rejeimha (Posts: 18; Member since: 29 Jul 2010)
"Why does Verizon get all the awesome phones"
While I understand that it seems that way now, what with the RAZR, the G-Nex, and the Rezound coming soon, I must say that I respectfully disagree with the idea that Verizon gets all the awesome phones.
When I first got Verizon all I could see in the store was a bunch of phones that were functional, but from a design stand point, looked like garbage. The situation didn't improve with my next four upgrades either, until I got my first smartphone (a blackberry curve).
Verizon customers have had to wait nearly a year after Sprint customers to get a 4G phone, and when it did we were teased with three that were all found wanting in many ways.
Every blackberry device Verizon received has been either mediocre or non-exclusive.
Android phones were a game changer I'll admit, but many people bought them hoping that they would fill the iphone shaped whole in their lives. Several of these customers would be upset with this decision.
These Verizon customers would have to wait almost a full four years in order to get their iphone.
This is the first time I can remember in my relationship with VZW, solely based on the phone options availabe, that I am glad to be with Big Red compared to any of the other big networks in the USA.
So if anyone feels envious that you don't have the option to buy the phone that you want the most, all I have to say is...wait. Your day is coming....or switch networks.
6. richardyarrell2011 (banned) (Posts: 510; Member since: 16 Mar 2011)
Regardless of when rather released on line or in verizon stores I will be there either November 21st or November 23rd or November 25th. This device will launch before BLACK FRIDAY mark it down I believe PRE-ORDER will be on November 13th..
7. warlockz (Posts: 156; Member since: 10 Oct 2011)
Cool. Wonder when other carriers will be getting it.
8. nickjjay (Posts: 79; Member since: 10 Oct 2011)
Who knows what the other carriers in the US will get. My guess is that nobody cares.
9. joseg81 (Posts: 165; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)
Why does this post fall under the category "Sprint"?
11. kpfirefighter (Posts: 160; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)
I cant decide which phone to get! I have read a lot of specs and the HTC looks to be the faster phone. Is this true? And if so how much faster are we talking? I like the bigger screen but if its another flop like my bionic than I dont know which way to go. I know the HTC will get the ICS eventually so any thoughts?
12. Mr.Mr.Upgrade (Posts: 425; Member since: 30 Aug 2011)
Verizon is the best thats why they are getting the best phones , 4g lte, best services over all, best HTC ,LG,Samsung,and etc phone,some of you complain about prices, because you are broke and still staying with your moma and papa, if you were rich, you would only buy Verizon, be real
13. roldefol (Posts: 2860; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
Yeah, but this is a relatively new phenomenon for VZW. From 08-09 its users suffered boring BB and WinMo 6 devices while AT&T basked in the iPhone's glow and T-Mobile got the first Android goods. And monthly plans were just as expensive then. Now VZW gets gems like the Nexus, Rezound and Razr and everyone else looks on in envy.
14. Blueeyed.teacher (Posts: 1; Member since: 07 Nov 2011)
Samsung's last chance to keep me as a customer hinges on the Galaxy Nexus being available before Black Friday ( and I don't mean just available for preorder). As my local Verizon store had the Razr available for a hands on demos as of Sunday (Nov 6), I will not wait much longer for Samsung to release the GN. The Razr is unbelievably light in feel yet doesn't feel cheaply made. The screen clarity was fantastic and speed was out of this world. I loaded several You Tube videos and there was absolutely no lag from buffering. The store version had a partial version of Madden 2012 loaded and the graphics were crystal clear and a blast to play with. I am willing to give Samsung until November 14th to provide a firm date that Verizon will release the GN (and if the release date isn't before Black Friday I am done with Samsung for good). I am only giving them that long as I want to play with the Rezound before I decide whether the Razr will win out. I implore everyone to post comments on Facebook and Twitter and let Samsung know you are fed up with their never ending product release stall tactics.
15. kid.wonderbread (Posts: 38; Member since: 16 Dec 2009)
Is Verizon getting away from releasing phones on Thursdays? I believe most previous models where released then.
16. beatsandmelody (Posts: 109; Member since: 01 Nov 2011)
What does "w/o" mean in the context of this memo? I always use "w/o" as a shortcut to "without" but that wouldn't make sense in this context...
17. richardyarrell2011 (banned) (Posts: 510; Member since: 16 Mar 2011)
w/o in my book means web only I wouldn't be surprised if you can only buy this galaxy nexus from google/samsung/verizon on line that would be neat.