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Verizon announces the Samsung GALAXY Nexus
As you may recall, earlier this week Motorola showcased the new DROID RAZR for Verizon Wireless. Even though the device has a lot going for it, such as the dual core processor and Kevlar backing, some of its thunder was stolen by Samsung unveiling the highly anticipated GALAXY Nexus in Hong Kong.

At that time, Samsung said there would be a 4G LTE version of the GALAXY Nexus, but neglected to say which carrier it would be for. Now we can drop all the speculation, as Verizon has officially announced they will be offering the Samsung GALAXY Nexus "later this year", though we're guessing it will be in November.

Unfortunately, Verizon happens to leave out what the price of the GALAXY Nexus will be, and if they will be carrying the 16GB or 32GB version (or both) - as the phone will not have a microSD memory card slot.

For those of you unfamiliar with the Samsung GALAXY Nexus, it is the first smartphone to run on Android 4.0.1 Ice Cream Sandwich, which offers an updated user interface with better multitasking, notifications, browser, face unlocking, and Android beam. If that wasn't enough, the GALAXY Nexus will feature a large 4.65" 1280x720 HD Super AMOLED display (though it is PenTile), a 1.2GHz dual core processor, 1GB of RAM, 5MP rear autofocus camera with flash & 1.3MP front camera, 1080p video recording, NFC for use with Google Wallet, Bluetooth 3, dual band Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n, and a 1750mAh battery.

Naturally, we can't wait to get our hands on the Samsung GALAXY Nexus, or the Motorola DROID RAZR, and see how well they stack-up next to each other.

source: Verizon Wireless

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posted on 21 Oct 2011, 18:09 1

1. Dujai R. (Posts: 17; Member since: 12 Oct 2009)


let the android guys gather

posted on 22 Oct 2011, 10:49 1

101. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Yeah, like the HIGHLANDER.....

posted on 22 Oct 2011, 15:07 3

105. stowe528 (Posts: 7; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


For the ice cream feasting =D

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 18:11 1

2. nak1017 (Posts: 328; Member since: 08 Jan 2010)


I'll buy it

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 20:43

58. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


iPhones and most products don't have 4G data and then with everything else we just migrate SD Cards.
besides who fills up 32GB on a phone anyway?

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 18:13

3. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


it's be great if they went with $250 for the 16GB and $300 for the 32GB being that the Droid RAZR is similarly spec'd with 16GB of internal memory and it's capable of expanding with it's microSD card slot and it'll be priced at $300 no doubt.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 18:25 3

7. tim7722 (Posts: 4; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)


Knowing Verizon, it'll be 299 and 399. I hope not. If its not expandable memory it SHOULD be priced at 199.99 and 299.99. Apple has all the hype right now (except us phone geeks). Pricing a 16 GB at iPhone 4s 32GB price would be a hard sell.

For me personally, 16 GB is enough storage only because I have a 32 GB card and have only used about 7 GB. I change phones every 3-4 months. So I don't see myself filling up my memory that quickly. I've been working in mobile electronics since phones were a "luxury". I remember all of my phones and pagers and Holy crap. Tech moves so fast these days and if you're a technophobe like me, you can buy a new phone today and your phone is old news in what....... 6 and a half hours. This is an expensive habit.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 18:33

13. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3114; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


I wish but a 50 dollar difference on double the memory? Nope that's not going to happen. I'm afraid it might very well be 300 for the 16gb and 400 for the 32gb. Verizon loves to make their LTE phones at 300 dollars when they are first released. This is the Nexus and the first ICS device w e are talking about. Hopefully Amazonwireless will offer it with a much cheaper price. I'm getting it either way though, no doubt about it.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 18:33 1

14. roldefol (Posts: 4362; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Considering this is to be Verizon's premium phone, I don't know that they would even offer the 16 GB model, especially if it lacks a microSD slot. The 16 GB might be for the GSM/unlocked version only. I expect it to be the usual $299 for the 32 GB.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 18:35

18. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3114; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


I really hope so, we will have to see. I might just go full retail price on this, esp if it's 550-600 dollars at full retail and it's 300 on contract.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 18:41

21. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


yeah i think 16GB is plenty myself especially with all of the cloud services there are now but $100 more for the only difference being storage space? i think i'd go with the Droid Razr if that really mattered so much because then you can have 32GB on top of the 16GB of internal storage.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 18:44

22. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


you're talking about paying $100 more than the RAZR which has expandable memory for more internal memory which is becoming less necessary with cloud services. if they do price it at $400 for the 32GB version it won't sell well.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 18:45

23. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


it would be smart to offer the 16GB as a slightly cheaper offering.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 18:46

26. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3114; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


I know, that's why everyone will get the 16gb model. Or maybe they are just going to release the 32gb one instead, which I hope they do.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 18:47 1

27. roldefol (Posts: 4362; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Yeah, but since when has Verizon offered smart pricing?

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 18:50

31. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


then why the 32GB at a premium? i'm sure the 32GB will be $300 and the 16GB will either fit in somewhere or it won't.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 18:51 1

32. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


since when has Verizon offered a Nexus?

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 18:54

36. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3114; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


If there is no micro sd slot, like with the iphone you are stuck with what you have as far as storage on your device itself. Sure there is cloud and what not but not everyone will use it. I would rather have more storage on my device and not have to worry about online storages.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 18:56

37. roldefol (Posts: 4362; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


I think this is a question of profit margin. An extra 16 GB storage only costs about $15, so the main cost of the phone will be in the screen, CPU, etc. Given Verizon's latest LTE pricing, there's little incentive for them to offer a cheaper model.

In other news, across the board price cuts for the rest of the lineup: $200 for the Charge, $149 for the TBolt and Revolution. I smell a Rezound coming...

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 18:56

38. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


would you pay $100 to not use cloud storage on a 4G LTE device?

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 19:01

43. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


i could maybe see the 32GB being priced at $350 but not $400. people gripe now about spending $300 for the Bionic and it has 16GB of internal storage and a 16GB SD card i believe.

the Rezound will no doubt be $300 being that there hasn't been a true high-end HTC phone on Verizon since the Droid Incredible. i think that leaves the $250 slot for the Droid Bionic and a 16GB Nexus.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 19:01

44. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3114; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Personally, yes I would and I can understand why others wouldn't. But yes I would pay an extra 100 dollars to have double the space on my device.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 19:05

47. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


well you spend money for no reason then.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 19:07

48. roldefol (Posts: 4362; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


According to the leaked MAP, the Bionic will stay at $299, alongside the Nexus and Rezound. Hard to believe, since the Razr is coming soon.

http://www.droid-life.com/2011/10/14/new-verizon-map-released-both-galaxy-nexus-and-htc-rezound-appear-at-299/

There's no mention of a cheaper Nexus. I'd be willing to bet my upgrade it will be offered in 32 GB only.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 19:49 2

53. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3114; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


People buy the 32gb and 64gb model of the iphone because they want the extra space, not to throw away their money. Just because there is a cloud storage system doesn't mean everyone wants to use it. People will buy the same product and pay more for storage on the device on just about everything out there.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 19:52 1

54. roldefol (Posts: 4362; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


I'm hoping they don't pull the same pricing crap with the Nexus though. $100 for an extra 16 GB is absurd given the current price of memory.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 21:34

65. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


yeah bro. that's what i'm sayin'! i would even nod in approval if they offered the 16GB at $250. just as long as nothing passes $300.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 21:10

62. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3114; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


My friends and myself. I have a 16GB card filled up and I also have a 32GB card filled up. Lots of Movies and Music can fill up even 32GB cards easily.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 21:29

63. remixfa (Posts: 14594; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


I would hope that they do the 32gig as the 300 model and probably just skip on the 16 gig or make it 199. They would want the premium model to go head to head with the iphone4s. Having one at the same price as the 4s would really cannibalize its sales.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 21:30 1

64. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


i'm more picky about what i keep on my card. i've been rolling with an 8GB card since my LG Dare. i just dump the contents every now and then. music on the card, movies in the cloud. i'm an efficiency freak. ;P

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