Amazon UK has vendor with Samsung GALAXY Nexus in stock November 7th for $930

Amazon UK has vendor with Samsung GALAXY Nexus in stock November 7th for $930
According to Verizon's latest MAP listings, we expect to see the Samsung GALAXY Nexus launch in the States on November 10th. But if the listing for the phone spotted on Amazon's UK site is correct, we might see it released a few days earlier overseas and maybe-just maybe-in the U.S. as well. The listing comes from someone with the name "KingofGadgets" which might put a bit of a damper on this whole thing.

The version of the Samsung GALAXY Nexus on the Amazon UK site is SIM free and unlocked which means in the U.S., it will be running over AT&T's 3G pipelines. The price is 539.99 GBP which is approximately $930 USD. Of course, if you are a Verizon customer, and have an update to burn, you will spend just $299.99 with a 2-year contract.

Forgetting the price-after all, how many Stateside buyers are going to be buying this unit from the "KingofGadgets"-the main point of interest here is the November 7th "in stock date". Yeah, Verizon's MAP date is only 3 days later, but when you have a new OS build staring you in the face with 4.65 inches of curved glass and 720p resolution, dual-core power of 1.2GHz from a TI OMAP 4460 and 1GB of RAM, well, every second waiting until the device is yours seems like 1 hour. And don't forget the 5MP camera on back capturing video at 1080p, and the 1.3MP shooter on front taking your own photo as well as letting you video chat. Time tends to move slowly when you are waiting for a hot device, and tends to move quickly when your battery indicator turns red.

source: AmazonUK via Phandroid

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  • Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor TI OMAP4460, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 1750 mAh(8.33h 3G talk time)



1. channboy18

Posts: 7; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

0_o dam it! :)

3. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

I'm now concerned about that curved glass adding a stress point leading to easier breakage. Galaxy Nexus and Droid Razr are back to neck and neck for me. Ahh... I can't wait till some actual consumer hands on reviews come in...

15. sgogeta4

Posts: 394; Member since: Feb 02, 2011

Curved designs tend to be stronger than straight ones. For example, check out the short best bridges in the world.


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Yep clearly Android is only for poor people and iPhone is for the rich......NOT.

5. JordanOPGS

Posts: 4; Member since: Jul 26, 2011

Thats actually a normal price for a phone in Britain So sad that I have got used to that price though (Why is everything so expensive in England!!)

7. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

You pay less taxes!

12. Leodrade

Posts: 87; Member since: Aug 26, 2011

like rd_nest said you pay less taxes, but you should be happy in my country a phone like this has a starting price of at least $1200 and we pay the triple of taxes that you pay

6. scottp

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

you fools! thats with VAT tax on it.. unless you are a pom you do not pay that tax... its around 435quid. price is more expensive than say handtec and clove but not too bad.

8. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

So £435 = $695. Which is to be expected for such a high-end handset.

11. Goldeneye

Posts: 419; Member since: Jan 22, 2011

$200 in taxes!? wow God bless America!

13. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

At least until President Herman Cain gives us 9% federal sales tax...

16. sgogeta4

Posts: 394; Member since: Feb 02, 2011

At $700, it's the same price as in the US. $300 is the price on a 2 yr contract.

9. arcq12

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

I believe this device will get a huge drop in price about 2 to 4 months from now..

10. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

Yeah, like every other product ever...

14. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Except the iPhone of course. God bless price fixing!

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