Bell confirms Samsung Galaxy Nexus for early December release

Up in Canada, Bell Mobility has confirmed that they’ll have the Samsung Galaxy Nexus available in early December. The word “exclusive” didn’t enter into the marketing parlance anywhere, so it’s probably safe assume that Rogers and TELUS will start talking about their launch plans too. (Update: Bell just confirmed that it is, indeed an exclusive!) Down in the U.S., the Galaxy Nexus will likely be enjoying a spread across all of the major carriers: Verizon, Sprint, AT&T, and T-Mobile.

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus will be spearheading the latest version of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0. Some of the new features include beaming content directly from one Android phone to another over NFC, unlocking by way of facial recognition, smartphone access to Honeycomb widgets, and a bunch of other improvements. Specs-wise, the Galaxy Nexus boasts a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor, 1 GB of RAM, 5 megapixel camera with LED flash and 1080p video recording, and a buxom 4.65-inch 1280 x 720 touchscreen. Unfortunately, this will be the HSPA+ version and not LTE coming to bell, but battery life when burning through 5 – 12 Mbps downlink isn’t great anyway. Besides, if LTE is really your bag, the LG Optimus LTE is right around the corner.

I think we’re all pretty excited for the Galaxy Nexus, but the real fun will be the slew of new ICS handsets coming out afterwards, not to mention the software updates due for existing handsets. No word on pricing just yet, but if you’re in Canada, you can sign up for e-mail notifications from Bell on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus over here. Bell’s discount brand, Virgin, will also be offering the Galaxy Nexus.

  • Wait, huh? where did you see the news that the Galaxy Nexus was going to be available for all carriers in the US?  I don’t see that anywhere.

    • Sorry, links in Blake’s Verizon announcement post were less official than I thought they were. Tossed in “likely”. 

  • Anonymous

    Link the their confirmation of exclusivity? Very disappointed…

    • It was via e-mail. Wording was a little iffy, though. “HSPA+ version launching early December exclusively from Bell and Virgin.” Not sure if that means they have an exclusive just on the HSPA+ version and that the LTE model might find its way to Rogers. I’ll follow up with them. 

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