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Verizon Galaxy Nexus passes through the FCC

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Verizon Galaxy Nexus passes through the FCC
Many look at devices passing through the FCC as a sign that those devices are nearing release on the market, but that's not exactly true. FCC certification does mean that a device can be sold in the US, but really doesn't say much about how close a release date may be. 

So it goes with the Verizon Galaxy Nexus, which received its FCC certification today. The Nexus was listed in the filing as SCH-i515 and includes everything we expect in the Verizon variant, including a CDMA/EvDO 3G radio on 850 and 1900 MHz bands as well as LTE, dual-band 802.11n WiFi support, Bluetooth and NFC. 

It may not point to an actual release date, but at least seeing the Verizon Galaxy Nexus pass through the FCC let's us know that the CDMA/LTE Verizon Galaxy Nexus can officially be sold in the USA. We know that the Nexus will hit Europe on Thursday, and it seems likely it will launch on Verizon in time for Black Friday, but unfortunately, we still don't have confirmation on that. 

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posted on 15 Nov 2011, 14:27

1. ohiojosh78 (Posts: 24; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


If you look at all the paperwork they included a confidentiality sheet and actually started the process a few months ago.

posted on 15 Nov 2011, 14:32 2

2. JayLeBlanc (Posts: 33; Member since: 16 May 2011)


I wonder if its possible to figure out the shortest previous time window between a cell phone clearing FCC and it appearing on shelves.

Gotta be something like 2 weeks or more, right?

posted on 15 Nov 2011, 14:35 3

3. ohiojosh78 (Posts: 24; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Worst case scenario, many devices pass through the FCC and never come out... :(

Lets hope this isn't the case here though!

posted on 15 Nov 2011, 15:06

4. Hallucinator (Posts: 344; Member since: 24 May 2010)


The Iphone 4s was 10 days

posted on 15 Nov 2011, 15:43

7. JayLeBlanc (Posts: 33; Member since: 16 May 2011)


Well that is good news then!

10 days from now is November 25th - Black Friday

posted on 15 Nov 2011, 15:50 5

8. Hallucinator (Posts: 344; Member since: 24 May 2010)


I agree, Im actually an Apple guy but I can't wait to get my hands on the Nexus.

posted on 15 Nov 2011, 15:32 1

5. richardyarrell2011 (banned) (Posts: 510; Member since: 16 Mar 2011)


The sooner the better

posted on 15 Nov 2011, 15:36 1

6. Synack (Posts: 666; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


WOOT!!!

posted on 15 Nov 2011, 16:07 1

9. threeline (Posts: 256; Member since: 11 Sep 2011)


Since this model is CDMA does this mean there is hope for Sprint?

posted on 15 Nov 2011, 16:27 4

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


The worse phone launch ever lol its okay I'm looking forward to having the best android phone or shall I say best mobile phone lol on the best carrier.

posted on 15 Nov 2011, 16:54 1

11. hotcakes33 (Posts: 8; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)


I am so glad I decided to get an iPhone. Tired of waiting...and waiting...and waiting...and....

posted on 15 Nov 2011, 17:22 4

12. protozeloz (Posts: 5375; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Good for you, but why are you here?

posted on 17 Nov 2011, 15:09

18. hotcakes33 (Posts: 8; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)


I was waiting to see if I wanted the Razr or even Nexus. Still interested in them, but I won't getting them. I had an Eris for 2 years, and for 18 of those months, Android was terrible. I wanted something stable, reliable and a phone that I didn't have to think about "will it work" when I did even basic phone functions, like dial or text. It does what I need it to do, and that's fine. I have a tablet to do all that other stuff the Razr and Nexus will do.

posted on 15 Nov 2011, 20:06 7

13. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2971; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


That's funny because you'll be waiting over a year and a half for the exact same iPhone. lol

posted on 15 Nov 2011, 20:35 4

14. mctcm (Posts: 204; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


served

posted on 16 Nov 2011, 00:17 2

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


Oh snap...

posted on 16 Nov 2011, 00:20 2

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


It's obvious that I work for VZW but I will try not to disclose any further information about my work location.

I have to say this because I nearly peed myself when I saw it. Nexus hard plastic and gel cases are already in our system. I suspect Thanksgiving/Black Friday as a release

posted on 16 Nov 2011, 07:47

17. roldefol (Posts: 2860; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


I'm still banking on that Nov. 21 release. They released the Rezound on a Monday, and what better way to start off Thanksgiving week than with the best of the best Nexus?

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