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Samsung GALAXY Nexus discontinued at Telus; magenta Nokia Lumia 800 next

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Samsung GALAXY Nexus discontinued at Telus; magenta Nokia Lumia 800 next
Magenta Nokia Lumia 800

Magenta Nokia Lumia 800

Talk about a short life cycle! Just launched by Telus this past January, documents leaked from the Canadian carrier reveal that the Samsung GALAXY Nexus has been discontinued since May 16th. On some level, this makes sense since the Samsung Galaxy S III is coming down the pike, but on the other hand the device was just launched on January 13th. And considering that the unit offers stock Android, why not keep in on the shelves for those who want the pure Google experience, at least until the next Nexus handset arrives?

Also found on the discontinued list is the Nokia Lumia 800 in magenta. That model will say adios on June 17th, according to the document. Telus also offers the model in black and cyan which will be your only two choices in a few weeks. Other handsets of note found on the list include the 16GB Apple iPhone 4 and the white BlackBerry Curve 9360.

source: MobileSyrup

The Samsung GALAXY Nexus has been discontinued by Telus

The Samsung GALAXY Nexus has been discontinued by Telus


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posted on 19 May 2012, 14:12 4

1. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5647; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


what the hell? that makes no sense at all. xD

posted on 19 May 2012, 14:14 4

2. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


agreed. why would you discontinue one of the most popular current phones on the market? its a total wtf moment for everyone.

posted on 19 May 2012, 14:20 3

4. JGuinan007 (Posts: 641; Member since: 19 May 2011)


well Black Berry and pink nokias don't sell well so it kinda makes sense

posted on 19 May 2012, 14:30 2

5. aneelamdani (Posts: 20; Member since: 16 Apr 2012)


you seems to be the guy to talk to, how you came to know they aren't selling well... plz plz i wanna know.... how do you guys come to know a model is selling or not....... oh wait..... do you guys.. oh no... you guys speculate... ? do you hold financial interests in Samsung or androids.. Do You.. Else stop speculating your stupid ideas...

posted on 19 May 2012, 14:55 3

8. medicci37 (Posts: 716; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


@ aneel ect. Your ignorance is not their fault. The info you speak of is not that hard to find. The fact that you are unaware that sales info is available, is irrelevant.

posted on 19 May 2012, 14:30 1

6. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


I was referring to the galaxy nexus

posted on 19 May 2012, 14:15 2

3. Carlitos (Posts: 351; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


*Gasp in confuseness*

posted on 19 May 2012, 14:45 2

7. remixfa (Posts: 14169; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


Maybe they are getting that unicorn nexus with the updated specs? :)

more than likely they just werent selling. Who knows, maybe their contract prices on the nexus were too high.. especially since u can buy it new from google for like 400 bux. Why would you spend 100-200+ on contract? Especially since they like 3 year contracts in Canada

posted on 19 May 2012, 14:58 3

9. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


I can barely stand 2 year contracts much less 3 year

posted on 20 May 2012, 10:12

11. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


In USA or canada no choice ?
Like in malaysia here you can pick how long the contract you want . From 1 year , 1.5 year , 2 years even 3
Shorter the contract , more you pay for the phone .
But Maxis the carrier me and my dad are using are damm bias to the iPhone . Only iPhone owners can extend contract so my dad's gs1 2 years contract isnt over so Maxis dont allow him to extend contract and buy gs2 at a discounted price so he gets it from rival digi .( at 1 point they stopped selling all Samsung phones causing an public outrage so a week later they start selling it again )
The contract phones wasnt locked here or different from the international ones they just charge you every month automaticly from your credit card .
Well for me i will go unlocked the next time i buy my phone :)
What about you guys ?

posted on 20 May 2012, 10:16

12. remixfa (Posts: 14169; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


In america, 2 year contracts are just about all thats availible.. in canada 3 years seems to be your only option.

I really wish people would look at how much they are really paying and then get off their horse and try full retail and monthly plans. Most people pay a lot more than they need to for service because they have an irrational fear that one day they might be out in the woods and Jason Vorhees will be coming after them and the phone wont work.

The more people that make that move, the more likely carriers will start listening and start pricing their plans accordingly.

posted on 20 May 2012, 10:27

14. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


http://www.maxis.com.my/personal/android/Android_Packages.asp#htcOnex
an example how much phone prices here in malaysia
bear in mind 3 ringgit is = 1 US dollar

posted on 20 May 2012, 10:29

15. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


yeah with contract you pay more in the USA
But here of you get 3gb data from maxis without contract is rm68 with contract also 68
but contract force you to have data even you didnt need it same with all carrier

posted on 19 May 2012, 21:25

10. toaster (Posts: 114; Member since: 13 Sep 2011)


what why

Although I'm not too surprised. Rogers did something similar with the Nexus S and killed it off within 3 months of it's launch.

I wonder if they're bringing something in as a replacement to make it worth our while. Otherwise, it's a crappy decision.

posted on 20 May 2012, 10:16

13. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


Galaxy s3 is still no nexus phone

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