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

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

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    Corporate store in downtown Boston is still steadfastly denying and saying no official date. Any other Boston people having any luck?

    Hmm, I see the screen that you're bringing up, but unfortunately it doesn't mention the 3G to 4G credit that the VZW rep said she'd add yesterday to my account. Hope it works on Thursday.
     

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    I just called two corporate stores in Houston. They said they haven't heard anything new and probably won't know the date until the day it goes on sale. Damn!
     
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    Way this is going.... this phone is gonna come with 8 tiny reindeer....have a big belly, red suit.
     
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    Meh, whatever.

    I don't see why anybody has to prove anything to you. If they get it, they get it. If they don't, they don't. :rolleyes:
     
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    I like all the reports of CSRs saying "We always know when a release is coming two or more days ahead of time and we don't know anything yet!" and some others saying "We probably won't know till the day of".

    It's like Verizon is just one long crazy train.
     
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    I remember an English teacher I had in 10th grade who would occasionally wear really low-cut tops and would often bend over, literally, to pick up a pencil or tie her shoes.

    She would catch me looking a few times and would roll her eyes. One time I actually said
     
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    Texted the Best Buy customer service rep that I know. She's the one that tried to sell me the Gnex on Friday and who sent me the screenshot of the internal memo that I posted.

    I asked her if the Gnex was in her computer today. She said no but they had a team meeting this morning going over product. They were told that they were given the go ahead for sales to begin Thursday.
     
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    Weird... I don't seem to have a $50 credit, yet some phones like the RAZR are priced at $249 rather than $299. iPhones don't seem to have this pricing though. Does anyone understand how this pricing works? I really don't understand the NE2 or any other discounts or how to know when I have them. As far as I know, I just have an upgrade available on the primary line of my account.

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    So have we now blown the Thursday date too?? What happened to thread title 'Thursday's the day'.
     
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    and the store's answer was: (and I quote)

    "Uhh.. I do not know?"

    losers.
     
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    FWIW!

    So.. Central MA Area.. local BJ's.. just stopped in after work. Saw the manager at the kiosk he goes "Got any questions sir?" "Yeah, am I gonna see you Thursday for a Nexus launch?" "Haven't hear anything yada yada".

    After awhile of bs talk he was getting off shift/leaving. I went to go buy some stuff.. on my way out he pops up right next to me and says "Just got word from my operations girl, the 15th is a go!"

    I nearly died, this guy runs 5 corporate stores in the area.. seems like a good guy. He "admitted" (take for what it's worth) that he knew they were debating to kick it back another week (NEXT Thursday).

    But he JUST got the word. He said "well I guess I'll see you Thursday.." He sure will.
     
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    totally with you on this... especially when they get offended over a guy looking at their cleavage. you put on the shirt, you looked in the mirror, you liked what you saw, and you left the house wearing it. obviously you wanted SOMEONE to look, or you would have chosen something else. :thinking:
     
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    Have u called the Memorial location? I was gonna right now but don't wanna waist my time.
     
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    Chiming in from Northern VA. Texted with my sales guy at the local corporate store. He says they have about 30 devices in stock, but they are locked up in the back. Says that he's been reading about a Thursday release on the web, but hasn't heard anything about it at this particular store. :( Man I hope Thursday is the day...
     
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    So I'm reading up in preparation to switch to the android ecosystem with my nexus, whenever it launches. FNG question pops up!

    There are multiple app stores apparently. :) Are they mutually exclusive? Do I have to choose Amazon's vs. Google's or something like that? Or can you have any apps, regardless of their provenance, loaded simultaneously?
     
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    Did you get the Oleophobic screen protector for the GNex from Steinheil?
     
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    Here's my thoughts on Thursday and why we're probably ok.

    It seems like all the "confirmed for the 15th" are coming from NON-Corporate stores. I think there have been a couple from corporate stores, but it seems like the majority are resellers of some kind (be it 3rd part, RS, BB, etc).

    It sounds like an email was sent out to these resellers indicating the 15th date. Whether it is firm or just tentative is anyone's guess until we see a screen shot of it. But it sure looks like Verizon is intending to release on the 15th.

    So, why are the corporate stores playing dumb? It seems very credible that they received a gag order. How much district managers or store managers are pushing their CSRs to keep their mouth shut would account for some stores denying stock or any release information, while others are hinting at Thursday and still others are flat out indicating the 15th.

    So I think the 15th is the new INTERNAL target, and VZW has informed their resellers, but it is still subject to change (as was the 9th). So I don't think we'll know for sure until the morning of the 15th when reports either come in indicating people on the east coast were successful or that they could not yet buy it.

    I fully expect to NOT hear anything reliable until the VZW corporate stores open on the 15th. I'm cautiously optimistic for the 15th, but I'm still not going to hold my breath.
     
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