Verizon's LTE-Equipped Galaxy Nexus Not Launching On 12/9 - HotHardware
Verizon's LTE-Equipped Galaxy Nexus Not Launching On 12/9

Verizon's LTE-Equipped Galaxy Nexus Not Launching On 12/9

What's this? Yep, the back-and-forth surrounding the Galaxy Nexus continues, and unfortunately, it looks like the roller coaster is heading toward a dip, not a climb. While there's no doubt in anyone's mind that a 4G LTE-enabled Galaxy Nexus is en route for Verizon Wireless, we've received reason to believe that it won't be launching on 12/9, as previously assumed. It's tough to say what the hold-up is. Verizon has long pushed the DROID franchise, and they're certainly doing all they can to manuver the DROID RAZR as the flagship phone for the holidays, despite overwhelming buzz and demand for an LTE-equipped version of the Galaxy Nexus. Nevertheless, the internal note below makes it quite clear that the 12/9 launch is definitely a no-go.


There aren't any other details to go on, like a new release date, but it's fairly safe to say that you won't be picking one up this weekend until VZW changes their tune really, really quick. Will this thing get out by Christmas? We'd like to think so, and if not, someone at Verizon Wireless will certainly have some 'splaining to do.
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this is ridiculous, verizon customers have been waiting for months for this. I don't think verizon is thinking very soundly, right before the holidays they should be making as much noise as possible. It would benefit there entire customer base to add the option and it would make every die hard nexus fan buy a new phone.

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This sucks! Verizon really needs to keep quiet about release dates or actually release on them because quiet a few people are waiting for this phone. Add this to the list of reason's I picked up the rezound.

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My understanding is Verizon does not want these phones to use the Google Wallet system as they are developing a system of their own. They claim there are problems with the Google Wallet system. (this is just my speculation as to the reason)

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Google better never, never, ever cut a deal with another carrier to have exclusive rights to the nexus for a while. THEY NEED to control the launch of their phones. Since VZ is taking their sweet old time, its blocking the HSPA+ version from coming out on other carriers. IT seems to me VZ has blown another phone launch; first with the bionic now the nexus. Its very sad.

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