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Yes Folks, December 15 is Verizon’s New Target for the Galaxy Nexus

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We reported this yesterday, but will say it one more time for those that missed it in the random XYBOARD post. Verizon is telling ALL employees, stores, managers, and indirects that December 15 is the new target just like they did with December 9. Not much else to say, cross your fingers that we have zero 4G outages and inventory levels pick up between now and then. Rumors of this Sunday or Monday or Tuesday are flying around forums, but that’s not what stores are being told. If those happen, you should be surprised.

  • Anonymous

    FWIW, this is an email from my Verizon guy this morning ” I just spoke to one of my district managers, he told me that the launch date for the Nexus maybe pushed out to the end of the month or beginning of next.”  AS ALWAYS, take this for what it is….something said by a rep in a store.

  • http://twitter.com/SorenWinslow Soren Winslow

    Tomorrow? Maybe? Hopefully?

  • Ryan C

    This is what happens when there’s a post related to the galaxy nexus release date..

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bobatron-Ward/695450991 Bobatron Ward

    At least you people have VZW’s around you that have even the slightest bit of information. I called my local store last week and the guy almost didn’t even know what the nexus was, i call tonight and “They don’t have a launch date set.”

  • Anonymous

    I went to my local Verizon store today. They wouldn’t tell me whether or not they had it in stock, but they did say they couldn’t sell it either way. I got my name put on a wait list and they said they would call me when they had a release date. What surprised me the most was that no one tried to direct me to a Razr or Rezound.

  • Anonymous

    phlpn.es/829r8s

  • gdubs

    Radio Shack is selling them right now apparently, I just got off the phone with them and they are holding one of them for me. So if this is all true expect to see another unboxing post on here real soon!

    • EmoMorales

      I tried the same thing. Once you get to the final checkout, they will call their rep when it doesn’t ring up. Then you will be sorely disappointed. Don’t believe me? Look at the photo below… 

      I was soooo close… 

      • Jamaicawind

        listen to this guy it happened to me already today save yourself the agony…

      • gdubs

        Worth the shot at getting it, keeps my mind off finals a little bit longer

        • EmoMorales

          Mikewoods94 got them to do a manual checkout, which would work. They told me they couldn’t do that with a cell phone. The shack guy was sympathetic, and was afraid of repercussions if he tried to sell it. 

      • Mikehen08

        I was right there with ya. I played with mine for 15 minutes

  • Sius

    For what it is worth I just got done talking to a National Retail Account Manager at a Best Buy near my house. I have talked to him before and I get the feeling he is a straight shooter. We live near each other and our kids have gone to the same schools, he even encouraged me to return my Razr last week if I did not like it so I don’t think he would BS me…. He swears that the delay is being caused by the 4G problems. He said that the latest update he got was in a conference call on Friday morning. They are running on back up servers and as of now have not managed to get the main servers back up. He speculates that it would be bad news for Verizon if they launched the Nexus and it brought the 4G network to it’s knees. Especially so close to Christmas. He says that the 15th is within the realm of possibility but he has not been told it will happen yet and he is in charge of a state and a half of stores. The last thing I asked him was why no big advert campaign for the Nexus and he just kinda smiled and admitted that it was going to be a soft launch but would not tell me why.
    I know I am just feeding the fire but I would want to know if someone else had experinced this conversation so I figured I would post it.
    Here’s hoping for the 15th!

    • Mikehen08

      That would be some shit if thats why the delayed it. Makes me even more angry since I mainly use Wi-Fi haha

    • Anonymous

      Pardon, but that makes about as much sense as tomatoes growing in the snow. What’s the difference whether people come in buy and activate the Nexus or another 4G device. Is there something special about the Nexus? Just think about all the people that are renting another 4G device until the Nexus comes out. Whether they bought and activated a Razr, Rezound or a Nexus. No difference.

      What would be the excuse for not releasing the Nexus then? Just more of Verizon Wireless bull$h!t.

      • Tysoncrosby21

        Because the Nexus is a big release, how many thousands of android fans do you thing have been following this thing for months.  Even without the mainstream public purchasing the phones, the android nerds that buy it WILL be putting a lot of strain on the network.  I don’t want to buy my brand new Nexus 4G phone expecting to rock DL and UL speeds only to watch as the 4G network comes crashing down around me.  They are still selling other 4G devices because none are really high demand releases that will cause a ton more strain on the network.

        • Anonymous

          Put that crack pipe down.

    • Anonymous

      You’re not feeding anything but waste.  What a total crap post and I don’t believe a word of it.  You like to see your screen name on the internet.  Save the talking out of your ass for whatever acquaintances you know who are nice enough to pretend to tolerate you.

      This is VZW being assholes.  This behavior cost them the original iPhone.  They make a killing from $1,000s of dollars coming in from 2 year contracts in exchange for a few hundred dollars.  But that isn’t enough for them. Until iPhone, the crippled the capabilities of phones that their customers had already paid for, so VZW could charge them again to use those phones’ capabilities?  GPS on a phone. Check, but VZW would disable it and make you buy their VZNavigator service.

      Everyone knew Google Wallet was part of ICS back in the concept stages.  VZW agreed, then, when Samsung spent millions manufacturing and distributing the phone, VZW pulls this crybaby I-want-it-both-ways tantrum.  Any first year contracts student would have a field day with issue-spotting this.  Google, VZW obviously doesn’t care about its customers.  It’s time for you and Samsung to use your combined clout and the political influence Google has spent tons of cash buying to publicize VZW’s anti-competitve behavior.  If VZW and the industry’s crap payment system is so great, put it head to head against Google Wallet. If you don’t want to compete with Google Wallet, don’t tell everyone you’re accepting a Nexus phone.  I am glad I’m out of contract w Verizon. Their service is great but that’s due to their taking over from NYNEX and big ass ma bells. It’s like a president’s daughter or trust fund kid’s telling herself and anyone who will listen that she made it to Stanford, Wall St and the networks because of talent and hard work.

      • Anonymous

        Wow. I learned my lesson. Must be uncomfortable to walk around with so much hate and outrage. Really don’t understand the personal attack. Just sharing what I heard, I have no reason to make up anything. Will not be posting here again, don’t worry.

  • Jamaicawind

    So i got a Galaxy nexus story…
    Today i wanted to try my luck just for the hell of it and i called a local radio shack to see if they currently had the phone. The lady said to me “We have one more in stalk but a man is coming in later today to get it so its first come first serve.” As soon as i heard this i jumped into my car ready to go and pick it up. When i got there i was in luck because the man did not come yet. I thought i was in the clear because they were setting up a family plan for me and the nexus was going to be the line added to my current out but then thats when the bs started rolling in…The guy was able to enter in my talk and text for $99 but he was not able to enter in the $30 extra for data. He was struggling and the lady that knew how to do the activation was already busy with a customer so he went on to call Verizon. As soon as i heard he was going to do that i already knew that the nail was knocked into the coffin. He was sorry to tell me that he could not sell me the phone until next Sunday and i was so disappointed. On the bright side apparently another radio shack close to me told me he has the phone and is able to sell it to me on Monday. So this is when im going to try my luck again in purchasing it. 

  • Anonymous

    Holy balls 700 comments.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_L7I7Q7WN34BY2WVOFGFJD73UPY jack
    • http://twitter.com/Skitz_Marz Alex Gandero

      as much as i would love that petition to work, i think it’s a dumb argument. They already stated that it would release before the end of the year, and never publicly gave a specific date, which gives them as much time as they want. Believe me, i want the phone as much as you do, but the argument about people needing a new cell phone is irrelevant in this petition since there are plenty of other phones to choose from. All we want to really know is why it’s not out yet since Matias went on the Verge and said it would come out in November, but didn’t want to give the exact date.

  • Anonymous

    phlpn.es/829r8s

  • Mikewoods94
    • QtDL

      You are a celebrity now!

  • Anonymous

    I WANT MY GODDAMNED PHONE

  • Mikehen08

    After playing with the phone for 15 minutes I was impressed. It was fast, no lag, and taking pictures was instant as advertised. So far so good. It was light as hell and the screen was amazing. A shame I had my phone in my hands but couldnt take it home :(

    • Mikehen08

      Of course the women tried selling me the RAZR instead. Its crazy how much they are pushing that phone. As I type this there is a picture to the right with a review lol I just drove downtown Baltimore tonight and I saw 3 huge billboards with the RAZR on it. It is crazy how much they are marketing this phone and pushing sales people (direct and indirect) to sell this phone. The poor Rezound doesnt stand a chance.

      • Mikewoods94

        I grew up in B-More!

        • Mikehen08

          Oh yeah? Where at?

  • Mikewoods94

    That was one of my concerns but he confirmed he is not in trouble so we are good to go. I’ve actually been texting him to ensure all is well. I would never let the man get canned over a phone especially when it’s RadioShack Corporates fault.

    • Mikehen08

      His boss Seng costed me my Nexus since he was in the freaking store I was at!! The woman was going to sell it to me until he saw us about to finish the sale!! Just my luck…

  • Anonymous

    My BB Tour officially DIED tonight…. black and white screen…. need the Nexus more than ever

  • haz

    You probably should take the pic of that contract down, before they fire the guy that sold you that…he did hook you up

    • Mikewoods94

      That was one of my concerns but he confirmed he is not in trouble so we
      are good to go. I’ve actually been texting him to ensure all is well. I
      would never let the man get canned over a phone especially when it’s
      RadioShack Corporates fault.

  • HAZ

    DAMN U LUCKY MAN U!!

  • Mikewoods94

    More pictures for your viewing pleasure….I love this phone so far.

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    • QtDL

      Damn you. I really want this phone. Maybe I should try Best Buy or some random kiosk in hopes that a clueless person will sell it to me. You paid $299 right?

  • Anonymous

    Just wanted to let everyone know, go into the store and ask.  I went in today and purchased one.  Had to activate the sim card myself cause the rep said he would get in trouble, but they are for sure there. 

    • Alec

      holy sh*t

    • Anonymous

      How much did you pay?

  • Graham Wilson

    I talked to a lady at Verizon here in VA and she said they were supposed to sell it today but it got pushed back and that it had to do with Samsung and Google. just putting my 2 cents in

    • http://twitter.com/Richdaillest1 Ritchie Christian

      They lied to u it has nothing to do with samsung and google and everything to do with “sleazyW” ;p 

    • Dominick DeVito

      All signs are pointing to the Google Wallet fiasco.

  • http://twitter.com/Richdaillest1 Ritchie Christian

    dunno y i’m on this thread checking it every hour to see if there is any new release dates before the 15th. lol

  • Anonymous

    I called everywhere after finding out that someone bought one from a non Verizon store. Found someone dumb enough to sell it to me but he had non in stock. He said he would call me back, he called and talked with his rep. The rep told him that this thing will be in his store tomorrow but NOT to sell it to anyone until next Thursday, just like article says. I was so damn close, if he had it in stock it would have been MINE! hahah.

  • http://twitter.com/josephgiusti Joseph Giusti

    I went to the Verizon store today and they showed me the email about the 15th.  Not that it can’t be pulled back or delayed again. But at least I got visual evidence.  They wouldn’t let me take a pic :(

  • HAZ

    a verizon clerk let me check one out for a few minutes. I was shocked he had 1 out in the public. I started drooling with it in my hands, Let me tell, you its as thin as you imagine & da screen is beautiful! 

  • Tim

    Today, the most trusted date for release as of a few days ago (now known to be pushed back, of course), I went and changed carriers to Sprint and got a Galaxy S2 Epic 4G Touch and couldn’t be happier.  Screw Verizon.  They botched the Bionic, the GS2 and now the Nexus. They lost my business.

    • trevorsalienarms

      I’m almost there with you. I like the SGS2 quite a bit, but an hesitant to get hosed on contract term fees as I’m mid contract on both mine and my wife’s phones.

      • Tim

        Yeah, luckily I was due for an upgrade (actually was due in August but waited around for Bionic which was a bust and then the GS2 which was a no-show and now for the Nexus).  I just simply couldn’t take it anymore.  No fees or anything for me.

    • http://twitter.com/Skitz_Marz Alex Gandero

      you’re gonna be kicking yourself in 5 days

  • Anonymous

    phlpn.es/829r8s

  • http://twitter.com/rolltidedad RollTideDad

    Went to local VZW on the chance they might actually sell one today and manager said he would call me on the 15th…here’s hoping he still has teeth on that day…it could get ugly

  • Guest

    Called the radio shack in Northwest Ohio, says he has them in stock but isn’t allowed to sell them until further notice.
    URGH, I hope its Sunday aha. But I’m betting the 15th.

  • Anonymous

    Went to a Radio Shack that was going to sell me the phone. The manager then said that he could not sell it until Sunday. He confirmed by calling his boss. He let me play with a Galaxy Nexus though and let me take some photos. 

  • VERIZON SUX

    i pay those f**** $100 a month multiply that by 12 and then by 10 years = VERIZON robbing ME FOR YEARS