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Some Verizon Employees Risking It All to Sell You a Galaxy Nexus Early

From what we have heard, Verizon does not want anyone to have the 4G LTE version of the Galaxy Nexus in their hands yet. It was supposed to go on sale Friday, but as you all know now, something came up and the release date was pushed out until this coming week (we hope). Since the majority of stores already have them in stock though, that meant that plenty of our readers were going to make it their mission this weekend to try and find a VZW store or Best Buy that was either out of the loop or just didn’t care if they sold one. At least one of them came out a winner.

As you can see in the photo up top, our buddy Stache got one along with a SIM card and appears to have been able to activate it. Mighty fine work.

We are also hearing that a couple of folks made it into Best Buy stores and walked out with smiles as well. Brave sales associates, that’s for sure.

Cheers Stache!

  • Anonymous

    phlpn.es/829r8s

  • I stopped at Best Buy tonight to see if I could be lucky enough to get an associate who was out of the know and sell me a G-Nex…no luck :p

    I can say that the Mobile rep was very knowledgeable about it though…didn’t try to sell me anything else. Went on to tell me what I already knew, that there was no official release date yet…but that it would hopefully be this Friday, but who knows. He said that several phone calls from their regional manager had come in warning them of selling them early, because he had heard that it did happen in some stores. He also said that if someone did try to scan one to sell it that it would ring in as $1000…not sure how much of that I believed, but he did seem to at least know a lot about the phone and it’s non-release.

    I tried…but failed :/

  • Blueyes8288

    Im sorry but I thought this was A DROID SITE! I think the Gnex will be awesome but does that mean so many of you have to bash the Razr? I am a proud owner of the Droid Razr and YES if I had more money I would buy the Gnex when its available, but for now I am very happy with my Razr- except for all the bezel its great.
    I’m just a girl who likes Droid phones, I just started reading DL … Cool site minus the trolls ūüôā

  • Guest

    Enjoy your plastic piece of garbage fail ass nexus you little bitches.

    • Rundo

      ok

    • Flyinion

      Don’t worry, we will.

    • Fixer

      you mad bro?? HA! HA

      • Guest

        Enjoying your overhyped fail phone?¬† Oh wait, that’s right, Verizon trolled your pathetic asses.¬† Haha!

        • Fixer

          you crying like a little bitch bro?? LOL!!

  • Anonymous

    Usually how many days before the phones release does Verizon put out a statement? should expect something very soon if its coming Thursday.

  • guest

    Just called BestBuy in St Louis and was told that they don’t have any in stock, no display units or store displays. He said it doesn’t show any info at all on his computer about it either.

  • Weege

    My Best Buy had no clue, didnt believe the fool. Went to Costco and they had a dummy model, said it might be the 13th for them. 289$

  • i need a 3 man team, a pack of gum and a paperclip and we can accomplish the same thing. but being able to just go in and ask is pretty cool too.

  • Travisty

    I almost got a guy from Best Buy to sell me one, he was about to ring it up but had trouble finding it in the system and then his manager saw and caught on.  They even opened it and handled the phone in front of me, I nearly lost it after coming so close

  • STiK

    When does the Verizon axes the Galaxy Nexus rumors begin???

  • Jimbo
  • Anonymous

    Thats funny mine told me the 15th.

  • Pimpuout2

    Loved that idea Google should have boughtverizon instead of Motorola!

  • Pimpuout2

    My verizon store finally told me they can sell the Nexus on the 13th. Everyday since the 9th the GM has been telling me he had no definate answer! Just throwing out what my verizon in Nj told me.

  • Anonymous

    I went today and asked if I could see a demo unit. I was told “We are not allowed to show you”

    W.T.F.

  • Ya gotta love how VZW keeps advertising and releasing anything moto- droid brand from new phones to tablets..yet ¬†imho the best phone to be released by them ¬†the G-NEX is getting no support at all..it’s sad really…even Crapples iFail got more exposure.

  • antjonz

    Dammit! Release the Kraken Nexus!!

  • Anonymous

    a little more than two days from the “expected release date” and no official word from verizon? ¬†so freaking weird.

  • Just called my local VZW store, asked if they were maintaining a list for those interested in the Nexus, sales guy said no, he said they should have enough in stock. ¬†I asked, “So it shouldn’t be a problem if I come in Thursday morning and pick one up?” and he said “No.” ¬†Kind of confirms the Thursday date, yet again.

  • Alright I’m on this site all the time reading up on all good things Android and of course the Galaxy Nexus..bout time I comment…OG Droid here..desperately need to use my upgrade. but don’t want anything but the Nexus. All of these delays and lucky new owners are killing me! My OG Droid is on it’s last limbs..lags..resets itself randomly..oh and the newest the screen randomly pulls down the notifications bar..if i’m on a webpage ¬†it goes all haywire..it’s bad guys!¬†

    Here’s to looking forward to the expected delay on the 15th!

    • Alpha4005

      I’m with you man. I’m limping with my LG EnV touch. The upper left fourth of the screen burnt out, the interface laggs behind my every move, and the transmitter is failing. I have had my upgrade for a while but the only phone I really want is the G Nexus. Verizon is really botching this release. By all business models that any of my business friends can come up with they are losing money this way. Either way this phone will target a niche market and waiting to be closer to christmas will scare off the average guy that wants a new phone. They missed half of the holiday season already. If they wait any longer they will just hurt the sales further, especially with them pushing the moto phones so hard. This company really needs some transparency. Not total transparency but partial. They know their customers will be loyal and they know what we want. By offering statements on the phone and its status would appease the community at the same time as keeping us updated. There is a hardware problem? the 4g struggle needs a little attention before we get on the network? Ok thats fine, just tell us that and the community wont explode from blueball syndrome. They know a pretty big group of us wants it. If they wait any longer than thurs/fri they have screwed the pootch and will lose a lot of money on this endeavor. Till thursday I am stuck with everyone else. -give me my gnex!!!

      • Crazy man..I’ve been a vzw customer for about 6 years or so now..I’m hoping I can get a good loyalty discount when they release it! I love the fact that I’m grandfathered in with my plan and they keep calling me asking if i’m ready to use my upgrade. I just keep saying “nope i’m waiting” finally one lady goes “you’ve been due for an upgrade for a long time..what exactly are you waiting for?” “i’m waiting for the galaxy nexus..and if anything changes on my plan when i do upgrade you will lose a longtime valued customer…so nothing better change.” lol

  • Graham Wilson

    just got one put on hold for me at best buy! so as soon as its released i can come pick it up!

  • guest

    The day I bring home my Nexus is the day my OG meets the business end of my 12 gauge..
    This re-booting, freezing up p.o.s. has stomped on my last nerve.

    • please post a video on youtube of this. Call it “hello Nexus, goodbye OG”

  • Keith Sumner

    My take, The Razr, Bionic, and this phone are all great phones, I’m excited for this Nexus and can’t wait to see what it brings to our community (hopefully fewer trolls) but the fact is this phone doesn’t meet my needs completely for a mobile device and I’m very happy with what I have already. But I hope you all enjoy your Nexii and that we can get along after this damn phone comes out!

    • Fixer

      WELL SAID!!!!

      • Guest

        Go blow kleenex fuckface.

        • Fixer

          hey mc_clane sorry you got banned loser!! HA! 

          • Guest

            I’m still here!¬† U mad bro?

          • Fixer

            you crying like a little bitch bro?? LOL!! but not with you pussy ass screen name.  HA!

      • Fixer=CrackWhoreFail
        • Fixer

          …..

          ¬†you like it don’t you man!!!

    • Mikewoods94

      Bionic should have never been it should have went straight to the Razr. Razr is a perfectly fine device but after having the Bionic I just had a bad taste in my mouth for Moto stuff and I used to love it. The Razr screen sucks IMHO and it’s too thin for my liking. So I tried something differrnt and loving the Gnex so far.

      • what can you say about the size compared to the bionic/thunderbolt. basically 4.3 inchers

  • Anonymous

    They have until the end of this week to sell me this phone or I will explode me thinks… my hype¬†pressure¬†gauge¬†is hitting max and I just can’t take it anymore.¬†

  • Dominick DeVito

    People Рthe delay is the ice cream sandwich sleeves for the retail boxes.  :p

    • Gerg04

      That’s made more sense than any other b$ you’ve been trying to feed us

  • Are the stores who have it in advance sells it to a much higher price?

  • Mikewoods94

    wtf

  • Mikewoods94

    Why did you ban me Kellex?

  • Mikewoods94

    tested the Panoramic photo functionality in my office. (really quick test didn’t hold the camera still but you get the picture)

    http://tinypic.com/r/fp11ya/5

  • Mikewoods94

    If anyone has specific questions regarding the Gnex and functionality hit me up on twitter @mwoods269 and I will be happy to answer your question or check something out for you!

  • Anonymous

    That lack of specifics has to¬†convince¬†anyone at this point that it’s more politics than performance.

  • me

    so any offensive comment against the nexus was removed but all the offensive comments to defend it were left up nice we all nazi’s nice. i really dont care phone any one but me gets,to each your own.but this phone has ruined d.l. dont point your finger at angelface,and j.mc they didnt start all this it was the nexus people bombardin bionic post when we just wanted to learn everything we could about it.so yeah paybacks a bitch deal with it

    • Anonymous

      Is this suppose to be in English?

    • Dan Letsch

      So because a few people were rude to some other people at some point, it is perfectly okay that others are now rude to some other random people?

      Apparently if anybody has ever been rude to somebody and you know about then it is perfectly okay for you to be an azz.  Very grown up, man.

      • me

        no what im saying is that everytime im commenting on a bionic pist about my bionic i get slam along with everyone else who likes the phone,and there hasnt been anything done.but now that its on a nexus page people are getting banned? very professional.

      • Guest

        You’re a fu cking genius.

        • Fixer

          you crying like a little bitch bro?? LOL!!

    • Guest

      This place is a haven for fanboys and clueless wonders.¬† If you don’t join in on the nexus circle jerking you’re a fanboy of something else and it’s ok to bash and insult everything else, if you don’t take it you get banned.¬† The way of Kleenex!

      • Fixer

        you crying like a little bitch bro?? LOL!!

    • Fixer

      you easily offended bro??

  • Anonymous

    I think people going nuts need to just go to store that will let you play with one and do so. ¬†You’ll realize while it is an awesome phone, it is just a phone and no need to no nuts.

  • I get caught up in the anger and frustration over this phone not being out yet but then reality steps in.¬† I think about the people without jobs, soldiers at war, small countries without internet and how absurd I am getting this angry over a phone.¬† I then feel pretty bad but then a rumored date comes out and is missed and the cycle continues. F Verizon!

  • me

    so the people who spam every other post are complaining about people doing the same nice.how many times have i read a post that i was interested just to have to put up with nexus ftw what this isnt about nexus why you even posting this,what you actually bought that shitty phone your dumb you should have got a nexus.but i like my bionic its great,so you can get your nexus put a rom thart makes half the shit not work on your phone complain to the dev working hard so much he/she walks away leaving you with a half baked rom.sounds fun to me enjoy because you apple ,im mean nexus spammers deserve it.for the normal people who get a nexus who get this phone i hope its the best phone you ever had.

  • Anonymous

    Sux that I can’t even read real peoples comments but have to weed thru J_McClane’s, & Guest’s crappy¬†repartee. I gave up.

    Congrats to any who was able to grab a Nexus early.

    • Fixer

      looks like they have both been banned now!  hope the banned angelface77 too!!

      • Guest

        Kleenex must love your dumbfuck gay porn, maybe this is kleenex’s secret account.

        • Fixer

          you still crying little bitch???  go suck some more cock fagg boy!! HA!

          • Guest

            You first one inch stick boy, that is what you love to do afterall.  LOL if your stupid ass thought some schmuck banning me would keep me from posting you crying fuckwit.

            I’m going to troll this site until it makes you cry and you slit your wrists.

          • Fixer

            you crying like a little bitch bro?? LOL!!  i like this stuff gives me something to do when I am bored at work.  so bring it on cum sucker!! you know you like the taste of it slurp! slurp!

  • Anonymous

    ZOMGZ tHe NeXus!!!!!

    BAnz Z nEXus haterzzzzzzzzz!11!!!1

    derp

    • Anonymous

      your level of intelligence really shows with this one.

  • I used to read droid-life comments for information and people opinions, but then they took a troll to the knee.

    • Anonymous

      The Nexus has brought out all the stupid in people.

  • Anonymous

    anyone hoping they’re just going to release it since so many people got theirs early?

  • Deltaechoe

    I was a few seconds from paying for the Galaxy Nexus before Verizon’s call center intervened.¬† One of the clueless reps from verizon almost let it on their network from best buy mobile and he/she must have talked to their manager about it because they called the guy from BBM back and told them not to sell.¬† I just putting my card in the machine to swipe, and they took the deal off the table.¬† I feel like the kid in the grocery store who didn’t get his candy…sniff

    • Tim242

      That’s what you get. You know the phone is not yet released. You deserve that letdown.

      • Man, you sound like a giant prick.

        • Tim242

          Only idiots try to get people fired for trying to get them to sell you an unreleased phone. You are the pricks.

          • Trueness

            go screw urself faggot

            why the hell ar eu on this site then comment back. go suck a fukin dick

          • Anonymous

            lol……….. internet comebacks..

          • J Dub

            “You are the ones who are the ball-lickers.”Not that it applies, but that’s what came to mind.

    • zZz525

      This same exact thing happened to me at best buy! The guy had to call into verizon and they told him not to sell it to me. It was nice to actually see the device with my own eyes though. It’s a thing of beauty that’s for sure.

  • Joseph

    Comments here has gone to the dumps ever since the Galaxy Nexus was announced.

  • Jamaicawind

    you do know the smart way to remove a troll from this world is to just ignore it right? 

  • Anonymous

    It may never come out. Does the nexus 1 comes to mind lol?

    • Guest

      …..

    • Tim242

      The Nexus One for Verizon was never produced, much less delivered to stores.

    • Can you please just leave and stop trashing the Nexus. All you are doing is causing a ton of spam.

      Not trying to feed you troll but the RAZR isn’t better then Nexus and the Nexus isn’t better then the RAZR. Want to know why? Its because everyone has there opinions. Some people will think the RAZR is way better and others will think the Nexus is way better. To me I think the Nexus is better for me because its the best phone to root and rom. I think everyone on here gets that you think the RAZR is way better. So can you just please stop commenting about that?

      • Trueness

        hahaaaaaa are u kidding mannnnn?!!!

        yea much effin better to root and rom with a locked f*kin bootloader

        ur jus upset u went out nd spent ur cookies be4 the good toys came out

        • Tysoncrosby21

          lrn2read…… ¬†He said the Nexus is easier to root and rom, it’s the phone with the UNLOCKED boot loader. ¬†Please go back to basic reading comprehension and basic spelling and grammar, my lord that was difficult to read.

      • Anonymous

        When i said that the razr is better is because it is better all around. The nexus just have ICS going for it.

        • Fixer

          …….

          • Guest

            I’m going to change my name to Fixer because I’m a dumb little cock sucker who thinks I’m smart.

          • Fixer

            you crying like a little bitch bro?? LOL!!

          • Guest1

            mc_clane you sound a little up tight man you should ask your boy friend to give you a little more cock tonight so you will be in a better mood.  you know you want some!  you like the taste of fresh cock and cum in your mouth!  lap that stuff man! get it!

        • Guest1

          …..

    • Anonymous

      its already arrived in stores, does the bionic come to mind?

      • Anonymous

        It can be on the store 3 months and if they want they will not release it.

        • Fixer

          …….

  • Anonymous

    owww another crying baby lol. We were not crying when you were typing garbage about the bionic. You nexus fans are little girls.

    • Guest

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  • Anonymous

    Moto is the way to go.

    • If Moto was the way to go, Google wouldve have contracted Moto to do the Nexus device, but they didn’t and Google OWNS Moto Mobility and gave Samsung the exclusive right to do nexus with new features your phone doesnt even have lol. Sure, Moto wins at having the best-old technology. Congrats lol dumbass

      • Anonymous

        Samsung made nexus S garbage. You are an idiot. Moto has the best technology in the game period. i do not have time to school you.

        • There are reasons that Nexus is known in the industry, specially within Android. The only memorable device that Moto put out was OG Droid, and thats because it was easily rooted and was vanilla. If Moto had the best technology it would have put it in their phones. Kevlar? Nano Coating? Gorilla Glass? all that is old technology Lol. Im an idiot? yet you fail to see the obvious. zzz

        • Guest

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        • Tim242

          I had the Razr for a week. The back of the phone is sexy. The front is fugly. Galaxy Nexus is sexy from both sides : )

          • Anonymous

            moto phones would look better if they didn’t cover them front to back with verizon and 4g/lte logos.

          • Anonymous

            The nexus is plastic, huge and it is lacking specs. LG revolution 2 may top it as well.

          • Fixer

            …….

          • Guest

            Waaaaaa, I like to troll but I’m a little baby who can’t take it.¬† r-tard boy.

          • Fixer

            you crying like a little bitch bro?? LOL!!

      • Anonymous

        go eat your plastic samsung device.

        • Guest

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      • Anonymous

        If you really think about it. The developement of the Galaxy Nexus started way before the acquisition of Moto by Google began. Galaxy Nexus came out before the Motorola’s big shots approved the deal and now all they are waiting for is the approval of the FCC. The deal is not finalized yet and therefor Moto is not part of Google yet. Would I like to see a Nexus done by Moto, most certainly. If you think that’s not going to happen I strongly believe that you’re mistaken. Yes Google is after Moto because of its patent porfolio, but I doubt that google is going to leave Moto on the side lines for its Nexus line of phones. It might not be for the next 2012 Nexus, lets see what 2013 brings us down the Nexus line.

        Sent from my OG Droid

    • Canon

      STFU you stupid ass bitch.

      • Anonymous

        You seem hurt lol. You are a turd go back to Arkansas.

        • Guest

          go suck some more cock faggo!!!!

        • Tim242

          What does Arkansas have to do with anything? I live in Arkansas. We have LTE. It was an Arkansas company (Alltel) that put Verizon where they are. We are home to the first national park (Hot Springs National Park), the first national river (Buffalo National River), the only diamond mine in the world open to the public (Crater of Diamonds State Park), and the largest company in the world (walmart*). There is nothing wrong with Arkansas : )

    • Guest

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  • Anonymous

    You are telling kellex to ban people, but you are telling the guest aka loser to post naked pics on kellex site. you are the biggest idiot in history lol.

    • Guest

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  • Anonymous

    lol keep crying. Nexus is failure.

    • Guest

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  • Anonymous

    the ones hating are the ones holding a grudge to motorola.

    • Guest

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  • Anonymous

    Moto wins

    • Guest

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  • Anonymous

    he is like 12 and his soul is hurt lol.

    • Just thought you should know that what you just said makes absolutely no sense.

      • Anonymous

        who asked you lol

        • Awuh.. so much for being ‘schooled’ Such a little girl, with a little girls name. Lol WOW you’re entertaining at how much of an idiot you are. I’m done with you.. I thought you would be better at defending your paperweight. I didn’t think you would be this pathetic. Bye

          • Anonymous

            You are not important. I will not make you famous lol. Go cry in the corners like all the nexus geeks.

          • Guest

            NICE!!!!

        • Guest

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  • Anonymous

    Has anyone seen this? http://www.xda-developers.com/android/is-the-galaxy-nexus-still-a-nexus/ 

    Apparently, there are different software configurations that Samsung controls, with only one directly controlled by Google. I wonder how this will be when it comes to Verizon. I really hope that their configuration isn’t controlled by Verizon.

    • QQMore

      Eh it’s a Nexus phone.¬† All you have to do is unlock it and you can flash whatever kernel or ROM you want (once ROMs are compiled for it).¬† I’m sure we’ll end up with some nice ICS ROMs created from source before long.

      • Anonymous

        You can do that with many other phones as well.

  • Anonymous

    Nexus fans are little girls some hide under their grandmother skirts under guest lol.

    • Guest

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  • Anonymous

    The bionic is a great device. Stop being an idiot.

    • Guest

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  • Anonymous

    Nexus fans aka cry babies.

    • Id honestly expect your behavior from iPhone fans.. not another Droid fan..¬†

      • Stefan

        The same applies to many of the Nexus fans on here.

      • Anonymous

        Why are you crying?

        • Guest

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  • Anonymous

    another loser lol

    • Guest

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  • Anonymous

    This device has been a big disappointment period.

    • blah blah blah, the razr is better, the nexus sucks. We’ve heard it all before from you without any reasoning whatsoever. No sense in keeping on. We know your opinion, there’s no sense in posting negative comments on every single Nexus mentioning post.

      • Bewara2009

        lmfao +1

      • Anonymous

        You know it sucks.

      • Guest

        he a loser cum sucking faggitt! ¬†he can’t help it. ¬†probably raped by his father.

    • Perfection by Possession syndrome

      • Anonymous

        oww, i did not know that you have that. I hope that you get better ūüôā

        • Guest

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    • Anonymous

      Why do you post here to do nothing but trash this phone? ¬†Buy something else if you don’t like it.

      • Anonymous

        I can express my opinions. The device will suck period. Look at the release. it has not come out yet.

      • Guest1

        because he is a worthless cum sucking moto nut hugging no life faggitt that has nothing better to do.  he was probably raped by his father and he probably liked it!

    • Guest

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    • Tim242

      Razr sales have been disappointing. That’s why the Nexus was delayed. They know once it is released, the Razr might as well be end of life.

      • Fixer

        AMEN!!!

      • Anonymous

        Most devices will not sell as good nowadays. A new and better device is coming out every month.

        • Fixer

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  • nxusnow?

    What will you guys do if it’s delayed again?

    • Bryan Williams

      GS2 on Sprint.

  • Anonymous

    Guys, can we keep this website a happy place? ¬†No trash talking and arguing back and forth? ¬†PLEASE resist the urge to feed trolls such as Gay_McClane, Angelface, and so on. ¬†Just ignore their comments and move on. ¬†Then, be sure to “like” positive comments that actually contribute to the conversation. ¬†This way, the troll comments will go to the bottom and never be seen.

    • Damn it. I couldn’t resist. You’re right.

    • Anonymous

      Or you could just shove a nexus up your ass instead of constantly whining and calling everything else garbage.

  • Bewara2009

    Okay now let me share my story here, I walk into my local
    Verizon store and told one of the sales rep if they had the Nexus in and they
    said no we don’t, and said that they got delay again for some reason. I said oh
    really, so you don’t have any in the backroom or so, he said NO SIR WE DO NOT,
    I made a deal with him saying that if I can go to the back room with one of
    sale rep here and if I see them in the backroom you sell one to me right now,
    and if there isn’t any in the backroom I‚Äôll give you a $1000.00 right now. Of
    course he said NO, and I knew right there that he was lying to me… So before I
    left I said I bet if this conver was between me and you and no one else heard
    it you would have done it. 

  • logcat

    It seems Nexus fans are a very immature bunch.

    • Jose

      Also, they’re desperate for just a phone. Crazy.

    • Anonymous

      At least the nexus will make it easy to spot idiots.

  • iknowthisstuff

    whoever said they purchased it from Best Buy is a liar. the POS system wont even let u put the sku in so thats BS. unless we see a receipt, i call bull. plus most stores dont even have em in stock

  • Anonymous

    Nice to see people started posting gay porn pictures in the comments section. Comments need to be disabled and a announcment needs to be made about the rules for posting here.

    All it takes is one mother to see that crap and call the company that hosts this site and BAM Droid Life is gone. 

    • Brian

      lol why would droid life be gone if a mother complained to the host?  hahaha this is the internet not the school news paper bozo

      • Anonymous

        Because its illegal to expose children to pornagraphic images there guy. 

        • Brian

          I don’t think so.. Child pornography- now thats illegal.. gay pornography not so much.. what are children doing on Droid Life anyways? and why aren’t they being supervised?

          DroidLife is not going to get shut down because a mother complains.. you are dumb

          • Anonymous

            You don’t think it’s illegal to show porn to children? Wow dude….

            Btw under federal law anyone under 18 is a “child”. And this website doesn’t have a age verification system for “Adult” content. Anyone can come here.

            You cant have a website that children can access be filled with pornographic images(at least not in the USA). Stupid people posting crap like that could honestly get Droid Life pulled and Kellen in alot of trouble.

            I don’t want to see DL taken down for some petty shit like that…..so why are you arguing with me?

          • Yeah, no. It’s not going to be taken down, no need to sound the alarms. Nothing will happen to Droid-Life.

          • Brian

            hey I don’t enjoy it, i just think you are being dramtic.. flag the comment and move on.¬†

          • Stefan

            Too bad from the looks of it, the majority of Droid-Life readers are children. Hopefully, their moms don’t go through their stuff.

          • Keii Graham

            Something offensive on the internet? Quick, call the internet police. Consequences will never be the same.

            For the record, I was with you up until you played the de facto “for the children” card.

          • James

            ¬†pics of sex organs usually don’t go over very well with many people.

          • Anonymous

            I have children. So yeah I get defensive about children. 

            Besides do we really need that stuff here on Droid Life? This place is turning into 4chan at warp speed. 

          • More like very slow slow speed… So you have children and you go to 4chan.. yet a couple of images offend you. zzzzzzzzzzzzz

          • Anonymous

            Got it dude ur trollin. Yeah I have children and EVERYONE knows what 4chan is. 

            Anything else you’d like to argue about?

          • Guest

            DUDE!!!  lay off the drugs!!!! you are tripping hard! go get some sleep!!

          • Keii Graham

            I agree with the point that the images shouldn’t be posted here, but you should have left it at that.
            I’m just tired of children being used as an excuse to take away our rights, thus I’m usually pretty angry about people throwing “because of children” in the¬†argument¬†wherever they can.

          • Tim242

            So, if a child goes to a porn site, and a mother complains…it gets shut down? You are crazy. I’m mad I missed the gay porn. *stomps foot*

    • Anonymous

      I’m surprised that Disqus doesn’t have a better way to block that stuff built in.

    • Anonymous

      That would probably be a good thing at this point, this place is officially worse than BGR.

  • CHARLES COX

    Can somebody who has the Verizon Galaxy Nexus please let me know if it has free wifi portable hotspot like the international version and the other Nexus devices.

    Thanks.

  • Anonymous

    phlpn.es/829r8s

  • Kierra

    Droid-life has gone to the dogs lol

  • bigrob60

    Tried to pick one up at my VZW BJ’s kiosk, but the guy wouldn’t budge. He said that the system wouldn’t even allow him to activate the LTE sim card. But he did tell me they were sitting under the counter & Thursday is the day b/c he has to put out all the merchandise out for the phone this week. He gave me his card and told me to call him Wednesday so he could set one aside for me for Thursday morning. Take is as you will.¬†

    • Anonymous

      I talked to a guy at a Verizon Store and he told me that Wednesday was the day… seems to be round and round.¬†

      • bigrob60

        Maybe Wednesday is the announcement but, who knows.

    • Are you in Pines?

      • bigrob60

        South Florida.

  • Tyler

    Was going to try this but I have finals and couldn’t.

    • Anonymous

      Ahh, crazy. 

      Same here, and my name is also Tyler!

  • Anonymous

    What date is your “sources” saying now?

  • Come on Verizon! Release the Kraken–I mean, phone already!

  • ordered mine on newegg.com today

    • theraskell

      Dont see it on there

    • so you bought the GSM version?

  • Those Verizon employees should get a raise, not fired. ¬†They’re single-handedly saving the Galaxy Nexus.

    • Couldn’t agree more; why are these employees being penalized for satisfying customers and making a good sale? They’re just being good at their job from the looks of it.

  • Joshua Peters

    Can we please get some more info on the camera? Is it really crappy or is that just prehype b.s?

  • Chad

    Kellex,
    Please ban J_McClane. That douchebag is ruining the comments section.

    • OG Droid

      Add Angelface to that list

      • Guest

        Both of those loser!!! so sick of their bullshitt!!

      • Anonymous

        Lmfao God I enjoy these DL trolls and the “Guest” responses

    • Guest

      AMEN!!!!!  PLEASE!!!  PLEASE!!!  PLEASE!!!  PLEASE!!!  PLEASE!!!  PLEASE!!!  PLEASE!!!  PLEASE!!!  PLEASE!!!  PLEASE!!! PLEASE!!!  PLEASE!!!  PLEASE!!!  PLEASE!!!  PLEASE!!! PLEASE!!!  PLEASE!!!  PLEASE!!!  PLEASE!!!  PLEASE!!! PLEASE!!!  PLEASE!!!  PLEASE!!!  PLEASE!!!  PLEASE!!!

    • r8rs

      I second that, we shouldn’t have to sift through all the useless bickering just to find the meaningful comments about what the post is actually about. This has gotten ridiculous, in J_McClanes mind everyone is a moron and moto is the only way to go, we don’t care about his feelings.

      • Chad

        Definitely! I just got tired of scrolling and gave up reading. 

      • Anonymous

        That’s where you’re wrong, moron. ¬†Do you understand any of the words that I type or is your little brain incapable of basic functions. ¬†I couldn’t care less if you prefer a nexus, a rezound, a razr, a revolution, a gs2, an iphone or whatever the f*ck you want, what I can’t stand is the constant bashing of other phones that people deem to be worthless in their pathetic little minds because it isn’t their device of choice. ¬†Understand?

    • Anonymous

      Somebody call the waaaaambulance.  All I did was make one comment and 8 fanboys responded with insults so you can kiss my ass along with the rest of them.

    • He’s gone.

      • OG Droid

        Thank you.

      • Fixer

        THANK YOU!!! VERY MUCH!!! It will be a much better place with him gone.  I hope you banned AnGeLFace77 too!!!  He is worse than J_McClane!!

      • Anonymous

        Nice, could you start banning the trolls who are spamming non-Nexus threads as well?

        • Fixer

          you mad bro??

      • Guest

        Well it’s official, you’re just as big a moron as the rest of these pathetic nexus loving faggots.¬† You must also enjoy the gay porn that guest has been posting you dipshit and a half.

        • Fixer

          you pissed bro??

      • Guest

        Your site blows chunks kleenex, a festering pool for fanboys, haters and whiners and you encourage them.  Hilarious!  Kiss my ass douche.

        • Fixer

          you mad bro??? HA!! ¬†guess that’s you mc_clane crying like a little bitch! LOL!

          • Guest

            Go blow your butt buddy faggot.  You must like dick because of your one inch little stick.  LOL!

          • Fixer

            poor mc_clane crying like a little bitch! LOL!!

    • Taken care of.

  • Saw the screenshot of the receipt from Best Buy and realized that it was my local store. I ran up there and the salesman confirmed that they had them but he was unable to sell me one. They did have a dummy¬†phone¬†on display and if these are built to the same¬†dimensions¬†the phone is THIN.

    • Should have shown him the receipt and asked him why he couldn’t sell it when he had just sold it earlier that day ūüėõ

  • Anonymous

    Well at least my Zagg Shield will be here before I get this thing.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, my mortgage should be paid off too =p (just bought my house this year, lolz).

  • IPHONE AND ANDROID

    uhh its just a phone why do people spend money on something they have already its still android its just faster… im not hatin i just find if stupid how people upgrade there phone everytime a new one came out…

    • Anonymous

      Who are you to even question how someone spends their money? Some people buy Jordan sneakers every time a new pair comes out, some people waste their money getting high, and some people spend their hard earned money on a new phone when it comes out. Different people have different hobbies. Something like a phone which people use every single day for multiple reasons love to have the latest and greatest since they are constantly using it. Don’t ever question how someone spends the money they work for…

    • Anonymous

      I’m not upgrading my phone every time a new one comes out. I’m currently on a 2 year old OG Droid that’s barely running Gingerbread. I’m a developer, so I’d like the latest OS, and I know that the Nexus will always have the latest for a least a year or so.

    • I highly doubt anyone is purchasing every phone that comes out O.o.. I am upgrading cause im up for an upgrade and would like this particular phone.

    • Keii Graham

      I’m using an original Droid that is barely functional at this point. I’d like a phone that I can do all the latest things on.

  • richard melcher

    Kellex, you make it sound like some epic movie plot. 

    “In a world were the largest mobile retailer refuses to¬†acknowledged¬†the¬†existence¬†of and epic phone, One man¬†risk’s¬†it all to sell the Nexus early!!!”

    • richard melcher

      This Summer, Verizon Employ-66457 is…… “Mr. NEXUS!”

      • Keii Graham

        I’d go watch this movie, but I have a feeling it’s just going to get delayed.

        • richard melcher

          I see what you did there lol
          maybe Verizon Employ-007 would be better.

    • Anonymous

      Lol that’s too funny. Seems like he tries to make all his posts sound so “epic” ūüėĬ†

  • Just a guess, but will VZW push the Galaxy Nexus until after January 15th? ¬†Recall that the put in this ‘feature’ that you can return a phone until January 15th during the holiday buying season – did they realize how many THOUSANDS of phones will be returned, and decide to delay the Nexus until after the extended return cut-off date? ¬†Just wondering…..

    • Anonymous

      I was thinking the same thing. I wish all these renters would have just done it on the down low instead of throwing it in Verizon’s face. They could get spiteful and push it back to screw the renters. But I highly doubt it. With phones in stock and some already being leaked early they won’t wait that long. This week is it…

  • Anonymous

    I went to Radio Shack on Friday to buy the phone because they told me it was available, but they could not sell it to me when I got there. They let me hold it for a few minutes though. They called me this morning because they thought that they could sell it to me and when I got there they again could not sell it. They let me look at the Nexus again though. So frustrating Verizon.

    • Guest

      Called Radio Shack tonight and they told me that they had one GN in stock and that I could come down to buy it. Had them hold until I ran down there – got there and the woman actually activated the phone but when she went to ring it up her register blocked the sale. She called her manager and he then informed her/me that they weren’t allowed to sell it, so she’s holding it for me and will call when they are able to sell… Talk about a tease.. Wanted to grab it and run! DAMN!!!!¬†

      • Mikewoods94

        same thing happened to me. It took like an hour of my time, activated on my account, took my credit card to process a manual transaction then I had to go as my lunch break was way over and a server was down I needed to fix. Sorry you can text me all you want to take it back but the sale is final pal. See my story here.  http://bwone.com/radio-shack-breaks-release-date-on-verizon-galaxy-nexus/

  • Anonymous

    Just played with it at my local store. No luck on buying one. Kick ass phone.

  • Gary

    This is exactly¬†what¬†Verizon’s release is, they will never make it public. Just over time they will slowly sell the Nexus “Under The Table.” That way everyone will just buy the bloated locked up Moto devices.

  • i0BAY

    i work for BB and i had mine activated this morning… but the register wouldn’t allow us to scan the nexus box… :/ so i had to deactivate my phone and go back to work with my shit OG droid.

  • Anonymous

    phlpn.es/829r8s

  • David Verba

    I went to my local Radio Shack this AM – everything was good to go – but apparently Verizon put something place so the nexus devices can’t get activated. ¬†I was looking at the screen with the lady, but the system wouldn’t allow for a sim # to be added to this device. She finally called their Verizon rep after we tried EVERYTHING. ¬†Of course, I knew what would happen – “don’t sell the device until further notice”. ūüôĀ

  • Anonymous

    I was bored, so I wrote a song about the Galaxy Nexus delays (to the tune of “Jingle Bells”)

    It posted weird, so here’s a Google Doc: goo.gl/qA08T

  • Anonymous

    tinyurl.ie/7fb

  • RELEASE ALL THE NEXUS!!!

  • Nakouro28

    The manager at my local radioshack called me personally and said that he has them in stock and one is saved for me first!!! ūüôā After weeks of going in there and asking about it of course lol. Cant

  • I’ve had my stock of phones in my store, rather. I don’t have the phone yet myself ūüôĀ

  • I’m a manager for Hhgregg, a small electronics retailer, and I’ve had mine now for like a week. I’m foaming at the mouth to get one. You wouldn’t BELIEVE the amount of emails we’ve been getting making sure we know what will happen to anyone who dares sell one to an employee or customer though.¬†

  • Bionic

    Those sales people better hope they dont get investigated 

    • Anonymous

      This not Apple.  Those bastards will show up with the police.

  • Chrisriner84

    Yeah I made this comment in another post already, but I went to two Verizon stores today. The first store was the bigger one of the two, and they had eighty units in stock but none of them had even been taken out of the box. A rep took my name and number and said he’d call me Wednesday night if they were going to sell them on Thursday.

    The second store, however, was much smaller and not crowded (still a corporate store). I asked if they had one that i could play with, and sure enough…(queue Elvis Presley American trilogy)– GLORY GLORY, Halleluuuuuujah. The thing is absolutely gorgeous. Other than the finicky battery cover, it felt like a really solid phone despite being so lightweight (and the fact that its a Samsung). We played around with the extended 2100 mah battery, which I absolutely recommend, as it adds less thickness to it than most inductive charge plates. You could just barely tell that it was even raised at all, and only from the perimeter of the cover.

    The phone was lightning fast, had no apparent issues, and made me fall in love. Watching the boot animation for the first time in person was awesome. I wanted sooooooo badly to take pics and videos of it with my charge, but the battery was almost dead and it wouldn’t open the camera app. What surprised me the most about the phone was how small it is. Even tho its a tad longer, if you were to ask me the generalized question of which phone is bigger between it and my charge, I would definitely say the charge. And, despite the fact that the lte is thicker than the GSM, the phone still felt very smooth, and, well, quite frankly–pfa. Pretty f*cking awesome.

    • waveGuide3e8

      You mentioned the extended battery. The GNex is supposed to have this hump at the bottom of the phone… did the extended battery cover eliminate this hump? Or was it there but less apparent?

      • Chrisriner84

        The extended battery and its cover make such a little difference that they do very little to affect the look of the reverse chin on the bottom. I know what you’re talking about. My Droid charge has a reverse chin and the inductive charge plate ( which makes the phone thicker) almost makes the chin on the bottom disappear. This is definitely not the case with the nexus, like I said there really is very very little difference. You can see the battery plate is raised probably by less than the thickness of a credit card

  • Anonymous

    These Verizon employees are the Ghandis of our time. They should get Nobel Peace prizes. Godspeed.

  • Anonymous

    Verizon botched this product release so badly that I am giving up on Verizon altogether. Will probably switch to a cheaper prepaid carrier when my current Verizon contract expires.

    • Bionic

      That is so stupid.  You act like an impatient child who is throwing a tantrum.  Your gonna go pre-paid and use those shittyy phones?  Good luck

      • Agreed

        I too seriously don’t understand how anyone could possibly blame VZW for this.. WE are the only people who even know that this phone exists. WE are the only who even care about these launch dates or what updates are up for grabs or any kind of bullshit. No one out there has any idea of this phones existence or release date IF they know about it.¬†

        VZW has absolutely no blame and should never be held responsible for this, when they do make it publicly official and have actually let potential buyers know an actual date (not the stores, not the blogs or forums but VZW actually) and they pull back then sure we can be mad at them, but this is business. If anyone seriously has an issue with how VZW runs their business and partnerships then thats time wasted and you should not care unless your a shareholder, and if you honestly think that threatening VZW with leaving them for another carrier is actually going to have an impact to a multi-billion dollar company then leave, lol. 

        It’s business, people and like I said – VZW or any company, can not be held responsible for something that they themselves have not given any sort of official release date to. They have acknowledged its existence and have made that public, but the most that we, as a public, have¬†received¬†that’s anywhere near being a date was ‘coming soon’ – deal with it. I know I am, and I don’t have a phone anymore. My OG Droid passed away 2 days ago….fml

    • Anonymous

      How so? Verizon has yet to make any promises about a release date from what all I have read.

      Near as I can tell all the hype for this product has been the result of all the blogs posting rumors.

      • Tim242

        Managers at every Verizon store in my area have all said 12/9 was supposed to be the release date. They didn’t get that from a blog rumor : )

        • Anonymous

          Not trying to pick an argment with you but that is still not Verizon making an official release date.

          • Tim242

            They set it, they just didn’t announce it publicly. The phone was announced almost 2 months ago. They should have a release date by now.

          • Publicly is where it counts though, and publicly, all they said was “before the end of the year”

          • Tim242

            Actually, They first said publicly, in November. Regardless, they have to stop doing this with phone launches. It doesn’t hapoen with iphone…shouldn’t happen with any phone.

          • Dan Letsch

            Unless I missed it, I don’t think they ever said anything other than “by the end of the year”.¬† The November date was picked out of an article saying the GSM version would be available “pretty much everywhere” in EU by November whatever.¬† Blogs got excited and wanted views, so they said it meant it would come out here.

          • They said the phone would be out in November, which it was, overseas, but the LTE version was said to be out before the end of the year. Wording is everything

          • Tim242

            Actually, they said, “Out in the US, and Europe, starting in November.” I watched the announcement. It wasn’t until about 3 wks later, Verizon said by the end of the year. Verizon has to stop with these botched releases. Thank goodness, I’m getting a device that I will be happy with. My heart can’t handle this haha

      • Mikewoods94

        Verizonwireless 800-922-0204 specifically confirmed with me last week that 12/9 was the release date. So yes they did pal.

        • Anonymous

          I guess ive been corrected and ive gained a new ‘pal’. What a day.

          Of course i could call the number and ask them if they told a mikewoods94 that the release date was 12/9, but thats no way to treat a ‘pal’.

  • Verizon has got to be cracking up by the way they have g-nex fanboys begging for this phone.

  • Mikewoods94

    http://bwone.com/radio-shack-breaks-release-date-on-verizon-galaxy-nexus/

    Ive had it since 10 am Friday. Tons of info here.

    • Bkshaw23

      It was reported that there would be an update for the phone ready to download on launch day. 4.1? Are you able to pull the update with the phone?

      • Mikewoods94

        no, it’s still 4.0.1 Verizon support mentioned it wasn’t out yet since the phone was not released.

  • Anonymous

    So if I have an upgrade on 1/17/12, can’t I upgrade up to 30 days early? aka 12/17/11

    • Anonymous

      They’ve let me before. Call customer service.

      • Anonymous

        call them for the answer or for the upgrade…?

        • Anonymous

          Both. I called asking them if it would be possible to upgrade when the Thunderbolt came out, and i was about 45 days outside of my upgrade date, and the person I spoke with said it would be possible to do that. She went ahead into the account, and made it so I was eligible (I was logged into the online account and watched it switch from “eligible on XX/XX/XXXX” to “eligible for an upgrade”. She then asked if I wanted to order over the phone, which I would have, but it wasn’t available yet… so yeah, I’d definitely make the phone call now, and if you aren’t lucky today, try again tomorrow. Some CSRs are nicer than others!

  • Dsim91

    I’m so sick of version’s games just release the phone you greedy bastards

  • johnnyrockets

    this is why i ordered an iPhone 4s a few days ago.  theres a reason behind this.  its gonna have tons of bugs.  verizon=mad bugs on your phone and customer service actually is willing to bend over and poop on your face.  its amazing.

    • Tim242

      You are nuts. This phone hasn’t had any reported bugs. The 4S, has been bug infested since release.

      • Anonymous

        Well, there was the volume bug. But that was only for the HSPA+ model and they fixed it already. My mom’s 4S has a battery that drains in 4 hours on average.

    • Bionic

      Have fun with your piss poor iphone which uses an OS designed for a child.

    • i0BAY

      bugs has nothing to do with career, its the¬†manufactures fault if your phone is going crazy….. even if 4g is “down”¬†your phone will be okay.

  • Marcus Reid

    Was in Costco a few hours ago and sales rep said no confirmed date yet but the delay was due to Google wallet issues. ¬†Guess he wasn’t brave enough ughh.

  • Qatomq

    i am sitting on a three day old Rezound. great build. Am I going to be trading it in? ūüôā

    • Akalasin

      my razr is on it’s way—renting it for about two weeks, til all the hullabaloo settles down and reviews are out

    • Jboogie1289

      Had mines since 11/22 and I’m noy hating it. Coming fron a TBolt I knew what to expect. Holding out and hoping I have the GNex before 1/15 when my exchange runs out. Very nice phone overall.

  • theraskell

    I am having dreams about getting this darn phone. Now thats just messed up. Especially waking up and realizing it was a dream lol

    • Anonymous

      Me too. I had a dream that a box of 100 VZW Nexus’s showed up at my door. I kept one for my self, kept several for my AP Java class so we could use them to do some Android development and sold the rest online.

  • waveGuide3e8

    This will sound like everyone else, probably, but I paid a visit to Radio Shack today. I was unsuccessful, but this is the conversation that was had.

    Employee 1: No, we don’t have them on sale yet.
    Employee 2: They’re in the back room, but we’re not allowed to open them yet.
    Employee 1: Shhh (playfully)… The base price is 299, but we often have deals of 50 or 100 dollars off Verizon phones. You will keep your unlimited data if you buy it through us.

    Employee 2: We had them ready for Friday but Verizon told us to wait. We don’t really know when they’ll give us the OK.

    They then gave me their card and recommended I call them to check stock once the phone is available. Do you think they’ll calculate in my employee-discount on top of the Radio Shack discounts?

    • Bionic

      Makes no sense that they can decide if you keep unlimited data or not.  I dont buy that.  The verizon system tells the sales person if you can keep it or not, its not a selectable option.

      • waveGuide3e8

        I didn’t include the part of the conversation where I told them I currently had unlimited data. If you buy through a VZW store then you should get grandfathered in on the new contract. They were confirming for me that this is the case, even if you buy through Radio Shack.

        • Bionic

          yeah i have unlimited as well. Im really hoping that will be the case forever. Been with Verizon for 12 years

    • Anonymous

      You should be able to keep unlimited data no matter what, as long as you’re upgrading from another smartphone (even if it’s 3G and not 4G)

  • Emmanuel Agbarah

    A Best Buy store in Olathe KS sold a couple earlier today and my local Best Buy in Chicago tried selling me one once i showed them the post but it appears the rep at the KS store might be losing his job after a couple phone calls. Funny though, my local VZW store tried to pretend like they didnt have the phone in stock or know when its coming out when last week i played with the Nexus in that very same store with a different rep… Only Samsung, Google, VZW n God knows what the deal is with this crap. I want one so bad that i got Verizon to move my upgrade date up but they made me purchase a phone that day. I got the Razr in hopes of switching it for the Nexus on 12/9… now hoping to do it on 12/15… Fingers crossed.

    • at this rate, I don’t think even God knows. Haha

  • 1ghzhumming

    the design and the software is the selling point of the nexus. phone feels so good in the hand with its hyper skin backing

  • Anonymous

    Probably the most annoying thing is when I call or go into a store and they lie to me saying that they don’t have it in stock.¬†

  • Jbrez2468

    I messed with one at the Vz store Fri screen is great …but other than that the phone feels very cheap I don’t care for the plastic back …let down with the materials …just my thought

  • Anonymous

    Thanks Verizon. ¬†You’ve managed to suck all the fun out of the launch of this phone. ¬†You’re pretty good at that. ¬†

    • Annoyed Verizon Customer

      The sad part is that some executive working for Verizon is telling his colleagues how effective this marketing campaign has been.¬† “Look at all the chatter we’re generating and we haven’t really paid for advertising!”

      Little does he know he is alienating existing and new customers who desperately want this phone.

      • Anonymous

        Indeed. ¬†Verizon and the other carriers essentially don’t want to be relegated into “dumb pipes” (their own words), but that’s exactly what they are when we distill things down to the irreducible elements. ¬†If Verizon keeps botching up releases, cramming bloatware down our throats, and blocking the innovations (e.g., Google Wallet) of ACTUAL software/hardware developers (e.g., Google), then the choice will be easy when the day finally comes when a change needs to be made. ¬†

        I specifically anticipate both Google and Apple will eventually become carriers themselves.  They can both afford to build their own wireless networks, and if executed correctly, they would easily steal away the vast majority of consumers in the marketplace.  

        Chew on that for a second.  Imagine the day when you go into the Google Store to buy the Nexus [insert creative name of iterative Nexus device here] and sign up for a reasonably priced unlimited data plan on a Google operated wireless network.  

        Welcome to the future my friend. ¬†Why don’t you take a seat and stick around for a while? ¬†If you do, I think you’ll like what you see.

        Cheers ūüôā

        • Anonymous

          That would be great. A Nexus phone sold directly by Google, on a network by Google, connected to all of my Google services. The only problem would be anti-trust laws.

          • lightlong

            There certainly would be many logistical parameters to work out, not the least of which would be the regulatory approvals, but also the acquisition of spectrum and so on; however, I think this would be the logical next step in the evolutionary process of the industry and its major innovators (e.g., Google and Apple).¬† Google and Apple wouldn’t necessarily need to make themselves the only shows in town, per say, but at least get in the game, especially given the fact that what we consider to be a ‘connected’ device will drastically change in the coming years with advancements in the biotech industry.¬†

  • Anonymous

    Guys, I checked our inventory system today and saw that a lot of stores have not received their shipment yet. They are probably waiting for all stores to have stock before officially releasing. But they should be good to go by Thursday.

    • richard melcher

      That’s what¬†I’ve¬†been assuming was the delay in launch, Its the only reason that makes sense. A¬†Google¬†wallet delay¬†wouldn’t¬†cause this, Google Wallet is just a software patch. If it was a Hardware issue what is Verizon going to do? have employs open¬†disassemble¬†every single nexus and install a hardware chip?

  • Anonymous

    You have to wonder how much Verizon cares about this. Does it bother them enough that they send undercover employees to try and coax the sale of unreleased devices, do they just ignore it, or do they actually like the publicity and excitement it draws to these products?

  • “majority of stores already have them in stock”¬†

    Not sure what qualifies as a majority, but we have 4 corporate stores in Grand Rapids, MI and none of them have it in inventory according to the reps I know.

    • Im pretty sure no one cares about Michigan…

      • jerry turner

        Correction… We don’t give a damn about the whole state of Michigan

        • me

          thats cool because michigan thinks you two suck d__k

          • jerry turner

            Michigan would be thinking about guys sucking d!ck. Sounds about right.

  • thatdude

    Free the Nexus!!! 

  • Anonymous

    Any one with an Verizon Unlimited Data Plan have a problem keeping it when upgrading to a 4G phone. I have an OG Droid with the Unlimited plan. I’ve been waiting to upgrade to the Nexus, but am worried that they will bone me out of my Unlimited plan

    • richard melcher

      No. the Unlimited data plan you are grandfathered into lasts for life, even if you renew your contract or upgrade to a 4G plan. 

      • Anonymous

        I Hope so. I was just on the Verizon Wireless site, playing around with my upgrade, and when I tried to upgrade my device the the Rzor, it said i had to change my data plan. That scared me.

        • Anonymous

          Verizon has reserved the right to change their position on grandfathering past data plans. ¬†You can keep your unlimited data, until Verizon decides you can’t. ¬†They may legally do so at any time, after which, when you renew your contract again, you will need to select from their current data plans.

          • Anonymous

            They can’t legally just cancel your unlimited data at any time, right? You would have to actually renew your contract.

          • Anonymous

            You’re correct, they can’t alter your contract while you’re in the middle of it. ¬†I was specifically responding to the notion that you’ll be able to keep your unlimited data “for life.” ¬†While it’s hypothetically possible that Verizon will allow unlimited data users to always grandfather their unlimited plans forward, it’s not likely. ¬†What will most likely happen is Verizon will at some point say that you may no longer grandfather the plan going forward. ¬†After that point, the next time you renew your contract, you’d need to select from a plan that’s currently being offered. ¬†Also, unlimited plans may not be transferred to alternate phone numbers. ¬†

            So, bottom line: 

            1. Be thankful for your unlimited plan
            2. Be careful when you renew / alter your contract, so as to not void your unlimited plan
            3. Be prepared for a day when you may no longer renew your unlimited data

          • richard melcher

            Thank you for throwing in that “hypothetically” it means a lot to my hair trigger¬†paranoia.

        • richard melcher

          I just called Verizon because I had some question also. She said even if I am transferring my upgrade from a number that does not have a data plan I can will keep my Unlimited. Im also seeing if i can get the $100 coupon. 

      • Rad.. I wish I could have convinced my parents to get my younger sister on a¬†unlimited¬†plan earlier.. now she wants a smartphone and I am the only one with a Unlimited plan..¬†

        • Anonymous

          Same with my brother. I have unlimited data and he wants a smartphone.

      • Tim242

        It is not grandfathered for life. At some point, they will force us off of them when we upgrade. They have not decided when.

        • but, by then… there may be a new (albeit more expensive) unlimited data plan offered.

          • Tim242

            Hopefully! They are talking shared data plans for 2012. That will be interesting. That’s probably what they will use to entice us away from unlimited.

          • Anonymous

            Shared would be interesting, depending on how they price it. I use between 1.5-2.5 GB per month (on unlimited plan), but my mom (currently on a tiered 2 GB plan) uses less than a quarter of her allotment and my dad (currently on an unlimited plan) uses about 1 GB.

          • Tim242

            It will have to be a generous amount to drag me away from mu unlimited. My bf and I use about 5 GB each, without tethering. I need some extra, for occasional unauthorized tethering : )

        • richard melcher

          Its Life Dammit! Don’t crush my dreams. Verizon is not AT&T, they¬†don’t say unlimited and have hidden data caps behind the scenes….yet

          So let me live in my perfect world while its still without boundaries. Its like being a child all over again =p 

    • I would like to know as well I am happy on my Droid X grandfathered in on unlimited data, but would like to move to a 4g phone soon..¬†

    • i’ve switched between phones probably about 10 times over the past year or two… exchanges, returns, upgrades, temp phones…

      each time the plan updated to the unlimited version of whatever i was using (so unlimited for bb, unlimited for droid, etc)…

      just make sure you always have a SMARTPHONE on your plan or they might bump it.

  • Anonymous

    Pics or it didn’t happen…oh wait.

  • Matt Zwirn

    I not eligible for a upgrade for another 2 months.Has anybody had any success being able to upgrade early or am i stuck until im eligible ?

    • richard melcher

      You should be able to upgrade early, usually they charge you a little extra. That’s if your eligible for a normal upgrade. If your saying your early (before 2yr) upgrade is¬†available¬†in 2 months, call¬†Verizon¬†and see. Sometimes you can upgrade 4 months out.¬†

      • Anonymous

        My dad had an OG and upgraded to a D2G (he needed I phone that would work outside of the US) a few months early and gave me the OG. I think they charged him an extra $30 or so for upgrading early.

  • Radio Shack: “we have them…we just can’t sell it to you yet.”
    Best Buy Mobile “see above”
    VZW Corp retail store “we did receive an email saying the 9th, but the latest email said the 15th… so yes, it did get pushed back”

    not even bothering with the “authorized verizon” retailers… unless, based on this article, maybe i should be?

  • RW-1

    I just sold one of my older, non-used laptops to garner some of the cost of this phone, but will still wait for the mailer if at all, then it would be for the drop …

  • Anonymous

    This is almost enough for me to turn off football and pick some brains at best buy…almost.

    • Anonymous

      If you’re looking to pick some brains, Best Buy isn’t the place you want to go.

      • Anonymous

        I wouldn’t recommend the Apple Genius bar either.

  • anyone have any idea if id be able to trade in my razr for one? i got the razr as a replacement for the bionic i bought on launch day, verizon exchanged it for me but idk if they would exchange it again…

    • Anonymous

      no.

    • sell it on ebay or see what they’re going for with the vzw trade-in program… then buy the nexus at full retail.

      or add a line and get the 2 year price.

      or suck it up and keep the razr.

  • Cam

    At this point, I hope they at least release it on sale, even if it’s just 50$ off.. They may not ‘owe’ us anything, but it would be a nice bit of goodwill to the Android fanbase.

    • Anonymous

      it will be “on sale” for $299. lol

    • Anonymous

      I’m going to bring a printout of that $199 Black Friday ad and try to convince someone at my local Verizon store to give me that price. Hopefully I can also get something for my last New Every 2 discount.

  • Sonny Lion

    But i have only had mine for the last like 2 weeks because i have GSM

  • Insect Overlord

    I went to my Verizon store and the employee said, “I don’t have a release date that I can tell you.” ¬†To me, that meant, I’ve been briefed and was told not to pass it along. ¬†Who knows.

  • mm77

    i used to camp in front of stores for stuff like this, till i got a arrow in my knee and chased f the premises by a pack of horkers with stun guns.

  • Alex Cotman

    Stopped by my local Verizon today and inquired about the release date, my results: I now have a Nexus on hold, it will be released next week (the employee was unaware of which particular day) the employee said the phone is on order which guarantees that the launch will be sometime next week, they said if it was not on order that the launch would be indefinite, the employee also took my name and number and promised to call me on the day it goes on sale so I can pick up the one I have on hold. Needless to say I’m pretty excited since they only have 6 in stock and I know one of them is being held for me.¬†

    • Dsim91

      You better be there when the store opens because I’m betting it won’t be held for you

      • Alex Cotman

        That’s what the employee told me, they said I had better be there at opening because the longest they’d hold it was about an hour.

  • Do we get the headphones too?

    • Mikehen08

      Yes. They are just earbuds 

  • Anonymous

    Had an upgrade available to me 8 months ago. Waited for the Droid Bionic. Fail. Waited for the iPhone 5. Fail. Waited for the Galaxy Nexus…pending.

    • Bd

      i am in the exact same position.  very frustrating! 

      • Anonymous

        Very much so. Unlimited data eases the pain though lol.

    • Anonymous

      I am in the exact same situation as you, minus the iphone part.

      • honestly… a 4g lte iphone with a bigger screen would be pretty legit.

        but by then, the new flagship droids would destroy it.

        • richard melcher

          But they still wont have the Deployment community that the Nexus has. 

          • i just need something that’s fast, reliable, and (possibly) global.

          • richard melcher

            and with the¬†dozens¬†of custom rom’s that will be releasing even a year from now for the Nexus your phone will stay fast reliable and cool. What other phone can say that? Def not the Bionic, I would still have my Bionic if it had more than 2 rom’s after being¬†available¬†for 2 months.¬†

          • what if i don’t care and just swap them every 3 months anyway?

            (but yes, that’s part of the reason why i want to go with a dev phone… for the dev support.)

          • Anonymous

            The Bionic has 10 roms actually, including an ICS port that already has almost everything running.

            http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1328100

            Not everyone is rom happy either, btw.

          • Guest

            MAJOR FAIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          • Anonymous

            You sure are.

          • Guest

            what are you in¬†kindergarten?? lol! “i know you” ha! what a major fuckking loser you are dude.¬†

          • Anonymous

            Die.

          • Guest

            ////

          • Anonymous

            Die.

          • Guest

            i live!!!

          • Anonymous

            Most everything running? Sure, who needs that pesky 3G/4G anyways?

          • Anonymous

            It’s an alpha numbnuts, that’s basically all that’s left.

          • Anonymous

            I’m not debating that it is in pre-alpha, I am debating your use of words… numbnuts

          • Anonymous

            What don’t you understand about the word almost? ¬†Dipshit.

          • Michael Christenbury

            Wow. Serious Butthurt man. Have fun with your locked bootloader…

          • Guest

            he’s a loserman he can’t help it. ¬†he’s stuckwith that piece of shit bionic and he’s mad!

          • Anonymous

            Die

          • Anonymous

            Have fun with your plastic Samsung, garbage radios and no expandable storage nextroll.

          • Guest

            you sound like you need some more dick bro!!

          • Anonymous
          • Guest

            ////

          • Anonymous

            Die.

          • Str8Rippin

            I had the bionic, great hardware turned into a paper weight with the data issues. I was all about motorola but after the long ass wait and sheer disapointment once it came out, moto has lost me as a customer. Bought a gs2 after wrongfully telling myself samsungs suck this whole time and the galaxy nexus is next. Samsung is the way to go now guy. Stop hating.

          • Binglut9

            Still ten roms ain’t nothing on top of that you can’t change the kernel which means its not a true rom

          • Str8Rippin

            I had the bionic, great hardware turned into a paper weight with the data issues. I was all about motorola but after the long ass wait and sheer disapointment once it came out, moto has lost me as a customer. Bought a gs2 after wrongfully telling myself samsungs suck this whole time and the galaxy nexus is next. Samsung is the way to go now guy. Stop hating.

          • Anonymous

            ROFL! All you clowns do on here is hate you hypocritical oaf.

          • Guest

            ……

          • Str8Rippin

            Nah I don’t hate anything. Like I said, I was pumped for.the bionic, but it clearly shat the bed and the data issue was more irritating than you. The razr is what the bionic should of been but im put off by moto now. If that makes me dumb, you’re f’ing retarded cause you hate a phone you haven’t owned or even tested. And btw, don’t hate and chill out, you might have a heart attack and DIE!

          • Guest

            LOL!!!

          • Anonymous
          • Anonymous

            Who said I hate any phone? ¬†No, I hate all the nextroll fanboys who bash everything but love their unreleased phone with a burning passion that they’ve never used. ¬†Also, just because you may have had problems doesn’t mean everyone did nor does it mean it’s a pos, particularly when an update fixed the issues. ¬†A hard concept to grasp right?

          • Anonymous

            Why do you love the Bionic so much, are you afraid to admit you made a bad choice in purchasing it, are you a troll, or just a clueless i-drone that happens to like Moto?

          • Anonymous

            Haha! Nexfans are dumber than dirt.

          • Guest

            at least they are smarter than your cum slurping ass.  suck that moto cock man!! slurp up that cum up!  you know you like it! slurp! slurp!

          • Anonymous

            Die.

          • Guest

            suck more dickk!!!

          • Anonymous
          • Anonymous
          • Anonymous

            Ive noticed that ur comments always involve the words “cum” and “slurp”.¬†

            How old are you? 

          • Guest

            ….1/2

          • Anonymous

            I love my Bionic. Whats wrong with it?

            Why do you love the Nexus so much?

          • Fixer

            yeah he’s a loser and just pissed off he made a bad choice and is stuck with that hunk of junk bionic. ¬†he’s been banned now. THANK GOD!!!

          • Anonymous

            Sorry to break it to you, but 4G is going to be almost completely stratified, there will be no more “Global” unless you buy a phone with multiple radios in it.

          • Anonymous

            The jailbreaking community for the iPhone is huge. Even with everything that they are able to do, they’re still not able to do as much as on a rooted Android phone though.

      • Anonymous

        Same with the minus the i-phone, still have the OG Droid.

    • richard melcher

      I actually liked my Bionic.¬†Unfortunately¬†it¬†didn’t¬†have a very good Dev¬†community¬†and motorola takes for freaking ever with their updates.¬†

      • Anonymous

        The Bionic was an awesome phone…just 8 months too late.

        • richard melcher

          seriously, all this hate for the bionic is unjustified. probably the most comfortable and solid phone I have ever held.

          • Annoyed Verizon Customer

            I don’t think anyone is hating the phone, just Verizon’s failed launch of the Bionic.

          • Anonymous

            Actually lots of people are, that’s usually what they mean when they call it a piece of shit and a fail every chance they get.

          • richard melcher

            Haha

          • Guest

            ////

          • Anonymous

            Die.

          • Anonymous

            I would have bought it were it not for the screen – that was the worst one as far as bad pentiles go I thought.

          • richard melcher

            I¬†didn’t¬†notice a problem. I loved the screen for its feel, sooo nice on my fingers, felt like butter ūüôā

        • Anonymous

          If Motorola had renamed the redesigned Bionic you people would be none the wiser.  The fact of the matter is that the Bionic has roughly the same specs as any of the other high end phones (including the holy Galaxy Nexus), is just as fast and was the first dual core phone with LTE.

          • Guest

            /////

          • Anonymous

            You fail at life.

          • Guest

            keep trying fagg boy!! maybe one day you’ll get it. ha! ¬†you are so sad!!

          • Anonymous

            Die.

          • Guest

            /////

          • Anonymous

            Die.

          • Guest

            ….

          • Anonymous

            Wow dude seriously all jokes aside this isnt the place to post stuff like that. 

          • Guest

            he’s a dick sucking faggitt

          • Anonymous

            It doesnt matter whos what. You posting porn on here is gonna get Droid-Life pulled offline. You cant do that dude. This isnt a porn site. Children come here. 

          • Guest

            get rid of mc_clane and angelFAGGITT77 and you won’t have to worry about it anymore

          • Anonymous

            They dont post pictures of gay porn. You do. Regardless this isnt the place for that kind of stuff. You wanna argue with everyone thats fine but you cant post porn here! 

          • Guest

            sorry dude. ¬†when they stop their babbling bullshitt i’ll quit. until then it’s game on!!! ¬†i’m tired of their bullshitt post. fuckk the both of them!!!!

          • Anonymous

            Die. child.

          • Anonymous

            Or they could just ban your stupid ass.

          • Fixer

            dude!!! get a life!!! you sound like a no life loser. like mc_clane. ¬†too bad he’s been banned! HA!

          • Guest

            …..

          • Anonymous
          • Anonymous

            Hang yourself.

          • Dickbutt

            dickbutt

          • Guest

            You sound like you’re a bitter Motorola employee. Good job dork.

          • Anonymous

            Troll-o-lol!! Imbecile.

          • Guest

            Everyone knows what you are.

          • Guest

            He’s a dickk sucking cum slurping loser probably raped by his father. he can’t help it! ¬†he’s pissed he’s stuck with that turd of a phone ¬†bionic.

          • Anonymous
          • Anonymous

            An anti-fanboy?

          • Fixer

            yeah he’s upset he bought that turd of a phone bionic. ¬†now he wants to come out here and take his anger out on everyone on DL. ¬†he’s a loser!

          • Fixer

            he’s a loser!

          • Anonymous

            I’m not bashing the Bionic at all. But after waiting half of the year for it I just decided to wait for the Q4 devices instead.

          • Anonymous

            I couldn’t care less if you wanted something else but you just called it a fail.

          • Fixer

            ….

          • but not stock android. And stock runs a hell of a lot smoother than skinned

        • Anonymous

          They should have just scrapped it and waited the extra two for the RAZR. It would be nice though if Verizon would give permission for unlocking of the boot loader. Then the Nexus would have a real challenge on its hands.

          • Anonymous

            Definitely. ICS is a great draw, but any recent phone with an unlockable bootloader will get a stock ICS ROM soon. The only reason that I haven’t already bought the Razr is the locked bootloader.

          • Anonymous

            There’s already a stock ICS rom for practically every phone made in the last year, including phones with locked bootloaders.

    • Anonymous

      I’ve had my upgrade since July… still waiting as well.

    • MikeB

      Same here. Could be even a little longer.Have been holding out since the Bionic original announcement. Boy did Verizon ever F that up. If this fails don’t know what I should do. Possibly switch carriers if I can convince my wife. Only problem is she could care less about phones, as long as she has some sort of smartphone.¬†OG Droid is in good shape though, don’t have a lot of crap on it, keep it screen protected, and in a body glove case. That has saved it a few times. When¬† take it out of the case still ¬†looks brand new.

    • Anonymous

      I’ve had my upgrade since September. I’ve actually only had my OG Droid since March, but I got that from my dad when he upgraded. I debated getting the Bionic, but as soon as I heard about the Nexus coming to Verizon, I was hooked.

  • I tried every store in town and the Best Buy Mobile, Radio Shack and 3rd party VZW stores all confirmed they had them and can’t sell them and the “merchandiser” at the corporate store wouldn’t even confirm that they HAD them, let alone when they were going to sell them.¬† I held a mock-up at the BBM store and it was sheer torture.¬† Beautiful handset, can’t wait to get one.

  • C.J. Novotny

    I know this isn’t credible but, I have three close friends that work at three different Verizon stores and they all said they received emails for a 12/15 release.

    • Anonymous

      Well they are correct though.

    • Anonymous

      until verizon dicks around and changes it last minute again.

  • Vaporware

    Was checking one out at my local corporate store. Felt kinda fisher price to me. Screen was ok though. Overall not impressed.

    • Dskneon

      That’s the quality of Samsung androids, cheap quality even the GS2 feel really cheap and Fisher Price

      • Anonymous

        To each their own I guess, I thought the GS2 felt great, nice and light.  The Nexus S is also a nice feeling phone. 

    • damn it. ¬†true. ¬†the fascinate and droid charge were pretty “toy-like” come to think of it.

      whatever, guess this will be a 3-6 month phone swap then.

    • Oh please.

    • Binglut9

      The screen? Come on every well respected tech enthusiast loved the screen and said its the best out…I’ll take their word over yours anyday

  • Peaches

    Went to a store today and he said he could get fired for even showing it to me… ugh. So I went to a different store and filled my nexus craving until I can pick it up on the 15th ;))

  • Anonymous

    I guess the delay was all because of Google Wallet. Damn you Verizon, couldn’t just leave Google with their phone! :@

  • Maybe this mistake will prompt them to just release it!

  • Peter

    I’m chillin with some very stable ICS on my Incredible for the time being

    • Phoenix3265

      Can you post a link to the version you’re using?

  • I went to two radio shacks, costco, and a verizon re-seller… All of them have it, none would sell it – I almost got there with one of the radioshacks.

    I did get to play around with a display unit. God damn do I want this phone! After feeling it, it only made my obsession worse.

  • John

    dear sweet baby jesus,

      please help vzw wake the f*#& up & rls the phone this week.

  • Guest

    Just spoke to an employee who seemed very hesitant about saying anything at all about it. I even asked if it was already in stock, and he began to stutter and say “we don’t know.”

  • J Loiacono80

    Just a heads up.. I called 3 radioshacks in my area (nyc) said they will 100 % have the nexus in stock and ready to activate Thursday 12/15.

    So, I’m pretty excited.

  • I know someone who works at Best Buy in the mobile dept… he is unaware of the fact that they are not to be sold. If I had the cash I’d get one right now.

    • Anonymous

      where at?!?

  • Ray

    Lucky people, I called every BB, Radio Shack and Verizon Corporate and non corporate store and all said they had them but were not allow to sell them..So still waiting to get into this ICS party. Congrats to all the lucky people that were able to buy one today.

    • Anonymous

      The Guy at the Radio Shack let me hold one today. I think he was on the verge of letting me buy, but changed his mind, or was just f’n with me.

      • I’m Kick-Ass!

        He was f’n with you. It’s part of their compensation.

    • confirmed here as well. ¬†love you, verizon.

  • McCopying

    You got a Nexus, Stache?

  • Benjamin Landwehr

    Going to VZW and Best Buy to try out my luck.

  • Anonymous

    I saw a similar story about an hour ago on AndroidPolice and immediately called my Best Buy store. The lady there said they had 4 in stock and even said she’d hold one for me. I made a mad dash for the place, but when I got there some other lady said “yeah, we have ’em but we can’t sell ’em.” Very matter-of-factly.

    All of my rage.

  • Benjamin Landwehr

    NOT COOL!

  • Zach Eckert

    Well im heading to a VZW store right now and see what i can come up with ūüôā

    • Anonymous

      good luck…i was told no…he even said they did’nt have them…LIAR!!

      • Anonymous

        I can confirm that some stores have not received them yet. But they are at least on order and will arrive in the next couple of days.

  • Anonymous

    Brave ex-sales associates, rather. Yikes.

  • JD

    rather wait to get the $100 off 4G phone mailer at this point. Its the least VZW can do.

    • Twitter: AlwaysAndroid

      I got one of these, looked exactly like the one in the article. Except instead of saying “$100 off” it said “at our lowest price”. WTF does that mean Verizon? I can come in and buy it at the price you are selling it for? Needless to say I am less than happy.

      • jimbob

        ¬†Same here. I think maybe it’s because I’m on a family plan and my mom is the main account, and she has a dumbphone?

        • richard melcher

          no, Im on a family plan also and im the only one with a smart phone. I use my parents upgrades all the time and keep my unlimited. They just transfer over the upgrade option to my account and I keep my number and Unlimited and everything else. 

          • jimbob

             And you got the $100 off voucher?

          • richard melcher

            no, I would love to get my hands on one of those but my parents address is 400miles away from mine. Dunno if they got one in the mail, prob just threw it away as spam anyway lol

          • Anonymous

            **SLAP** ¬†The point of “jimbob’s” original comment was… TADA… he thinks maybe he didn’t get the $100 off voucher because he is on the family plan. ¬†You stated that you are on the family plan… gave a bunch of info that didn’t apply to the conversation… and then it turns out YOU DON’T HAVE THE VOUCHER! ¬†lol ¬†Wake up… your asleep at the keyboard. ¬†ūüôā

  • Anonymous

    Maybe verizon can get their heads out of their ass and release the damn phone already.

    • i almost bought a blackberry today out of sheer disgust.

      (only to return it for the nexus on the 15th… haha)

    • Jackhandy
      • Anonymous

        Awesome… nothing makes things happen like an online petition. ¬†And with 129 “signatures” already… well… Verizon will probably contact the creator of the petition sometime this week to¬†establish a relationship and begin SERIOUS negotiations.¬†

        • Jackhandy

          And what have you done to help the cause??

          • Anonymous

            Lighten up guy… it’s a product… not a cause. ¬†How about I served 10 years in the US Army with service in combat just to fight for the rights of the citizens of the USA to own a brand new cell phone. ¬†Hey… would it help if I went to Verizon HQ and tossed my medals back over the Verizon fence? ¬†As a former soldier I could start an “Occupy Verizon” movement… you know… play up the whole “I served my county and Verizon is killing me slowly with delayed product releases that I wouldn’t even know existed if I didn’t follow cell phone tech blogs” angle!! ¬†Come on Veterans… I know there are many of you out there… lets rally! ¬†

            ORRRRRRR….

            I could just chill and see if I even want this phone when it lands. ¬†After all… I didn’t want any of the other phones that have been released since my OG Droid. ¬†Plus I am just a chill dude…. and the dude¬†abides.

          • richard melcher

            They should have an early launch for us Vet’s lol. Like maybe a 11 Nov¬†Veterans¬†day launch would have been nice ūüėČ

            The Razr launch on Veterans day was just an insult to the Military lol. 

          • Anonymous

            It would be fitting… we 0.47% are the typical guinea pigs. ¬†lol ¬† ¬†I admit I would like to see this thing in the wild. ¬†I want to see how people like it. ¬†The last few “big” devices seemed to have mixed reviews. ¬†I would love to see a device that gets as much positive feedback as the Motorola Droid when it first came out. ¬†Maybe we as consumers are just less impressed by products after every major¬†innovation.¬†

          • Anonymous

            I think it’s largely because nobody has released a phone good in the way that the OG was.¬† The OG droid was a tank, built extremely well with metal heft, a beautiful IPS display, great mechanics and pure Android.¬† The only complaints about it were the keyboard, which while less than perfect was still good once you got used to it.

            The only contenders for such a phone since then have been the Nexus series, which are sadly moving to the cheapo plastic production style. 

            If motorola were to release a well built phone, like the OG, in the 4.0-4.3″ range, with an IPS display of high resolution and stock Android, I have no doubt we would be every bit as impressed and would buy it in droves.¬† I think we have been seeing garbage come out, so we have an appropriate reaction.

            I really hope Google buying MMI can start steering them right.¬† It amazes me that Sanjay Jha can’t see why Motorola has yet to duplicate the success of the OG Droid.

            Every manufacturer tries to ‘add value’ to Android in order to differentiate themselves from everyone else through crapware.¬† What one manufacturer needs to realize that is if EVERYONE is changing android, then keeping android stock IS a differentiating factor.¬† The first manufacturer to resist f***ing with android will be the one who scores a major product hit.¬† Early one, Android wasn’t as good and things like Sense helped usability, but it’s just not necessary anymore.¬† I am glad that Samsung is getting sued by Apple for their blatant ripoff and I hope they get smacked down for it so they can’t use it any more.¬† I don’t like Apple, I don’t like iOS, and I certainly don’t want some wannabe version stuck on my Android phone.

            It looks like the savior might be the G Nexus, but I still think there is room for solid Moto product, with SD card slot, IPS display (sorry, but “Super AMOLED+ Extra Plus Fantastic Extra Super” isn’t there yet)

          • Jackhandy

            I think you for your service but do not take this as an insult. This is just a way for the little men to try to express our dismay with they way large¬†corporations string us the consumer along. You for one I’m sure understand that this is one of the important freedoms us Americans have, free¬†speech.¬†

          • richard melcher

            I support you all the way, but its “some” large corporations string us along. Just look at the way AT&T tried to buy congress with the T-Mobile¬†merger, Makes me super angry also.¬†

            Only thing I have a problem with is when people refuse to vacate private¬†property¬†then complain when they get pepper sprayed. The police physically¬†couldn’t¬†not move them and had to resort to other means. but If your on public property I will help fight to keep you there.¬†

          • just speak with your wallet.

            just not google wallet…it’s blocked. ūüėČ

          • Anonymous

            No need to take me seriously… I was just bored and trolled a bit through this thread. ¬†Looks like I managed to get a little political sidebar going. ¬†Anyways…. it would be cool if this phone was the next big thing… my Droid is getting a little long in the tooth.

          • i wish there were more people like you.

            and thanks for your service, man.

          • r8rs

            A salute to you my friend (boot879), thanks for your courageous service, happy holidays.

        • Anonymous

          Best comment of the day!

      • Akalasin

        did it!! will it make a difference though??

      • I’m Kick-Ass!

        Wow. That is the stupidest petition I have ever seen.

      • Earleepa

        Not signing cause they ask for my email address. I get too much Spam already.

      • Although I respect the effort I don’t think that it will work. Verizon obviously cares nothing for it’s customers desires in this matter.¬†

    • Gino Fratto

      Best¬† Buy is getting my money now.. I went to Verizon (again) to see if they had any info, AND again, it was like they didn’t want to talk about it.¬† I was blown off for the 3rd time trying to talk to the people at my local VW store. Each and every time a different person tried to tell me the Razr is a great alternative and they can sell it to me today…

      Went to Best Buy and the sales guy talked to me for 10 min about what a great phone it is, he has played with it in the back and can not wait till its on sale because its the only phone he wants also.¬† Said the Razr is crap, and if costumers ask his opinion, he tells them not to wast their money ūüėČ He said he is not allowed to put me on any list now or do any kind of deposit, but when it is available just call and he’ll put one aside for me.¬†

      That Verizon store lost all commissions they would have made of me and any sale on accessories i plan on getting…

      • Anonymous

        Sounds like the Best Buy sales guy is an idiot.

        • Gino Fratto

          how can someone who thinks blowing off the Razr and waiting for the Nexus be and idiot?¬† Sounds like a scholar and a gentleman to me.¬† ūüėȬ†

          • Guest

            he’s a dickk loser! ¬†he can’t help it. pay him no mind. ¬†he’s still pissed of¬†because¬†that bionic he bought turned out to be a piece of shit!

          • Anonymous

            Nothings a bigger piece of shit than you, bro.  Go post some more gay porn you little bitch.

          • LOL this dude is still upset about his shitty bionic I see…

          • Anonymous

            You’re still as big a dumbass as ever, I see.

          • Guest

            and i see you are still the big douche bag on droid life. 

          • Anonymous

            Die.

          • Guest

            /////

          • Anonymous

            Die.

          • Guest

            …….

          • Guest

            ….

          • Tucker Nebel

            you mad bro?

          • Guest

            LOL!!!

          • Guest

            yeah he likes to shit all over everybody else because he made a bad decision and bought that hunk of shit bionic

          • richard melcher

            lol

          • OG Droid

            I have a bionic and its a thorn in my balls. Can’t wait to get the nexus.

          • Guest

            i know the feeling i went thru 3 of them. ¬†when they tried to send me the 4th one i told them i wanted a refund. ¬†turned my X back on and i’m still debating what i might get. ¬†want the nexus to get out in the real world and see what people say before i buy one.

          • OG Droid

            I hear you; I already put my bionic on ebay. Kind of feel sorry for the person that buys it. It has be one thing after another. The droid and X have been the only phones that were great. Then things started to go down hill. Hopefully the nexus will be what most of us are hoping for.

          • Guest

            i’m with you on that. ¬†moto has really gone down hill lately cranking out phone after phone with all kinds of problems. ¬†hope the nexus is a good phone. if so i will definitely be getting one

          • BarryBostwick

            I’m getting SQUISHED!

          • “n

          • Garrett

            lol

          • Garrett

            lol

          • Anonymous

            You are clueless.

          • Guest

            …..

          • Samdiamondcut

            A guy, you should get iphone 4s for yourself!!! Its the best smartphone on the planet

          • Anonymous

            Bionic is not shitty. Do you have one? I do. Its the 5th Android device I have owned and its a nice phone.

          • it lasted a day for me.

            returned.

            seemed like an afterthought.

          • Anonymous

            You forgot to say, “Just Kidding”!

          • Fixer

            HA!

          • Anonymous

            Every post this guy has is dick-headed and pro Moto!

          • Guest

            yeah he’s a major fuckking loser. ¬†he likes to slurp moto cum. must have been raped by his father or something.

          • Guest

            still pissed off with his sorry azz bionic!

          • Anonymous

            Sounds like another fanboy to me who thinks everyone but the holy Nexus is crap.

          • Str8Rippin

            Great track off an awesome album. Jmclane might not like it though, seems more like bieber fan to me.

          • Anonymous

            That must make you a lil Wayne fan.

          • Guest

            /////

          • Anonymous

            Die.

          • Guest

            ……

          • Guest

            HA!  AWESOME!!! good one man!!!

          • the majority of gambino’s works are straight fire.

            wish he got more radio play.

          • Anonymous

            Why would I want to listen to that noise?

          • Guest

            /////

          • Anonymous

            Die.

          • Guest

            …..

          • why would you not want to?

            it’s wonderful.

          • Anonymous

            J McClane is just upset that he used to rip everyone for their crummy tech, and then he bought a Bionic! Haha why don’t you beat it McClane, your the biggest jerk round here.

          • Anonymous

            I never ‘ripped’ anyone unless they said something stupid, like you’re doing now asshat.

          • Anonymous

            McClane you are the resident internet tough guy here at DL and it’s very, very annoying. ¬†

          • Anonymous

            LOL! Good, annoying annoying trolls and fanboys is my mission here.

          • Guest

            don’t you have some moto cock to suck some where cum slurper??? ¬†is angelFAGGIT77 coming over tonight??

          • Anonymous

            Die.

          • Guest

            …..

          • Anonymous

            oww the guest aka loser keeps posting crap hiding under his grandmother skirt lol. Do not reply to his comments unless he comes with a nick. I got him suffering lol

          • Guest

            boy i own you out here!! i rule you!!

          • Guest

            boy i own you out here!! i rule you!!

          • Anonymous

            annoying trolls and fanboys? Really? All of your comments are PRO moto or about your Bionic that you bought. ¬†Talk about fanboy… Nobody cares that you think your Motorola Bionic is the best. That’s your opinion, nobody said it was a bad phone. You’re the one that leaves comments like ‘die’ all over the place because somebody says something about a phone that they like rather than your Bionic. Sounds to me like your the definition of what your ‘mission’ is here to eliminate… (I own a Bionic btw)

          • Guest

            he’s a loser man. ¬†he’s just a pissed off bionic owner filled full of regret!

          • Anonymous

            LOL! Please do point out to me where I said the Bionic is the best. Nope, the point is every loser and their mother spews their hate and vitriol nonstop at it here, Einstein! All my responses are to haters, but I guess coming to that realization is too difficult for a person of your intelligence. I guess it’s also not obvious that there are a ton of nexus fanatics here that bitch and whine day in and day out about how they’re going to leave Verizon because of the botched launched, well I say do it. Go ahead. I guess it’s also not obvious that some nexus fanf*ck comes in literally every other article to troll and whine about it not being nexus related. I guess it’s not obvious that a loser like this guest f*ckface keeps stalking me spewing gay insults and posting gay porn that people hilariously like. This place is a playground for the lowest IQs in town. Enjoy your echo chamber.

          • Guest

            go slurp some more cum man.  you know you love it!! lap it up!! fagg boy!!

          • Anonymous

            lol that guest is the bigger loser in here. He is doing the same thing to me. I always ignored him. That will make him more pissed.

          • Guest

            i rule you punk ass little bitch!!!

          • Anonymous

            no you are by far the biggest loser dickface. Go troll on the droid 4 article since you got a chub for moto products. You and mcClane can hold eachother’s dick’s.

          • Guest

          • tough? eh.

            easily agitated?  definitely.

          • Fixer

            he’s a major loser! probably an abused child.

          • Guest

            go suck some more moto cockk in the moto threads loser!!!

          • Tucker Nebel

            you mad bro?

          • Fixer

            AMEN!!!! bro. ¬†he’s a loser!!

          • Guest

            quit crying like a little bitch because you bought that hunk of shit bionic!!

          • Anonymous

            Die.

          • Guest

            ////

          • Anonymous

            Die.

          • Guest

            ……

          • Anonymous

            ignore him.

          • Guest

            …..

          • Anonymous

            Well I don’t have a phone at all, I just think you’re a dick!

          • Guest

            he is a major fuckking dick!!!

          • Anonymous

            That I am, I like being a dick to clueless wonders, fanboys, trolls and haters.

          • Guest

            ……

          • Tucker Nebel

            you mad bro?

          • Anonymous

            I could not agree more. They will be so disappoint it.

          • Guest

            …..

          • Guest

            he’s a major fuckking loser. ¬†he can’t help it. ¬†he’s a moto nut hugger. ¬†he’s just pissed off he stuck with that piece of shit bionic!

          • Attila S

            maybe for you but what  about bestbuy?  the pay him to sell not to blue out customers

          • Sp4rxx

            not blowing off the RAZR, but simply saying it’s crap is why the employee is an idiot to push that type of hype on a customer

          • Anonymous

            Sorry, but I owned the Razr.  I was going to keep it until the Gnexus came out.  I ended up taking it back after 2 days because it was so bad and I was scared that it would get scratched and I would be stuck with it.  The phone itself is OK, but the non-removable battery, the terrible jaggies on the screen, and the Blurware were all dealbreakers for me.  Particularly the latter.  The crap they are allowed to call software on that phone needs to die a fiery death.  Going from CM to Blur was horrible.

            Tried rooting and getting rid of some of the Blur, and it just caused a bunch of forced closes.  I restored to stock and returned it as fast as I could.

            The salesguy is right.  The Razr is a crap phone.  Not because of the hardware, but because the software is horrible.

          • Anonymous

            Wow! I said this about Moto maybe a month ago and got crucified by almost everyone. I said it once and I will say it again. Moto hardware is great, Moto software sucks balls, and since the software runs the hardware it pretty safe to say Moto is a waste of time right now, until they change thingse. 

          • Fixer

            YEP!!!!  pretty much sums it up!!!

        • and you’d probably put a screen protector on a razr.

          • Anonymous

            Good one, and no.

          • Anonymous

            still crying lol

          • Guest

            ……

            still sucking dick??

        • Guest

          you’re the idiot azzhole! ¬†don’t be all pissed off¬†because¬†you are stuck with that piece of shit bionic. go hug angelFAGGIT77 nuts!

          • Anonymous

            Kill yourself please.

          • Guest

            go suck some more dick fagg boy!!!

          • Anonymous

            Die.

          • Guest

            ////

          • Anonymous

            Die.

          • Guest

            ……

          • Anonymous

            Jump in front of a bus.

          • Dickbutt

            Dickbutt

        • I usually hate this, but you are obviously mad…bro.

          • Guest

            he’s a major fuckking loser that trolls the nexus threads trying to force his nut hugging moto opinion on everybody.¬†

          • Anonymous

            Dumbass fanboys make me rage bro.

          • Binglut9

            I don’t see the difference your a fanboy too…

          • Anonymous

            That’s because you’re a moron.

          • Anonymous

            Get out of the Galaxy Nexus posts if all your going to do is troll about how your piece of shit Razr is any good. Everyone knows Motorola’s last good phone was the OG Droid, which i’m still using. Go fanboy somewhere else.

          • Anonymous

            I don’t have a Razr genius! Maybe you should go make a shrine to the galaxy nexus so you can pray to your new plastic god.

          • Guest

            /////

          • Anonymous

            Die.

          • Guest

            …..

          • Tucker Nebel

            you mad bro?

          • Anonymous

            Better a moron than a Moto-moron!

          • Guest

            AMEN!!! bro

          • Anonymous

            stfu

          • Anonymous

            A moron’s a moron, moron.

          • Guest

            /////

          • Dickbutt

            Dickbutt

          • Guest

            MAJOR LOSER!!!!!

          • Anonymous

            Die.

          • Guest

            //////

          • Anonymous

            Die.

          • Guest

            …..

          • Tucker Nebel

            you mad bro?

          • Anonymous

            You’re the biggest Moto fanboy ever! Rage on yourself!

          • Anonymous

            Sorry your pea sized brain is incapable of recognizing the difference between a fanboy and mindless hate.

          • Tucker Nebel

            you mad bro?

          • Anonymous

            You an idiot bro?

          • Guest

            …..

          • Anonymous

            Moto fans are the best. Nexus dummies are cry babies lol

        • Guest

          you’re the idiot you moto nut hugging cum slurping faggit. so sorry you are stuck with that piece of shit bionic. ¬†

          • Anonymous

            Die.

          • Guest

            ////

          • Anonymous

            Die.

          • Guest

            ……

          • Anonymous

            You make crack addicts look intelligent.

        • Tucker Nebel

          No, he sounded honest

        • Attila S

          sound like the sell person in my best buy store or its a common story in any store

      • Same thing happened to me, I was walking by a vzw store and decided to stop in and just ask about it.¬† They said the 15th, and then proceeded to try to talk me into the rezound because of the “better specs” which I can’t really argue with overall.¬† However, he looked at me like I was stupid for not wanting that POS.¬† I told him I wanted it for ICS and he tried to tell me that the rezound would get it eventually.¬† Eventually being the key word.¬† On top of the incredibly long wait for ICS, I’d also have to deal with all the VZW crapware on the phone.¬† This is the exact reason that they have never had a nexus.¬† They just don’t understand and look at us like we are idiots for wanting a phone that has the software it was meant to have.

        • Gino Fratto

          No skin and (almost) no bloatware.¬† That alone makes up for any lack in specs it may have. Add the fact that Google optimized ICS for this phone and it will be getting updates directly through Google… It will be running smooth when the Razr and Rezound are selling for $100 to get rid of stock..

          • Guest

            AMEN!!!! Brother!

          • Anonymous

            stfu

        • TC Infantino

          Well I would not call the Rezound a POS, though it may have bloatware I actually like the Sense skin.  The specs are top of the line and the screen is awesome.  I do realize that quite a few people want the Nexus and I will not fault them for picking it.  But there are also people who look at the Rezound and pick it because they like it better.

        • Anonymous

          Don’t forget that even when the Rezound gets ICS, it will have Sense skinned over it…which may not be a bad thing for some folks, but by the looks of it, Sense is getting more bloated by the day.

        • Anonymous

          The funny part is Verizon puts all this crap on Android phones, but they let apple but rape them, they don’t put on single piece of that ish on an iphone. You can go get it but it is not naturally there.

          P.S. Do you know that Verizon doesn’t even get paid for your data package on an iPhone, that money goes to apple.

      • So why does the guy talk to a bunch of “costumers”…does he work on Broadway???

        hahaha

        • Gino Fratto

          spelling is overrated… ūüėČ

      • Sp4rxx

        Though the Gnex IS a really cool phone, the RAZR is not garbage Рas I speak as a RAZR owner.  That Best Buy guy is a moron.

      • Derek Stiles

        Same thing has happened to me except the guy tried to sell my a Rezound.

      • CoFoltman84

        The Razr isnt crap. Yes, blur sucks…with that said I’m thinking of taking advantage of the Holiday return policy (if you bought your phone after November 15th, you have until January 15th to return it…with a $35 restocking fee[its on the bottom of your receipt, learn to read])…and getting the Nexus…

      • STiK

        This just reminded me of why I don’t do business at Best Buy.

      • Nonexus4u

        Need Everyone To NOT Buy A Nexus for 30 days After It Comes Out, Show Verizon that we Postponed the Launch of Buying Them for all the times they Pushed it back.

        Customers Unite. Tell VZW who is the Boss.

    • Anonymous

      Mr chris still crying on here lol

      • Guest

        ……

        • Anonymous

          stfu

    • Www Blah

      Yes and release the Droid 4 too!