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Unlocked Galaxy Nexus hits unofficial retailers in US

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Unlocked Galaxy Nexus hits unofficial retailers in US
We know that some of you are very impatient when it comes to getting new gear, and we also know that there tends to be a love/hate relationship with Verizon, so if you're desperate you can now buy a Galaxy Nexus unlocked, but there is a premium.

The latest rumors have the launch of the Galaxy Nexus being pushed to December in the US, but even so, that is only for Verizon customers. We still have no idea when or if the GSM version will be made available through official retail partners in the US like Best Buy. But, if you're really jonesing for a Galaxy Nexus, and you don't mind paying an early adopter tax, you can purchase a GSM Nexus from Expansys for $750, with free shipping.

This is the 16 GB GSM version of the Nexus with a pentaband radio, meaning it will work just fine on AT&T or T-Mobile. Projections have put the Nexus at around $600 unlocked if/when it becomes more widely available, so this may be upwards of a $150 early adopter tax, but at least you won't have to sit around getting more and more angry at Google and retail partners for not giving more info on the official release.

source: Expansys via The Verge

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posted on 23 Nov 2011, 15:47 2

1. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

Wow, glad I got the DROID RAZR...curious to see what the GNEXs sell on ebay for...

posted on 23 Nov 2011, 15:53 1

2. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)

definately a very good news

posted on 23 Nov 2011, 16:52 2

3. chuckyoo (Posts: 34; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

I am just happy I got the Epic 4G touch for a penny (shipped) with 2 year contract from Amazon. Now I just wait for a stable ICS ....

posted on 23 Nov 2011, 17:09

4. kpfirefighter (Posts: 160; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)

Well I be dipped in s**t another droid bionic!

posted on 23 Nov 2011, 21:14 1

8. Cinnamon (Posts: 87; Member since: 16 Jun 2011)

I like how you put you had the galaxy nexus for verizon when it hasn't came out on your profile...

posted on 23 Nov 2011, 20:08 2

5. netizen (Posts: 62; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)

heck why not just wait till the Iphone 5 launch to finally release the Galaxy nexus... by then the Iphone 5 will have dual core 2 GHZ processors and 12mp camera. By then there will be quad core Android phones out too.
Nothing like buying a Nexus that is outdated long before it hits the market... way to go Samsung/Google Verizon you sure know how to generate excitement about a flagship phone!

posted on 23 Nov 2011, 21:53

9. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)

Because the ip5 will be far superior and Samsung and Google have already botched the release.

posted on 23 Nov 2011, 23:25 2

10. warlockz (Posts: 156; Member since: 10 Oct 2011)

Even if nexus comes out when the iphone 6 not even the 5, the nexus will still far out perform the iphone.

posted on 24 Nov 2011, 00:06 1

11. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)

April Fool's Day isn't until April 1st.

posted on 24 Nov 2011, 01:09 2

12. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)

Um, its not even December yet dude.

But I\'m guessing your entire post is sarcasm otherwise it would make no sense, so in that case... good one!

posted on 23 Nov 2011, 20:21

6. mikeystar (Posts: 17; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)

I love how many people took advantage of the penny phones on Amazon, maybe it will kick Verizon into gear to offer better on contract pricing and to release devices promptly

posted on 23 Nov 2011, 21:13

7. rockstarlive (Posts: 307; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)

I have bought GSM unlocked phones before.....I know much better sites than expansys. If not, cheaper.

posted on 24 Nov 2011, 07:14

14. ElectroManiac (Posts: 47; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)

Like which one?

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