Galaxy Nexus confirmed for Canadian launch on Dec 8th

Do you want to buy the Samsung Galaxy Nexus in North America? Good, because for now the only country on that continent that has the phone is Canada. Engadget reports that two Canadian wireless carriers, Bell and Virgin Mobile Canada, are now taking pre-orders for the Android 4.0 powered smartphone right now. The actual launch date for the Galaxy Nexus in Canada is December 8.

One interesting point about the Canadian Galaxy Nexus pre-orders is the pricing. The folks up north will be able to buy the smartphone for as little as $159.95. The catch? You are stuck with a three year contract at that price.

Meanwhile the citizens of the US are still awaiting some official word on when the Galaxy Nexus will go on sale in their neck of the world. Verizon is expected to be the exclusive wireless carrier for the phone. It's possible that the Galaxy Nexus could go on sale on the same date as the Canadian launch but, naturally, nothing is 100 percent certain yet. Hopefully Verizon, Samsung or Google will give us some kind of indication fairly soon.

Report a problem with article
Previous Story

1994 called and wants Bill Gates to explain an email in court

Next Story

Picture leaked of next Nokia, the Lumia 601?

4 Comments

It should be noted that all carriers in Canada provide phones at the same (or similar) price as the US but on 3-year terms, as opposed to the States' 2-year contracts.

James_H said,
It should be noted that all carriers in Canada provide phones at the same (or similar) price as the US but on 3-year terms, as opposed to the States' 2-year contracts.

That's what I am thinking when I read the 'catch'

So this is the start of the three year contract then.

In fact, just today I have been working out which is the best and cheapest in the UK. It seems Tesco mobile wins with a tiny 12 month contract (500mins / 5000texts / 500Mb). Sim only, but even adding the purchase price (£520) on top of that still makes it a good deal.

Commenting is disabled on this article.