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Best Buy Seems Confused, Calls Galaxy Nexus the “Nexus Prime 4G LTE” in New Flyer

Someone in the marketing department at Best Buy apparently did not watch the Samsung/Google event that took the rest of the world by storm on October 18. That would be the day that the Samsung Galaxy Nexus was unveiled to the world, bringing it from rumored “Nexus Prime” to official and coming to the U.S. with 4G LTE capabilities. They also need to go back to October 21 in their inboxes to look for unread emails from Verizon’s PR. That would be the day Big Red made themselves the exclusive U.S. carrier of the phone, referring to it in every sentence as the “Galaxy Nexus.”

Nexus Prime, just a code name. Always was. Galaxy Nexus on the other hand, is the retail name of the world’s first Ice Cream Sandwich device. It’s also not a part of the Galaxy SII family as Best Buy seems to think in the ad up top. If you can’t tell, we aren’t buying the idea that Verizon has all of a sudden changed their mind and decided to call this the Prime after more than a month of referring to it publicly and internally as the G-Nex.

Who the hell says that Verizon has any choice in the name of this anyway? This is Google’s baby, and they dubbed it the Galaxy Nexus. Why would Google and Samsung release this phone to the world as the G-Nex, yet decide to change it up a bit here in the States as the Nexus Prime? Makes absolutely no sense. The Nexus One was the Nexus One everywhere in the world. Same with the Nexus S.

And let’s not forget that BBY once referred to the XOOM as the “DROID XOOM” even though we had all known for weeks that the “DROID” brand had been dropped. So yeah, let’s not jump to a bunch of crazy conclusions and think that Verizon and Best Buy are selling separate exclusive versions or had a sudden change of heart with just a couple of weeks left to go before launch. It’s the Galaxy Nexus, my friends. This is just a pre-printed BBY guide that has hasn’t been updated.

One more shot after the break.  

And if it ends up as the Nexus Prime, call me the most surprised man on the face of the Earth.

Via:  Android Forums

  • Wow this site is really awesome and information is really impressive to me.

  • Just call it the RELEASED NEXUS and everyone will be happy.

  • Justin Moore

    So far it’s the Nexus Cocktease.

  • CitationNeeded

    Selling it for $299 on a two-year contract and $799 off-contract doesn’t make sense.  Couldn’t you just add a line, buy it on a two-year contract, then pay the ETF?  That way, you’d have the phone free and clear for $649 instead.

  • samsung is killing everyone

  • Anonymous

    That flyer is primed to fail. Although I do like that name more.

  • Remix D Edition

    From what I read on another site, amazon.com is posting similar information. Do they know something we don’t?

  • Dominick DeVito

    This thing’s turning into the Loch Ness Monster

  • Anonymous

    Question for CA residents. Do you have to pay sales tax on $299 or on off-contract price?

    • Happy Banger

      We pay no tax if we buy from Amazon is the way I roll.

  • Jacobp1997

    $800!!!!! I think ill stick with my tbolt

    • Anonymous

      Keep in mind BB tends to inflate the full off contract price and is very unlikely to be the price Verizon sells it at off contract.

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  • Derek Stiles

    Wouldn’t you be confused as well if the carrier didn’t release any information on the phone?

  • JD

    I don’t think bestbuy is confused. If you run a search on VerizonWireless you get the following results.

    “Galaxy Nexus” = page with Motorola Bionic followed by a bunch of other phones
    “Nexus” = same as above

    “Nexus Prime” = the Galaxy Nexus signup page

  • Tavares1914

    $800 off contract?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

  • Henry Jakson

    I like the name nexus prime better…..
    Experiential Marketing

  • Anonymous

    I like the name nexus prime better To be honest, And since so far there isn’t another model in the US, Add on top of that it is getting alot of buzz as being “faster than the iPhone” as well as being Google’s new “flagship Pure android phone”. I think it would be a great choice to call it the Nexus Prime In the US or just the Verizon version. All of the galaxy S’s And II’s have different names on carriers etc, As long as Its the same phone….. Why wouldn’t the Nexus Carry different last name? At least they kept the First name in the “google experience” traditional family.

  • Anonymous

    Possibly supporting the name change…

    If you search the word “Prime” with anything on the Verizon website, it brings you to the sign up page. Where as searching just for galaxy nexus shows the original banner on the top of a sales page. They are routing searches for prime to the sign up page for a reason.  

  • Anonymous

    Ya gotta watch BB. They’ve got a sign up that says ‘ALL product returnable till January, NO products excluded.’. Ok…so I go in there today and ask em about the Razr,Rezound and also about the return policy. 14 days,he says. Hmm…so I point to the sign above his head that reads what I posted earlier. ‘Oh,that doesn’t apply to the phones. So NO products excluded doesn’t mean NO products excluded,but SOME products excluded. WTH! What’s with these companies?? Verizon will tell you 14 days STILL unless pressed on the holiday return policy. Happened to me again today,4th time! Just unreal….

  • Lizz.0

    regular price @ $799.99????