Oops! Sprint's mobile site confuses an LG phone for the Samsung GALAXY Nexus

Oops! Sprint's mobile site confuses an LG phone for the Samsung GALAXY Nexus
We can imagine that the average guy on the street might find it hard to remember which phone is which. Sometimes the difference between a couple of handsets is a matter of degrees. But a carrier might not have the same "Get out of jail free" card to play. After all, if a mobile operator is going to be selling a specific device, especially a high-end model, there is really no excuse for the mistake.

We wonder then, if Sprint has the same layers of protection for its mobile site that ESPN mobile had a few months ago. You might have heard about the now fired rogue editor for the sports site, whom insulted hundreds of millions of Chinese in a misguided headline about Knicks guard Jeremy Lin.

The nation's third largest carrier had a picture of an LG phone and was calling it the Samsung GALAXY Nexus. Even a cursory look at the two models would reveal that they are not that similar. Besides, the LG model appeared to have Android 2.3 installed while every stock photograph of the Samsung GALAXY Nexus shows off the Ice Cream Sandwich UI. The good news is that Sprint's desktop site had the correct picture all along, and Sprint has already made the correction.

As we mentioned earlier today, you can now pre-order the Sprint variant of the Samsung GALAXY Nexus with the launch now expected for April 22nd. The price is $199.99 with your signature on the dotted line of a two-year pact.

source: SprintMobile via Phandroid

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  • Battery 1850 mAh(12.00h talk time)

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11 Comments

1. phoneguy2012

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

This article is a complete waste of time. Whoever wrote it should go back to journalism school. We all know the device pictured is the lg viper, which launches the same day as the nexus. This was obviously a mix up. No big deal.

2. Alan01

Posts: 584; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

Actually, you should have written "Whomever wrote it". Have fun in school.

3. Ijustdontknow

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 16, 2012

wow- really??? we have a troll and a idiot who repsonded to a troll???

4. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

Alan, you didn't have to reply to the phoneguy2012. Save the re-trolling for me. Anyways I love your articles to ijustdontknow....Shut your stupid face up!!!!!!!!!

6. ahhxd717

Posts: 332; Member since: Dec 08, 2011

Not to be a d**k, but it should be "whoever". It's in subject case, not object. Lol

5. corrifa

Posts: 34; Member since: Sep 28, 2011

That idiot who responded to the troll wrote the article by looking at his name. wow- really? we had a guy waste time by putting a worthless comment like this?

9. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

No, I'm pretty sure that actually is Alan F. He's commented many times before.

7. hamids9898 unregistered

I am planning to buy nexus i9250 from US. Can anyone tell me will this phone work in India??? Please suggest me a few things I should consider while purchasing this phone from US. Since i am not atech savvy person,, a little help will mean a lot to m...

8. Cwebb

Posts: 501; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

This is unfortunately commonplace for Sprint. I swear I know their phones better than their PR people do... (Dan Hesse, if your reading this, I will take the job as head of marketing)

10. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Must be a sprint fanboy, that trolling guy

11. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

It's Dan Hesse himself!

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