Samsung GALAXY Nexus discontinued at Telus; magenta Nokia Lumia 800 next

Samsung GALAXY Nexus discontinued at Telus; magenta Nokia Lumia 800 next
Talk about a short life cycle! Just launched by Telus this past January, documents leaked from the Canadian carrier reveal that the Samsung GALAXY Nexus has been discontinued since May 16th. On some level, this makes sense since the Samsung Galaxy S III is coming down the pike, but on the other hand the device was just launched on January 13th. And considering that the unit offers stock Android, why not keep in on the shelves for those who want the pure Google experience, at least until the next Nexus handset arrives?

Also found on the discontinued list is the Nokia Lumia 800 in magenta. That model will say adios on June 17th, according to the document. Telus also offers the model in black and cyan which will be your only two choices in a few weeks. Other handsets of note found on the list include the 16GB Apple iPhone 4 and the white BlackBerry Curve 9360.

source: MobileSyrup


Related phones

Lumia 800
  • Display 3.7" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S2, Single core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 1450 mAh(9.50h 3G talk time)
GALAXY Nexus
  • Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor TI OMAP4460, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 1750 mAh(8.33h 3G talk time)

FEATURED VIDEO

15 Comments

1. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

what the hell? that makes no sense at all. xD

2. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

agreed. why would you discontinue one of the most popular current phones on the market? its a total wtf moment for everyone.

4. JGuinan007

Posts: 699; Member since: May 19, 2011

well Black Berry and pink nokias don't sell well so it kinda makes sense

5. aneelamdani

Posts: 20; Member since: Apr 16, 2012

you seems to be the guy to talk to, how you came to know they aren't selling well... plz plz i wanna know.... how do you guys come to know a model is selling or not....... oh wait..... do you guys.. oh no... you guys speculate... ? do you hold financial interests in Samsung or androids.. Do You.. Else stop speculating your stupid ideas...

8. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

@ aneel ect. Your ignorance is not their fault. The info you speak of is not that hard to find. The fact that you are unaware that sales info is available, is irrelevant.

6. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

I was referring to the galaxy nexus

3. Carlitos

Posts: 673; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

*Gasp in confuseness*

7. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Maybe they are getting that unicorn nexus with the updated specs? :) more than likely they just werent selling. Who knows, maybe their contract prices on the nexus were too high.. especially since u can buy it new from google for like 400 bux. Why would you spend 100-200+ on contract? Especially since they like 3 year contracts in Canada

9. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

I can barely stand 2 year contracts much less 3 year

11. thelegend6657 unregistered

In USA or canada no choice ? Like in malaysia here you can pick how long the contract you want . From 1 year , 1.5 year , 2 years even 3 Shorter the contract , more you pay for the phone . But Maxis the carrier me and my dad are using are damm bias to the iPhone . Only iPhone owners can extend contract so my dad's gs1 2 years contract isnt over so Maxis dont allow him to extend contract and buy gs2 at a discounted price so he gets it from rival digi .( at 1 point they stopped selling all Samsung phones causing an public outrage so a week later they start selling it again ) The contract phones wasnt locked here or different from the international ones they just charge you every month automaticly from your credit card . Well for me i will go unlocked the next time i buy my phone :) What about you guys ?

12. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

In america, 2 year contracts are just about all thats availible.. in canada 3 years seems to be your only option. I really wish people would look at how much they are really paying and then get off their horse and try full retail and monthly plans. Most people pay a lot more than they need to for service because they have an irrational fear that one day they might be out in the woods and Jason Vorhees will be coming after them and the phone wont work. The more people that make that move, the more likely carriers will start listening and start pricing their plans accordingly.

14. thelegend6657 unregistered

http://www.maxis.com.my/personal/android/Android_Packages.asp#htcOnex an example how much phone prices here in malaysia bear in mind 3 ringgit is = 1 US dollar

15. thelegend6657 unregistered

yeah with contract you pay more in the USA But here of you get 3gb data from maxis without contract is rm68 with contract also 68 but contract force you to have data even you didnt need it same with all carrier

10. toaster

Posts: 114; Member since: Sep 13, 2011

what why Although I'm not too surprised. Rogers did something similar with the Nexus S and killed it off within 3 months of it's launch. I wonder if they're bringing something in as a replacement to make it worth our while. Otherwise, it's a crappy decision.

13. thelegend6657 unregistered

Galaxy s3 is still no nexus phone

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.