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Verizon Announces Shiny New 4G LTE Phone for December 15 and It’s Not the Galaxy Nexus, White DROID RAZR Incoming

Well, we know that at least one phone is guaranteed to launch this Thursday, and it’s the white DROID RAZR. Just announced within the hour, you can pick up this special edition version of the world’s thinnest 4G LTE phone  online or in stores for $299 on contract. It’s exactly the same phone as the original RAZR, but it has a white rim around the outside. Yep, this Thursday – as in tomorrow. The same day the you-know-what is supposed to drop, but has yet to be confirmed by you-know-who.

  • gadgetryan

    so….in lieu of getting my hopes crushed again….who wants a Transformer prime? At least we got confirmation from Asus it will be out next week!! 

    • Keii Graham

      I’m actually pretty interested in the TFPrime, but I won’t be able to afford it this year.

      • gadgetryan

        I hear ya!! My plan was 1. Nexus 2. Transformer Prime but by the way things are shaping up I may have to reverse this order!!

  • Anonymous

    Are you kidding me? NO ONE CARES ABOUT THE RAZR

  • lqtm

    History will look back at Verizon at being the most successful troll of all time. Seriously? I can’t help but laugh maniacally.

  • Anonymous

    Another USELESS Droid Razr…What a sad conclusion

  • http://wwjronline.com Wayne W.

    I tried to go in the other day because my phone charges only 15% of the time now…and I have to get a new phone I can’t wait for the nexus. So I said Ok, I’ll get the rezound. The employee at VZW literally tells me he can’t complete the sell of the nexus because something in their system won’t allow it.

    Then goes on to ask if I would like to buy the motorola RAZR and tries to upsell it to me. I told him I had no interest in it or the rezound honestly and would simply be returning it when the Galaxy nexus came out and asked if he could try and complete the rezound sell. He couldn’t, I asked to speak to a manager and asked me why.

    Stating he couldn’t do anything to complete the sell either.

    So flipping mad at VZW right now.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=25001493 Hank Godwin

       Why would you think they could sell the Galaxy Nexus to you when it hasn’t been released yet?  That’s not the employee or the managers fault.

      • http://wwjronline.com Wayne W.

        You obviously can’t read, or I didn’t make myself clear.

        Phone dying, near death….CAN NOT wait for Galaxy Nexus.

        Decide NOT to wait and go to verizon to get HTC Rezound.

        TRY to buy HTC Rezound, get informed he is unable to complete sell because of something in his system. Then IMMEDIATELY tries to upsell me on the MOTO RAZR.

        This is WHEN I mentioned that I wasn’t really interested in either and would simply return EITHER when the Nexus came out.

        Asked to speak to supervisor to make Rezound sell go through. Refused my request for Manager.

      • Xroid

        If you are going to reply to stuff, at least read it first.

  • Anonymous

    Dem fools need ta git got!

  • shdowman

    A good lesson in how you make an ugly phone even uglier.

    • Anonymous

      the pink razr will rear it’s ugly head soon enuff *shivers*

    • Anonymous

      Motorola just doesn’t get it I swear. 

    • Anonymous

      No kidding and I didn’t think that was even possible with this phone. Maybe they’ll add some chrome rims to it next.

    • Christopher Riner

      I dunno, I kinda like it.  I was hoping they were gonna have like a white/grey kevlar when I heard about the white one.  This baby might look pretty sweet in the wild.  

  • SMKDB

    Like the other guys said , F U Verizon

  • Anonymous

    This phone is racially confused.

    • Anonymous

      RON SWANSON!

  • Colemanjj616

    Verizon can take this shiny white razr  turn it side ways and stick it straight up their candy ass!!

    • antjonz

      THE ROCK!!!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      be respectful of the holidays please. at least put red stripes on it like a candy cane before violating anyone. :P

    • Bewara2009

      U want a chill pill bro?

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Alexander-Villalpando/100000402024428 Alexander Villalpando

        we get with the bros, bro, ok bro?

        • Anonymous

          I’m not your bro, dude! ;-)

  • Anonymous

    The planogram ( http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a264/bhdstinger/nexus-1.jpg )  is dated December 15th for the Nexus and this document ( http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a264/bhdstinger/4be1491f-3c19-00bd.jpg )  is dated for the 15th.  This document also includes the confirmed release of the White RAZR and the confirmed 4G LTE market expansion for the 15th so perhaps these documents have some actual validity.

    • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

      These are things we love to see. :)

      • John

        You think it’s actually possible for VZW to rls a phone w/o any sort of announcement? Has that ever happened before (or would they announce it day of it actually being live most likely)?

        • Bewara2009

          they can release the phone without any kind of announcement, remember Droid 3?, they release that without any kind of announcement. :D

        • Anonymous

          If this phone doesn’t come out tomorrow I am going to start stuffing myself with Christmas mint frosted sugar cookies.  I’m serious…

          Ah.. who am I kidding… I’m going to stuff myself with them anyway!

          • FortitudineVincimus

            I love to see people clamoring over the Nexus phone just keep getting dissed by VZW. A white RAZR – just leaked as existing like last week – already has a drop date and is here and the Nexus… bwa ha ha ha people sweating it out.. too funy

          • Anonymous

            Sure it’s all funny until Mr. Verizon gets a punch in the nose.

          • Www Blah

            thats what i don’t get its all stupid, if the white razr comes before the G-nex or Droid 4 who has been rumored to come out for a while im not going to be to happy.  May even jump ship cause you cant rely VZW

      • OG Droid

        Why are you saying Friday?? No post about it??

    • http://www.facebook.com/chwith Jon Gee

      I’ll believe it when the phone is in my hand.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=25001493 Hank Godwin

      Give this man some likes!

    • Bewara2009

      U think this is fake bro?

      • Anonymous

        Could be bro, could be

        • Anonymous

          I hope so bro

          • Anonymous

            Yeah me too Bro :) Me Too

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Travis-Erickson/563313398 Travis Erickson

            you mad bro?

          • Anonymous

            Galaxy Bro :P

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Travis-Erickson/563313398 Travis Erickson

            nice bro

          • Anonymous

            LOL Bro :)

      • Anonymous

        Like I said, they were just pictures posted in a forum.  I have no idea what the credibility of the source is.  I just figured I would post them because 2 facts on these documents were corroborated by release statements from Verizon giving these documents a bit of validity but all things considered I have no idea if they are real.

        • OG Droid

          Why was your comment removed??

          • Anonymous

            No idea probably some self righteous 14 year old who seems to preside over the comments section on this website.

    • Chad Payne

      Just got back from local Verizon store, and one of the employees has his GN that he got in the mail yesterday. The store manager said that the GN is still set to be released the 15 along with the white razor. 

  • Jeremycase00

    All you galaxy nexus fanboys are as bad as the IPhone fanboys. The way you all are acting is ridiculous. Last time I checked the website is called Droid life not nexus life. Chill the hell out.

    • Anonymous

      When we want your opinion, we will give it to you.

      • Jeremycase00

        Well that comment only confirms my original statement

        • Anonymous

          And you confirmed being a left wing Iphone fanboy who voted for Obama and would love nothing more than 20 minutes in the sack with Nancy Pelosi. Enjoy asswhipe!

          • EC8CH

            …..

          • Anonymous

            Epic! Just hate people who sit behind a keyboard and talk smack. This JeremyCase00 is nothing more than a wannabe troll.

          • Anonymous

            Oh god. A Republitard.

            *THIS JUST IN* according to this abundance of intelligence known as MichaelWolfe, your phone determines your political affiliation.

            DANG-OL’ LEFT WING COMMY-PROGRESSIVE-GAYLOVIN IPHONE USERS, SHOO’.

            Get in a threesome with Larry the Cable guy and Bill O’ Reilly

          • Matthew Rosidivito

            Oh please. This site is bad enough with the Nexus vs Everything people. We don’t need politics thrown in, too.

          • Anonymous

            Wow. Stay classy.

          • Anonymous

            Yep, I sure will!

          • trumpet444

            gross

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=25001493 Hank Godwin

          Get back in the kitchen and fix me a sandwich.

          • Scott

            I’ll have two fried chickens and a coke.

          • chAd_b

            And some plain white toast…

          • chAd_b

            dry*

          • Deejay

            why are all the good comments freaking removed? stop trolling moderator.

          • http://www.facebook.com/TJHRULZ tjhrulz

            yum, make that two

        • Anonymous

          You know, the world needs ditch diggers too Jeremy! Glad to see you are one of them…

      • Anonymous

        Wow haven’t heard that one in a long time lol brings me back to my Army days LMAO!!!

    • gadgetryan

      its not that we are hating the other android phones. its the fact that Verizon is dicking with our emotions..thats all. 

    • trumpet444

      I agree. I’m gonna buy the nexus as soon as its out. But I’m not being bat-guano crazy about it either

      • babadush

        Agreed. I just want the phone so I can stop waiting for Verizon to launch the f-ing thing

    • Matthew Rosidivito

      And last time I checked you don’t run this website.

      I’m not disagreeing that people are starting to act ridiculous, or that it’s wrong to call them out, but I hate it when people act like they know what DL is supposed to be.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t think its right as of now for all of us Nexus s (4G) users to have to have our update pushed off all because big red needs “Just a little more tweaking” on a galaxy nexus phone. Enough is enough !!!

  • Anonymous

    U mad, bros?

  • thefullritz

    How can VZW screw this up any more????
    A comedy of errors!!

  • EC8CH

    Dear Verizon,

    May your stores be flooded with people returning their RAZRs and Rezounds from 12/15 to 1/15.

    • Anonymous

      I hope they do set a record for returns to get the point.  However in true Verizon fashion it is the sales people who are going to get screwed over the most in their commissions.  Someone I know who sells phones for Verizon claims a return is actually worse then not selling a phone at all for him.

      • Silveruberxeno

        If so, barely. Return rate multipliers are very generous now, in that you can basically have EVERY phone you’ve sold returned and it cannot hurt you more than 10%, which is easy enough to make up in the sales dollars generated by actually getting a contract on at all. Unless the cust returns it and DOESN’T get something else, it’s really not that big a deal. More annoying than harmful.

        • Anonymous

          Well maybe he is more worried someone will return and then buy from another rep, or does he not lose credit?

    • Bewara2009

      U mad bro?

      • EC8CH

        ….

      • Anonymous

        Beyond mad bro :P

  • Anonymous

    Another reason to delay the release of the G-Nex! Gotta push those white Rasrs!

    • Nick

      You aren’t kidding! I was in a store yesterday and the associate told me they still don’t have them in stock and don’t know when.  But he pulls out a Nexus and says that its his new personal phone.  So he let me play with it (ha). Then says, “I don’t know that I like it, I’m probably going to switch to a Razr in a couple days because its better in my eyes.”

      • EC8CH

        at that proves what exactly?

        • babadush

          That the guy said they didn’t have them in stock but is already using one?

          • EC8CH

            so that associate is a liar AND not very bright?

          • babadush

            That’s what I took from it

  • Nathan Roy

    i feel like we’re on a hidden camera show or something.

    where’s ashton?

    • Anonymous

      Apologizing to Demi for his exploits :P

  • TROLOLOL

    “Verizon’s Announces”???? time for that morning cup of joe, Kellex.

  • Gnex Goodness

    my local store told me this morning that they will be selling the Gnex tomorrow.  I guess Verizon is not promoting this phone…but with all the hype on the forums and websites it really won’t matter.  This phone will be successful and Verizon will notice but may never admit it…

    • Anonymous

      You vastly overestimate the “power” of the hundreds of GNex devotees stalking these blogs for the Nexus.  Even assuming it is thousands… that isn’t any great number.  Not saying that  the phone is bad, nor that it won’t sell well overall… but the “pop” this phone is going to get at launch is not going to be anything more earth shattering than any other phone released this year.

  • http://jcmogensen.webs.com/ J.C. Mogensen

    Stopped in to the local VZW store this morning (again) and was told with a wink that there was a “good chance” that the GN would be released tomorrow. Another rep said that the 15th is the final large roll out of LTE this year so VZW may be looking to release a flagship phone to coincide with their expanded 4G market. They wouldn’t hold one for me, but the rep promised to call me by 8:30 to let me know if it was available. Here’s hoping.

  • Irrational Man

    The Galaxy Nexus is the Duke Nukem Forever of phones.

    • babadush

      I loved duke nukem

    • Sp4rxx

      so basically what you’re saying is once it finally releases that it will fail miserably?

      • Anonymous

        No… they said there was a new one coming, and coming and coming and coming and it’s still not here.

        Maybe it’s still “coming”…

        • http://twitter.com/mikesly Mike S.

          But Verizon never set a public date. Duke Nukem kept setting dates. Quite different.

          • http://www.facebook.com/TJHRULZ tjhrulz

            Setting dates in the gaming world is a lot different, verizon controls the whole process so they do not have to tell anyone when they set a date. These rumored dates are because that is when verizon had set for itself to release it. Verizon has made public these dates before (such as the 8th). /rant

            But you are somewhat right they never released a date to the public, but they never have too and likely wont. 

        • fartbubbler

          that’s what SHE said.

          • Sp4rxx

            nice Mr. Scott

        • Sp4rxx

          OH! so basically, it will finally be dropped by VZW because they couldn’t come through with a final product, get sued by Google/Sammy for non-committal TO the final project, only to be picked up by another mobile company to put out THEIR version of what the Gnex is supposed to be?

      • Anonymous

        Well the people that got their Nexus early have had all kinds of problems with them. Mainly the speakers stopped working and a factory reset didnt fix it. 

        Even though Im not a Verizon Nexus fan….this phone has serious issues. 

    • Rodster

      Unfortunately, we can’t “Come get Some” Galaxy Nexus.

    • Nemesis15

      Let’s hope not, Duke Nukem Forever sucked

    • Anonymous

      I said December 29th a long time ago and nobody believed me. 

      I didnt give that date for no reason. 

      • http://www.facebook.com/TJHRULZ tjhrulz

        No nobody wanted to believe you :P

  • Anonymous

    Dec 2011.  The month customer service died.

    • CoFoltman84

      VZW customer service died a long time ago…did you just wake up from a decade long slumber? haha

  • http://twitter.com/Defenestratus Defenestratus

    Take it to twitter #VZWNEXUSFAIL

    • rikster81

      I got  #WHEREISNEXUS going

      • Anonymous

        Make sure you throw in @VerizonWireless:twitter 

  • viewthis74

    that’s actually pretty saucy… 

  • Sirx

    worth<<phone

  • EC8CH

    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

    • Anonymous

      AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

      • EC8CH

        AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

        • Anonymous

          FFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!

        • Anonymous

          It’s funny if you read these as being very loudly relieved; like you just slammed a liter of Mountain Dew.

  • Anonymous

    Imagine, if only Moto unlocked their bootloader and wasn’t behind on hardware and the RAZR had a 720p screen.  I bet a good amount of the Nexus crowd here would already have scooped one up and said we’ll take CM9 instead.

    • Anonymous

      I’d be open to a Razr had what you mentioned above, along with a removable/replaceable battery.  That’s the biggest reason I won’t buy one.  These batteries don’t last through a two year contract, and not being able to replace it will be an issue in 8-14 months.  Even a Verizon salesperson agreed with me.  

      • MM

        im still on the original Droid X battery.  Thats what 17-18 months?  still no issues with it.

  • Dean2359

    Verizon,you’re killin’ me…..why are you doing this to us? We’re really trying to be loyal and patient but I’m sure you are aware how long we’ve been waiting and waiting for this monumental device. So please, can you have a heart and at least give us an inkling of when we might see this incredible phone? Do the right thing. Thanks

    • Jordan

      Shut up about the galaxy nexus damn. If its worth your time to wait around for it then be patient. And I’m not singling you out. Sorry.

      • Dean2359

        All I am saying is that it would be nice to have some communication from Verizon. It’s a good idea to communicate with the people who are willing to plunk down $300 for your device as well as give you a MINIMUM of another $60 a month. In my opinion keeping the paying public updated and informed is just good buisiness sense and good public relations. Have you read the ton of negative verizon responses?

        • Anonymous

          a minimum of $90  (don’t forget the data plan D: )

      • Kevin Simpson

        Do you have an original Droid that you’re waiting to replace? Has Verizon strung you along with your perfect device (well, other than no removable SD card) forcing you to use something on its last leg for 2 months? If not, with all due respect I don’t think you’re in a position to suggest that we be patient. Please feel free to ignore all the Galaxy posts, but I can’t tell you how helpful it is for me 1.) to be distracted by different possible reasons for the delay, even if they’re not true, and 2.) to hear other people who are just as frustrated about the situation as I am.

        • Nick Cross

          I was like you man, OG Droid. I finally cracked down and just got the RAZR and it’s been an awesome replacement for the past few days. Hopefully the Nexus comes out before Christmas so I can simply return the RAZR and get a shiny new Nexus….

  • Ron Mexico

    Vzw is something, no one is buying the razr lets paint it white maybe we will move more…..only suckers dont know the Galaxy Nexus is coming…..

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, cause everyone wants a Nexus…

    • Dominick DeVito

      only us fanboys know and care :(

    • OG Droid

      Yeah the thing looks like a razr with a snap on white cover on the sides. Groundbreaking; lets all rush to buy one. What a P.O.S…….

  • John
    • Anonymous

      what is this from?

      • John

        not sure – always wondered myself. it’s just always applied to so many little unimportant things such as the white razr ;)

  • Anonymous

    You got to be EFFING sh!tting me!!!! This now confirms the reason they were pushing the stupid RAZR when I went into the store last week. Get off Motorola’s titty VZ!!!!

    RAAAAGE!!!! RAAAAAGE!!!!

    • Anonymous

      The Nerd Rage is strong with this one..

      • Anonymous

        Ahhh yes! After a Full Throttle and 5 minutes of raging, I have calmed down. Thanks for the concern! :)

  • Dominick DeVito

    looks like an inverted ice cream sandwich – OH THE IRONY

    -oh, the AGONY

  • OG Droid

    What about this:
    http://www.engadget.com/2011/12/13/verizons-galaxy-nexus-hitting-costco-on-december-15/

    Still hope; I wouldnt think this would be blocking the nexus.

  • Fillyo

    Who cares, I am really hating Verizon right now, bunch of Motorola crap.

    • Anonymous

      and what’s even more sad considering who owns motorola mobility :(

      • Anonymous

        *Who will own, still needs US and EU government approval

    • Anonymous

      If Motorola made crap, do you think a huge company like Google would buy their phone making branch?

      • Anonymous

        I really love my RAZR and loved my OG Droid, but Google is purchasing Motorola Mobility for their patent portfolio.

  • paikman

    seriously? jeezus vzw

  • Anonymous

    I think they should have tried to match the white mock up that was posted here on Droid-Life.  My girlfriend liked that, but wasn’t impressed at all by this barely white version.

    Also, why is it so hard to announce a release date for the Galaxy Nexus?

  • Avery Ma

    GNex must be the redheaded step child in Verizon’s line-up.

    • Aaron Fredricks

      basement baby, if you will.

      • Anonymous

        word

  • xtsinc

    No one gives a shit…give me my nexus!

    • TC Infantino

      Don’t care, don’t care…don’t care….Just give me my Okama Game Sphere!  And tell Towely to stop trying to get me to get high with him.

  • rikster81

    SMH….this nexusgate is a shame

  • Anonymous

    suck ma ballllz Verizon…

    this comes from a Razr user and fanboi

  • http://www.facebook.com/kittygetwet James Sorensen

    %*@#*@#&@*&#@*#!!!

  • Anonymous

    IN WHAT GREEN HELL IS WHITE BEZEL >> GALAXY NEXUS?!?!?!

    Yes bros, I’m mad.

    • Bewara2009

      Did you just say that your mad bro?

  • Anonymous

    Owell guess I’ll be getting this for now. I love white phones

  • Sir Lawrence

    I got a RAZR recently for 199 on contract. Now they want another $100 for a tiny white paintjob? Silly VZW….

  • Murphy

    Lord Voldemort??

    • trumpet444

      Dang it. I thought my comment was original

    • Calculatorwatch

      Verizon is worse than Lord Voldemort.

    • Guest

      Yes, Verizon upper-management!

  • QtDL

    Oh for F^*&$ sake. Seriously? I hate you VZW.

    • Bewara2009

      U hate Verizon bro?

  • http://twitter.com/knoche knoche

    Gee, thanks for wording it like that.

  • Anonymous

    motherfuckers

  • Anonymous

    Not a fan of the white version

    • John

      Ya. It looks pretty awful. I guess they had a demand for this color for some reason.

      White gets so much more dirty than black (obviously)

      • Bewara2009

        U sure about that bro?

        • Anonymous

          Everybody knows you never do a full retard.

    • CoFoltman84

      I think a red/black version would sell much better.