Latest MAP information from Verizon shows November 10th launch for the Google Nexus Prime

Latest MAP information from Verizon shows November 10th launch for the Google Nexus Prime
One of the best sources of reliable information for Verizon devices lately has been Big Red's MAP Pricing. For those unaware, the MAP-or Minimum Advertised Price-is the lowest price that a reseller is allowed to put on an ad for a specific product. This is done to prevent a new device from looking as though it had quickly lost value, which might take the buzz away from a new phone or tablet. Recent information on the MAP for the Motorola DROID BIONIC allowed many to correctly call for a September 8th launch of the phone at a contract price of $299.99.

That is why the latest MAP pricing leaked from Verizon is so important. While it is not a perfect system and is not always correct, based on the latest leak, we can expect to see the Google Nexus Prime launched by Big Red on November 10th. The price will seemingly be the new gold standard for high-end smartphones, $299.99 with a signed 2-year contract. Also apparently scheduled for release the same day at the same price is the HTC Rezound, formerly known as the HTC Vigor.

For some reason, the Motorola DROID RAZR does not appear on the list, although that doesn't necessarily mean that the phone won't be launched until after November 10th.

source: DroidLife



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35 Comments

1. 1st unregistered

sweet

2. Linguistisch unregistered

When will pre-orders or store reservations begin?

3. Droider

Posts: 24; Member since: Aug 17, 2011

Prime or razr? Whats better

7. Yeeee

Posts: 190; Member since: Aug 02, 2011

U mean Prime or Rezound? I Dont know if HTC Sense is worth waiting for ICS

8. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

he means RAZR because the Rezound doesn't live up to either. i'd say they both have trade offs but the Prime is sounding better now.

10. Yeeee

Posts: 190; Member since: Aug 02, 2011

Yes HTC Sense is worth the heavier and thicker phone over the razr. But ICS is better than both

29. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Poor Rezound, unloved before it even shows its pretty 341 ppi face to the world. I'm still curious to see this phone, even if the rest of you have dismissed it as an underpowered battery-sucking lag monster. I applaud HTC and Verizon for offering a global capable LTE phone.

33. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

i'll still be excited to see this super phone by HTC's standards.

4. mkh unregistered

after the official announcement just wait til the 19th/18th depending on time zone.

5. warlockz

Posts: 156; Member since: Oct 10, 2011

if its really 300 bucks lol next....

15. rlv24 unregistered

Just wait several months; pretty much ALL phones do get cheaper with time. Then you'll be able to afford it!

16. warlockz

Posts: 156; Member since: Oct 10, 2011

Oh snap my first e thug response lol ever looked at what phone Warren Buffet has pretty sure its not a 300 phone lol affordability is not the issue here. I'm not going to explain. You see you and the other thumbs down people are like dogs in the street if I defend my position it be like me talking back to barking dogs I would like silly lol

18. grtzui unregistered

Exactly 300 is not a lot of money however its more about the principal what's the point of signing a two year contract. In the end of the day its a phone and two months from now it be outdated. I wouldn't mind paying 1000 for a super advanced phone for its advanced technology. Its alright I'm sure amazon will have it for 1 cent within a month of release.

6. bob unregistered

is $300 a necessity? now that all new users are going on a tiered data plan. i feel that this may lead to a turn off to many of the average consumers. but then again maybe i'm wrong

9. belovedson

Posts: 1060; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

the goal is 400 im sure they will get there by next year

11. btbotimtim

Posts: 272; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

300? that's too much. however, we can buy it from online retailers at a discounted price. haha!! Droid Bioinic was launched about a month ago with a $300 price tag, and now it is free at amazonwireless.

17. warlockz

Posts: 156; Member since: Oct 10, 2011

Good call! Good to see someone with a rationale thought.

12. richardyarrell2011

Posts: 510; Member since: Mar 16, 2011

Guess we all will have to come to terms with the higher prices. Technology is moving in a quadcore direction ending this year and beginning 2012. These devices are where the line will be drawn before quadcore

13. whatevs unregistered

You kiddin me with this? Iphone crushes this.

25. Mario1017

Posts: 336; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

Man, you are living in the passt

34. netizen unregistered

nice instigate comment whatevs .... it was so outlandish it made me laugh :) Keep the comedy coming, Laughter is a great thing. Cheers!

14. cnwwyo

Posts: 126; Member since: May 26, 2011

"You kiddin me with this?" U sound like a retarded Taco. We'll see when they get compared.

19. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

I'd say it reminds me more of the miz... Could just be taco trying to be like the miz.

20. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

So, Verizon's MAP says Samsung Galaxy Nexus while PA is still clinging to Google Nexus Prime. Sure it's just semantics, but I can't help but feel that it's wishful thinking as the Google moniker would mean stock Android experience, and the Samsung moniker (without the inclusion of a "Droid" surname) means it could be coming with some Verizon bloatware. Wouldn't that be a shame, to unveil the next Android Nexus phone and see it preloaded with Bing search...

21. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

If that happens it would definitely drive me back in the Razr or Rezound direction.

24. Tinfoilhat unregistered

I know Bing sucks and I don't want it on my phone, but people need to branch out and not use google for everything. They already control ~70% of all searches. If they get to powerful they will be able to control us all....

26. vzdubnX

Posts: 5; Member since: Oct 06, 2011

im okay with that.. lol.

27. nastynaps

Posts: 93; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Who ever thought Skynet would actually be named something like Google?

30. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Ain't gonna happen. If you haven't been paying attention, the last big phone to get Binged was the Revolution. From entry-level (LG Enlighten, Pantech Breakout) to mid-range (Samsung Stratosphere), VZW is sticking with Google apps now. Bing must've been a limited time contract they needed to fulfill. (My theory was that they have some sort of deal requiring them to sell MS products, and since they passed on WP7 for months, they had to compensate by Binging their Androids.) Besides, Google and Samsung never confirmed the name Nexus Prime. I think Galaxy Nexus is the official worldwide name, capitalizing on the power of Galaxy in Europe/Asia and the Nexus experience.

23. J215 unregistered

just got the iphone 4s and its a good phone my first iphone. But honestly i miss having my droid i may take the iphone back n get the nexus prime why would apple make a phone were u gotta use your computer to delete photos you put on there from your comupter and it doesnt put my videos on there that i want synced that really sucks so it looks like im going back to droid

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