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Galaxy Nexus Prices: Still $299 at Verizon Stores, $289 with Accessory Bundle at Costco

With no release date in sight for the Galaxy Nexus, we at least have a solid idea of what the price will be on contract. Verizon shelf slips are most definitely listing the phone at $299 on new 2-year contract, something we have expected it to be for quite some time. You will have to trust me that full retail is $649, it just couldn’t fit into the picture.

In related pricing news, we have word out of Costco’s camp finally. According to a reader that stopped by his local store, the display model had a price of $289 attached that includes an accessory bundle. What was in the bundle? From what he saw in store, it’s not as eye-popping as some of the previous bundles we have seen and should get you a “leather pouch, car charger, and screen protectors.”

Still no word on a release date. Cross your fingers that Verizon’s 4G LTE network holds up for the next 24 hours or so and you never know what could happen.

Cheers Eugene and Harish!

  • Uskot

    I hate Verizon,to much bull shit.

  • Anonymous


  • Wrench

    Unless there is more than what that picture is displaying, I see 299 + 95 (optional bundle), which seems to be more than 289.

  • Anonymous


  • Anonymous

    Called Today and they stated release was pushed back with no date in mind… cool. -_-

  • Anonymous

    Y’all are a bunc of babies. It’s a phone. If your life is really revolving around this you need to find a girlfriend.

  • I call B S

    I call BS on 99% of the things posted regarding the galaxy nexus availability. that guy at best buy says they have 10 of them in their cabinet, take a picture of them with a piece of paper next to them and put today’s date on it. Send it to dl then we know it’s the real deal. So many claim to be a rep of some sort and says they have them, if you are then take a picture and send it to D L. Come on people STOP THE LIES ! ….. whew! Where the Tylenol !

  • just called local costco…

    “expecting a delivery of nexuses tomorrow but need to call tomorrow to see if it’s in stock.”

    dgaf if you believe me or not.

  • i0BAY

    we are 100% waiting on verizon. i work at best buy mobile. and we received 10 of them yesterday. now they just sit in our cabinets …. huh. i thought about stealing one. oh and retail is $799 btdub.

  • I just called Costco and the guy said he has it in stock, but is not allowed to sell it until the 9th. (He has paperwork saying that) so I’m 99.5% sure it’s gonna come out tomorrow.

    • Dominick DeVito

      it’s delayed due to software issues. Word on the street is that it’s Google not VZW. yikes.

  • FknTwizted

    Ok guys let me help u out I work as a premium indirect agent which means we get the same time vzw does. We have them in fact I’m typing this from mine. We are waiting for the go ahead.. I can confirm stats

    32gb model
    comes with ear buds
    Data cable
    Charger head
    Info book
    And yes white box.

    Ill tell u this it is light weight and half the thickness of a TB.

    Hope that helps put u guys at ease.

    • OG Droid

      Are you hearing anything about possibly be released next week?

      • FknTwizted

        Haven’t heard a date or a move date but if we have them usually we get them no more than a week prior. But our last update was Dec 9th still but that could change. But our Corp said hold till we get the go from vzw.

  • stupidV

    We just got word from our verizon rep that the new date is the 15th….

    XXX– FYI – looks like the Nexus will be on the 15th. That’s the tentative launch date… Could be pushed back, but looks good so far.

    • Dominick DeVito

      i heard it’s Google delaying this due to “software issues” – whatever that means, and that it’s not Verizon.

  • Jothen2002

    My costco just told me its coming today and she will sell it to me tomorrow..hmmmm??

  • stacey

    Costco doesn’t offer an exteneded battery and a dock for the Nexus upon purschase? That’s kinda suprising since they throw one in (as a mail in rebate) when you buy the phone, or at least they do for the DROID RAZR. I think I’ll be getting the Droid RAZR just becuase of the extra stuff taht Costco offers you for free when you buy the RAZR, and I use USB mass storage and SD cards a lot for my car audio system.

  • Bio Shnev

    That is not a bundle i work at Costco and that is what all phones come with and they still might come with some docks not sure yet

  • E-boogie

    My local best buy has it but won’t let it go until they hear the word, and they don’t know the date yet of course.

  • Dominick DeVito

    I heard the phone is getting cancelled

    • Anonymous

      Please don’t feed the trolls.

      • OG Droid

        Yeah the three moto trolls on this site are waiting and watching.

        • Dominick DeVito

          I hope what I’m hearing is just raised excitement

      • Dominick DeVito

        wish i was wrong

  • Carl Woolsoncroft

    this phone has more delays than the Bionic.

  • bigrob60

    This almost makes me wish I was on a GSM carrier so I could order the unlocked version and have it already.

  • Ninjamaster

    Just called the three closest stores to me here in Charlotte, NC.  Two said that they heard it was “sometime next week” and the other said “Dec. 15th”.  Either way, all three of them confirmed that it was definitely NOT launching tomorrow.  Thanks for yet ANOTHER botched phone release this year, Verizon.  What’s that make the count now? Three, if you count the Thunderbolt, Bionic, and now the Gnex???

  • Earleepa

    I hope I’m around long enough to take a GNex out of the box before they put me in a box.

  • One thing I know is it will be a Thursday or Friday, that is the pattern they seem to follow.

  • Anonymous

    Not sure why my post was removed, but I think some might be interested in knowing that Buy,com has the Glaxay Nexus unlocked for $375, only $75 more than what Verizon is asking, and hundreds less than others are selling it for unlocked.

    • GNEXLover

      That’s because your post was out of context for an old phone, not for the Galaxy Nexus.

      Troooll troll troollll

      • Anonymous

        Excuse the F*** out of me for making that mistake. Not sure you even know what “troll” means, or should I say “Troooll” so you can understand me.

  • bummed

    I just spoke to a salesman at RadioShack in Cypress California he told me the bulletin he has shows the galaxy nexus on 14 December so the 13th date may be legitimate. I called 10 other RadioShack and none of them have them in stock yet they said. also tried five Costco’s in the area and they said they do not have anything yet either

    • CoFoltman84

      but radioshack doesnt always get the phones on release day. also, some radio shack stores get them to sell before other radio shack store…

  • Anonymous

    Buy.com has a pretty awesome deal for an unlocked Nexus, only $375!  That is only $75 more than what Verizon is selling theirs with a 2 year contract.  More info at: http://www.buy.com/prod/samsung-gt-i9020-google-nexus-s-unlocked-phone-us-warranty-black/226205137.html?listingid=177770355

    • GNEXLover

      Check before you post stupid/incorrect links. This is for the original Google Nexus S not for the Galaxy Nexus.


  • Michael Dris

    First time commenting! Figured I’d share the little info I just got from the local Verizon store in CA

    Spoke to Verizon the minute they opened, and was told 12/12 was the date, but that they would know more on Monday. Hope that info helps anyone else struggling to make it to the next ‘release date.’

    But my OG Droid literally died yesterday (2 years to the day from which I
    bought it) so I’m holding out for the GN by bringing my Blackberry
    Curve out of retirement.

  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous

    I’ve uninstalled everything on my phone.  No more room.  Can’t wait any longer.

  • Christopher Heuer

    Crossing my fingers that Costco will have the same bundles they did for the Bionic/Razr and your guy just didn’t see it…

  • Anonymous

    “All we are saying, is give Nexus a chance”

  • Mark Wilk

    I’m honestly confused at this whole Nexus launch. Why haven’t they announced a date? From an outsider’s perspective it looks like this phone is ready to launch yesterday.

    I’m not trying to be facetious or rhetorical, does anyone with insider info know? Does this happen often or am I only noticing it now because I want this phone?

    • This is very weird and uncommon.. so yeah, would be nice just for verizon to say something

  • hmm. i think i’ll wait for Best Buy to sell it on GSM

  • Anonymous

    so starting to look like tbolt all over again. 

  • Anonymous

    Just remember to the eyes of people who don’t read tech blogs there’s been zero mistakes with the launch.  Possibly one if you count the system saying the 9th earlier this week and it winds up coming Mon/Tuesday, but that’s just a couple days.
    It’s not that they don’t care about their customers, they just don’t care about the obsessed tech blog commentators.

    • nice story brah.

      • Anonymous

        I knew the simple minded could appreciate it!

    • tjmonkey15

      I agree.

    • I agree, but this answer isn’t going to play well here….

      The whole “Verizon isn’t pimping this device like they are the RAZR” is good for us.  That means more devices available at launch.  If Verizon doesn’t sell enough of them, then Google might rethink releasing a future Nexus device.

      • Anonymous

        I agree it sucks and is annoying.  It’s just the people threatening to do all kinds of things as if their kid is being held hostage is just getting ridiculous.


      just another rumor.

  • fingers crossed for tomorrow

  • Anonymous

    so whats the deal with the release date? I just called my local verizon store and asked to reserve a gnex for my upgrade later this month, the man said the phone is releasing tomorrow. 

  • Anonymous

    This is one of the worse phone launches ever. Makes me want to cancel my Verizon service. It feels like Verizon could careless about its customers.

    • Anonymous

      I think you meant “couldn’t” care less about their customers. If they could care less, that just means that there is more room to care less for their customers than they do already, which arguably could even mean that they very much care about us, which they don’t.

    • Anonymous

      How do you figure? The only thing Verizon or Sammy announced was the fact that the phone was coming soon. Well, guess what? It is still coming soon. Just because you listened to rumors and now you are upset has nothing to do with anything they have said or done.

  • Anonymous

    My friend who works at Verizon had 10 on Tuesday, and was already secretly holding one for me on Friday. Their weekly all employee meeting got moved up to this morning for the launch tomorrow.  They were told this morning that the release is now TBD.  Man, Verizon has managed to screw up so many launches this year.

  • Zebra

    Just to add fuel to the rumor fire, I called my local verizon store just now and they told me Nexus was definitely not going to be available tomorrow and was pushed back until Monday.

  • ASheepHerder

    continued saga with useless information.  price has been known since the first lte device.  $299 on contract; why would it be any less then the other devices at their first launch.

    pathetic aSheep you are.

    • TheBigMan

      sad but true.  we try not to look into the light.

    • HappyBro

      you mad bro?

    • IDoSheep

      baa baa baaaaaa…

  • The Forbes article is reposting an article here:


    that is from December 7th

  • Anonymous

    The real reason for the delay: Verizon is afraid Apple has a patent on releasing phones.

    • Cleveland

      Lolololol, This is the funniest thing I’ve heard all week! Hilarious 🙂

    • Apple Lawyer

      Wait… I think we might have that one. YES!

  • Anonymous

    They are probably the left over cases from the droid bionic. So don’t be surprised if it fits a little tight.

  • Anonymous

    Do you have a quota to post a minimum number of useless Nexus posts daily? 

    • Dominick DeVito

      is yours one of them?

  • 100% sure the network has absolutely NOTHING to do with the delay. I also know that Verizon was for once not the cause of this delay. 

    • any proof to that statment

    • Anonymous

      100% sure you will post no evidence of this..

  • bd

    Just called my Verizon store and was told that they have only received the dummy units so far.

  • Also a friend/ best buy mobile employee said last night her boss had her set up the galaxy nexus dummy phone display for release today. When she arrived at work today, her boss said it has been delayed until the 11th. The 11th is a Sunday, kind of weird..

    • Apparently it’s become a thing to release new phones on Sundays lately. 

      I read somewhere yesterday that a lot of big releases have been on Sundays. Don’t know why except that it doesn’t interfere with people’s work schedules? Strange date, for sure. I’m going to call around to local, authorized retailers since it sounds like some of them have units and haven’t heard that the 9th is no longer a no go.

  • Also, full retail price in Canada is $649. Not bad. Hoping it’s the same here since American Dollar and Canadian Dollar are pretty much 1-1. 


  • Anonymous

    I didn’t realize “Until death do we part” applied to my OG phone too…

  • Forbes just released article saying tomorrow is release date. 

    I’d take it with a grain of salt, though. I think they’re relying on old info. But maybe, just maybe, they’re correct?


  • CharlesHussell

    I confirmed with Verizon that you can upgrade your phone through Costco and keep unlimited data.  I found this out about 20 mins too late on Black Friday. Was gonna get the Rezound for $50 but was worried about the unlimited not carrying over and by the time I found out it was too late.

    All you have to do is call Verizon after you activate your phone and they will switch you back.My friend in Tallahassee was told by the salesperson he uses all the time the Nexus will be $199.  No one else seems to be confirming this though.

    • Anonymous

      Verizon sales reps are idiots.  Never listen to anything they say…I mean ANYTHING.  If one of them says “My name is Frank”, his name is not Frank.  Call him Leslie.

      • Anonymous


      • TROLOLOL

        Hello, this is Peggy. How may I help you???

  • Anonymous

    After this is all over I expect Verizon to publish a manual on “How Not to Release a Device”.  What a frustrating experience this has been.  Meanwhile I can’t even take phone calls on my OG Droid anymore.  🙁

  • This is turning me off. A few weeks ago i was excited and couldnt wait to get the nexus. Now Im thinking ill just wait for something better. :-/


      and when something better comes out, there will be something even better that comes out, and when you wait for something even better to come out, there will be something even better than the something even better you were waiting to come out and when that something even better than something even better comes out you’ll be waiting for something even better than something even better than something even better. damn, lost my train of thought.

      • Anonymous

        nah we’re just gonna wait for something better that comes out on time, i.e within one month of announcement/hyping it up. 

  • db

    Is that Costco’s or Verizon’s pricing details in the image?

    • Verizon, you can’t match it up with the title??

    • price is 299, so its verizon.


      well, if the article states that costco’s pricing is $289.99 on a 2 year contract and verizon’s pricing is $299.99 on a 2 year contract and the image shows $299.99, i would conclude that it would be verizon’s pricing details. it’s elementary, my dear watson.

  • Anonymous

    Its pretty clear this phone is coming out December eleventy. Everyone stop worrying.

    • Anonymous

      I figure I have waited a while so whats another couple days…still it kind of sucks.  And I am almost positive it is coming out in December.

      • Christephor

        the only problem with that is whats gunna happen when teh 13-15th comes around and they say just a few more days like theve been doing

  • Cubs0601

    First ryan will still never get a nexus

  • Anonymous

    Any idea about Amazon or Sam’s Club?

  • Christopher Riner

    On a side note, poor Kellex.  He can’t make a frickin’ nexus post about anything without a bunch of people yelling at him telling him to stop posting nexus stuff just for hits.  I don’t know about the rest of you but I am johnny five, and I need input.   IIIIIIINNNNPUUUUUUUUUTTTTTTTTT.


    • Jared Kirk

      Uh, what?

      • Anonymous

        Too young to have seen Short Circuit?

        • Jared Kirk

          I suppose.  I was 2 when it came out. I’ve heard about it though

    • bigrob60

      Wow. You were doing fine until the Dr. Pepper reference. I get what you mean by the “pepper  too” but that was weird. 

  • Cam

    Has anyone seen displays popping up at stores yet?

  • HerbieDerb

    Why do I keep clicking on these articles expecting a different outcome?!

  • Curious why it doesn’t show full retail price. I’m planning on selling my iPhone 4S after picking it up to cover the cost but would love to know if it’s the rumored $650 or $800. 

    I’d assume it’s further down on that shelf slip, so why not take a shot of the whole damn thing?

  • tjmonkey15

    Please release tomorrow, please release tomorrow, please release tomorrow.

  • Hey Kellex if they get their 4G problems resolved today, any chance some Verizon stores release the Nexus tomorrow?

  • Christopher Riner

    The price isn’t surprising.  Well, the costco one is.  I don’t have a costco within peeing distance so I don’t know from experience, but Ive heard that usually their prices are the same but they throw in like 60-70 dollars worth of extras in the bundle.  

    On a more positive note, I have a very good feeling that this whole 4g bug is what prompted them to zip the lip about the release.  I heard someone say that they tried buying a 4g phone yesterday and couldn’t get it activated because of the data issues.  If they tried releasing the nexus with this, then they would have every verizon store in america with a bunch of people getting choked out because they couldn’t turn on everyone’s nexus.  

    I think that now that data is seemingly stable, and like el padrino kellex said, as long as it stays stable for the next 24 hours, we juuuuuust might see a nexus launch this weekend. I think verizon is finally ready to get up off the john and start servicing some nexus fiends.


      and this, my friends, is how rumors get started.

  • Parkertimothy2

    Leather pouch, eeeeewww

    • FortitudineVincimus

      Right? Isn’t that like so circa Palms Treo line. Does anyone – other than IT geeks – still carry a phone on their belt in a leather pouch??

      • TROLOLOL

        Like OMG! costco’s offering the phone for $10 LESS than retail and throwing in some freebies EWWWwww. are they serious, i mean, i’d rather pay retail and get absolutely nothing. Gross… ID10TS.

      • Anonymous

        I do, and I’m not an IT geek. I’d much rather have it on my belt where it’s easy to get to and unobtrusive than in my pocket where it’s taking up more space. I find it uncomfortable to have too much stuff in my pockets. However, Verizon’s velcro OG pouch sucks ass. The older magnetic ones were way better.

      • bigrob60

        Aren’t we all some sort of IT geek. We root & rom our phones. That’s got to count toward that. 

  • Anonymous

    I want the Costco bundle.

  • Anonymous

    The iPhone 4 retails for $649 and sells for $199 on contract. Never thought I’d ever pay a premium for an Android phone.

    • Anonymous

      Doesn’t the $199 iPhone 4S only have 16GB of memory though?

      • Anonymous

        That’s irrelevant. A 2 year contract on Verizon takes $449 of the retail price of an iPhone 4. For a galaxy nexus, only $349.

        You would think a 2 year contract would be worth the same amount of money.

        • Anonymous

          I understand what you’re saying, but you also have to remember that none of the iPhone devices are LTE either.

          • Anonymous

            it being LTE is also irrelevant. A 2 year contract is a 2 year contract! We’re all fools for ignoring this.

            The Galaxy Nexus would need to be priced at $749 at retail to be on par with the iPhone when it comes so subsidy.

          • TROLOLOL

            yes, and it having a premium because it is an APPLE product is also irrelevant, right?

          • Anonymous

            It is not irrelevant that its LTE.  Thats like saying dial up is the same as DSL, because they are both contract services.  

          • Anonymous

            I’m talking about pricing alone. The 2 phones have the same retail price, but don’t cost the same on a 2 year contract. Essentially your 2 year contract is worth more off your phone when you get an iPhone 4, versus an Android phone.

            By looking at the specs alone and contract price alone, you’ve fallen victim to Verizon’s pricing shenanigans.

          • Anonymous

            That the phone is clearly superior to the iPhone 4S (with 32gb of storage), and still costs the same is a plus for the Nexus.  If its a pricing shenanigan, its in your favor, since the Nexus is an LTE device with better hardware for the same price.

          • Anonymous

            You are only looking at the 2 year contract price. Factor in the retail price and hopefully it’ll click.

            The iPhone 4S 32 GB is actually $749 retail. $100 more than the Galaxy Nexus retail, yet they cost the same on a 2 year contract.

            This isn’t about which phone is better for the contract price. Its about how phone companies will pay for $449 of your phone if it happens to be an Apple and less if its an android.

          • Anonymous

            You’ve fallen victim to a classic blunder!  The most famous of which is never get involved in a land war in Asia.  But only slightly less well known is this:  never use Apple’s ridiculous retail price to compare to anything, ever.

            If you honestly believe that the iPhone 4s represents superior hardware to warrant the greater price, than there is nothing I can do for you.

          • Anonymous

            lol. I can’t keep this up anymore. You’re still talking about hardware.

      • TROLOLOL

        yes, the $299 4S has 32GB, $399 has 64GB

  • Anonymous

    Angels picked up Albert Pujols!!!!!! Holy Crap!!!!!!

    • Guest

      Angels were obviously tired of waiting for the Nexus and decided to move on to the next best thing.

    • Chris G

      He said he won’t sign until the Angels can get him a Galaxy Nexus on Verizon.


      Angels just screwed themselves long term

    • Mctypething

      He’ll be half the player he is now in 3-4 years. Good luck with that signing.

    • Anonymous

      Why are the Angels always signing older stars

  • wanting the nexus


  • RaptorOO7

    So now we just need a release date.l

  • That is quite the disappointing bundle.  Not enough for me to get a membership to Costco, that’s for sure.

  • Gastripod

    This may be a stupid question, but does anyone know if upgrading at Costco vs a Verizon store will respect my grandfathered unlimited data plan? 

    • Anonymous

      as far as I know it just a verizon kiosk in costco, why wouldn’t they honor eveyrthing with verizon, including my last remaining new every two discount which is ($50.)

      • TROLOLOL

        you can use a loyalty discount at Costco? cool

    •  Won’t make a difference as long as you don’t leave Verizon.  You could pick the phone up at Best Buy as well without it changing your grandfathered unlimited status.

    • Christopher Riner

      yeah, shouldn’t have any effect.  As long as you have unlimited data and you continue the same contract, you’re gravy.  Speaking of gravy, I am eating some.

    • Jboku

      Yes they do just make sure you tell them that you  want to keep your grandfathers unlimited data plan.  I bought my bionic there and took it back and still have my upgrade and unlimited data 😉

  • Anonymous

    yeah … i have to resort and refresh 8 times before comments start populating.  a pos it is. 

  • Still no 4G in Des Moines, IA…but I would gladly have a GNex running on 3G

    • Christopher Riner

      has your 3g been working all along?   

      btw, I would love to visit des moines and see where slipknot started out

      • 3G has been spotty, as well – though 3G is always a little spotty for me just based on my work location, I think.  When 4G is on, though, it’s super fast even at work.  And Des Moines isn’t too bad for a place to live!

    • user01

      Who needs 4G when you’ve got The High Life?

  • Dominick DeVito

    Perhaps this could be a legal issue at play – which could be a HUGE reason why Verizon nor Google is making any communication about it.

    Verizon is a fault. They could have violated a spectrum policy when they asked Google not to include Google wallet on the phone, mainly because of ISIS. This rule was put in place when VZW purchased the C Block spectrum.

    • Tyrian


    • a few days ago you were swearing it was because of the sim issue

      • Dominick DeVito

        I said perhaps for this one. I’m not trying to say I know anything, just guessing. Relax. Just something to think about

    • Anakin2Solo

      This too is my fear

  • Fail. I might just wait for a decent quad core phone.

  • Anonymous

    Hmm, should I cancel my Droid2 auction that ends on Sunday?  I just don’t know.

  • Doesn’t it look like this display could be out on the floor somewhere?

  • Stating El Obvious

    First..only cuz disqus aint showing the 58 before me.

    • Disqus has a bug that for whatever reason, they can’t seem to fix.

      Temp fix though, if you toggle the “popular now” or “best rating” drop down up top, it will show the comments. 🙂

      • TROLOLOL

        truly “Disqus”ting…

        • Anonymous

          That was the bomb bro

          • Anonymous

            Are the kids really still saying the bomb these days?

      • Stating El Obvious

        Ah good to know, thanks.

  • Alex Harman

    Still trying to convince my dad to pick this over the DROID Razr.

  • This is getting ridiculous.  dont plan on buying one but i want it to be released so i can stop seeing post about it

    • Toonz


    • FortitudineVincimus

      AMEN brother, Amen!

  • Anonymous

    That’s a lame bundle.  I was really hoping for a charging dock.

  • FortitudineVincimus

    “leather pouch, car charger, and screen protectors.”
    I would pay $10 just to not get this junk.

    • gregwilliams

      why can’t it be a leather fanny pack

  • Anonymous

    Display model? What does that mean? You can play with it?

  • Mark

    as a VZW Customer Service Representative on the phone, PLEASE..for the love of god PLEASE stop calling us asking the Nexus information, Kellex gets information 9/10 before we do. Thank you and goodnight haha

    • Anonymous


      • Anonymous

        That’s like yelling at the McDonalds employee at the counter demanding that they bring back the styraphoam boxes. Do you really think anyone in their community of command has that type of influence? Do you think they care?

    • Interstellarmind

      don’t tell us to stop calling you. tell your bosses to release the phone and the calls will stop. in the meantime, please don’t take this the wrong way, but do your job and field the calls and relay to your bosses what the problem areas are out in the field (ie they’re Fing up the release of this phone).

      • Mark

        Trust me on this one..calling VZW complaining about a Nexus release date does nothing. I could tell my boss, who could in turn tell their boss and guess where it’s going to get you? No where, there is obviously a reason the Nexus is delayed again, do i know what it is? Nope, but i imagine it has a great deal to do with the instability of LTE right now. I totally understand your ideology of calling and demanding until it’s released but you guys are smart, there is a reason why it was on our Equipment Guide two days ago and now it’s gone and across the nation there are LTE problems. Personally i am just as stoked as everyone else for this phone, but i’d rather them start selling a phone when they know the network is stable enough to handle the thousands upon thousands of activations they are going to get on release then to sell the branding of a LTE phone and have a myriad of activation issues and roll backs to 3G, i find that to be more disappointing to the customer base.

        • TROLOLOL

          We would still rather have the phones in our hands.

        • Interstellarmind

          the peopel who will get this phone – android entusiasts – wil lbe ok with their phone working as 3g out of the box until vz can fix 4g.

          and why not just say, “hey, 4g sucks right now, we’re delaying the release because of it.” why not jsut tell us that? why the mystery? the mystery only leads us to believe vz is delaying to sell other phones.

        • Anonymous

          Like sound logic will be able to rebuff the blind rage going on around here.

        • Nexus just punked us!

          I do not have 4g where I live, so I do not care about that issue, because ill be rocking my GNex with 3g till probably 2013. So I should not have to wait for those 4g cities to get their shit together …. 4g issue can’t be the problem, it just can’t be. If I had a 80% workable phone, this wait would not be So painful. But my og Droid barely holds service and is so sluggish. But one good thing that will come out of this, is that ill be so excited at launch day that xmas wont top it lol.. ill be throwing women with infants out of my way to get this phone.

  • Tony

    Hurry up and release it already!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Hmm… Much nicer than the $799. Makes the decison to buy it on contract or off contract that much harder.

  • Anonymous

    man, disqus is all fubar

  • HigherCalling07

    I have the day off tomorrow. My OG Droid wants to retire. Let’s get this thing released!

    • Anonymous

      I’m in the exact same situation and I agree, tomorrow would have fit my schedule perfectly.


      i’m still rocking a HTC Droid Eris.

  • tjmonkey15

    Now that’s a crappy bundle right there.

  • Global ready in over 35 countries? I wonder i they are including countries with CDMA  or countries with LTE networks and they already have roaming agreements up….

  • Timfantry

    But to get the accessory bundle from costco do you need to be an existing member or sign up to be a new one ( which i think is $50?)?

    • Anonymous

      you need a membership to get in the door (can go with or use a friend’s, if you look kinda like them), but then you’d have to pay cash…  you do Not need a membership to order online, but they told me they are not carrying the Gnex online

      • thats not entirely true. I  loan out my card to my brother all the time. You don’t have to pay cash either, you have to use a debit card, and I think AMEX is an option too.

  • I would buy a membership to get the bundle if it included a car dock.

  • Anakin2Solo

    I just hope the delay is due to marketing or the 4G crap.  If it is because of the anti-competitive practice blocking Google wallet as some have speculated, this could go from bad to worse quickly.

  • Jboogie1289

    So no weird, negative and deflating email flooding your inbox today sir?

  • keith begeman

    nvm found it. thanks

    • Anakin2Solo

      He says $649 in the article

    • Anonymous

      the title of the story is “Galaxy Nexus Prices: $299 Again at Verizon Stores, $289 with Accessory Bundle at Costco”, so I am guessing the price is 299 for two year contract and 
      full retail is $649 (mentioned in story).

  • loobis

    What about the “mount”?

  • GNex

    It’ll be out tomorrow

  • Chris G

    Might as well say it will be 2 cents.  We can’t get it so who cares.

  • Anonymous

    …and she just said…. “hoping to be ready sometime next week.”

    a few of you get on the phone and call them b/c they are giving FAR better answers on the phone than in the verizon chat.

  • Rolandopr

    effing tease!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Guess you slept in Kellex.. been waiting all morning for my gnex fix!

    • haha me too i just want the phone i feel like a junkie

      • Anonymous

        I know, I wake up in the morning and Google GNex, on my way to work – Google GNex, eating lunch – Google GNex, Taking a poo – GNEX, Working out – GNEX, Dinner – GNEX, Before bed – GNEX, Wake up at 3am – GNEX. 

        AHHHHH! The more I search I swear the sooner I am to cracking this code!

        • bigrob60

          Eventually you wont even see the code anymore. You’ll just see rumored release date, postponed, rumored release date, postponed etc…

    • I did, been a long couple of days. 😛

      • antjonz

        Kellex…you need to move to the East Coast so we don’t have to wait all morning for your updates. 🙂

        • bigrob60

          I know. I spend all morning checking for updates then when I go to bed and I miss two-three stories some days. 

      • You deserve some sleep.

      • i hope everyday’s a saturday for you, bud.

        if not…i have some books for you.

  • Znibbor

    Thank you for keeping the launch date speculation to a minimum in this post.  

  • Zackdasher

    I hate verizon

  • Anonymous

    Does Costco honor the loyalty discount?


      i think… NO.

  • Anonymous

    i’m on the phone with Verizon right now….she is saying that the “previous release date” (12/9) is in fact delayed with no reason given. phones have been shipping, but are not being recalled.

  • Rakoskjc

    hmm shelf slips at this point its extra toilet paper

  • first

    • Dan Letsch

      First at being a douche?  Maybe, but not first a posting!

  • Sebastian Encina

    Why should I believe anything anymore? Hopefully Santa will bring me something good this year for my patience.

  • Toonz

    Love the updates.. Keep them coming!

  • geez, as much as i would LOVE this phone, there is no way im dropping $300 for ANY phone. Most I have ever paid for a phone was my current R2D2 for $80. Its not worth that to me. sigh.

  • Anonymous

    Galaxy Nexus – $299 on new 2 year contract from Verizon, $289 from Costco with accessory bundle, no release date in sight – priceless

  • OG Droid

    Just called a local radioshack near were I work. The guy said he had a few and that he would be selling them tomorrow. Im hope his dumbass is still working in the morning cause I’m going to try and get it!!!

    • Anonymous

      Pic’s or it didnt happen 😀

      • OG Droid

        Man if I get the thing I’ll send Kellex a damn movie about the phone to post.

        • Anonymous

          CDMA GNex Pr0n 🙂

        • Anonymous

          Hire Michael Bay to make it into a huge over-budget blockbuster

          • bigrob60

            Just like he did for the new Need for Speed trailer. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEwUtcDkOgs

  • yep, nothing to see here

  • Anonymous

    So is the LTE network outage the reason there is no D4 release today?  That leak appears to be off as well or are they waiting for lunch first.

  • Anonymous

    Let’s hope Verizon announces it today, but if they don’t I wouldn’t expect it on Friday.


    Necessity bundle? Optional. It’s necessary, but it’s optional.

    • OreoMan

      It’s an optional necessity.  What’s so hard to understand? 😉

  • Interstellarmind

    Canadian release on schedule… vz should be ashamed.

    (not dissing Canadians… it’s just a shame that our neighbors to the north can release it no problems, nice and smooth and verizon is dragging their feet)

  • Anonymous

    We’ll be scissoring bungholes this weekend, I can feel it…you sexy G-Nex

  • I am 100% convinced this phone was supposed to launch tomorrow.  I am also 100% convinced that now it won’t.


      I am 100% convinced that you are 100% convinced.

  • if u got it at verizon u should be good they have a super long return policy for the holidays

  • Anonymous

    Really hoping for something better out of the Costco accessory bundle. Better than nothing, but still disappointing if it doesn’t include at least one dock.

    • Anonymous

      if you look at the print, it does say “mount”… Hoping it’s the car mount myself…

  • 16 GB or 32 GB. Or have I missed that in all of the hype?

    • Anonymous

      Shows 32GB.

  • rather pay $600 for unlocked

  • Anonymous


  • Verizon is just ruining the whole release of this phone!!

  • Kevoskee

    Im still waiting on an “Official ” word from Big Red. Been had my money ready to throw at them

  • Patrick

    I purchases my RAZR on the 16th can I still exchange it for this if it actually releases tomorrow. (hoping it does)

  • Anonymous

    This will be the only time in my life where I will quote the Backstreet Boys..

    “Quit playing games with my heart…” VERIZON!! 

  • John

    I just want this bitch before xmas & I’ll be happy

  • Thats if its ever released!!!

  • Anonymous

    why do I have a feeling that some stores will sell them while others will wait? lol

    • Bryan Williams

      The corporate stores can not sell them until Verizon says they can.  They’re not in the billing system until then.

  • Anonymous

    cool, still excited.

  • Bewara2009

    I will have this tomorrow in my hands!



  • Anonymous

    It’s pretty disappointing to see this phone launch in Canada before America…and at a lower price!

    • Anonymous

      What’s pretty disappointing is that someone on basically any other carriers outside of Verizon and Sprint could have had the phone for almost the entire past month.  Yeah, you have to pay full price and don’t get LTE, but if you’re anything like me, you’re going to be paying full price and not able to use LTE anyway (I don’t have an upgrade for another year and LTE won’t be available in my area until at least 2013).

      So much for exclusivity.

  • I played with the demo unit yesterday at a Verizon store, buddy of mine brought it out.  It didn’t feel as big in the hand as I expected.  pretty pumped about it!

    • CRASH

      Are you talking about the phone or something else bro?

    • demo unit, plastic replica 

  • PLEASE $600 or less full retail… i know its only $50 more.. but i can justify $650 in my head….

  • yoyo

    I was just on the Costco website and the RAZR is available for $289 MINUS a $90 online discount, so $199.


    Anyone know if the phone will fit in the car dock with the extended battery installed?

    • Anonymous

      This is just speculation…but I got the impression the extended battery didn’t make the phone any thicker?

      • TROLOLOL

        But when you buy the extended battery, it comes with a back cover to accomodate it…

  • Anonymous

    Please give us this phone tomorrow….PLEASE

  • If they can cancel a launch on no notice they can turn it back on ;p

    • OreoMan

      Go Blue!!

  • So it is Global