Samsung Nexus Prime in Best Buy's weekly ad for $299 on contract starting November 27

Samsung Nexus Prime in Best Buy's weekly ad for $299 on contract starting November 27
It looks like the Nexus Prime moniker we loved about the first Android Ice Cream Sandwich device will live, after all. The LTE version of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is apparently indeed going as the Samsung Nexus Prime 4G LTE, and is even available in Best Buy's Sunday circular, as you can see for yourself following the source link, choosing the Mobile Phone Buyer's Guide and hitting page 11, or just search for "Prime".

Availability of the offer is slated for November 27 - December 31, and the Samsung Nexus Prime is listed for $299 with a 2-year contract. 

Make of it what you will, but it seems that we are quietly getting a release, after Verizon officially announced in October that we are indeed going to see the phone in its portfolio "later this year". That later time has apparently come, so how does a Samsung Nexus Prime 4G LTE sound to you?

source: BestBuy

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25 Comments

1. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

If you live in an area with LTE coverage, this should be a killer handset.

2. HTCOE

Posts: 650; Member since: Nov 20, 2011

the marketing strategy of the wait was pointless in my opinion. i wonder how they are going to market the samsung galaxy nexus s version, early/mid, next year.

11. sgogeta4

Posts: 394; Member since: Feb 02, 2011

Verizon wanted to sell their other handsets and it worked... might not be the best thing for us, consumers, but marketing strategy doesn't always suit the consumers (but for their own profit).

3. wisdom01

Posts: 10; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I live in Dallas LTE is here. I had the Motorola Atrix 2. You will chew thru your data plan at record LTE speed. First remove unlimited data plans then build out your blazing fast network so your customers are guaranteed to need more expensive data plans....ATT makes Wall Street look like school boys. I will stick with my Nokia N8 at 3g. You better watch ATT they will rob you blind if given the chance.

13. i3izkit311

Posts: 31; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

AT&T? Isn't this a Verizon phone? Where did your comment come from?

22. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

\"Where did your comment come from?\" Left field? Back on topic (VZW LTE), VZW offers a data allowance doubling for their LTE customers (5 Gb/month becomes 10 Gb/month at no additional charge), so the financial hit is lessened. Think of the cap as an opportunity to manage your data use. If you are at 10 Gb/month, that is some serious data use. Sure it can\'t be better utilized?

4. ZEUS.the.thunder.god unregistered

finally its here.. woooooooooooo

5. T00muchF00D

Posts: 98; Member since: Nov 27, 2011

Atrix 2 doesn't use lte smart one -.- noob

6. warlockz

Posts: 156; Member since: Oct 10, 2011

@ 299, I waited this long, now its about the principal, I can wait a little more and wait for a better price from amazon.

7. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

ha, maybe they all heard us bitching about liking the name "nexus prime" over "galaxy nexus". :)

8. gemini6991

Posts: 24; Member since: Sep 21, 2009

9. threeline

Posts: 311; Member since: Sep 11, 2011

Verizon/Samsung and now Best Buy has made the Galaxy Nexus marketing campaign a complete joke! Its comical.

10. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

There is a first review of this new cake. And camera is a flop... The rest is great

12. sgogeta4

Posts: 394; Member since: Feb 02, 2011

Actually the camera is one of the top ones on camera phones. It's definitely not the best, but it's far better than pretty much all Motorola phones.

14. bioappberry

Posts: 22; Member since: Nov 27, 2011

so i assume you know this from experience with galaxy nexus and the moto phones?

21. sgogeta4

Posts: 394; Member since: Feb 02, 2011

Maybe you should check up the camera previews of the Nexus. I don't have the Nexus yet, but I do have lots of experience with Motorola phones (current and previous phones). And yes, their camera modules suck.

25. supaman21

Posts: 43; Member since: Sep 14, 2011

motorola photon has a great camera on it

15. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

it's because you'd like it to be or what? it's old unit much worse than S II has.

16. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

...this site and some users, especially andro fans or better, SAMMYFANS, are ridiculous and pathetic at the same time. I just gave a hint that there is a first nexus review and I repeated what reviewer said and I was given thumbs down. My Lord..people, grow up!

23. bossmt_2

Posts: 459; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

wut? There have been tons of Galaxy Nexus reviews, the HSPA+ version has been out for 10 days now. And the general consensus is that it's a good camera but it's not the best. Generally the quality has to do with the lighting (isn't that always the case though anyway) So sure the phone isn't 100% perfect, but what phone is?:

24. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

tons? that's funny. I'm not talking about camera quality. I'm talking about stupid and irrational reaction of sammyfans. I just quoted piece of article and got thumbed down. Because the phone was NOT 100% perfect. That's crazy. Some of sammyboys are worse than applefans.

17. c1985

Posts: 10; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

It has already been purged from the online ad :(

18. LewsTherin006

Posts: 140; Member since: Nov 18, 2011

phone arena you need to fix this article. You have another story you just posted saying that the real name will be the gaxaly nexus. It seems that the phone is close to launching, its just verizon is playing cat and mouse with our hearts.

19. harsh_732006

Posts: 70; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

please..i am getting sick of all this..please post a article when it officialy releases...i cant take this s**t any more

20. soooyeaaa

Posts: 20; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

give me give me... take my Bionic and give me this please!

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