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Verizon said to get Google Nexus Prime first with October or November launch speculated

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Verizon said to get Google Nexus Prime first with October or November launch speculated
What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas unless you have just had an opportunity to test drive a hot new Android demo. The guys at The Droid Guy were in Sin City to attend the Verizon Developers Conference and stumbled across a cool looking Samsung handset. They were curious about it and soon Kyle from The Droid Guy was led to a room where he was checked for hidden cameras and recording devices. After he turned up clean, Kyle was presented with a demo version of the Google Nexus Prime, which he described as being bigger and thicker than the Google Nexus S. Additionally, the phone has only a single home button at the bottom of the phone with a power button and a volume rocker on the side. There will be no menu and back buttons.

According to Kyle, the first Ice Cream Sandwich flavored phone will debut on Verizon, although there was no word about the rumored exclusivity period that Big Red had been expected to receive for the device. The launch is supposed to take place in late October or early November. And Kyle was able to confirm some of the specs for the handset including the dual-core TI OMAP chip under the hood (expected to be the OMAP 4460) and the support for NFC, HDMI and MHL on the model. There will be two cameras on board, one on back and one on front coming in at 8MP and 2MP respectively. Android 4.0 was not yet ready, so the demo ran Android 2.3.4.

As we reported earlier, the Google Nexus Prime is expected to replace the Samsung Droid Charge and become the carrier's flagship Android phone for this holiday season, and there is still a chance that Verizon will call this the DROID Prime.

source: TheDroidGuy via AndroidandMe

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