Unlocked Galaxy Nexus hits unofficial retailers in US

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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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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13 Comments

1. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

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

2. ZEUS.the.thunder.god unregistered

definately a very good news

3. chuckyoo

Posts: 34; Member since: Oct 18, 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 ....

4. kpfirefighter

Posts: 160; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

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

8. Cinnamon

Posts: 87; Member since: Jun 16, 2011

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

5. netizen

Posts: 73; Member since: Oct 31, 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!

9. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

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

10. warlockz

Posts: 156; Member since: Oct 10, 2011

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

11. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

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

12. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 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!

6. mikeystar

Posts: 17; Member since: Nov 17, 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

7. rockstarlive

Posts: 307; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

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

14. ElectroManiac

Posts: 47; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

Like which one?

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