Sprint's Galaxy Nexus pre-orders sell out

Sprint's Galaxy Nexus pre-orders sell out
When the LTE-equipped Samsung Galaxy Nexus launches on Sprint on the 22nd, it will be closing in on half a year since the original GSM version launched to the world. Does that mean no one will want it? Apparently not, as Sprint’s website shows they have already sold out of their pre-order stock in the first 72 hours. (Don't panic if you wanted one, there should be plenty in stores on launch day).

Of course we don’t know how many devices Sprint ordered for pre-sale, so we don’t know if this translates to monster sales or just poor corporate planning, but clearly the Galaxy Nexus is drawing more interest than Sprint had planned for. It’s worth noting that LG's Viper 4G LTE handset, which has been on pre-order longer AND is currently priced for $100 less has not managed to sell out, so it would seem that Google’s slightly-aged flagship device still has some legs left in it.

Are you on Sprint? Do you plan to pick one up, or is there another phone you’ve got your heart set on? Let us know in the comments section below.


source: Sprint via The Verge

Related phones

GALAXY Nexus Sprint
  • 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 1850 mAh
  • OS Android 4.3

FEATURED VIDEO

35 Comments

31. belovedson

Posts: 1061; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

whats with all these htc lovers hating on this page? the nexus is a great phone. I am unsure why the hatred? there's alot of people who's going to purchase the nexus and there's going to be alot of people purchasing the htc. to each his own. each manufacturer has its weaknesses and strengths. i should know what i am talking about i have had the rezound, maxx, 4s, and gs2, etc. i think if your an android user and have the patience to wait for the gs3 and razr maxx hd. and compare the gs3, maxx hd, and the htc evo. those waiting for apple should wait for the 5. windows users should wait for ?

29. kindahipdude

Posts: 58; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

They probably had 10 phones ready for preorder cuz they knew no one would want it. It is a decent phone, but I think it's pretty ugly. I'm waiting for the Evo 4G LTE.

19. jan25

Posts: 470; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

my father will be picking up a gsm nexus tommorow. he told me to suggest him a phone and the nexus was it. not sure if I did the right thing since it is known for not being user friendly, but I am sure it's no rocket science. I am planning on getting one too if it lives up to my expectation which I am pretty sure it will.

18. rallyguy

Posts: 620; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

I will probably get one. Since the Evo One does not have a replaceable battery, it's the next choice for me. Samsung sucks a@@ at sending out updates, so this is the only Samsung I would consider since it's not dependant on Samsung.

17. Jyakotu

Posts: 868; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

If Sprint doesn't have any good WP7 phones by the time I can upgrade, which is September, then I was thinking of staying with Android and getting a Nexus device. I might as well get a "Pure Google" device. After all, the Nexus line is Android's version of the iPhone.

23. Cwebb

Posts: 501; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

They hopefully will, but by then there will be much better phones than the SGN. But I hope they have some good WP8 phones by then, because I personally like the OS and think that its the only real competitor to Android

32. Jyakotu

Posts: 868; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Hopefully once WP8 comes, Sprint will consider picking some up because I know WP8 phones will have LTE support. The reason why I was thinking of getting a Nexus device is because they are "Pure Google" phones, as Sprint put it. I don't want my device to be fragmented and/or never get updates. But the only thing that would hold me back from getting one is the lack of microSD card expansion. At least WP8 will offer that in their new phones.

33. Cwebb

Posts: 501; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

I think that the removable SD is overrated now that there are cables and even apps like airdroid that can wireless connect to your computer through wifi and be able to move files and do phone stuff like call/text from your computer via a webpage

34. Jyakotu

Posts: 868; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

True, but it's nice to at least have the option. I haven't gotten on board "the cloud" yet. LOL

35. Cwebb

Posts: 501; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Apps like airdroid don't actually use the cloud, they just transfer your files from your SD card to your computer like a cable or sd card adapter. The advantage of airdroid is that you can also use it to call and text from your PC

12. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1778; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

I sent a tip about this yesterday lol

25. threeline

Posts: 325; Member since: Sep 11, 2011

I don't mind if they sellout, Amazon will probably have it for 129 out the gate. If they sell out that's just more reason for me to wait on the other two monsters (SGSIII and EVO One) coming out.

11. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Oh Lord. I imagine the EVO LTE will sell even faster. Hopefully they don't run out of pre-orders on my birthday, cuz thats when I plan on buying one... I want my EVO to be on my doorstep waiting for me the day it's released

10. andymp3

Posts: 15; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

I have thegsm nexus and the LTE galaxy note and love both handsets. The gsm nexus has great battery life and i also picked up a few extra batteries. I can get at least 12 hours with moderate usage and can also say pretty descent call quality. I do hope the next update come soon since i am still stuck with 4.0.1. .... For all you haters that comment with negative feedback you probably have never used one or dont understand how to. I have owned over 30 smartphones in the last 2 years and can say with certainty samsung make good phones. I work in the telecommications field and am lucky enough to use these smartphones.

8. eaxvac

Posts: 328; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

PURE fragmentation, PURE laggy, PURE choppy, PURE spywares, PURE malwares, PURE fast-battery drain feature

9. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Pure hater ^ don't talk about what you don't understand

13. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1778; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Pure JEALOUS, why even post? Oh yea you're a TROLL

14. matrix_neo

Posts: 334; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Even million times you write negative comments against android, still you can't stop people from buying android phones. It's just getting better and better. Is your idevices a PURE devices??!! NO!!!! Its always have minor upgrades, and getting boring every day. You're just wasting your time, again go to farm and feed your fellow sheeps!!!

16. eaxvac

Posts: 328; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

You were beta tester Sir.

20. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

My "beta device" seems rather good ..... tell me what am I missing?

22. Cwebb

Posts: 501; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Krapple's restrictions? A slow operating system? An app launcher and keyboard that you can't change? Shall I continue?

24. eaxvac

Posts: 328; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

lmao you are changing because the stock keyboard sucks..

26. GENARAL.LEVY

Posts: 93; Member since: Apr 17, 2012

You love everything that comes standard! You have no options to change.

27. Cwebb

Posts: 501; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Really? Its actually because there's an app that let's me type without using a spacebar, can your "smart"phone do that?

28. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

TROLL IN THE DUNGEON!!!!!!!

5. theBankRobber

Posts: 682; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

Still haven't heard anything about the results for the Data drop contest to win a Sprint Galaxy Nexus. Emailed Sprint to see when they will announce the winners, contest said April 16 they would pull 30 names but nobody has any idea what's going on. Oh well , still rocking my Photon :)

4. cupcake

Posts: 106; Member since: Apr 15, 2010

I dont know anything about technology Im just dumb. I shouldnt even have a profile on here.

7. LoneShaolin

Posts: 307; Member since: Jan 14, 2012

Go delete it then?

15. Chronos

Posts: 258; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

Then use Google to learn the technology being used in mobile technology.

30. kindahipdude

Posts: 58; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

haha that's funny. Why do you have a profile on here?

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.
FCC OKs Cingular's purchase of AT&T Wireless