Pair of launches for Verizon: Motorola DROID RAZR November 10th, Samsung GALAXY Nexus November 24th

Pair of launches for Verizon: Motorola DROID RAZR November 10th, Samsung GALAXY Nexus November 24th
Some news has been released on Monday that confirms Verizon's launch date for the Motorola DROID RAZR and gives us an idea when we might expect to see the Samsung GALAXY Nexus rollout. Starting with the DROID RAZR, an internal Verizon document confirms that the thin dual-core LTE enabled device will be released November 10th with a Kevlar coated back and water repellant nanocoating. No surprise there as the leaked Verizon MAP list hinted at that date for the DROID RAZR's release. Pre-orders began on October 27th and the handset is priced at $299.99 with a 2-year contract.

The Verizon MAP list isn't always right and unfortunately, the proof of this can be seen with the Samsung GALAXY Nexus. Originally thought to be coming to market on November 10, U.K. newspaper The Telegraph says it has heard from Samsung that the first Android 4.0 flavored smartphone will be launched in the States one week after the November 17th launch in Britain. A poster on Phandroid's Android Forums who claims to be a Verizon insider, says that because of the lack of Verizon's bloatware on the phone, the carrier has decided not to push too hard for its launch. The November 24th launch is not written in stone and a launch could actually take place later than that date.

source: DroidLife, Telegraph via Phandroid


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DROID RAZR
  • Display 4.3 inches
    960 x 540 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.3 MP front
  • Hardware TI OMAP4430, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 1780 mAh
  • OS Android 4.1.2
GALAXY Nexus
  • Display 4.7 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera)
    1.3 MP front
  • Hardware TI OMAP4460, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB,
  • Battery 1750 mAh
  • OS Android 4.3

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55 Comments

55. pinkmamba

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 24, 2010

Verizon is a business and makes logical decision that help its operations and profit even if they are not 100% to the benefit or comfort of its customers. The staggering time between the release of top new phones make a lot of sense- First it alleviates the huge on-slot of new customers that will flood the Verizon stores, online help and engineering staff- it spreads the rush over 6 weeks rather than one or two. This is not a preference for Verizon it’s a necessity! Secondly they do not want to deal with a fickle clients (you and I ) that will test one phone this week and trade it in for another the next week and yet another the week after that. this churn is a huge loss for the company. It is also a fair practice for the manufacturers that get a chance to highlight their product without a competing phone. Every phone maker gets its day in the sun. Verizon gets to advertise that phone alone and build a brand without the loss of focus that a multi release would create.- It is more effective and in the end of the day will sell more phones via other Telco's , It is just good business. The best advice I have for you is wait till all the new top phones are out and even more wait till all the reviews are in , then go the Verizon store play with and compare and make an educated measured choice. The staggering of the phone release is meant to help Verizon but in reality they are helping you make a better choice with better service..

47. SoopaManLuv

Posts: 24; Member since: Aug 11, 2011

Yeah, but r u really expecting 2 pay what u payed 4 that 4one a Benz? Those things r rated 4 a million miles and ur Kia 4 how long? Sn: I had an uncle pull over 800000 b4 his died so yeah it is possible and he treated his like a 79 pinto.

48. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i never tried comparing it to your Benz. i'm just saying Kia makes pretty nice cars now. (:

45. SoopaManLuv

Posts: 24; Member since: Aug 11, 2011

I'm a Verizon customer and been with them 4 going on 5yrs and I'd jus like 2 say yes they r pricey, yes they throttle my data but its still unlimited. Do I have a problem with any of this? Hell no. U get what u pay 4. If I want cheaper service, I end up wit s**t service. It's like do I expect 2 pay less for a Benz than I do a Kia? I mean really? And furthermore I'm all over tha Nexus. Wanted tha Rezound but those security issues and slow updates (see Thunderbolt) I'm jus not feeling it. As far as tha razr, it'll never b like tha original. There's nothing really "cutting edge" about it. Yes, they will sell tons on tha name alone but i'd rather b without bloatware than waiting so I can get rid of bloatware. Jus saying. Sn: as we all should know these r all opinions at any rate and how feel is how feel jus like how someone else feels is how they feel. Besides that's y they make a verity of everything and there's more than one cell phone company. So get over it people

46. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Kias are actually pretty bitchin' now. i'm totally rollin' in a new Optima now.

43. bossmt_2

Posts: 459; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

299 for LTE is to pay for the towers. Get used to paying for LTE just like you had to do with 3G when it first came out.

37. kpfirefighter

Posts: 160; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

It shouldn't be a surprise that verizon is doing this! They are BIG RED! and then there is everyone else. If their service and coverage wasnt as good as it is people would bail! It's funny how people complain about the price of these phones coming out. Wake up people it's going to keep getting worse. It's like the price of gas!! we will never see below $3 again. And when we see $3 we will be excited and say thats cheap! Thats how politics work and its everywhere! People want to hold out for the Galaxy Note!! great idea can you imagine what the price tag will be on that! Enjoy the $299 and $399 price tags because it only going up!! The NOTE is awesome but lets get real, its a status thing! and you complain about not being able to afford the other phones. My guess $499 minimum! for the note! and if you want the little pen thing tack on another $100

38. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

People also need to realize the technology in our phones ain't getting cheaper. Yeah, I'm used to paying $30 for a new phone on contract after rebates and NE2 credits, but that was for a featurephone. If I'm buying a brand new smartphone with a dual core processor, 1 GB RAM, 16-32 GB storage and faster data than cable internet, I expect to pay $200-300. These new phones are essentially pocket computers.

33. AngryGhost

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 25, 2011

Is anyone else getting tired of Verizon jerking us around? First they pass on the Galaxy S2. Then they make us wait in the dark about the Galaxy Nexus amidst rumors that they won't release it. And now this?! There's a 100% chance this phone won't launch on 11/24 and just as likely a chance that it'll get pushed back until December or Q1 2012. I've been waiting to upgrade since February and since the phones they've launched in that time period have been garbage, I was finally starting to get excited for this device. Now Verizon has basically told us to go F ourselves because they want to push the RAZR. What about what your customers want??! I tried creating a forum account on their website to post my disgust with the way they do business but naturally was thwarted at every turn. So I sent them an email instead. I think everyone here who is equally as annoyed as I am should do the same. This is unacceptable!

36. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

And I'm sure Verizon will be crying all the way to the bank on Razr launch day.

29. Lionheartcahc

Posts: 20; Member since: Nov 01, 2011

so what he is saying is that verizon is pi$$ed that they couldn't bog down the nexus with bloatware so now they are pouting like a child that didn't get their way because of it?? while i don't doubt it at all it does seem kinda suspect if it is delayed it is not a bloatware issue.first, if you weren't happy with the fact you couldn't do what you wanted with the phone..DON'T SELL THE PHONE!! so i don't think this is true and if it is then samsung should be on verizons a$$ saying get the phone out!, it is simple really, they don't want to give a date so people can run out and buy the razr/rezound and then they apparently think that everyone will just add a line or pay the $700 for the phone off contract for the nexus when it launches since it is likely to be the better phone (not trying to start a argument just stating my opinion!! lol). and that is WRONG!! verizon is losing ZERO sales if they launch all three of these phones on the same date,do it and let the customer chose what phone to buy. the people that are waiting for the nexus will buy it,the motorola fans will buy the razr and the htc fans will buy the rezound,and if you are tossed up on your choice..the best phone in your opinion wins..period! you are not going to pull away a person from buying the nexus if you release the razr and don't give a date for the nexus,if you want the nexus (to quote the man Larry David) THEN YOU WAIT...YOU WAIT! if you don't think your phone can hang with the nexus...MAKE A BETTER PHONE!! don't use a launch strategy to fool people into buying it then SURPRISE!! here is a better phone two weeks later. honestly..how many people would have bought the bionic(which is a decent phone) if they knew the razr was coming the 10th since it is basically a thinner,faster bionic?? my biggest problem is why is it that apple says here is the date the iphone is coming out..DONE! and every other company has to bow before verizon and have the dates hidden and pushed from here to there because they can. samsung should have said "do you want the nexus?? if so here is the release date here is the terms.and that is it!! agree to it or pass".then if verizon has other phones launching close to that date then it is best phone wins. i seriously doubt that verizon is going to hold back the launch of possibly the best phone to come out this year and even into early next causing themselves possible sales due to a bloatware issue,it is all just a money issue,they feel they can get more doing it this way but they are wrong,in this economy not many people will ad a line or buy a $700 off contract to have a new phone,they will swallow the lump and be angry .sorry for the rant but i've been waiting to upgrade since February and it was a delayed thunderbolt,a WAYYYY delayed bionic,a scrapped galaxy s2 and now games with the nexus.i have been doing research for months trying to pick the right phone since i will be stuck with it for two years now and it is coming down to the nexus for me. sorry

28. bossmt_2

Posts: 459; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

BTW Verizon has done big launch days in the past. Launching several phones in the same day. To me launching the Rezound, RAZR and PRIME all at once is pretty smart. I mean it's the holiday season so you're not gonna generate a ton more buzz on the phones. On that note launching the week before Thanksgiving has happened on some big Verizon devices, the Voyager launched the day before thanksgiving, the Storm launched the week before black friday on the dot. Either way I can see it being released, either launching all 3 at once to create a huge pre-black friday droid-gasm or separating the 3 to delay gratification.

21. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

well damn? late november? and if they get any kind of exclusivity AT ALL thats pretty much pushing everyone into early december somewhere.. talk about a christmas rush. All that does is makes it easier for me to wait until Q1 to see if samsung pushes out that Galaxy HD (galaxy nexus with exynos and 8mpx instead of omap and 5mpx). I coulda squeezed out the money in early to mid november for the device, but in december, that money is already spent! lol

19. Mr.Mr.Upgrade

Posts: 474; Member since: Aug 30, 2011

Sounds like a a lot of broke, stay at home with your parents people are on here, LOL you pay for the best, I guess Honda is better then a BMW LOL

18. rockstarlive

Posts: 307; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

I plan on getting the NExus phone but not unitl Jan or just wait miserably unitl my upgrade. OR I was thinking I might try getting HTC Sensation XE GSM version unlocked.

16. shugaman

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Alan F......FAIL..... my wife works for VZW, they are CLOSED on the 24th. Who allowed you to post such garbage on PA? Seriously? You should both be fired!

15. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Ten days. And it'll probably start out cheaper at Best Buy. I'm very excited to handle this phone. :)

11. JayLeBlanc

Posts: 33; Member since: May 16, 2011

November 24th is Thanksgiving... No way any phone is launching that day...

14. willardcw4

Posts: 170; Member since: Oct 01, 2011

just in time for black friday and cyber monday?

17. rockstarlive

Posts: 307; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

pretty much, that was my prediction. I know Best Buy is stocking up their mobile staff BIG TIME, probably opening up around 5 a.m. for black friday.

25. bossmt_2

Posts: 459; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

Yeah I don't think it will go on sale on the 24th, cause Verizon Stores are closed (though it wouldn't shock me with their greed if they opened up then) I would say day before would be much more likely. Gets Verizon a big shopping day before the biggest shopping weekend of the year.

30. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

how does 11/24 even get reported? that makes zero sense. 11/25 or that weekend also makes no sense. those are huge shopping days already, no need for verizon to lure shoppers in.

35. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Keep in mind that date was reported by a UK publication. They don't think about things like Thanksgiving. Maybe it'll release here the 17th after all. How much sense does it make to launch a Korean-American product in England?

10. richardyarrell2011

Posts: 510; Member since: Mar 16, 2011

Sprint s**ts all over at&t as well as verizon and tmobile especially there android profolio of devices. But regardless I will be getting this android power house device on Verizon gladly on day one launch..

8. DigitalMD

Posts: 226; Member since: Feb 17, 2010

Of course none of this is really going to matter unless the cell carriers stop ripping off the consumers and offer a reasonable, affordable data plan. What good is LTE if it just burns a hole in your wallet faster. Your shiny new phone becomes a shiny new paperweight. Load it up with old ripped movies because you won't be able to afford to download them.

6. cj100570

Posts: 204; Member since: May 12, 2009

Sprint has been doing a good job of making who behave? It sure hasn't been Verizon or AT&T. In the last year both have increased the prices on their premium phones, both have instituted data caps, both have killed off unlimited data plans, both have instituted throttling.... That looks like business as usual to me. Sprint isn't even in their thoughts. Well, maybe they're in AT&T's thoughts since they're trying to ruin the AT&T-Mobile marriage.

5. Immolate

Posts: 310; Member since: Jun 17, 2011

Can you imagine waking up and every morning and realizing you just slept with Sprint, day after day, for two years? Oh, yeah, I guess you can. Sorry. Didn't mean to be cruel. Just kidding! Sprint is my hope for forcing Verizon and AT&T to behave. They've been doing a good job lately.

7. Scuba_Steve

Posts: 79; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

Not lately. Dropping unlimited data and not grandfathering previous plans. Not to be mean but Verizons speeds on coverage are worth the price. Everyone is following Verizons example.

12. KParks23

Posts: 750; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

verizon service blows lately!! when i first got the phone and switched from sprint it was all good but now 6months later 3g might as well be 1x...and data and cell servace has been all over the place in and out WTF is goin on?? And im not the only person who has notices this where i live cuz i thought it could of been my phone but many people say the same thing i live in MD BTW.. then i get my VZW plan on unlimited data now there telling me over 2gig im getting throttled GTFO unlimited data like i signed up for should be unlimited... then customer service tells u one day that if u upgrade u get a month off the main line for free and call back when u do so. so after we upgrade i call back and then they tell me there is nothing wrote on my account but she will put it in and i should get a email in a week... 3 weeks later i get a email they cant give it to me and now i cant take the phone back cuz im past the deadline now im stuck in my contract VZW can go to hell!! then all u people do is blow them all day and tell them how great they are whats wrong with u guys... END RANT!!

22. MorePhonesThanNeeded

Posts: 645; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

You're quite the greedy individual aren't you? Unlimited means unlimited, but not unlimited speed, no where on your contract does it say that. You people like to create your own definitions whenever you feel like it. That line about customer service sounds like you made that one up. Calls are monitored and there is no way they would offer you an upgrade when you just came there 6 months prior...you lie like a rug. I have been with VZW for 5+ years, that thing about customer service telling you that you can upgrade so soon is utter trash, you're not even a preferred customer nor loyal. You had to have made that one up. You being a cell customer for over 3 years should know that you don't get discounts like that so you must have been taken by an unscrupulous sales rep because that is quite impossible to get any discount so early in your 2 year contract. Who is the ill-informed customer here? Then you come on here and rant about your own idiocy? Need I say more?

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