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Galaxy Nexus Landing Page Goes Live on Best Buy Site, Wrong Name and $299 Price Included

Best Buy and that damn Nexus Prime 4G LTE name. They have reportedly issued a correction to their employees that the name is officially Galaxy Nexus, in case some of you were wondering. So please, continue to refer to it as “Galaxy Nexus” just like we have since September.

What’s up with the price though? Is this phone going to be $199 or $299? Best Buy seems to think $299, but again, we saw ads just 2 days ago from Verizon suggesting that the phone could be $199. We are starting to wonder if there will end up being 16GB (for $199) and 32GB (for $299) models, thus the difference in price. The only problem with that theory, is the fact that Google only lists the phone as having 32GB of storage on their Nexus landing page. But again, the Euro-unlocked G-Nex is only shipping as a 16GB model, so we know those exist too. Ahhh, confusion.

I do want to remind you to ignore the full $799 price that Best Buy is listing. It won’t be that expensive through Verizon. Best Buy has to sell phones at higher full retail prices to hopefully get you into a new 2-year deal. These companies make all of their money by getting you into contracts, not selling you phones. Expect that to be around the $649 mark that we have seen for the RAZR and Rezound.

And as far as the price being “effective Sunday, Nov. 27th,” I wouldn’t look into that too much. It probably means that Best Buy was expecting this phone to be ready today, just like we all were including Verizon, only that hasn’t happened as the phone is still going through testing. December 8 is still the current target to our knowledge.  

Hang in there if you can. I’ve had the unlocked GSM version for 3 days now and am loving every minute of it. There may be some killer deals on other phones out there, but you would be wise to at least wait until this phone drops and play with them all.

Via:  Best Buy

Cheers kidtronic, Borgey and tpags!

  • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

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  • really? people actually pay over $600 for a phone? *smh*

  • Bypassing the Best Buy dominated retailer market and purchasing my phone straight from andriod next time. Check! http://peteduff.com

  • Rob

    dumb question, but is the zero shutter lag on the gnex a function of ICS or the camera hardware?  so, would ICS on a sgs2 decrease it’s shutter lag?

    • I’ve seen a video of the Nexus S with ICS on it and while the camera is a bit faster than before it dosen’t have zero shutter lag so i’m guessing it’s the same with the GSII.

  • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

    linkhide.com.ar/47632

  • Cmac414

    Available in New Jersey…?

  • Anonymous

    phlpn.es/829r8s

  • Buckgrad

    Just a thought… Could it be two different models? Could the Prime be the 16 and the Nexus be the 32?

  • Michael Haggerty84

    I don’t see anything about the samsung nexus prime on bestbuy website.

  • Andoid/Iphone sucks  RIM all the way.  Trollin’, is I doin’ it right?

    • Justin Ellis

      IMO, no. If you’re gonna troll, be an anti-Motorola troll and get J_McClane’s panties in a twist. 

      • Anonymous

        Can’t forget about Angelface, mention anything bad about moto and he will be all over you lol.

        • Justin Ellis

          Angelface is actually funny though. I doubt he believes most of anything he says he’s just trying to get people riled up. J_McClane on the other hand, he’s just a douche. 

          • guest

            wait, angelface is a dude? um, ok….

          • Anonymous

            Why don’t you go cry some more about skins.

          • Justin Ellis

            OOuch you got me. Your’e so witty. 

          • Anonymous

            You’re not.

          • Guest

  • i just tried finding it on BB site… not there.  so either the picture is fake or BB took it down.

  • Anonymous

    Another useless Galaxy Nexus hype article for fanboys to go nuts over.

    • Justin Ellis

      Hmmm that sounds a little biased little johnny 

      • Anonymous

        Does it?  Does it really?

    • ShootAngelsFace77x

      Shouldn’t you be playing with your cryonic?  It wasn’t long ago you were in all of the hype for the bionic then you couldn’t hold yourself and you popped and now you come here to bring others down.  You are a small person.

      • Anonymous

        You mad you don’t have your holy phone yet?  Too bad so sad.

        • ShootAngelsFace77x

          Oh, the hypocrisy of you calling someone a troll !

          • Guest

            AMEN!!!  him and angelFAGGIT77 are DL’s #1 & #2 trolls.  i think they are doing each other, we all know they are both gay. they like swapping cum with each other.

          • Anonymous

            Just giving you trolls some of your own medicine. Problem? Pathetic trolls can sure dish it out but cry foul when they have to endure it.

        • Guest

          …..

      • Guest

        he’s stuck with that piece of shitt bionic and pissed off he bought it.  it is a major turd of a phone!!!

        • Anonymous

          You’re pissed off you don’t have your useless junk nexus phone yet.  Enjoy your plastic hunk of crap with shitty radios.

    • Guest

      and another thread thread i can light your faggity azz moto nut hugging cum slurping loser azz up in!  welcome to the party mc_faggitt.

    • Guest

      and here’s another thread i can light your moto nut hugging cum slurping faggy azz up. so you can cry like a little bitch. welcome to the party mc_faggitt!

    • Guest2

      and here’s another thread i can light your moto nut hugging cum slurping faggy azz up. so you can cry like a little bitch. welcome to the party mc_faggitt!

    • Dominick DeVito

      Then why are you here other than to troll? 

      • Anonymous

        Go f*ck yourself fanboy.

      • Guest

        he’s a loser and has no life.

        • Anonymous

          Look who’s talking.  Go waste some more time posting pictures of dicks for you to jack off to.

    • Guest

      and another thread i can light your faggity azz moto nut hugging cum slurping loser azz up in. welcome to the party mc_faggitt.

      • Anonymous

        Eat a dick and shut your faggot ass little fairy face you stupid 12 year old retard.

    • Guest

      The get the fuckk out loser!!

    • Anonymous

      and another for idiots like you to troll over. I dont usually like to say this, but are u mad bro?

      • Anonymous

        Problem dipshit?

    • Anonymous

      Aww look how popular my comment is, poor f*cktard fanboys can’t take a little of their own medicine. What a surprise.

      • Guest

        • Anonymous

          Waaaaaa, everything’s a piece of shit except the garbage nexus I can’t have waaaaaaa!!

  • A

    This is a shoplocal page, not a real Best Buy page. COM-plete BS…

  • FortitudineVincimus

    I am so f****** over all this Galaxy bullshit misinformation. dates, prices, names, blah blah and f****** blah already. In reality, I am about f****** sick of this phone and the beotch is not even out yet.

    F***!

    • Guest

      then don’t read the article.  simple as that.

    • Guest

      don’t read the articles. simple as that!

    • Dominick DeVito

      Then stop surfin this site until the phone is released and stop crying.

  • Nick

    I went to Verizon and asked an employee about the phone and they referred to it as the Galaxy Prime too.. 

    • Anonymous

      More evidence (as if we needed more) that their sales reps are clueless. 

  • Anonymous

    Maybe galaxy nexus goes on sale cyber Monday? Kind of matchs up to verizon $199 add offering free shipping. Online deal.

  • David Hayden

    They couldn’t spoil the release date?

  • Anonymous

    Kellex we need a review. I’ll take gsm review. Idc

    • There already is one for the GSM version on DL.

      • Anonymous

        No he did a quick first impression. I’m looking for a full review with pros and cons.

      • David Hayden

        There is a photo gallery, but no review. 

        • Anonymous

          Maybe he does best buy ad’s. He doesn’t seem to Comprehend and follow well.

          • What makes you think I work for Best Buy? If you want a review so bad go to one of 100 that are already up. Seems like you have a hard time following and an inability to comprehend my friend.

          • Anonymous

            I comprehend quite well actually. I believe my comment was originally directed to kellex however you felt the need to speak for him. I also believed I asked for his pros and cons on the phone, his opinion. His thoughts on my Dinc2 were spot on and i trust his judgement.

    • Spc Hicks09

      Have you not seen 1,000 reviews that have been posted here?

      • Anonymous

        Those reviews are about as useful as a CNN review on a android phone.

  • Villarreal Francisca

    @fef6bad3df5d202d46e25a1241dfd84d:disqus  think Amazon will be offering… my classmate’s sister-in-law makes $84/hour on the computer. She has been laid off for 5 months but last month her check was $7802 just working on the computer for a few hours. Read this site http://1tl.gr/uo

  • Ice456789

    Perhaps Best Buy is forbidden from advertising the Galaxy Nexus or its price until they announce a release, so instead Best Buy advertises a phone that doesn’t exist but we will all know what they mean. 

  • 11knives

    Will you guys ever take some time to inform us on Roms, themes, widgets, new apps, and other android stuff that we can actually take part in and enjoy on the devices that we currently use? No offense … I used to love Droid Life and would tune in a few times a day but it’s kinda starting to nauseate me just a bit. Get back on track guys please!

    • Spc Hicks09

      +1,000,000

    • Ice456789

      For about 1 1/2 out of every 2 years I agree with you. However if I’m looking to purchase my next phone I don’t care about ROM’s on the Thunderbolt or new widgets that won’t work on my OG. I want to hear about the Nexus. Luckily, DL provides the info for us both. 

      • Anonymous

        Well said sir

    • Sorry, I kinda agree too. I like all the news on the phones but where is all the news on Roms, themes, and other Android topics. But then again, we do have Rootzwiki.com! Thank god!

    • hater??

      • Anonymous

        douche?

    • Anonymous

      OMG, I raised this issue when the Xoom was released. It’s like the site becomes obsessed with one topic and completely ignores everything else in the world. I guess what I want is a site that reviews more apps, themes, roms, etc., too. Hopefully someone will get wise and launch a decent site dealing with these issues. There have been like 15 or 20 posts on this site with nothing but speculation and rumors on the Nexus. It’s completely useless info. I am going to buy the Nexus but I have gotten to the point where I ignore any post regarding specs, release dates, etc. 

    • Anonymous

      *applause*

  • Minterbomb

    I can has Galaxy Nexus? Ohh wait, doh!

  • I have a feeling Verizon’s going to open this up for preorder tomorrow.

    • I would love this.

      • Anonymous

        I think everyone would.

  • Brent

    FAKE.

    • Nifs

      I concur

    • Not fake. You can’t preorder or buy it yet. It’s just the beginning steps of the best buy online webpage for it. More notably known as a landing page.

  • Ray

    i hope the phone is $199 so i can use my $50 credit plus my $50 from Live Strong 

  • Maybe that’s the American name for the Galaxy Nexus “the Nexus Prime” 😀

  • Anonymous

    My phone is not going to make it to the 8th.  And what’s up with the comments?  I can’t see any right now, so I can’t enjoy all the meltdowns. 

  • Tyler

    Why don’t you have a bunch of nexus videos if you have the gsm version????? Everyone loves videos Kellex!

    • +1

    • Spc Hicks09

      Because if you’ve seen one, you’ve seen it.

      • K6tcher

        Exactly!

        GSM videos are NOT what I care about right now.

        • Who does it hurt to do a video….and secondly I garuntee you will watch it 🙂

          • Spc Hicks09

            I can promise you I won’t.

  • I’m sure Verizon was just planning on having a promo $200 for a new line activated. Hopefully it comes to Costco with an accessory bundle 

    • tjmonkey15

      I hope so too, desk dock and car dock included with the phone like they did for the Bionic.  I’m waiting to buy it until Costco confirms or denies any sort of bundling.

  • Spc Hicks09

    Who cares what it’s called? Seriously? Wow you guys need some new hobbies!

  • Christophernapier

    Can someone post a link to the launch page? -Thanks

    • Tyler

      At the bottom of this article there is a via page that will take you to this product but if you are looking for the second picture click “View All Items from this Catalog Page” link which is located right below the picture of the nexus. -Your Welcome 🙂

      • Christophernapier

        Cool, thanks. I didn’t see that.

  • babadush

    I wish they kept the name prime.

    • A name is just a name. When you own it you can call it whatever you want. I plan on calling mine the Samsung Flying Unicorn.

  • El El Kool J

    Best Buy what are you doing?  Get your merchandisers to check out droid-life.com so you can see what you are doing so wrong!

  • Anonymous

    The ads that ran this weekend were probably bought way in advance and were probably discounted for new subscribers for Black Friday only. I doubt we’ll see it at $199.

  • Anonymous

    I think if it wasn’t delayed and came out black Friday they would have sold it for $199 deal. Now that we past that point it goes back up to $299.

  • You’d think they’d get it right by now… It’s name has been official for a while

  • Anonymous

    Anyone else think Amazon will be offering it for $150 before the end of this year?

    • Justin Ellis

      Probably not 150. 200 is realistic. Either way, im not ordering it from anywhere until i see Amazons price. 

      • Anonymous

        Amazon’s price will vary. It’ll start out matching Verizon’s, and then they’ll have a middling sale, perhaps before Christmas. That’s when I think we’ll see $150. And at some point in the first half of next year it may show up at $50 or less…perhaps even a penny.

    • Spc Hicks09

      I’m sure Verizon will be. By the end of the year you’ll be able to get a Certified Pre-Owned Nexus for $150.

    • Anonymous

      Depends on when it comes out but most likely will have a similar deal like they did with other verizon phones for black friday around the christmas holiday time.

  • Anonymous

    I was at best buy earlier looking at the flyer with it. I still prefer the nexus prime name tho. Put a big autobot symbol as my wallpaper and call it a day.

  • Anonymous

    Gotta love Best Buy…they’ve turned into the Uncle Billy of retailers.

  • Alex Schechter

    It’s STILL possible it could be today!!! amirite?

  • Its getting closer

  • Anonymous

    It’s the Thunderbolt all over again!

  • Sushman john

    I soooo long for that ultra sexiness…first night of purchase, I’m going to invite it into my bed and whisper sweet nothings in its earpiece…

    • K6tcher

      …but that would be like whispering into someone’s… mouth.

      If you whisper into the mic, you’ll have it right. :p

  • ok, if i can’t order, then it’s not live.

    • Anonymous

      actually it is still live since it is on their site. Just because you can’t order doesn’t mean anything…

  • Cam

    I guess this is the down-side to watching the rumor articles; I was really looking forward to that 199.00 pricing deal. Still hoping that it pops up as a Christmas deal on VZW’s site.

  • Anonymous

    What happened to $199 for 32gbs?? Come through Verizon, you can do it!!

  • Jason Purp

    Thanks for the news. I was waiting to read it on Droid Life several hours after the other sites.

  • Joe Spears

    Now to just wait for it to appear on Verizon’s site

  • Kadrien1

    There are many, many reasons why I hate Best Buy.  This is yet another reason.  They’re morons in addition to all their other faults.

  • Americans pay WAY too much for their network. In the UK, you can pay £35 a month for 2 years and get it for free, but you end up paying about £800 over the 2 years. The actual plan without the phone can be gotten for about £5 for unlimited data and texts, but if you go to some resellers, they provide 23month cashback instead of the phone. 

    So on one hand, you’re paying about £200 in interest for getting the phone for “free” and paying the costs of it over the 2 years.

    OR

    You can get a 24month contract with a crap phone for £25 a month. After 2 years, you end up paying an average of £1.04 a month for unlimited data and texts, get the phone sim-free, save about £300

    • Anonymous

      Guess I should pack my bags and move to the UK to get an awesome deal on a cell phone. Totally worth it. 

  • K6tcher

    … and Best Buy already printed a retraction earlier today.

    Already posted on Android Central:

    http://www.androidcentral.com/best-buy-comes-its-senses-remembers-nexus-prime-galaxy-nexus

    • “the RezoundT by LG should carry the official name of HTC RezoundT – 4G LTE”
      GG Best Buy..

  • bye bye black friday price!

    • Dislike.

    • Anonymous

      never was “black friday” more of a holiday price which could still be the case.

  • Lol Best Buy.

  • crack

    Funny part is I was at a local verizon store and asked them about it (granted I knew it wasn’t coming out anytime soon). Moron behind the counter called it Prime also. 

    • Rikstr

      Moron may be going a bit too far, they’re just working their McJob trying to make clock some dollars…It’s not like they’re required to be rocket scientist either.  As an employee they should have some knowledge of it, but insulting people is just uncalled for.

      • Haha1234

        loser