Samsung GALAXY Nexus to launch December 8th in Canada; pre-orders start today

Samsung GALAXY Nexus to launch December 8th in Canada; pre-orders start today
Reports that the Samsung GALAXY Nexus is going to launch December 8th are right on the money. That is, if you live in Canada. Of course, in the U.S. a number of dates have been bandied about with December 8th being one of them. The first Ice Cream Sandwich flavored phone (sounds delicious, doesn't it?) will be available north of the border from Bell, which is charging $160 with a signed three year contract. The carrier is accepting pre-orders for the device starting today.

Bell is using a "Twitter line" that will be open from 10 am to 10 pm Eastern time on December 1st. The first 100 people on the line will be guaranteed the opportunity to buy the phone and have it shipped on December 8th. But those who take part in this experiment (for lack of a better word) will have to tweet out a promotional message for the phone every hour from 10 to 10 on the first of next month in order to keep their place in line. Those who can't be bothered to sit in front of a keyboard all day can simply place their preorder for the phone. The advantage for using the "Twitter line" is that you can be locked in as one of the first 100 in Canada to receive the phone.

source: VancouverSun


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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)

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31 Comments

1. narley

Posts: 357; Member since: May 14, 2009

If this phone seriously doesnt come out in the US by the 8th im gonna go ahead and... BLAME CANADA BLAME CANADA!

19. AppleLover

Posts: 13; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

its not being released here because the nexus is a POS with a OS full of BUGS

29. readingthissh1t

Posts: 303; Member since: Jul 20, 2011

troll on this d**k :D

2. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

lol. interesting self promotion concept. yet, another slap to american consumers. Get with it VZW.

3. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1773; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

never thought I would see the day I wished I lived in Canada :(

4. saspcguy

Posts: 17; Member since: Aug 02, 2011

16GB, or 32?

5. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Lol Lol

6. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

So much for November release

7. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

It's already released overseas... I know there's a time difference but i'm pretty sure it's still November there.

31. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

love a good sarchastic comeback.. lolol

8. Mr.Mr.Upgrade

Posts: 474; Member since: Aug 30, 2011

F,u taco

9. Mr.Mr.Upgrade

Posts: 474; Member since: Aug 30, 2011

Taco need to go back south of the boarder

10. dahndy83

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

Oh My God.. why....why .....Canada ......NOT U.S.A??? we , Americans should get the "Galaxy Nexus" before Canadian get it... no more delay.....please DO something.... Common ~ Verizon..... Do not let USA ..behind Canada... ToT ToT ToT

11. bossmt_2

Posts: 459; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

Verizon is pissing me off

12. Gawain

Posts: 437; Member since: Apr 15, 2010

What's funny is that it's a no-win for VZW...if they release it before their standards are met, "Here's what you wanted. It's still buggy and the volume doesn't work, but you wanted it..." Everyone on here would be screaming bloody murder, "How could they release this device half baked?! VZW @*(#@()*&$&%)!..." Instead, they announce nothing (yet) and they get the same "#(#@*(!@#*&~~~!!!". Just put on the flame proof overalls... ;-P

16. beatsandmelody

Posts: 109; Member since: Nov 01, 2011

Normally I would agree, but I think at THIS point, people have been watering at the mouth for it for so long, I think the more diehard fans would be willing to overlook it. Me included. I'd only get annoyed if it turns out to be a hardware issue. Then I'd be upset at Samsung for using faulty hardware. I prefer not to use software patches to band-aid really bad hardware in the first place, but if the hardware fault is so bad not even software can make it usable, well then... your SO,L as they say.

18. bossmt_2

Posts: 459; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

Honestly as long as the issue isn't hardware, I'm sure a hacker could fix it in a week. I could deal with a faulty music player (don't use my phone for music generally) but at this point for there not to be a peep. I'd rather have them at least give a rough timetable, like within a month or something like that.

22. Phullofphil

Posts: 1762; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

actually it was anounced a while ago and had a latew november launch date for the USA so the fact it is not being released meens there should be an update for the consumers as too why or what happened. otherwise why anounce it. no other company does that. its kind of rude and insulting.i have been waiting for this phone for awhile. it was either this or the iphone and the iphone 4s is not upgraded enough to justify not using my iphone 4 or my upad 2 or bionic. thhe longer this plays out the closer i might just let my two years run out in feburary and switch carriers. or just not get the phone. ATT sucks but atliest i can take an international phone thats unlocked like the galayxy 3 when it comes out then and have a brand new hi tech phone thats not based off of hardware that was first used early this year in the gs2. well except LTE.

13. newman69

Posts: 14; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

VZW Damm ~

14. Booya

Posts: 8; Member since: Nov 11, 2011

All of this wondering and guessing is starting to give me gas.

23. threeline

Posts: 311; Member since: Sep 11, 2011

Too funny!

15. nycboy21

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

You know what would be awesome, if they just released the phone

17. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

I need to bring the article back when everyone was stating..."they said November release and is barely November"... lol we are almost celebrating Thanksgiving.... and no Nexus... lol... please i want to hear the new excuse..please enlight me...

20. xray174

Posts: 85; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

thats all u can say u follow android post more then ur ios devices lmao

21. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

awww.. dont be sad... I read you on an Apple article.. and your point is?....

28. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

The new excuse is that its still November. Since you don\\\'t understand English well I\\\'ll make it easy: It Is Still November. Easy? By the way, the phone was released IN NOVEMBER in the UK.

24. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

well, the good news is the volume rocker issue has been isolated to only happen when the phone is on EDGE service, so the user groups have already narrowed it down and tested it. That means that its software hopefully, and maybe it will get patched quickly

25. Dmann

Posts: 165; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Actually, word on XDA is that it might be hardware. This bug happens even on BootLoader mode, which shouldn\'t be affected by software. Samsung dropped the ball on this one. I was actually suggesting the Prime for a friend of mine in Canada, but now I have my doubts. The funny thing is that he really was between the Nexus and the iPhone 4s. That one is on you, Google/Samsung!

26. androidphan

Posts: 32; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

You people have NO idea why the US doesn't have a launch date. Leave it to greedy American consumers to get all angry and start blaming carriers and calling the device and OS a pile of crap.

27. Phullofphil

Posts: 1762; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

http://thered99.com/1459/verizon-samsung-galaxy-nexus-prime-release-date-leaked-as-december-8th/ There is lots of proof on this one I don't know if it's real but the information seems too go along with all recent news on the release of the htc incredible 2 red which I just read might be launched on the 24th instead. The good news about the samsung section is that stores have been getting accessories for the phone just like it says in the memo. I think this could actually happen. I just hope ther is atliest 16 gb of free space or a 32 gb model. 16gb is small when you consider how much room is left with my bionics original 16 gb. I believe it's miss information claiming an amount of space than having less. I wish there were guidelines on that because everyone does it. Operating system should have a 2 too 4 gb allowance or advertise the actual ffree amount of space. (iPad 2 14 gb version, droid bionic 2 gb internal 8 gb sd card and 16 gb external sd card)

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