Nexus 6, Samsung Galaxy Core Prime, and a blue Droid Turbo are launching on Verizon in the coming weeks

Nexus 6, Samsung Galaxy Core Prime, and a blue Droid Turbo are launching on Verizon in the coming weeks
While Verizon has yet to announce when it's going to release the Google Nexus 6, we know that this is coming soon, and it looks like we have a launch date for it anyway. According to an image received by Android Police, the Nexus 6 will be available at Verizon starting February 26. We still don't have any pricing details, but it's probably safe to assume that Verizon will sell the giant Nexus for $249 on contract (just like AT&T and Sprint).

Another relatively new Android smartphone that's headed to Verizon is the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime. Unlike the Nexus 6, the Core Prime is a modest device. Its features include a 4.5-inch display with 480 x 800 pixels, LTE, quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor, 5 MP rear camera, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of expandable internal memory, and Android 4.4 KitKat with TouchWiz UI. Verizon plans to launch the Galaxy Core Prime on March 5, most likely offering it for free on contract.

Also in March (on the 12th, to be exact) is when Verizon should start selling a "sapphire blue" Motorola Droid Turbo - for those who don't like the black and red versions of the smartphone. Naturally, we're expecting this to have the same price as the current models: starting at $199 on contract.

source: Android Police



1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Verizon updating their device portfolio. inb4 someone complaining about Samsung releasing another phone.

2. tedkord

Posts: 17456; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Haters gotta hate - they can't help it.

3. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

They're peanut butter and jealous.

6. engineer-1701d unregistered

they hate us cause they aintus

8. bigmaster

Posts: 198; Member since: Sep 05, 2014

The interview?!

11. Mxyzptlk unregistered

The slagging sales says it all. Samsung is releasing too many devices. It's like the team gets together in a room and plays a game of darts to see what silly new phone they can come out with.

15. tedkord

Posts: 17456; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Slugging all the way down to..number one. Oh no!

20. Mxyzptlk unregistered


4. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

adding even more confusion in a Verizon store when trying to choose a Samsung device: Galaxy, Note, Edge, Tab, Pro and now Galaxy Core Prime

7. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

EVerytime I see someone say this, I think how do you go through life and making choices. Please name a single thing where you don't have multiple choice. Are you married or have a girlfriend? How many females did you meet before you chose the one you are wtith? When you shop for shoes, aren't there multiple choices? How did you decide on the poair you decided to buy? What about when you buy food. Sure everyone has a favorite, but didn't have to choose between what is your favorite and several other options? Do you own a car? How many brands did you shop before you picked what you own? What about an apartment or house? See where I am going? Everything you choose comes in multiple choice. Have you once complained about one brand of cars, selling so many models? Its not confusing. Its only confusing to an idiot. First off, Verizon doesn't even sell that many Samsung phones. Actually they sell 2 that know of, the Note and the S as far as smartphones. Right now Verizon is selling about 10 total Samsung smartphones. They have the Note 3 and 4, the S 4 and 5 and the S4 Active and S4 Mini and the Note Edge. Where is the confusion gonna come? For someone who doesn't want a full size S, can get a smaller one. Same device different size. How confusing is this? Again, you just sound like you are lazy and ignorant. If you have a problem with choice, sucks to be you. The rest of us have no problem. I started with the S and I now use the Note. When Samsung releases a new phone, I only look at those 2. I already know, none of the others are flagships, so I already know I have no plans to buy. Since I have no plans to buy them, why would I even look or how would I be confused when I like only 2 models?Most people know the S and Note are the top models and top selling models. So how hard is to to choose between 2 phones? It's one thing to be born ignorant and not know any better, its totally different to choose to be ignorant when you know better. #justsayin

9. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

wow. you r definately touched by something so miniscule in nature. i mean to take all that time to defend a smartphone. wow. smh

16. tedkord

Posts: 17456; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Just as much time as you took to hate on it.

12. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Galaxy Alpha S. Galaxy Alpha G. Galaxy Mega Z. Galaxy SP. Galaxy Beta. Galaxy Gamma. Galaxy Moon. Galaxy Core Neo. Galaxy Note Core. Galaxy Curve Prime. The ridiculous phone release is killing Samsung.

14. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

He said on Verizon. Beyond this Galaxy Core they have the Note and the S5.

21. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Come on you know what I mean

24. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

But apparently you didn't understand what he meant. He said more confusion in a VERIZON store. Not in general, In a Verizon store. And it's funny because he lists all devices. If you're going into a Verizon store to pick up a smartphone, why would you be looking at a Samsung Galaxy Tab or Note Pro? And if you wanted a tablet, why would you be looking at a Galaxy S5, Note4, Note Edge, or this Galaxy Core? Either way, is it that difficult to look at 4-5 different products from the same company and make a decision? And why is having more choices a bad thing? You can better tailor your device to fit your needs. Would it be better if each car company only had one or two models? I can't even imagine the horrors you guys go through in a restaurant, all that choice! Does your brain just shut down?

25. Mxyzptlk unregistered

That just says denial. That doesn't change the point at all. I Never said more choices was bad. But you don't want to release too many products that ends up diluting your brand name. Marketing 101. That's a straw man.

26. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

That's not a straw man argument, it's an allegorical argument. You wouldn't want limited choices in automobiles, just like you wouldn't want limited choices in smartphones. The argument wasn't about cars vs smartphones, it was about having more choices. As far as all of the models Samsung is releasing, are they all available to everyone to use in their location? No, most are for specific locations or carriers. Apple just releases their model (now 2 models) and basically says, this is it, take it or leave it. Now if all those models Samsung released were available on every network, then yes I'd agree with you, but since they're not, it's not the same thing. But as it is, how many of those models are available on each network? Maybe 3 or 4 for the larger ones? So they have twice as many options per carrier as Apple. Is that so terrible? If it weren't for the internet, or if we didn't follow the tech blogs, we'd probably wouldn't know about the models outside of our country or location.

17. tedkord

Posts: 17456; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

What's killing Samsung is the haters spreading FUD about cheap build quality and copying.

22. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Someone has a bad case of denial

19. GoBears

Posts: 456; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

Yeah, it really sucks having so many choices as a consumer. I wish they only had one device that I could be stuck with whether I liked it or not.

23. Mxyzptlk unregistered

There's choices and then there's brand dilution

5. Fallen1

Posts: 288; Member since: Nov 14, 2014

Wish that Droid Turbo was released on all Carriers... and yes that makes me peanut butter and jealous

10. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 969; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

Motorola Moto Maxx, aka Droid Turbo.

13. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

If you don't mind buying full price or getting it used through CL, eBay, or Swappa, the Turbo apparently works fine on T-Mobile and AT&T. Just pop in one of their sim cards, set the network type to GSM global, and go.

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