Verizon Nexus Blackout. That's the perfect description of what's going on.
Any retail push for the Nexus will be from Google and Samsung. The Razr and its peripherals will be the Q4 focus for VZW.
Other stuff will release, but the OEM will do the pushing.
Or maybe they do a one for all commercial. Like music we go a rezound for you, want tough and sleek we got a razr for that, want an amazing screen we got that too. Just a thought.
Tbh i dont think google is really that great at marketing any of their products they just throw it out there. I think its agreed that vzw is going to mass market the razr over the galaxy nexus. all in all i dont see much advertising for the gn on launch day
It will get some Jellybean love as well...
It seems that its just the RAZR is a phone that people are familiar with the name. The original one sold extremely well and for Motorola to return to that name means the need to bring something big to the table and market it well.
Irony that Google, which is basically an advertising company, has trouble advertising devices.
But, I do really like their Chrome commercials. And I would definitely prefer to see ads similar to those ones for the Gnex. The last thing I'd want to see is another verizon robot ad aimed at this phone, those ads are awful.
If the RAZR is the big thing for them them and Nexus will get no attention, why not just acknowledge the Nexus is coming and do a silent announcement about it, shove it under the rug and go on with your RAZR Droid hype machine?? The only fool proof way to keep Nexus from stomping on ANY RAZR sales is to delay or cancel it.
I don't think either of these are what's really going on. They are negotiating SOMETHING with Google/Samsung on this sucker and it could launch on time anyhow so they are keep all those balls rolling behind the scenes, but we have no clue where these negotiations will end up by the time those balls get close to their holes??
In regards to Verizon making the annouuncement of it carrying the Nexus. If memory serves me right the carrier has never made that announcement. Google has. N1 and Nexus S were similiar launches?
Someone please correct me if im wrong. Im mobile and too lazy to look that up
Probably because they already did the story. What's the point saying it again before the announcement? Most of the tech blogs have yet to backtrack on previous reports that it was coming to Verizon. Just rumors from non credible sources. First it was a problem by NFC, then that suddenly died down. Now its problems with data, which BMX, love tunnel, and others have said is NOT an issue. We have reports of Verizon being trained on it from a couple posters here. There was the picture of the LTE symbol on the back of a device.
It just seems like it takes a lot more effort saying it isn't coming than saying that it is. Most evidence says that it is. The only thing leaving doubt is Verizon's strange marketing strategy and p3 (who has a history doing this stuff).
like others, i think the marketing push for the GNex will come from Google/Sammy, and not VZW. i'm guessing this was probably a negotiated term in the agreement with VZW for the GNex.
as for the RAZR, we will probably see an initial push for it just a week or so before release. but, since this is Moto's BIG device for the year, i'm betting the real marketing push won't start until the holiday shopping season.
Fo sho...how quickly do you think Moto devices will get updates once Google OWNS moto? My highly sophisticated guess? Pretty damn quickly, I bet. One of the reasons that I think I'm one of the only guys here with you with one foot in each bed.
Verizon Motorola Droid Bionic Taken off the Shelves! ACSyndicate
Have you all seen this? I'm sorry if it's old news, but I just saw it and thought it was interesting.
I also, don't know if this is fake or not.
Makes sense, you're probably right about the shopping season...
I dont think google will show them any favors but i do know Motorola will want to keep them happy and get it pushed out very quickly. Theres a huge incentive there. they will want to keep their partner happy....
Oops, looks like this is indeed fake. Sorry about that!
Not sure but I just checked the Verizon website and it's still available... Hmmm
google has said over and over again that nothing is going to change, so i wouldn't expect miracles. but i'm hopeful they merely mean that moto won't automatically get the nexus or something like that.
I don't know about an announcement but I could have sworn I remember T-Mobile pushing the N1 pretty hard back in the day..
All the current articles say there is no confirmed US carriers at this time. You are going off of articles that were written before the event. They are no longer relavent. Those were more speculation. Good speculation mind you but speculation non the less.
I don't know about the others, but Nexus S 4G was announced by Sprint.
Google Nexus S 4G with WiMAX announced for Sprint: coming this spring for $200 -- Engadget
Agree but they won't be partners once the ownership deal is approved. It will be as simple as Google making updates available for everyone, but they will definitely PUSH the carriers of Moto devices to implement the updates sooner than later, I would expect. That way, there's no favoritism, it's just business.
I guess i was looking for the announcement from tmo themselves when the Nexus S was firstt launched. I dont think they did but i could be wrong?
People are starting to turn on the Windsock:
Dude I don't know. I'm not your personal ask.com butler.
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