The wait is finally over and we’re pleased to say that we now have an official release date for the highly anticipated Galaxy Nexus in the US. Verizon Wireless has just confirmed that this week, consumers will be able to buy the device, both online and in-store.
Yesterday we gave you a strong indication that Thursday December 15 was the new rumored launch date for the device, and now Verizon has issued a press release, confirming a release on this date.
It means that from tomorow, consumers in the US will finally be able to get an official taste of Ice Cream Sandwich, Google’s latest version of their Android operating system. Just like Verizon’s other 4G LTE supported handsets, the Galaxy Nexus will be available at a starting price of $299 on a two-year contract with the carrier. The minimum line and data package that you’ll need to sign up for is Verizon’s Nationwide Talk plan available for $39.99 a month, plus a separate data package starting at $30 per month, which will give you 2GB of data.
As we told you last week, you’ll be able to order your Galaxy Nexus at the official product page here. The page hasn’t gone live yet, but at 1AM Eastern Time, you should be able to access it and secure your Galaxy Nexus early.
The big question is of course, did you hold out for a Galaxy Nexus amongst all the release speculation, or did you bite the bullet and pick up another smartphone such as the HTC Rezound or Droid RAZR? It goes without saying that there is still huge interest for the Galaxy Nexus on Verizon, with the carrier aiming to offer a ‘pure Google’ experience for its users.
If you’re planning to get one, check that product page URL in a few hours and let us know if your purchase was successful. Alternatively, you can just head into a Verizon store tomorrow and pick one up there, although your chances of success may be less given the demand for the device.
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