Verizon Galaxy Nexus passes through the FCC

Verizon Galaxy Nexus passes through the FCC
Many look at devices passing through the FCC as a sign that those devices are nearing release on the market, but that's not exactly true. FCC certification does mean that a device can be sold in the US, but really doesn't say much about how close a release date may be. 

So it goes with the Verizon Galaxy Nexus, which received its FCC certification today. The Nexus was listed in the filing as SCH-i515 and includes everything we expect in the Verizon variant, including a CDMA/EvDO 3G radio on 850 and 1900 MHz bands as well as LTE, dual-band 802.11n WiFi support, Bluetooth and NFC. 

It may not point to an actual release date, but at least seeing the Verizon Galaxy Nexus pass through the FCC let's us know that the CDMA/LTE Verizon Galaxy Nexus can officially be sold in the USA. We know that the Nexus will hit Europe on Thursday, and it seems likely it will launch on Verizon in time for Black Friday, but unfortunately, we still don't have confirmation on that. 

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GALAXY Nexus CDMA
  • 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 4.2.2

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18 Comments

16. Scuba_Steve

Posts: 79; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

It's obvious that I work for VZW but I will try not to disclose any further information about my work location. I have to say this because I nearly peed myself when I saw it. Nexus hard plastic and gel cases are already in our system. I suspect Thanksgiving/Black Friday as a release

17. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

I'm still banking on that Nov. 21 release. They released the Rezound on a Monday, and what better way to start off Thanksgiving week than with the best of the best Nexus?

11. hotcakes33

Posts: 8; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

I am so glad I decided to get an iPhone. Tired of waiting...and waiting...and waiting...and....

12. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Good for you, but why are you here?

18. hotcakes33

Posts: 8; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

I was waiting to see if I wanted the Razr or even Nexus. Still interested in them, but I won't getting them. I had an Eris for 2 years, and for 18 of those months, Android was terrible. I wanted something stable, reliable and a phone that I didn't have to think about "will it work" when I did even basic phone functions, like dial or text. It does what I need it to do, and that's fine. I have a tablet to do all that other stuff the Razr and Nexus will do.

13. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

That's funny because you'll be waiting over a year and a half for the exact same iPhone. lol

14. mctcm

Posts: 204; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

served

15. Scuba_Steve

Posts: 79; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

Oh snap...

10. warlockz

Posts: 156; Member since: Oct 10, 2011

The worse phone launch ever lol its okay I'm looking forward to having the best android phone or shall I say best mobile phone lol on the best carrier.

9. threeline

Posts: 325; Member since: Sep 11, 2011

Since this model is CDMA does this mean there is hope for Sprint?

6. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

WOOT!!!

5. richardyarrell2011

Posts: 510; Member since: Mar 16, 2011

The sooner the better

2. JayLeBlanc

Posts: 33; Member since: May 16, 2011

I wonder if its possible to figure out the shortest previous time window between a cell phone clearing FCC and it appearing on shelves. Gotta be something like 2 weeks or more, right?

3. ohiojosh78

Posts: 32; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Worst case scenario, many devices pass through the FCC and never come out... :( Lets hope this isn't the case here though!

4. Hallucinator

Posts: 391; Member since: May 24, 2010

The Iphone 4s was 10 days

7. JayLeBlanc

Posts: 33; Member since: May 16, 2011

Well that is good news then! 10 days from now is November 25th - Black Friday

8. Hallucinator

Posts: 391; Member since: May 24, 2010

I agree, Im actually an Apple guy but I can't wait to get my hands on the Nexus.

1. ohiojosh78

Posts: 32; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

If you look at all the paperwork they included a confidentiality sheet and actually started the process a few months ago.

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