Samsung GALAXY Nexus appears on Fox Business; Samsung executive says pricing and launch up to Verizon

Samsung GALAXY Nexus appears on Fox Business; Samsung executive says pricing and launch up to Verizon
Samsung VP Nick DiCarlo made sure that everyone watching Fox Business Network knows that the launch date and pricing of the Samsung GALAXY Nexus is up to Verizon. Actually, when asked about the launch of the device, DiCarlo said, "Just a bit later this year" which certainly didn't answer the question. So when the talk turned to pricing, the executive said, "Well, hopefully Verizon will let us know very soon. It’s their phone, they know."

And while Verizon might know for sure, as hinted by DiCarlo's response, we can give you the latest information that we know. In terms of a launch date, a leaked document from Verizon's system indicates a November 17th launch for the phone, while a price tag of $299.99 with a two-year contract seems to be the consensus. It was also the price listed on a leaked version of Verizon's MAP that we showed you last month.

DiCarlo also skated around the question of whether or not the Samsung GALAXY Nexus will be a Verizon exclusive. After being asked if the device will be only on Big Red, the exec pointed out that the Samsung Galaxy S II is available from T-Mobile, AT&T and Sprint, and with the GALAXY Nexus on Verizon, all four major U.S. carriers will have a Samsung Galaxy smartphone to sell.  From what we have seen of Nick DiCarlo, he might have a real future in politics.

source: DroidLife

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1. belovedson

Posts: 1060; Member since: Nov 30, 2010


2. Derekjeter

Posts: 1466; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

I love how he wont give us a date and The news people should get a clue, why is it always Apple against the world? I hate people who think iphone is better than any other phone just cuz of sales. I hate my work phone, its an iphone 4s and my personal is a bionic. Hands down Bionic better than iphone. Galaxy Nexus will be the best Android phone out there.

5. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

Galaxy Nexus is far from being the best Android phone. As far as the Bionic being better than the iPhone, I seriously doubt it. Apple actually supports their devices far longer than any Android manufacturer.

9. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

I would have to agree, its hard to say what will be the best Android phone with the Rezound, Galaxy Nexus, and Razr all coming out soon. But one thing I will say, any one of these devices looks like a better phone than the ip4s. Its a really good phone dont get me wrong, but it still comes up short on everything thats important to me. The one thing I wish they would take a que from Apple with is the camera. That new 8MP on the 4S is really nice. If I could build my own Franken-Phone, it would have a Motorola shell, GN's Android 4.0 ICS, the RAZR's SAMOLED Advance screen with Rezound's PPI, and the iPhone 4S's camera, or even the Amaze's camera. Both seem about equal.

14. douglasman100

Posts: 24; Member since: Aug 27, 2011

wel i think the razr will sell the most galaxy nexus will be the best and the rezound wil just kinda be but with everything optimized on the nexus for ics it will be the smoothest, but on the other hand the razr will sell better because it will get the most publicity since its a droid. but i do like your idea on your own phone. I would want the galaxy nexus body, rezound ppi, SAMOLED plus display, ics, and iphones camera

15. sgogeta4

Posts: 394; Member since: Feb 02, 2011

Nokia still has the best camera sensor and lens for cameras. PPI is determined by screen size and resolution, so either up the resolution past 720p or lower the screen size. One of the reasons why the iPhone 4/S has such a high PPI, but IMO 3.5" is way too small for me.

3. nany2204

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 11, 2011

virtual assistant

4. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Strange how a top shelf, latest software edition Android will not allow expandable storage. Certainly not a deal killer, 32 gigs is a lot of memory and should be ample. Just strange. Other than that, a great shooter is all this bad boy needs to be a superior device. At least on paper.

6. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

Yup, no expandable memory plus a potential $299 price? No thanks.

12. ElectroManiac

Posts: 47; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

but yes thanks to a not exapndable memory on the iphone 4s? Double standar all the way.

7. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

This is utterly ridiculous. Any interest I had in this phone is now gone because Samsung and Google can't get a ****ing clue on the release date.

8. mctcm

Posts: 204; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

you mean VZW.

16. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Miz you didnt have an interest in the phone.. quit trolling.. lol

10. warlockz

Posts: 156; Member since: Oct 10, 2011

This phone is definately going to be far superior than the iphone tech wise as much as I think the iphone is a cool phone but it is what it is. However I have to give Apple credit they know how to market their phone exceptionally well. No matter how good the nexus will be if your not a tech geek the majority of consumers won't even know about the phone especially when they can't even figure out a release date and pricing information what a joke. I will prob be picking up the nexus but google needs to step up to the plate and market their product better.

11. Glorfindale

Posts: 17; Member since: Jul 16, 2010

It's impossible to say that iphone or nexus is better, it's all about your preferences. Some people prefer to live the Apple universe, some people prefer to live with Google and other open sources. But it's ok to like both phones and respect both structures. I'm sure GN is going to be a great device and I'm really looking forward to having some hands-on experience with it. It has a lot of potential.

13. sojizy

Posts: 26; Member since: Aug 30, 2008

Soo did anyone get the hint that its going to be a vzw exclusive. Sad really

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