Verizon customers waiting for the Galaxy Nexus will be intrigued by the latest advertisement making the rounds. A Netshelter ad appearing at various blogs suggests the Galaxy Nexus will debut for a reasonable $199. This is $50 less than the launch prices of comparable 4G Android handsets on Verizon and a $100 less than the Nexus’ $299 price tag. This may be the case of an ad hitting the airwaves too soon, but it is likely an ad for a Black Friday deal that never materialized.
The ad contains a link with a November 29 date in the URL. The link will also bring you to Verizon’s holiday website. The page is filled with deals on other Android and 4G phones, but noticeably absent is the Galaxy Nexus. There’s been a rumor that the phone’s launch on Verizon was delayed, and this leaked ad seems to corroborate that report.
Unfortunately, Verizon has been mum on an official release date and price. A recent Business Insider report claims Verizon will launch the phone in December, and a leaked internal memo from Droid-Life gives us a December 8th date. This memo suggests Verizon is planning to double our fun with the release of the Galaxy Nexus, and the Droid 4 will launch side-by-side on that date.
The Galaxy Nexus is a monster of a phone. It ships with a 1.2 GHz, dual-core TI processor and a whopping 4.65-inch, 1280 x 720-pixel Super AMOLED high-definition display. It’s as impressive as it sounds. There’s also 1 GB of RAM under the hood and a 4G LTE radio. It runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and is the most highly anticipated handset of the holiday shopping season.