Verizon to finally sell Samsung Galaxy Nexus Thursday

The United States has waited while parts of Europe and even Canada have been able to purchase Samsung's Galaxy Nexus smartphone. On Thursday, it will finally be the US's turn. Verizon Wireless has now issued the official press release that confirms it will be selling the smartphone in its stores on Thursday. Online sales will apparently begin early this morning at 1 am Eastern Time.

Verizon apparently had the smartphone, the first with Google's new Android 4.0 installed, in its stores but locked up in the back for a number of days. Speculation went wild on the Internet as to why Verizon was holding off on selling the smartphone, from rumors of a major software update to adding support for Google Wallet. In the end, Verizon never really discussed why they delayed the launch of the Galaxy Nexus.

In any case, US citizens will be able to walk in a Verizon Wireless store on Thursday and walk out with the Galaxy Nexus if they pay $299.99 and sign up for a new two year contract. You can still check out Neowin's review of the Galaxy Nexus along with the Android 4.0 oerating system ahead of time to make sure this is the smartphone you or perhaps a friend might want for the holidays.

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$300.00 for a phone that have slightly outdated specs with the most expensive carrier in the country. Interesting...

Deihmos said,
$300.00 for a phone that have slightly outdated specs with the most expensive carrier in the country. Interesting...

and its not a global phone either...complete buzz kill for me.

este said,
Need this on Sprint! and if that wont happen anything soon, bring ICS to my Nexus S soon please!

I think Google wanted to wait for the Verizon release before pushing it out to the Nexus S. I wouldn't be surprised if you get your wish by next weekend.

I am going to be calling Verizon later today and trying to see if they will do a warranted claim on my Droid 3 (which has 10 dead pixels) and see if they will let me pay the difference for the Galaxy Nexus for the replacement rather than a refurb Droid 3

littleneutrino said,
I am going to be calling Verizon later today and trying to see if they will do a warranted claim on my Droid 3 (which has 10 dead pixels) and see if they will let me pay the difference for the Galaxy Nexus for the replacement rather than a refurb Droid 3

Not going to happen. You have to through Assurance for a claim. But you never know and it never hurts to try. Good luck.

I'm in for two. Wife and I have been waiting since the unveil at Hong Kong. Worst release, ever! I LOVE the fact that Verizon lists it like 8th on the list of new devices. Don't want it to sell like hotcakes Verizon? Too bad!

ScottDaMan said,
I'm in for two. Wife and I have been waiting since the unveil at Hong Kong. Worst release, ever! I LOVE the fact that Verizon lists it like 8th on the list of new devices. Don't want it to sell like hotcakes Verizon? Too bad!

The fact of the matter is that this phone will not be a best seller. More like the HTC Rezound or the Droid RAZR. The Galaxy Nexus is mostly for phone geeks. That's why I am getting one today.

P.S. Be on the lookout for a Verizon Wireless Mailer. They have a $100 off all 4G Smartphones. My boy in the store is hooking me up with a $100 off today.