While many of you will be disappointed that there won’t be a white 32GB Galaxy Nexus, it may be good news for those hoping to score a Galaxy Nexus at a more equitable rate – it seems likely that the launch of the versions with less internal memory will be concurrent with a reduction in price. At that point we’d expect the Galaxy Nexus to be $199 on contract, and likely less from other retailers or through Verizon’s online specials.
It’s important to note that these device launch schedules aren’t iron clad – they're more like “guidelines”, but they generally indicate the earliest a device can launch. There’s little reason to expect a delay in a phone that’s already shipping in a similar form, so in this case the April 5th date is likely to be correct, give or take a week. If you’ve been hankering for a Verizon Galaxy Nexus but didn’t want to pony up the $299 on contract, start saving your pennies now, as a cheaper one will most likely arrive early next month.