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

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

  1. Evolution4G63T

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    Right now the release of this phone is like a star that is just outside of the Roche-Lobe of a black hole. The star is able to orbit nicely around the black hole without getting sucked up.(We're able to stay optimistic about the release on the 15th) But if the star somehow crosses through that Roche Lobe limit, the matter of that star will start to be swallowed by the accretion disk only to meet an uneventful end after it reaches the Event Horizon, and eventually the singularity where the matter is then crushed.(The phone might as well be scrapped at this point, because by that time Christmas sales are over and new phones will be announced shortly). So lets stay optomistic and wait for the 15th to come and go. As us Koreans say in words of encouragement, Hwaiting!(Actually supposed to be fighting, but the letter F doesn't exist in the Korean alphabet)
     

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    Verizon would be happy if you cave and buy another phone :) My view is the gnex doesn't make it out during the double data rate promotion i'll cave and just stay with sprint.
     
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    Does anyone else feel like there is just no buzz around this 12/15 date like there was for known Verizon hopeful release dates like 11/27 and 12/9? Almost no leaks, no chatter, etc...?

    I've lost hope. Going to look at the rezound again tomorrow...ics well be out in the form of cm9 soon enough.
     
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    12/9 was 2 days ago. This is a weekend. Did you really expect a release or PR on the weekend? The buzz won't happen until Tuesday if 12/15 is indeed the intended date.
     
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    I am curious as to why you are so adamant about this? Did you rent one or just play with it in a store?

    I ask because they have sold a bunch of them and the vast majority of comments and reviews are very positive.
     
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    I feel like we are all beaten down and afraid to get excited
     
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    If I choose to believe what a representative from Verizon tells me, (they are the only entity within Verizon I'll ever talk to) then to me it doesn't get much more legit than that. Some get their info when they read it on the internet.

    But I believe that the 15th isn't a rumor because a representative told me that was the next anticipated date she actually dug for it for herself.. Call me naive or whatever, I believed her.
     
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    I have the Rezound (actually on the second, going to exchange this one too) and got to fondle the Nexus today. Wait for the Nexus.
     
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    I agree. We probably won't hear more till Monday at the earliest. Weekends have typically been dead spots for info.
     
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    help me wait, lol. Tell me why you say that...
     
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    lurker here. I finally got to play with an LTE nexus today. It was really nice seeing how fast and smooth it is for myself. The keyboard is awesome, although I don't understand why they made going back and replacing a mis-corrected word so hard (very minor issue). Also this was my first time using LTE and wow is surfing the web fast. Clicking on links instantly starts loading the page and the page then loads super quick. Not sure if other LTE phones are that fast.

    it made me excited to use it for myself, but also sad since there is such a great device out there that we aren't allowed to buy yet. It gave me motivation to keep waiting tho :)
     
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    Just personal opinion, but the RAZR looks terrible. They've put huge bezels on the sides to accomodate how skinny it is. The rest of the consumer electronics industry is trying to remove/minimize bezels and MOTO makes their's bigger.... FAIL IMO.
     
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    Yea, I was wondering about that as well. I didn't know Engadget was a part of Mobile Nations. ;)

    I would like to respectfully disagree though. I don't think that any amount of press would have opened the floodgates, based on how quickly word got back to BB and RS to not sell them, and how quickly they followed through with those orders. However, I do think it's possible that if an announcement is not made (or alternatively a date (15th?) to sell is not given to the 3rd party resellers) by early this week, the pressure from BB, RS, etc executives to take advantage of the holiday sales rush may cause them to buck tradition and start selling the phone. I just don't know how much leeway they have, if any, in their contract to be an Verizon authorized reseller, and if that contract is location-specific or applies to all BB and RS stores.

    Ps. Just got my diztronic case and I'm really liking it, size, feel, everything... I can't wait to get my Gnex! I never thought I'd have to do this with a corporation, but I'm not above begging so...Please Verizon, take my money in exchange for your merchandise. TIA and yes, the 15th would be okay for me.
     
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    I did actually get to play with the Nexus a little as I waited for Best Buy to try and ring up the phone, I can't believe how smooth the browser was. 1st place I visited was this forum, I used to read these forums on the Razr before I was aware of the phandroid app, and I will say that the Nexus handled this site sooo much better than the Razor!! Night and Day difference, maybe one reason for that was because the Nexus doesn't have flash.
     
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    Time for me to calculate my cost for the Nexus:
    $299 retail
    -$100 mailer discount
    -$50 mail-in rebate
    -$50 LivingSocial deal
    = $99 Nexus? :)
     
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    I don't think the Rezound even has permanent root yet...so, no it won't.
     
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    *$124 nexus, the LS deal was $25 ;)
     
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    True enough. I do recall VZW making a press release just after closing time on Friday for us not too long ago - unless measured in number of posts - and controversial phones (Evo 4G) have gotten weekend launches - so it wasn't outside the realm of possibility.

    I'll agree and admit that a release yesterday is looking very highly improbable.

    Congrats on the case! :)
     
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    I was OOBER excited when I pulled the Verizon mailer out of my mailbox yesterday. I thought OH YES! Another $100 off of my Nexus! Then reality set in . . .

    This is the one with $100 off:
    [​IMG]

    And this is the one I got:
    [​IMG]

    Why is mine missing the $100 off of 4G devices?!?!
     
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    Hmmm... Didn't the living social deal cost 25$

    sooo $125 for you. Still good though!

    EDIT: Ninja'd? I dont know why i bother sometimes.. lol
     
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    Well I spent $25 for a $50 discount, so I guess if you're looking at the net cost then yes, it would be $124.
     
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