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Samsung Galaxy Nexus Cases Arrive at Verizon Stores

Verizon, for whatever reason, won’t give us an official date for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. We have heard November 10, 17, post-Black Friday, and even November 21 as potential options. It’s tough to call any of those “official” though, especially since they change every couple of days. One thing we do know, is that stores have already received their first batch of G-Nex cases ahead of launch. I would highly doubt that we will see the phone tomorrow (10th) with the DROID RAZR coming out on Friday, but if they do announce it as a “web only” exclusive at some point, they could really release it whenever they’d like.

Cheers Spaniard!

  • Metudalu

    Why can’t W/O stand for week of.. not web only. The 21st is a Monday. That makes it the week of the 21st.

  • cystic

    This is actually an awesome case. I have one almost identical for my bionic, except its made to for the extended battery. Very tough, nick kick stand, does a good job of protecting the phone. I love this case almost as much as the phone itself. Highly recommended.

  • Trevor-kai

    I like how cases for the Nexus is breaking news, but a hands on video of BOTH the Droid RAZR and HTC REZOUND have hands-on videos and it’s just “news” lol

  • gadgetryan

    I will get the Shell  case when I get the phone. Then when seidio’s cases finally come out Im all over those cases.

    For those who dont use a case, I feel ya!! I know what you mean. Be careful with your phone. Thats true. But lets say after a few months you wont notice the phone on your lap when you get out of your car and it drops on the ground. That is when a case comes in handy. Im buying for the future of my phone.

  • I’ve used Sena cases for my other phones and recommend them to my friends. They don’t have a Galaxy Nexus case yet, but I won’t have a case until they do.

    http://www.senacases.com/samsung-cases/

  • must.have.this.phone.

  • I may get one of these or an otterbox just because when I get a phone I actually like, unlike the one I have now. (Not to name any names: CHARGE) I may want to keep a phone as nice as this safe lol. 😀

    • Just take care of it.  Don’t put it in pockets with other things like keys.  Make it top priority to not drop it. Every time you carry around, either have it secure in your hand with nothing else, or put it in a pocket.  Don’t “juggle” it with other stuff in your hands.  If you’re really afraid you’re going to drop it, get insurance. It’s only like $7/month and if you destroy your phone, you can replace it with only a $45 deductible.  I, personally, would rather have a slightly scuffed up phone than put an ugly case on it.

  • Patience people, patience.  I’ve waited 2 years for this phone, I’m not about to give up and buy a lesser phone now (iPhone, RAZR, Rezound, etc.).   I don’t care if I have to wait until the end of January, I will be getting a Nexus phone on Verizon.  I couldn’t get less if there are better specced phones out there when the Nexus finally comes out.  I want a Nexus because it’s a Nexus, not because it has the best specs.  I’m sick of phones that have crappy skins (Blur, Sense).  I’m sick of phones not getting upgrades (every Android phone except the Nexus).  I’m sick of ugly phones (nearly everything made by Moto and HTC). I’m sick of crappy displays (recent Moto phones).  The Nexus is as close to an iPhone as you can get as far as business strategy goes.  It’s Google’s baby.  They only release one a year, and it’s directly supported by Google for the next 2 years.  When those 2 years are up, I’ll get another Nexus.

  • Anonymous
  • I love waking up in the morning, coming to Droid-Life and seeing some Nexus News.  This makes me very happy as well!!!

  • Anonymous

    im buying an otterbox defender for my nexus. if i want a phone to last a full 2 year contract it needs maximum protection.

    • Justin Kos

      no glove no love

  • Anonymous

    These cases are so ugly.

  • Mischief316
  • Donnydon

    Happy about what? Umm its still Android. No good apps. And if there are some good ones there ported 1 year after the iphone had them…..

    • Foamposite0o1

      I want to be like you when I grow up.

    • what may be sad is if you actually believe this.  

    • Anonymous

      are you stupid?

  • Anonymous

    If the Gnex is delayed beyond November 17, I am getting the iphone4s. At least I’ll get a break from visiting droid-life/androidcentral/BGR etc.  like 50 times a day.. not to mention the several dozen hours I waste every month being a flashaholic.

    I transitioned from PC to Mac in 2007 and have never looked back even a single day. Best thing I ever did. Saved tons of money on upgrades/fixing etc. 

    Perhaps this is all for good.. Perhaps it’s about time I started giving the iphone a serious consideration.

    • Azndan4

      don’t do it.

    • Anonymous

      I was like you 2 weeks ago but I called to cancel the order after thinking hard about it the next day.  Biggest reasons was that it did not have LTE and the new 1280×720 displays on the Rezound and G-Nex was next generation stuff.  Plus the interface for me would get boring and I love to root/hack my phones.  
      Right now Apple is not aggressive with Android.  If they were dead serious they would have released a total redesign.  Android is just too much for Apple, Rim and Windows mobile combined.  And every time I thought of Siri I told myself,  I’m not going to talk to my phone around other people. Once Siri wears off then what’s next?  The dual core processor will just sit there because developers are going to cater to the 3GS and iphone 4 people.  There are less than 10 games that actually take advantage of the dual core  and the difference is pretty minimal.  

      • Brian Roberts

        In the event you DID want to talk to your Android phone, you could always get Jeannie (formerly known as Voice Actions)… or one of the other dozen voice recognition apps in the Market. You can even change the voices using SVOX, as well as adjust the speed and pitch. Hurray choices.

      • Anonymous

        I hear what you are saying.. if the “iphone 5” had come out with a bigger screen and LTE.. I might have actually bought one this time.

        3G speeds,that too on Verizon is a HUGE turn off.

        I don’t know.. I’m just mad at Verizon for treating Galaxy Nexus like some kind of pariah! I want more news about it and more importantly… I want them to release it already!.. it was supposed to be released today.. and yet there is still no news about it’s launch.

        • gadgetryan

          idk about you but I too feel what you are going through. However there is no other joy than opening up twitter in the morning to find out the Nexus has finally been released or at least open for pre orders. My advice dont move to the Iphone just yet, take some time to do other things. in other words keep your mind on something else. It will come. and when it does, rest assured the whole interwebs will be filled with happy nexus owners.

          so lets talk about the Prime!!

  • Mdemetry

    Postponed 🙁
     http://www.slashgear.com/galaxy-nexus-launch-postponed-to-december-2-in-uk-08193948/

    • Dave

      Postponed for Amazon UK, everyone else still has it set for the 17th. Verizon hasn’t even announced a release date yet!

  • Anonymous

    Kellen, I gotta be honest. You are the man, but I’m hating you right now for mentioning the (albeit slim) possibility of an internet launch tonight. I’m already wincing in pain that the technology-blue-balling that I’m about to get.

  • Anonymous

    tinyurl.com/3j5ovpk

  • is anyone else feelin a 12am announcement? Pre-order baby!!!!

  • Tyler

    I could care less but it makes me feel like the phone is coming out sooner than later. I can’t wait for this phone.

  • waveGuide3e8

    The main accessory I am seriously interested in would be an inductive charging back cover (and if it adds weight or thickness to the device). Apart from that, a car dock and desktop dock are nice, but not necessary.

  • Anonymous

    If the cases are ready, doesn’t that mean the device thickness has been finalized and the delay is on VZW’s end?

  • Cjphil01

    the only reason i get a case is for resell value.  if you can say there’s no scratches on the device or dings for that matter, then you can get a pretty penny for it.

  • Anonymous

    I’m hoping Verizon sent out another Nexus reminder email today because it’s about to drop.

  • moods

    slashgear.com is reporting a delay for the phone in the UK until Dec 2nd. Not sure what that mean for the US release. Some said maybe that was done just so Verizon release the phone sooner. 

  • Tease me, Tease me, sooner or later, you’ll have to please me…

  • If I can get this phone it will have to have the hard shell for the work I do.

  • Anonymous

    why is the case in the store if it is going to be online? does that mean nay to online only?

  • Anonymous

    Looking at past trends, the Droid Incredible 2 cases arrived in Verizon stores on 4/22/11 and the phone was released on 4/28/11. If this same trend holds true, we should be looking at release next week. It’s a long-shot to assume that each phone receives cases a week before release, but it’s something! Anyone else know when cases started arriving prior to other phone launches?

  • Anonymous

    i know it’s easy to go through it.. you missed my point though.

  • Anonymous

    that’s what i’m saying, bro

  • +1 on TPU cases. Thin, flexible, durable, and do not stick to the insides of your pocket.

  • Bud light is garbage and so are the here we go commercials.

  • How isn’t it working? They are selling a bunch of Razrs right now, which they want, and still building hype for the Nexus online, which they also want.

  • I’m giving up on a release date being announced for the nexus. One day it will just be up for order on Verizon’s website.

  • El El Kool J

    i don’t know if I will be able to take the phone out of my hand for one second to actually get a case on it.. 😛

  • McKeller

    They won’t release the date till after the Razr comes out. I would expect an announcement sometime after 11/11/11 @ 11:11am. 🙂

  • Anonymous

    I know we can say this about nearly every major phone release, but the longer it takes to come out the closer it gets to the “next big thing” in this case Tegra 3 phones. Don’t F this one up Google/Verizon/Samsung!

  • Why do people believe a release date from a MAP doc, but can’t believe that the w/o means web-only and not week of, when the info came from the same source?

  • I think the G-Nex should come with a little sock like the Nexus One did. . .then we wouldn’t need cases.

  • Brad_mlln

    Nice! Went into Verizon the other day and the rep said that we should be able to pre-order the phone in the next week. I guess he was not lying. 

    • Anonymous

      Let’s hope he was right.

  • Anonymous
  • Silly People.

    Verizon is running a horserace.  The kind of phone THEY want, vs The kind of phone WE want. (AKA Razr vs Nexus)  They are stacking the odds against the Nexus in every way they can (Kevlar, RAZR relaunch etc), so don’t expect them to clear up the release date until the Razr release is over.  They don’t want to muddy the chances of the Razr beating the Nexus.  

    All we can do is hold on, buy the Nexus, and prove that tech savvy phone users qualify as a viable market – if so we may see more unlocked bootloader lovin’ down the road.  Motorola may even sit up and pay attention.

    • Anonymous

      Only thing is why pass up the sgs2 which they could have loaded with bloat if they didn’t really want to sell this phone????

  • Rob Becker

    This is really happening people!

  • Worm

    I like that kickstand case on the left!

    • Anonymous

      I had it for a previous phone and loved it. Not to bulky and even clips onto a belt or pants.

  • Mr. Snrub

    The Galaxy Nexus isn’t coming to Verizon.

    Regards,

    – Peter, and that one guy here.

  • verizon needs to release this phone already, their “marketing strategies” aren’t working. they need to open their eyes and realize

  • nexus on the brain

    My God, just release the damn thing already!!!!!!!!!  Just an aside, has it passed through the FCC yet? 

  • this is the longest month of my life because of this damn phone, at least open up preorders tdammit!!!!

  • I just want the phone…… plain….no case….no “holster”…just the sweet feel of the phone in my hands & pocket…I have NEVER had a case or screen protector…ruins the feel of the phone to me!!! I just WANT THE PHONE!!!!

    • Keith Sumner

      Samsung cheap plastic + no scratch proof coating = get a case

  • amazing

  • Anonymous

    Surprised they have accessories before launch most of the time they get them a day before. Come on Verizon announce it already.

  • Anonymous

    [sarcasm]

  • Anonymous

    spoke to a verizon store rep.. he said yea.. they’ve received the cases.. said phones usually arrive a week later… so the 17th it is!!

  • hate thumbs bro

    That shell holster looks like my grandpa’s eyeglass case, but I’m sure according to the G-NEX club it’s actually a flux capacitor… but have fun fapping to grandpappy’s pocket protector for however long it is until the next G-NEX post 😛

  • Duck Dodgers

    Some of you act like 14 year old teen girls that never had anything before. The phone will release when it wants to, not when you need it to.

    • Anonymous

      you grammar is worse than that of a 14 year old. just saying..

      • Anonymous

        pot calling the …….

    • How do 14-year-old girls who have never had anything before act, anyway?

  • Jboogie1289

    Alright, here we go!!!!!!

    • Rodster

      Ah, nothing like a G-Nex and some Bud Lite!!!!!

      • Anonymous

        I started with bud light but with this procrastinated launch i’ve switched to full fledged whiskey outta the bottle!!!

  • Anonymous

    Ooo, I might get that shell/holster combo… But it doesn’t cover the front? I want to see more pics!

  • how about the dock that they talked about ?

  • Anonymous

    Are we going to ave a review for the Droid RAZR by Friday?

  • Whatinthe23

    This makes me giddy. Now if they would only release the phone that goes with it….

  • Anonymous

    This is definitely promising, hopefully we’ll see a release date announced this week.  

  • Trooper

    Nice!!!

  • Jason Purp

    I only use TPU cases

    • Guest

      otter box for me.  i am rough on phones.

  • Ray

    Cases are for girl WTF are you protecting grow so balls my phones run free in the wild butt ass naked!

    • Anonymous

      Or people that have more than a middle school education and need the belt clip, or like a little extra protection, something your parents should have thought of before conceiving you.

  • OG Droid

    My thumbs cant wait to make sweet love to this phone lol.

  • FortitudineVincimus

    Ghost Armor for me so I can keep it as thin as possible

    I never used a case of any kind on my OG

  • Jovan

    Give me…the phone. It’s my birthday 🙁 hehe.

  • They keep trying to make me want this phone! The battery hog may go up for sale soon (yes you know what phone I’m talking about).

  • DAMNIT!!!  My brain skipped the word “cases” when I first read the title of this post.

  • Anonymous

    The last phone I followed this closely was the OG Droid.

  • GCurry

    For quite a while, I carried my OG Droid in my pocket.   The hard, squarish corners cut holes through the fabric of jeans and everything else I carried them in.   Enter holster, problem solved.   I will always use holsters from this point on.

    • nexus on the brain

      “Hard, squarish corners cut holes through the fabric of jeans”…You uh, sportin’ skinny jeans or something Dude?

  • Wooddawg

    Question… why would they launch the phone web only and then have cases in the store? It seems like this means that the phone will actually be in the store at some point. 

  • Anonymous

    Giddy as a schoolgirl for some reason 🙂

  • I think the DInc2 started having cases show up in stores two weeks before it launched. They never really had an official release date announcement for that phone either. Hoping it’s less than two weeks for us now!

  • So Verizon is planning on selling accessories IN STORE for a phone that they plan on selling WEB ONLY? Anyone else see anything wrong with that?

  • tjmonkey15

    Oh man, I think I can smell the phone.  And it smells like whatever an ice cream sandwich would smell like.  Which, for those of us that were little fat kids, is shame and regret.

  • I just got an erection 

  • Anonymous

    Shit. I had just started to accept that it wouldnt be here for another week+. Now I’m transferring money into my checking account so I can be the first to order should it come out tomorrow…

  • ThatGuy

    I bet the “w/o 11/21” from the leaked road map wasn’t “web only” it was “week of 11/21”

    • I hope so. I want to be able to hold it and use it myself before buying it, especially since I’m not up for an upgrade.

  • gadgetryan

    so the real question is, for all the stat fans out there, what is the time frame between seeing Verizon branded cases and when a new phone comes out?

    • Anonymous

      depends, pretty much changes for every phone. Some don’t get any until after launch or right on launch, others come a week or so before launch. All depends on verizon.

  • The fact is: What will come after ICS ??????

  • David R

    Looks like they already have the Invisible Shield ready to ship as well.

    http://www.zagg.com/invisibleshield/samsung-google-nexus-s-cases-screen-protectors-covers-skins-shields.php
    I hate cases, but the Invisible Shield or Ghost Armor are a must for myself

    • Anonymous

      That’s the nexus s, not galaxy nexus.

    • Anonymous

      damn u, i just looked for 5 minutes for the g-nex!

  • C-Law

    Someone with access to the silicone case, PLEASE unbox and take pics from the side so we can try to see if the phone will be much thicker than the non lte model.

  • Why would stores sell cases if the phone was online only?  

    • Keith Sumner

      It’s not online only.

  • Anonymous

    Will this case fit on my OG…cause until the Gnex releases that’s what i’ll be using?  LMAO

    • Peter Kelly

      Shoot!  It’ll fit TWO OG Droids!

  • Anonymous

    do the cases mention anything about the bootloader!?

    • Anonymous

      can’t tell…but it has VZW bloatware plastered all over it!?!  LOL

    • RJ

      It’s a nexus. It will be unlocked

      • Anonymous

        [sarcasm]

        ..but i still won’t believe it til i see it.

  • JMac726

    What’s up with the plaid holster?

    • gadgetryan

      its their wanna be carbon fiber design. they make this for all their phones.

  • Anonymous

    My heart skipped a beat when I saw “arrive” and “galaxy nexus” in the same sentence.

    • RJ

      Anytime this website is loading and I see a new post with “galaxy nexus” in a loading headline I almost pass out. This is getting rediculous!

    • Matthew Morrison

      hahaha yes! for some reason my eyes skipped over the word cases and then i almost passed out, thats how bad i want this phone

    • Anonymous

      The other nexus were not top notch devices, it will be the same thing with this one.

      • Rohdawgeleven

        this statement is the epitome of trolling. everybody pay attention and learn from this trolls mistake

        • Anonymous

          Its the truth.

  • Chris G

    Droid-lifer to Siri.  “How do I make Steve Jobs roll over in his grave?”

    Siri.  “Verizon actually releases the Galaxy Nexus”

  • Anonymous

    I was really hoping they would have the shell/holster for this phone.  This makes me happy.  I don’t use the actual shell on my Thunderbolt, I have a clear silicone case and then put the phone in the holster.

  • Wait… Verizon is getting a Nexus?!?!?

    • Anonymous

      with no release date yet there’s no telling!?!

  • Cases are cool and all but I sure wish Verizon would give us some info on this phone. Only Verizon would mess up the launch of the most anticipated phone of the year.. 

  • Okay so no date on the damn device but VZW will let us buy a case…….. thanks

  • Anonymous

    One step closer

    • Anonymous

      to the edge, and I’m about to break.

  • This a great but all we really want to know is the release date!

  • Anonymous

    Gimme, gimme, gimme

  • hatethanet

    Then again, AT&T started receiving cases for the “completely redesigned iPhone 5” too.

  • Videographer97

    Woot!

  • Can we buy these?! Because I may head out and get one because I’m so damn giddy about getting my Nexus.

  • I’m almost ashamed to admit that I’ve had dreams about his phone and it’s release. This android isn’t dreaming of electric sheep, just a dang upgrade!

    • RJ

      Literally last night I had a dream about the galaxy nexus. It was great

      • It’s been reoccurring for me, with last night’s dream being the most recent. Google is making me scream for Ice Cream!

  • jm

    As excited as I am about this phone, the launch/marketing aspect has left me feeling nothing but extremely frustrated.  Only big red could turn a phone this awesome into such a mess, although google should share some of the blame.

    • How should Google share the blame? Google has been ready for a month now. They showed off the device and had dates for us for other carriers right then or that week. It’s Verizon who is absolutely slaughtering the launch. 

      • Chris G

        Of course VZ is slaughtering the launch.  They know we’re all going to root and then wifi tether these things on unlimited plans.

        • Anonymous

          i hope they get that under control soon.  i’m all for “pay for our data, use it as we like”, but the sooner they figure out a 100% guaranteed, “untamperable” way to figure out who’s tethering, the better.  maybe they’d get off our backs about root and booatloaders then since this is the flag they’re waving when going after root and such.

          i’d like to think at some point in this tiered-data crap we have now, it’s just going to be included.  in fact, i feel like the first carrier to figure this out is going to win big.  “you pay for the data, use it as you like”.  everyone wins. especially the carriers on overrage charges people will rack up.

          • Anonymous

            They don’t care about root it is the clowns who tether and use a ton of data a month that ruin it for everyone.

          • Anonymous

            yes.  but carriers believe that every person who roots does it so they can tether all day long.

          • Anonymous

            You are the first one stealing data lol.

          • Johan Greefkes

            Who are you to say what uses data?  Is it streaming HD movies from netflix on the very nice screen or attaching my laptop to the computer at home or the office through the phone?

            Trust me, you can easily crush any data cap in days without tethering

          • Anonymous

            i know you can blow through data that easily.. you missed my point though.  i even said explicitly that i’m in the camp that thinks it’s my data, i’ll use it how i want.  but i think with these tiered plans that there’s going to be a time sooner than later that one of these carriers gets smart and sees offering tethering for “free” with their data tier as a smart thing.  and it’ll only take one carrier for it to fall.  tiered plans is setting the way toward that.  i hope.  but i’m on your side man, all the way.  i just wish they’d quit blaming all this sh!t on evil rooters and unlocked bootloaders and get it straight.

          • Anonymous

            That would make me these double data plans more appealing right now. I hate to feel like I’m stealing but for as much as I use it I am NOT paying $30 a month when I don’t even top 2gb on a typical month as is.

      • jm

        B/c Google should not have showed off a device if they could not guarantee it would launch in an appropriate time table.  Who announces a phone and than says nothing for a month?  This is googles flagship phone to think they would just let Verizon call the shots is hard to believe.

        • Anonymous

          They didn’t show off the lte version, amazing how people seem to overlook this fact.

          • Anonymous

            The video had the LTE version and hey talked about releasing it in the US.  That’s enough for most people.

          • Anonymous

            Ok so since they talked about it that means anything? Sorry that is your own fault to get upset then since they did not physically have the lte version at the event.

          • Anonymous

            So when you see a commercial for something about to launch you don’t get excited about it because they don’t physically have it at the store yet?

      • Peter Kelly

        It might be that the G-Nex-Verizon hadn’t passed FCC certification.

        Maybe now that Big Red is putting cases in the store means they have approval from the gubment.

      • Anonymous

        They didn’t show off the verizon version they showed off the gsm version so how do you know google was ready when they had the event at hong kong? If they were they would have had an lte version on display also.

        • Anonymous

          We all saw the Bionic as CES, that version never came to pass.  By the fact they showed it in the video that made it just as real as some guy holding the device.  Especially since Verizon went out of their way to confirm they will be carrying the device, but then no release or pre-order date.  They have not done that for any other phone.

  • Anonymous

    Cases are for people who don’t appreciate what their phones look like.  5 smartphones since 2004, and not a single one in a case.

    • MFG

      Cases are for people who don’t want to drop their phone on concrete and have it shatter.

      • I’m happy Verizon has these exact cases because these cases are freaking SAWEET!

      • Crazydog

        So, for clumsy people.

        ^_^

        I’ve only had a case for one phone in my lifetime, and I’ve dropped the others plenty. No major damage to any of ’em.

      • Anonymous

        You’re extremely tall if your phone shatters when it hits concrete. I have dropped phones in my driveway or on ceramic tile floors without any issues whatsoever.

        • MFG

          I am 6′ 3″…

          • Anonymous

            I guess 6 inches might make a difference, but there’s not a chance I would ever put the Galaxy Nexus in a case. I will gladly take the risk, and continue to have insurance, even though I’ve never had to use it.

          • MFG

            How much is insurance on Verizon? If I get that then MAYBE I’ll consider no case for the Nexus.

          • Anonymous

            $5.18 per month, $99 deductible. Again, I’ve never had to use it though, and I’ve dropped my phones plenty of times. Still nice to have just in case I guess.

          • Guest345

            Insurance???? Pfft….what a robbery.

          • Anonymous

            …until you need it. Seriously, at $5.18 per month and a $99 deductible, you would have to go more than 100 months without using it for it not to make sense. This before you type.

          • it is a waste…plenty of research says so.

          • Dbs

            Lose one and try to get another without a contract. $650+. No thank you

          • Anonymous

            It’s not a waste when the washout period is 10+ years. I can understand extended warranties being a waste, but $5 per month in insurance for a $650 device is not, when you’re probably only going to have the device for 2 years or less. Especially when it means you don’t have to put a stupid case around it.

          • Anonymous

            5.18 a month? Last I checked it was either 7.99 or 9.99 a month.

          • Anonymous

            says it right there on the website.

          • Anonymous

            “I guess 6 inches might make a difference…”

            that’s what she said.

          • Anonymous

            I knew that was coming.

          • Guest

            clairvoyant, bro?

          • 8:::::::(,,,,)::::::::D

            let this meme die, bro?

        • Dbsimmons

          Try to do a warranty claim to after you drop it without anything to protect it. I

          • Anonymous

            Did it about a month ago, no issues.

    • JMac726

      I’ve never gone no case, but I’ve never had a phone this big.

      It won’t scratch, right?

      • MFG

        Wrong. I’ve had devices with Gorilla Glass that have scratched. 

        • Anonymous

          Had my OG Droid almost 2 years case free with only 1 tiny scratch. I have a gel case on my Bionic, which will go to the ebayer I sell this to. 🙂

      • Anonymous

        I seriously never had a case or a screen protector. 7 years, and no issues selling any one of them on eBay.

    • Anonymous

      Cases for me are about function, not style.  Granted, I don’t want an ugly case, but carrying around a phone in my pocket is very uncomfortable, and would be even more so with a phone this big.  What I don’t like are permanent shell cases that hide the phone and make it even more bulky in a pocket.  I prefer a plain black leather belt holster.  Keeps my phone handy, but out of the way, and doesn’t hide the phone itself while I’m actually using it.  I will have to buy a new one though, because my current case is a perfect fit for my Fascinate, meaning it’s gonna be a bit too small for the Galaxy Nexus.

      • Anonymous

        I went holster for a LONG time, until I realized that I looked like a complete douche. I seriously cannot fathom wearing this thing, at almost 5.5 inches tall/long, on my belt.

    • Anonymous

      I care what my phone looks like, that’s why I get a case to protect it.

      I love when I take my DX out of the case for a dusting after a year and it still looks brand new =)

      • Anonymous

        I agree with you. It is always the best thing to have a case for our devices.

        • Earleepa

          The case I buy for my own personal device are called Trojans. They’re found in the section where they have the Kentucky jelly.

          • Anonymous

            Yea lol

        • Guest

          GO FUK YOURSELF LOSER!!!!!!!

    • I dropped my OG a few times and it’s pretty scuffed up.  Still ticking of course, but I’d like my new phone to stay shiny as long as possible.  I’ll probably be getting a case.

      • Anonymous

        So you can enjoy its shinyness…from under a case?

  • Billy Thompson

    Just effing tell us already.  I will give you my money no matter what but this is silly.  Bahhhh baaaahhhh!

  • Brian Wenger

    Nexus news!!!!

  • Booboolala2000

    Silicone all the way baby! Those other cases are too thick.

    • shdowman

      TWSS (yes, I am like a 10 yr old sometimes)

    • Johan Greefkes

      no silicone case for me; the capta won’t stick to it! http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1689824368/capta-stick-it-lean-it-wrap-it-attach-it/posts/137754 

      I’d rather just get the insurance and show off the phone’s beauty. 

  • shdowman

    TAKE MY $$ VERIZON!!!!!

    And on a side note, can we stop having the quad-core phone reports before this thing is even released??

    Can’t I have one month of enjoying it??

  • Anonymous

    I still keep hearing that it failed testing. ETA, mid December. And no, I don’t have proof, just things I hear from reputable sources.

    • Hey Captain_Doug, you and your “reputable sources” suck!  You suck Doug.  Go home.

      • Anonymous

        I hope it’s not rue too but I’d rather know something as a rumor before the truth so I can prepare for the worst. I really hope it comes out in November as planned.

        • Ok Doug, we cool.  But your reputable sources still suck.

          • Anonymous

            They don’t suck. I see the blame going to whoever is in charge of it failing. Whether it be Verizon, Samsung, or Google.

          • Anonymous

            They suck.

          • Ok now you suck again Doug… I wanted to like ya kid, I really did.

          • Anonymous

            If it failed then it’s not the messengers fault. Nor mine. Take the news how you want I guess. I can understand the disappointment.

          • If it came from Kellex, then I’d consider it news.  Take this news how you want; you suck.

          • Anonymous

            Who’s the kid? Way to take it like a man. “everyone sucks!” -tim

          • rrosotho

            LOL

    • C-Law

      Please god no!!

  • MFG

    The Galaxy Nexus is going to make the iPhone walk funny.

    • Ha!

    • Joshua Greenwood

      Walk funny for a week!

    • dkbetts

      I don’t understand what you mean.  Would you please elaborate? 

  • Tim S

    Great tip!!!

  • Anonymous

    Verizon’s marketing strategy:
    hype, Hype, HYPE, HYPE!!!!!
    nothing… nothing… nothing…
    delay…
    RELEASE!

    • Keith Sumner

      Verizon hardly did any hyping, most of the hype came from these blogs posting rumors and speculation..

      • Uhh, it got all the hype it needed in Hong Kong, not from these blogs.

        • Anonymous

          Is it hype when they were literally showing you what the phone can do?

          It’s like asking if Rodgers can live up to the hype as he’s throwing touchdowns.

    • dkbetts

      That is so much like my sex life I want to shoot myself.

  • Tabris

    This has me more excited than it probably should… and now I’m extremely hopeful for a release very soon.

  • Stephen DiJoseph

    YES.

    That is all.

  • Edwin M

    If it doesn’t come out soon, I will have to go the RAZR route. I need to upgrade my POS phone.

    • Anonymous

      Timeline is this month… Can’t wait a little longer?… What kind of phone do you have anyway?

      • Brian Wenger

        HTC Hero…

        • Anonymous

          Yeah, Eris here. And people complain about having to wait with their OG’s…

          • Edwin M

            I’m in the same boat as you man. I know your pain.

          • Anonymous

            lol and who’s fault is it that you got an eris?

        • Anonymous

          Damn Lol I loved my Hero… first Android phone. But after 6months? It was lagging so Badly I just bought the EVO (that I still own) off contract… the Hero drove me to insanity lol

      • Edwin M

        Droid mother effin Eris. Running CM7. I need something new and no, I am tired of waiting, I was going to go Bionic but I told myself to wait for one of these 2 phones.

  • My spouse sent me pics of the cases that arrived at their store today. This is legit. And I am excited. Woot!

  • Anonymous

    No wireless charging cases.  Dang.  Will this phone even support it?

    • Now that you mention it, I’m mot sure that we have seen wireless accessories anywhere yet for this phone. Maybe not I guess…

      • shdowman

        Those gold connecters are on the side of the phone for “something”….

        • Anonymous

          My guess would be dock functionality

      • Anonymous

        Thats too bad. I don’t see the tell tale connector in any of the cover off shots either. The gold connectors on the exterior will be for docks I would imagine.

    • It has those three little dots on the side for wireless charging.  You have to dock it though. . .

      • Anonymous

        I meant wireless charging for the wireless charging pad that many new phones are compatible with. The dock “wireless charging” I guess would be the same in theory, but not really what I meant.

  • Anonymous

    GIMME GIMME GIMME!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Why am I so happy about this?

    • I was about to ask the same question.

      • That’s so funny, because I was thinking this, too.

        • dkbetts

          Oh my F’N G!  Me FOUR!  All four of us where thinking the same thing!

          • RJ

            It’s because it means its closer than we thought I think. I don’t know but I do know that this just made my day. How close are we really?!

          • Anonymous

            This certainly makes it seem like they’ll be selling this in store now that they have cases also in store. Hopefully we get some news next week. I bet you all money that they are waiting to get the rezound and razr announced and selling. Then the nexus announcement will come mid week next week! Crosses fingers…

          • RJ

            I sure hope, but towards the end of last week weren’t we saying an announcement would come this week? I don’t mean to be a downer. Just thinking cautiously. I just can’t wait for this phone

    • Anonymous

      I’m not necessarily happy about a case. I won’t get one. But it’s news that doesn’t revolve around a changing rumored release date, and that makes me happy. Hard evidence this thing is coming, sooner rather than later.

      • RJ

        Very true. It seems like although they haven’t told us, Verizon has finally made up their minds

      • Anonymous

        I dought it.

        • Guest

          GO FUK YOURSELF LOSER!!!!!!!

          • Jack

            I cannot like this post enough

      • Not to burst your bubble if i recall correctly the thunderbolt cases showed up like a month before the phone was released but that phone was plagued with delays.

    • Anonymous

      Now this is the type of thing we like to hear! I’ll probably get the silicone cover!

      Cmon Verizon my birthday is the 18th…..

      • RJ

        Mine was yesterday, so it wil be a late birthday present for me

        • Anonymous

          Happy Belated Birthday!

        • Mine was yesterday as well.  I hope they get this thing out as soon as possible, my wife already promised it to me as a Birthday present.

          • Superpen15position

            Ill say it happy birthday, you people ……………. that don’t say happy brithday

          • Anonymous

            She will buy you the thunderbolt 🙂

          • Guest

            GO FUK YOURSELF LOSER!!!!!!!

      • Verizon got my city 4G LTE for my birthday in October.  Just waiting for this phone so I can actually use it!

      • Andy Christiansen

        cover at verizon store is probably 25 bucks. ebay 5 bucks

      • Zen55

        Yeah Verizon, hurry up mine is tomorrow.

        • Bcfast

          DANG mine is today… big 45!  I want this phone

      • dkbetts

        That’s what she said.

      • OGdrizzle

        my bday is the 18th as well. i cant wait!

    • tyler cole

      p3droid would be happy if verizon would sell him one

      • Actually p3droid already has 2 of them lol. There was a funny story involved with buying cases.