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Verizon stores selling out of the Samsung GALAXY Nexus, inventory shifted to meet demand

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Verizon stores selling out of the Samsung GALAXY Nexus, inventory shifted to meet demand
Long lines greeted buyers of the Samsung GALAXY Nexus at some Verizon locations as the first Android 4.0 model was launched in the U.S. on Thursday by Big Red. A Verizon spokesman told phoneArena that in Florida, inventory had to be shifted around in order to get the phone to the locations where it was heavily in demand. Despite the juggling, some Verizon locations have sold out of the model. The first Ice Cream Sandwich powered handset is priced by Verizon at $299.99 with a two year contract although some online retailers like Let's Talk are offering the model at a steep discount. The phone is currently on backorder at Let's Talk and is expected to ship in 1 to 2 weeks. Amazon is selling the phone for $149 with free two-day shipping and as of 3pm Eastern time, the device appears to still be in stock.

The lines at Verizon for an Android phone are somewhat ironic considering that Android manufacturer Samsung has recently started an ad campaign that pokes fun at the long lines that greet buyers of the Apple iPhone whenever the Cupertino based tech giant launches a new model. Long lines and sold out stores are unusual for Android models, but the long wait for the U.S. launch combined with good reviews of the GSM model launched overseas, and the latest Android OS have led to strong pent-up demand for the unit.

source: 9to5Google via AndroidandMe

Long lines greet Samsung GALAXY Nexus buyers at a Verizon location
Long lines greet Samsung GALAXY Nexus buyers at a Verizon location

Long lines greet Samsung GALAXY Nexus buyers at a Verizon location


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posted on 15 Dec 2011, 15:14 13

1. imkyle (Posts: 979; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


Good for Android.

posted on 15 Dec 2011, 15:14 4

2. Caanon (Posts: 5; Member since: 09 Dec 2011)


Got mine this morning. Northgate Mall, VZW store. Was $250 after work discount! Soooo pretty... Also, $40 for battery + charger + USB splitter = very worth it. Charger acts as a nice dock too.

posted on 15 Dec 2011, 19:11 1

17. 14545 (Posts: 1100; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


USB splitter? Can you link to this. I'm trying to find this in the accessories on VZW but I don't see it.

posted on 16 Dec 2011, 06:13 1

32. icesick06 (Posts: 28; Member since: 03 Nov 2009)


Its not available as a separate accessory that I know of. My splitter came in the box with the extra battery.

posted on 15 Dec 2011, 15:16 6

3. buggerrer (Posts: 285; Member since: 21 Sep 2011)


I would pay 299$ for a 1-year contract .. not 2 otherwise i prefer paying around 740$ and not be Verizon bit*h for 2 years!

posted on 15 Dec 2011, 19:14 5

18. 14545 (Posts: 1100; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Why? Even if you bought the phone at 299 and canelled after 14 days you would still only have 650 in the device versus 729. So either way you're still not "vzw's bitch", just pay to break the contract. Trust me, if you threaten to leave they will bend over backwards to try and stop you. (assuming you pay your bills)

posted on 15 Dec 2011, 15:24 9

4. roldefol (Posts: 2858; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


And yet Verizon still considers the Razr to be its flagship phone. The people demand ICS!

posted on 15 Dec 2011, 15:39 2

6. protozeloz (Posts: 5371; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


This should be a message to VRZ and the manufacturers

and this phone would be selling better if it where released earlier

posted on 15 Dec 2011, 17:16 2

14. noahbf (Posts: 28; Member since: 28 Apr 2009)


Seems to be selling pretty well to me..

posted on 16 Dec 2011, 04:03

31. jogutier (Posts: 324; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)


Well atleast in my neck of the woods, there weren't any long lines if any. :(

posted on 15 Dec 2011, 15:38 2

5. gallitoking (Posts: 4684; Member since: 17 May 2011)


I can see the commercial from Windows.. their Nokia Batphone... making fun at the losers at VZW.. for thinking there is actual ice cream... can I have 2 scoops of Rocky Road?...

posted on 15 Dec 2011, 15:41 7

7. buggerrer (Posts: 285; Member since: 21 Sep 2011)


really? *apple* ?

posted on 15 Dec 2011, 15:54 5

8. roldefol (Posts: 2858; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Dude, lay off the shrooms

posted on 15 Dec 2011, 16:05 2

9. gallitoking (Posts: 4684; Member since: 17 May 2011)


why.. you want some...papa smurf?..

posted on 15 Dec 2011, 16:20 4

10. Johnny_Mnemonic (Posts: 240; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


Gallito the only thing your getting is apples

posted on 15 Dec 2011, 22:49 2

24. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


lol, the rolde, that was funny.. you have the trippy tiedye icon and ur telling him to lay off trippy shrooms :) :) :)

does batman like rocky road? I do.. but i always saw him as more of a chocolate lovers.. .lol

posted on 15 Dec 2011, 16:41 3

12. Sniggly (Posts: 6774; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Moose tracks are better.

You're really determined to come back with a vengeance, aren't you?

posted on 15 Dec 2011, 18:08 4

16. Pdubb (Posts: 239; Member since: 08 Aug 2011)


Ok that one was pretty good! I love WP7 but you made me laugh for once.

posted on 15 Dec 2011, 16:27 3

11. Nathan (Posts: 84; Member since: 14 Jul 2011)


Imagine if this thing would have came out sooner, the sells would have been even better.

posted on 15 Dec 2011, 16:55 2

13. superguy (Posts: 271; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


Went to a VZW store in Columbia, MD today at lunch and got the very last phone in the store. :)

I still have the Rezound. Going to give this a whirl and keep the one I like the best.

posted on 15 Dec 2011, 17:44 4

15. trin (Posts: 88; Member since: 11 May 2010)


Lol. Stores are selling out of the device. How much better could the sales be? People giving up their first born for the right to own one? smh. Verizon has a winner on their hands with this one.

Can't wait to own one. Played with it and its an entirely new android experience. Smooth and responsive. Camera/Camcorder is fun to use and amazingly fast. Screen is visually orgasmic. They really do give you a clean slate to work with. The phone is almost bare-bones. The options for customization seem endless. Nice Device. Anywho just my 2 cents.

posted on 15 Dec 2011, 19:56

19. harrisonax2 (Posts: 5; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


radioshack has them in stock everywhere

posted on 15 Dec 2011, 21:47 1

20. jess0417 (Posts: 7; Member since: 23 Nov 2011)


Can't wait to get mine... :-) oh so very excited!!!!!!

posted on 15 Dec 2011, 22:03 2

21. itzmando (Posts: 114; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Plan to get a GN at costco, I feel their 280.00 with accessory pack is worth it rather than VZW stores deal. My mom just renewed our contract and got 2 samsung stratospheres one for her and my lil sis(christmas gifts) for 20.00 each for upgrade tonight. Compared to VZW charging their bogo deal 150.00 for 2 WTH!! She was proud to go in and see the current offer.
Asked how many GN do they have in stock and they only have 3 when they started off with 15 this morning. I couldnt get mine right then and there since we plan to remove me from our family plan to have a different contract, but was told need to go in a VZW store to get that done.

posted on 15 Dec 2011, 22:44 1

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


I bought my phone today! I have waited a while and was very excited when I got the phone. I'm sorry to say that I'm not overly impressed with the phone! I'm not in a 4g area but thought that the 3g would kick ass. It f**king sucks the phone is really slow downloading apps and is dropping calls like crazy! ICS is pretty cool but not mind blowing! I hope that this phone gets better real soon!

posted on 15 Dec 2011, 22:46 1

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


Plus the f**king thing keeps turning off!!!!!!!!!

posted on 16 Dec 2011, 06:29 1

33. icesick06 (Posts: 28; Member since: 03 Nov 2009)


I don't know what to tell ya there.. I got mine yesterday and have had no major problems what so ever. As for your 3G signal, what was it like on your old phone. I can honestly say that 9 of out 10 times, getting a different phone is not going to change the connection quality in your area unless said old phone is FUBAR. I used to work with reps that would say, "You get this phone, and you'll have better service on it than your old one." Then what happens? Said customer is back in a week later because they were promised better service on the phone they just bought. Every phone I've owned, there has been negligible difference in the cell service received to the phone. They just don't differ as much as they used to. That's just my thoughts.

posted on 16 Dec 2011, 11:22

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


good explination thank you

posted on 16 Dec 2011, 12:53

40. robinrisk (unregistered)


you are pretty much right, but there are some exceptions.

I used to have a Galaxy S, then Switchet to the Photon, and the signal is incredibly better.

in places where i had 0-1 bars, i get 4-full bars with the photon.

It depends a lot on the antenna on your phone.

posted on 15 Dec 2011, 22:49 2

25. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


well, there goes the whole "only the iphone has lines and sells out" BS line we keep hearing.

posted on 16 Dec 2011, 13:51 1

41. ReturningToNokia (Posts: 130; Member since: 09 Jul 2011)


You call that photo of the folks waiting 'a line'? Compared to WebOS, sure it is.

posted on 15 Dec 2011, 22:53

26. Astreo (Posts: 99; Member since: 05 May 2011)


so....it seems the droidfans are sheep too. whats your excuse now?

also, i work at radioshack and no they are not fully stocked. we had 10 in our whole district....

posted on 16 Dec 2011, 13:55 1

42. ReturningToNokia (Posts: 130; Member since: 09 Jul 2011)


The Verizon store I visited had only 8 total, and they were bragging that they were sold out, and that they sold almost twice as many at launch than the Razr - they only got 5 Razr's in their store. Ha!

I would be more impressed if every store got at least 100 units, and sold out on opening day. We certainly won't be hearing on Monday from Samsung or Verizon that they sold millions of devices.

posted on 16 Dec 2011, 02:29 1

27. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2940; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


The display is amazing and overall the phone is pretty damn responsive tho signal strength compared to the RAZR is weak.

posted on 16 Dec 2011, 03:04 1

28. TKFox007 (Posts: 303; Member since: 02 Nov 2010)


I agree with you on that.

posted on 16 Dec 2011, 06:37 1

34. roldefol (Posts: 2858; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Signal strength complaints are enough to keep me from trading in my Rezound. I'd love to get in on the ICS action, but it still needs to function well as a phone. I love Samsung's screens, but I don't trust their electronics. I'll wait and see if HTC can follow through on their upgrade plan for S3 phones.

posted on 16 Dec 2011, 06:48

36. icesick06 (Posts: 28; Member since: 03 Nov 2009)


Haven't had any signal issues yet on mine. Signal strength bars aren't as many as others I looked at but still have not had any problems from my experience.

posted on 16 Dec 2011, 09:54 2

38. sgogeta4 (Posts: 391; Member since: 02 Feb 2011)


Maybe it's your location? I'm in Manhattan and my GN has awesome reception, better than my OG Droid.

posted on 16 Dec 2011, 03:05 2

29. TKFox007 (Posts: 303; Member since: 02 Nov 2010)


I got a Droid Razr on Monday, thinking I'd be happy with it, but I wasn't, went to a Verizon store today to exchange it for the Galaxy Nexus and couldn't of been happier

posted on 16 Dec 2011, 03:38 1

30. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2940; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


In all honesty i havent had any data issues. Phonearena loads up fast even on 3G but in some places it displays zero bars yet data is still going like normal. Pretty sure its just a bug because i would have noticed it by now.

posted on 16 Dec 2011, 06:46

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


I have noticed that too. I can tell the call quality isn't the same as motorola though. someone posted a while back that they were scared this would be a issue with this phone and he was right. I have dropped a few calls already. I had a droidx and the call quality kicked ass!
I'm hoping that these are just little bugs that need to be fixed.
One more thing ICS is boring!!!!!!! I can't custimize s**t on my phone. I tried to download GOLAUNCHER and I don't think it works with ICS!

posted on 16 Dec 2011, 08:26 1

37. Sethdras (Posts: 61; Member since: 22 Jul 2009)


I'd just like to point out, that bald head in the picture, THATS ME!!!!!!

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