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General ***Official Galaxy Nexus Pre-Release speculation thread**

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Steven58, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. cusjs

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    LMAO Well you and whom ever posted that at least made laugh. :D
     

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    Nope, he called me after I told a CSR to cancel my account.
     
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    Sure are a TON of RAZR and REZOUND commericals on CBS during this Falcons/Titans game. Last ditch effort? Last second push?

    Or will these go on for the next two weeks until 12/08?
     
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    And I'm...old enough to have given birth to both of ya. :p
     
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    Welcome to the party!

    Yes, that is correct. I have one by me that opens at 9. Although I wonder if that's another difference between the corporate stores and resellers
     
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    Last time I checked If you account for the $10.00 "cool phone tax" sprint was $10.00 cheaper than Verizon.

    With a 22% business discount, no Sprint 4g build out here it's not even comparable.
     
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    While I'm certainly not cool enough to have a real "Source", I just came back from a visit to my local VZW corporate store (Avondale, AZ) where I needed to inquire about a billing issue.

    Obviously while there, I was going to squeeze them for info.

    I talked to 3 different people, including Kyle, the manager on duty. Believe me, they were seemed more interested in watching the Bears/Chargers on tablets than helping me or feigning or disavowing any knowledge about the Nexus. The 2 salesmen said they were waiting for the Nexus too and had heard absolutely nothing, and that I would probably find out before they do.

    Kyle (the manager) said they hadn't even received training on it yet, so tomorrow was definitely not happening "but it could still be sometime this week". He stated that if it was going to be tomorrow, they'd have them in the back and they didn't. He said he had heard absolutely zilch also.

    I watched very carefully for any tell-tale evasion or deception and could detect none. They were glued to the tablet and casually answering my questions as easily as answering someone who had asked for the time of day.

    I even showed them the screenshot on my Xoom of the new phone release date page that showed "Samsung Galaxy Nexus w/o 11/21" and they said they'd never seen anything like that before. I did get one of the salesmen to take my number and agree to text me when he heard some news or got training for the Nexus.

    I know this isn't much, but it's another piece to add to the larger intelligence picture. I will dutifully report back if I hear anything.
     
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    They have different levels of retailers. One of my best friends works for a reseller but they aren't one of the premium super resellers so they struggle to get any phone on release day much less a hot phone. Took them about a week to get the Razr. Your basically a second class citizen if you arent a corporate store or a giant independent chain the way I understand it.
     
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    My 35 years in the IT industry (25+ in programming) don't quite mesh with what you are saying so I'll take the question elsewhere but thanks for the response.
     
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    Okay let me put it bluntly then. I would pay $30 more a month for the same service if the company didn't screw me around.

    Like I said I don't know what I'm doing yet but VZW is getting on my last nerve. THIS IS JUST MY OPINION

    :)
     
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    I don't even know what to think anymore. I don't even know why I'm so anxious, since my current phone work perfectly. I just really wanted a pure Google phone uninhibited by Verizon. If that doesn't happen, then I guess I'll just keep waiting. Though the RAZR is very tempting, despite being locked down. Who wouldn't like a phone wrapped in Kevlar? Its a phone and a trauma plate wrapped in one!

    OT:

    I really used to be a St. Louis Rams fan, but lately they're just a bunch of masochistic exhibitionists. They love getting spanked on national TV every Sunday. However, my Packers never disappoint.
     
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    Yep I don't think we should expect being able to buy the phone tomorrow, but rather some sort of announcement on Verizon's part. Let's keep our finger's crossed!
     
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    so did I miss the new post from Verizon, or whoever it was, about the boot Loader situation on the VZW Nexus?
     
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    One thing I have never completely understood Google is a US based company right? Why start the release in the UK and not the US? There may have been a bigger supply of GSM phones, and the contract with Verizon obvioulsy prevented any US GSM carriers from getting it first. Money drives everything but why not the US first?
     
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    If I am allowed some latitude to make a few assumptions I would like to pose a hypothetical?

    Assume the phones are in an American warehouse somewhere or better in the process of making to the stores.

    Assume all bugs are worked out or any minor bugs that may still exist are easily fixed w/ an OTA patch.

    Assume there is no stall tactic to sale more 'x' phones before the GNex release.

    If these assumptions all hold true I truly truly cannot see a VZN not shooting for a BF release with lots of fanfare and advertising going on from Samsung and Google unless I am so blinded by the fact this phone is truly not a mainstream phone that will bring masses to the wonders of an android phone and it is only for us nerds that are on the fringe.

    Thoughts, retorts, etc?
     
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    They are silly because its all speculation. We no nothing about when they are going to announce or release this phone. All we can do is take a wild guess.
     
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    I agree with this hypothesis. And all of the assumptions you've made are relatively safe to assume at this point, so I don't see why we couldn't see an announcement some time this week (if not tomorrow).

    After reading P3Droid's tweet, however, I'm beginning to think that we may not see anything tomorrow, but rather an announcement at some point during the week and the phone available for order the following Monday. It would miss BF, of course, but I'm starting to think that maybe we're being a bit TOO hopeful. I know nothing though, as do many others, so only time will tell unfortunately.
     
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    I have enjoyed reading this thread and appreciate folks who bring info from their "sources", but I think it might be time to admit no one knows when this phone is coming out if nothing goes down tomorrow.
     
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    Hey everyone! Hope you had a good Sunday? It's a short week coming up. I have decided it is a good thing this phone is most likely not coming out this week. I would be in the doghouse for a long time for ignoring my family on thanksgiving. I am happy with the phone I have, so no worries about jumping on something else. And most of all, I can prove to Verizon that I am a bigger man than they think I am, no problem just smiling and nodding at all their BS. Or as we say in the south... "Bless your heart".
     
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    But perhaps he was saying they're silly as in it's silly to believe the phone will come anytime soon... he seems like he would know, but still I am very skeptical about this whole thing.
     
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    OK, since I haven't heard this question asked in the last 3,000 posts or so (I know I could have easily missed it and the answer as fast as this thread moves)...

    How long after the general release in corporate stores does Costco get their phones?
     
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