Last week consumers in the UK were introduced to the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, which was the new Android smartphone to come running the latest operating system. There have been issues with the handset though with owners complaining of a strange sound issue, which Google has since acknowledged with a fix promised. Meanwhile consumers in the US have been left wondering when the handset will land on their shores. Today though we can tell you that the Galaxy Nexus is available now contract free in the US at a cost though.
Earlier today we brought you the news that the Galaxy Nexus could be released on Verizon at the same time as the Motorola Droid 4 on December 8th. But now the guys over at Engadget are reporting in an article that the handset is shipping now via retailer Expansys.
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If you want to treat yourself to the new Android smartphone the retailer will provide you the device for an eye watering $750. This is for the 16GB version of the device that uses GSM (HSPA+) technology that will work nicely with both AT&T and T-Mobile’s 3G networks.
The price is a little steep when you consider that the version that will ship via Verizon will have 4G LTE capability. But on the other hand you are not tied into a long two year contract. It will just depend if you can wait another week or two for the device to land on Big Red or not, and if using the device on either AT&T or T-Mobile appeals as well.
Would you pay $750 for a smartphone?