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Verizon Planned to Sell the Galaxy Nexus for $199 on Black Friday According to Ads

If you aren’t buying into a “Nexus delay” that we have talked about time and time again over the last week, maybe this will help. According to an ad campaign that is running across a variety of sites who are a part of the NetShelter ad network, the Galaxy Nexus should have already been available to the public and on-sale for Black Friday (today) at the low price of $199 on 2-year contract ($100 cheaper than the expected $299 price). So you know, Verizon runs almost all of their major marketing campaigns through NetShelter, so this isn’t just some random network putting out a Black Friday deal to grab attention. This was going to be one spicy deal.

But now, thanks to unconfirmed reasons, the phone won’t be available today. The latest date we have seen from Verizon is December 8. Will we be dancing in G-Nex juice come that day? We’ll just have to wait and see.

Update:  As some have requested, we should talk more about the significance of this price. Has Verizon seen the light and decided to offer their first 4G LTE Android 4.0 device at just $199? Maybe. Was this a Black Friday deal only? Maybe. Is this the 16GB version at $199 with the 32GB version still dropping in at $299? Could be a possibility too. There is no way to tell from this ad. Would be nice to see this price stick for good though, wouldn’t it?

View the ad here and embedded below.  

Cheers Kidtronic and Garrett!

  • J53113

    This is so fake… it is obvious on the right side of the picture there was lettering of some sort. not to mention the quality of the phone is different from the rest of the photo.

  • santy

    Will the AT&T version have LTE?. It would be lame if it did not have one , as they already have 2 phones in their lineup with LTE & one more (Nitro) coming up.

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MRXKXFO5F7NVWFJHNZFO7NEHVY Big R

    Since it was delayed, they will now sell it for $349 since it is not Black Friday.

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  • Anonymous

    So still what proof is there that this was meant for black friday? I mean there is mention of 11/29 in the url and packages/snow. Seems more like a launch after black friday. But hey that’s just me. Where are you seeing anything saying black friday???

  • Doug

    Am I the only person who thinks this ad is fake?

    • Ytram

      So someone photoshopped up an advertisement for the Galaxy Nexus for VZW, then paid an advertising company to put the ad on its network?  No, I don’t think you’re the only one, but it doesn’t make sense for someone to put that much money into faking it.

  • Mimeo Ink

    I will be calm. My OG can still make calls and browse the web. That Talkback force closes whenever the phone rings is of no concern. Could happen to anyone, right? Could happen to anyone. It’s a good little phone.

    I will be calm.

    But dang, it’s hard not to start believing in the bizarre conspiracy theories right about now.

  • http://twitter.com/Justinwrites Justin True Anderson

    bawlz

  • http://www.facebook.com/Richard.A.McKenzie.III Richard Albert McKenzie III

    Everyone who thinks that this phone is going to sell poorly because of the pushed back release or the $299 price tag is kidding themselves.  This is a niche phone designed for people in the Droid-Life community, if you want a mainstream phone go get your Rezound, Razr, or Galaxy SII.

  • Timfantry

    Just waited over 28 hours outside of Best Buy wish i could have picked up this beauty first, would have been first on my list!

  • http://twitter.com/droid1967 Droid 1967

    sound bug:
    seen this mentioned many times.
    this bug is not in the verizon phone. its not even in the unlocked phones running on tmobile/att.  
    it had to do with the frequency they are on in the uk. it doesnt affect USA phones at all. 
    so this is not the reason for a delay.  whether there are other bugs holding it up i do not know but its not this sound bug. 

  • Anonymous

    I finally gave up on the Nexus and picked up a Rezound for a penny on Amazon. Just too many questions, crap camera, no Micro SD slot, no USB mass storage use, shoddy build quality, and surely some ICS bugs. The two things I do most with my phone other than make calls is use it as a music player and take pictures. Rezound is tops for both of these, with an HD screen and 4G it was an easy choice (especially for free – I was already planning on adding a line to my account anyway and this was too good to pass up). Too bad though, if the Nexus had a good camera I would probably have waited it out for a few weeks (despite the “megapixels aren’t everything” sentiments, the camera really does suck pretty bad). For those of you who are excited to play with ICS and have a open phone, I’m sure you will be happy with the Nexus. I’ll wait for the update from HTC next year (or just use Cyanogenmod 9 when it comes).

    • Dominick DeVito

      I’m not saying the Nexus’ camera is all that – but it’s hard to pass judgement until the phone is released.

      • Anonymous

        Going by reviews of the non-LTE version, which will have the same camera and software.

    • http://twitter.com/droid1967 Droid 1967

      if/when they truley root and get s-off on the rezound it will be a competitive device. but since we know moto has been able to lock phones down there is no certainty that htc hasn’t taken a page from them.  so if they get these done before the nexus is released couldnt really argue with the choice.  But just expecting it to happen is taking a chance. 
      the nexus camera doesnt suck but the rezound definately has a better camera, sdcard slot. which makes it attractive.  but if it doesnt get unlocked than you have to wait for verizon updates and if you really think they will come in january you havent payed attention to verizons phones updates :)
      the 2nd init does that allow kernel changes???  if not you wont be able to run full ics through 2nd init.
      if it does let you change kernel than thats a way for them to go.

      • Anonymous

        I’ll be OK either way, would be nice to have CM9 or ICS, but the phone will do everything I need without. However, there’s no fixing a bad camera. I’ve read every Nexus review on the web so far and the pics look worse than those from my Droid X. I held/played with a Rezound at the Verizon store and was very impressed with the camera.

  • Anonymous

    I hope Verizon telesales gets bombarded with phone calls today.

  • Anonymous

    Hey, that’s me!

  • Anonymous

    Where does it say anything about black friday ?b pretty sure the date in url is nov 29 and kellex is trying to hype it over nothing…..

    • Dominick DeVito

      I don’t think DL is trying to hype anything. 

  • Matt

    We don’t know that this was supposed to launch today, I think it’s an upcoming deal. The ad also shows the charge and stratosphere for $100. That’s $100 under retail for the charge and $50 under for the stratosphere. Check it out for yourself, the ad is still loading on phandroid. Click “expand to see all deals” after the train animation stops.

    • Dominick DeVito

      I agree with what you’re saying.

      Case in point – why would they delay the price cuts on the other two phones?

  • Rick

    $199 is the correct price point. That’s where it should be. $299 phones are absurd. $199 I’m there NOW.

  • Anonymous

    damn…wanted to use NFC with my girl, but this was too good to pass up…now she’ll stop bitching about her phone

  • Dominick DeVito

    What is DL going to do when we all finally get this phone? what are WE going to do??

    • Wmsco51

      Quadcore, battery life, bezels, screensize, face recon……. Permissions….. Why do they half to have your id, serial no, location just run the damn app I don’t want anybody following me… Why it’s none of their damn business… Using excuse ads BAw HUMBUG!! developers stop stop.!! Next carrier’s and events… Same day out the door already tested. Boy these are great upcoming articles can’t wait!!!

  • Shane Curren

    I just called customer service, if you have an upgrade, they will honour this price when it is released!!

    • Dominick DeVito

      It’s an early CHRISTMAS MIRACLE!!!!!   :p

      • Shane Curren

        Actually, my rep is seeing if they have any in stock to send me immediately. :D

        • Dominick DeVito

          now I know you’re full of it.  :p   lol     

          Let us know! Thanks

          • Shane Curren

            No, I said I wanted him to honour that price. And then I lied and said I saw online that some people had called in and got them sent out early. And he said “ok, let me see what I can do. I need to get my supervisor’s permission. I will give you a call back within the hour.” 

          • Dominick DeVito

            you just got some poor shlep fired   :p

          • Shane Curren

            I don’t care if I get this phone early. ;)

  • Anonymous

    Rebecca Black Friday

  • Anonymous

    omgomg

    • Dominick DeVito

      I thought you were leaving? I thought the G-Nex fans drove you away. 

      Miss us already?  :p

      • Anonymous

        Yep. I still go to other sites for reliable stories. But its too fun to stay away from here.

        • Dominick DeVito

          lol  :p 

          welcome back

  • Dominick DeVito

    Verizon is giving their other phones breathing room. No big deal folks. This phone will be here in two weeks.

  • Dominick DeVito

    It would shock me if they actually sold an LTE phone for under $299 (yes, I know – new activations only), but still surprising…

  • Anonymous

    It doesn’t say anything about BlackFriday