Verizon stores selling out of the Samsung GALAXY Nexus, inventory shifted to meet demand

Verizon stores selling out of the Samsung GALAXY Nexus, inventory shifted to meet demand
Long lines greeted buyers of the Samsung GALAXY Nexus at some Verizon locations as the first Android 4.0 model was launched in the U.S. on Thursday by Big Red. A Verizon spokesman told phoneArena that in Florida, inventory had to be shifted around in order to get the phone to the locations where it was heavily in demand. Despite the juggling, some Verizon locations have sold out of the model. The first Ice Cream Sandwich powered handset is priced by Verizon at $299.99 with a two year contract although some online retailers like Let's Talk are offering the model at a steep discount. The phone is currently on backorder at Let's Talk and is expected to ship in 1 to 2 weeks. Amazon is selling the phone for $149 with free two-day shipping and as of 3pm Eastern time, the device appears to still be in stock.

The lines at Verizon for an Android phone are somewhat ironic considering that Android manufacturer Samsung has recently started an ad campaign that pokes fun at the long lines that greet buyers of the Apple iPhone whenever the Cupertino based tech giant launches a new model. Long lines and sold out stores are unusual for Android models, but the long wait for the U.S. launch combined with good reviews of the GSM model launched overseas, and the latest Android OS have led to strong pent-up demand for the unit.

source: 9to5Google via AndroidandMe


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42 Comments

1. imkyle

Posts: 1114; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Good for Android.

2. Caanon

Posts: 5; Member since: Dec 09, 2011

Got mine this morning. Northgate Mall, VZW store. Was $250 after work discount! Soooo pretty... Also, $40 for battery + charger + USB splitter = very worth it. Charger acts as a nice dock too.

17. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

USB splitter? Can you link to this. I'm trying to find this in the accessories on VZW but I don't see it.

32. icesick06

Posts: 30; Member since: Nov 03, 2009

Its not available as a separate accessory that I know of. My splitter came in the box with the extra battery.

3. buggerrer

Posts: 306; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

I would pay 299$ for a 1-year contract .. not 2 otherwise i prefer paying around 740$ and not be Verizon bit*h for 2 years!

18. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Why? Even if you bought the phone at 299 and canelled after 14 days you would still only have 650 in the device versus 729. So either way you're still not "vzw's bitch", just pay to break the contract. Trust me, if you threaten to leave they will bend over backwards to try and stop you. (assuming you pay your bills)

4. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

And yet Verizon still considers the Razr to be its flagship phone. The people demand ICS!

6. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

This should be a message to VRZ and the manufacturers and this phone would be selling better if it where released earlier

14. noahbf

Posts: 28; Member since: Apr 28, 2009

Seems to be selling pretty well to me..

31. jogutier

Posts: 324; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

Well atleast in my neck of the woods, there weren't any long lines if any. :(

5. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

I can see the commercial from Windows.. their Nokia Batphone... making fun at the losers at VZW.. for thinking there is actual ice cream... can I have 2 scoops of Rocky Road?...

7. buggerrer

Posts: 306; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

really? *apple* ?

8. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Dude, lay off the shrooms

9. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

why.. you want some...papa smurf?..

10. Johnny_Mnemonic

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Gallito the only thing your getting is apples

24. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

lol, the rolde, that was funny.. you have the trippy tiedye icon and ur telling him to lay off trippy shrooms :) :) :) does batman like rocky road? I do.. but i always saw him as more of a chocolate lovers.. .lol

12. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Moose tracks are better. You're really determined to come back with a vengeance, aren't you?

16. Pdubb

Posts: 249; Member since: Aug 08, 2011

Ok that one was pretty good! I love WP7 but you made me laugh for once.

11. Nathan

Posts: 85; Member since: Jul 14, 2011

Imagine if this thing would have came out sooner, the sells would have been even better.

13. superguy

Posts: 448; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

Went to a VZW store in Columbia, MD today at lunch and got the very last phone in the store. :) I still have the Rezound. Going to give this a whirl and keep the one I like the best.

15. trin

Posts: 88; Member since: May 11, 2010

Lol. Stores are selling out of the device. How much better could the sales be? People giving up their first born for the right to own one? smh. Verizon has a winner on their hands with this one. Can't wait to own one. Played with it and its an entirely new android experience. Smooth and responsive. Camera/Camcorder is fun to use and amazingly fast. Screen is visually orgasmic. They really do give you a clean slate to work with. The phone is almost bare-bones. The options for customization seem endless. Nice Device. Anywho just my 2 cents.

19. harrisonax2

Posts: 5; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

radioshack has them in stock everywhere

20. jess0417

Posts: 7; Member since: Nov 23, 2011

Can't wait to get mine... :-) oh so very excited!!!!!!

21. itzmando

Posts: 119; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Plan to get a GN at costco, I feel their 280.00 with accessory pack is worth it rather than VZW stores deal. My mom just renewed our contract and got 2 samsung stratospheres one for her and my lil sis(christmas gifts) for 20.00 each for upgrade tonight. Compared to VZW charging their bogo deal 150.00 for 2 WTH!! She was proud to go in and see the current offer. Asked how many GN do they have in stock and they only have 3 when they started off with 15 this morning. I couldnt get mine right then and there since we plan to remove me from our family plan to have a different contract, but was told need to go in a VZW store to get that done.

22. kpfirefighter

Posts: 160; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

I bought my phone today! I have waited a while and was very excited when I got the phone. I'm sorry to say that I'm not overly impressed with the phone! I'm not in a 4g area but thought that the 3g would kick ass. It f**king sucks the phone is really slow downloading apps and is dropping calls like crazy! ICS is pretty cool but not mind blowing! I hope that this phone gets better real soon!

23. kpfirefighter

Posts: 160; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

Plus the f**king thing keeps turning off!!!!!!!!!

33. icesick06

Posts: 30; Member since: Nov 03, 2009

I don't know what to tell ya there.. I got mine yesterday and have had no major problems what so ever. As for your 3G signal, what was it like on your old phone. I can honestly say that 9 of out 10 times, getting a different phone is not going to change the connection quality in your area unless said old phone is FUBAR. I used to work with reps that would say, "You get this phone, and you'll have better service on it than your old one." Then what happens? Said customer is back in a week later because they were promised better service on the phone they just bought. Every phone I've owned, there has been negligible difference in the cell service received to the phone. They just don't differ as much as they used to. That's just my thoughts.

39. kpfirefighter

Posts: 160; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

good explination thank you

40. robinrisk unregistered

you are pretty much right, but there are some exceptions. I used to have a Galaxy S, then Switchet to the Photon, and the signal is incredibly better. in places where i had 0-1 bars, i get 4-full bars with the photon. It depends a lot on the antenna on your phone.

25. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

well, there goes the whole "only the iphone has lines and sells out" BS line we keep hearing.

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