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Samsung GALAXY Nexus launch date cited on Facebook is not an official Verizon release date

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Samsung GALAXY Nexus launch date cited on Facebook is not an official Verizon release date
The Facebook page for the Mobile Generation Verizon Wireless retail location in Bloomington, Minnesota had some news posted about Big Red's version of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. According to the post, the phone is to launch on December 15th. Of course, Verizon has not actually sent out any official launch date for the first Ice Cream Sandwich powered phone, but what the heck, perhaps someone at the Mobile Generation outlet accidentally revealed a company secret. After all, as we reported, Verizon is apparently telling store managers to expect the GALAXY Nexus to launch this Thursday.

And that would be exactly where our story ends except that the picture of the phone allegedly used by the store, shows the GSM model of the device and of course Verizon handsets use CDMA technology. So we will continue to wait for Big Red to make the announcement that everyone is waiting for on pins and needles. As for the third party reseller in Minnesota, we put in a couple of calls to see if we could get some kind of response from them, but so far we are still waiting a call back.

source: MobileGenerationVerizonWirelessBloomington,Mn via AndroidCentral

The picture on Mobile Generation's Facebook page is of the GSM version of the Samsung GALAXY Nexus

The picture on Mobile Generation's Facebook page is of the GSM version of the Samsung GALAXY Nexus


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posted on 13 Dec 2011, 20:49 4

1. Birds (Posts: 972; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


2012. lol

posted on 14 Dec 2011, 10:50

23. narley (Posts: 357; Member since: 14 May 2009)


Everyone is in luck. My buddy works for vzw and he's getting a training on the device early tomorrow. Looking pretty good that our wait is finally coming to an end. Ill be checking at midnight to see.

posted on 13 Dec 2011, 20:49 6

2. Scuba_Steve (Posts: 79; Member since: 16 Oct 2011)


At my location, we have had the Nexus but were told not to sell until the 15th by the big wigs. We've already been telling our customers the 15th. Hopefully there are no more setbacks. PS, The phone runs amazingly.

posted on 13 Dec 2011, 20:51

3. HTDGP (Posts: 6; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


I am setting up my schedule to pick it up Thursday morning before my final so I hope this date pans out.

posted on 13 Dec 2011, 20:59 3

4. TGreg104 (Posts: 32; Member since: 14 Jun 2011)


http://hasverizonreleasedthegalaxynex.us/

posted on 13 Dec 2011, 22:33

10. TBrown123 (Posts: 6; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)


lol..

posted on 13 Dec 2011, 21:41 1

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


C'mon now, Verizon isn't going to release it in the next 2 days. My best guess would be post-Christmas/first week of January, but I originally thought the beginning of November :X
Its like the Bionic all over again!

posted on 13 Dec 2011, 22:07 2

6. Synack (Posts: 663; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


Why the hell wouldn't they??

posted on 13 Dec 2011, 22:23 2

8. snowgator (Posts: 3199; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


And the Thunderbolt. So that makes all the big 3 of Android at Verizon with major delays (HTC, Motorola, and Samsung), and gives Big Red a chance to end 2012 the way they began: Making their customers wait on a greatly anticipated phone. There is something to be said for consistent business practices.

posted on 13 Dec 2011, 22:20

7. usarmy1494 (Posts: 5; Member since: 11 Dec 2011)


who the hell is gonna want this phone in 2012 it will be almost considered out of date.

posted on 13 Dec 2011, 22:26 2

9. snowgator (Posts: 3199; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


The first ICS phone out of date? In two or three weeks? Really???
Tough audience........

posted on 13 Dec 2011, 22:35 1

11. usarmy1494 (Posts: 5; Member since: 11 Dec 2011)


ICS no out of date. more like ram cpu...i cant wait for 1080p display phone!!!

posted on 13 Dec 2011, 22:36

12. mettec (Posts: 13; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


Well I work down the road about 1/2 mile from there so I will be taking a longer then usual lunch break IF it actually gets an official release. (Probably will go there regardless) just to see what they say.

posted on 13 Dec 2011, 23:23

13. N.Reynolds (Posts: 257; Member since: 15 Feb 2011)


Phones going to launch the 15th. Was told from a Samsung rep personally.

posted on 13 Dec 2011, 23:39

14. vantenkiest (Posts: 308; Member since: 20 Apr 2011)


I was told by a Verizon Rep that they may only sell this through 3rd party.. would be fine if that was true and they just release already

posted on 13 Dec 2011, 23:52

15. ManEfresH (Posts: 1; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


I was at both my local VZW & Best Buy stores today and both told me that the release was slated for Friday 12/16. The manager at my VZW store told me he just got off a conference call where they told him they could sell it on Friday not Thursday. He asked me if I wanted to play with the phone and had one of the associates go get it from the back of the store for me. Even he said he hopes nothing changes again because it was supposed to have been release last Friday 12/9. My local Best Buy claims they do not have it yet but I know they are full of crap because they are not supposed to let customers know that they are in stock. If it gets released on Friday, that would be great... Thursday? EVEN BETTER because I cannot wait to get rid of my Droid Razr for this bad boy. The verizon store said they have them in stock and even have accessories and extended batteries for them. I have one on reserve... fingers crossed for this week.

posted on 14 Dec 2011, 09:07

21. Allday28 (Posts: 273; Member since: 19 Nov 2010)


Thats funny cause I played with one at a local bestbuy store where I live on Sunday. I gotta say this this is BAD ASS!!!

posted on 14 Dec 2011, 00:20

16. belovedson (Posts: 832; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)


verizon is epitomy of evil. they don't pay taxes as well

posted on 14 Dec 2011, 00:27

17. readingthissh1t (Posts: 303; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)


fml +__+`

posted on 14 Dec 2011, 02:34 1

18. kpfirefighter (Posts: 160; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


Who knows whats true these days? I wish there was a way to pay back verizon! Maybe google having their own carrier would be the pay back.
They have the power and the resources to do it!
Just put verizon out of buisness for all I care. Not a single word has come from verizon regaurding this phone. Not one f**king word. It's like they don't give two s**ts about the people that support them. Or what about a apology from what happened with the bionic! They are the worst when it comes to customer service!
Verizon start getting your s**t together!! Your losing thousands of customers a day soley on the fact your customer service sucks and you don't care or take steps to improve.
I have an idea release a online survey and let's see what everybody has to stay!!
I'll go first...... YOU SUCK!!

posted on 14 Dec 2011, 05:50 1

19. warlockz (Posts: 156; Member since: 10 Oct 2011)


Vzw is like that hot chicken head. She knows she got the looks so there's always a sucker willing to give her money and kiss her butt, vzw knows it has the best coverage so they can afford to have garbage customer service and still maintain their customers. Let me tell you they can do whatever they want because when your in a building and everyone cell phone has no signal except yours cause you have vzw its awesome lol I blame the other carriers if the other carriers worked well in nyc as good as vwz I would have left vwz a long time ago sadly the other carriers coverage sucks!

posted on 14 Dec 2011, 08:13

20. kpfirefighter (Posts: 160; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


Your right! I said almost the same thing a month ago.
I mean its so true they just don't care cause they know they have the coverage. Good comment we really do feel the same about these f**kers. I just hope this phone is f**king magic!

posted on 14 Dec 2011, 11:32

24. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1577; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


its just a phone chill out

posted on 14 Dec 2011, 10:14

22. gowirelessco (Posts: 1; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


its coming out tomarow. Oh an btw verizon is ranked number 1 in customer satisfaction acording to consumer reports. suck it

posted on 14 Dec 2011, 13:27

25. jim858 (Posts: 1; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


Just received a phone call from my local Verizon rep to set me up with an appointment for 9am TOMORROW to purchase my new Galaxy Nexus!!!

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