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What's up, dock? UK retailer accepting pre-orders on docks for Samsung GALAXY Nexus

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What's up, dock? UK retailer accepting pre-orders on docks for Samsung GALAXY Nexus
While those in the States continue to play the Verizon guessing game, trying to figure out the launch date of the Samsung GALAXY Nexus, over in the UK the phone has already been released. And to take things a step further, at least one retailer there is accepting pre-orders on four docks available for the handset.

MobileFun.co.UK is now offering the Vehicle Dock which allows you to safely use the Samsung GALAXY Nexus in the car. It will allow you to use the Google Navigation feature while the USB cable makes sure that your phone arrives at your destination with a full charge. A suction cup keeps your GALAXY Nexus from dropping to the floor while you take those curves at 75MPH. The cost for this dock is 49.99GBP ($78 USD)

The next dock is the Desktop HDMI Dock which helps you play video over your T.V. using the phone's HDMI slot. Holding the phone in portrait mode, the dock syncs and charges your phone at the same time. The price for this accessory is also 49.99GBP. Priced at only 14.99GBP ($23.38 USD) is the Holder and Battery Charger. This dock also holds your phone in portrait mode and charges your spare battery while doubling as a desk stand for your Samsung GALAXY Nexus.

The last of the four docks is the Desk Stand, which will run you 49.99GBP. With the desk stand you can charge the battery while viewing web sites, video and emails at an optimized angle. A  micro USB port can be used with a charger cable or a USB cable and a 3.5mm audio jack lets you use the stand to plug in an external speaker.

You can check out the videos below to learn more about each dock. Of course, without the phone, who would buy the dock? The question is, will Verizon customers be looking at these accessories by sometime next week?

source: MobileFun (1), (2), (3), (4) via Engadget







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posted on 03 Dec 2011, 14:05

1. ayephoner (Posts: 837; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


they look cool.

are 3 of them really going to be $80 each? are they crazy?

posted on 03 Dec 2011, 21:32

2. SuperMECD (Posts: 11; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


The Vehicle Doc appears to be quite useful. I like not having to manually connect the cables, each time I insert the phone.

The HD Doc is ok aswell, though it woud've been nice, to have a seperate 3,5mm headphone jack aswell on this doc.

The "Spare Battery Doc" is waste of money, for it can't charge the phone's inserted battery + the spare battery, at the same time. Now why would I want to buy this item?

The Standart Doc does what it's supposed to. Though the landscape orientation of the stand isn't as useful, as it could be, given the face that android 4.0 has no landscape mode homescreens.


As for me. I like to use my phones as mobile jukeboxes, which is why I'll probably buy the vehicle doc - if it's gonna be sold at a more reasonable price point!!

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