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Imminent Nexus Prime release date emphasized by Verizon inventory

If you are an Android fan, it’s likely that you are not too interested in Apple’s upcoming iPhone 5 announcement, but rather more excited to hear about updates regarding Google’s next big handset, the Nexus Prime or Galaxy Nexus as it has also been known.

We’re going to deliver some content to feed your appetite now, and it’s good news too. The Nexus Prime has just shown up on Verizon’s database, which is more commonly known as Cellebrite – the system that the carrier uses to keep track of their upcoming releases internally.

The Nexus Prime can be identified by the screenshot below, showing the model number Samsung ‘SCH-I515’, along with the codename ‘Nexus Prime’ as provided by Verizon insiders Droid-Life. We hope that this name sticks too, as we’re not too keen on the ‘Galaxy Nexus’ or ‘Droid Nexus’ tags that have also been associated with the handset.

Perhaps not the reveal you were hoping for, but at least this listing proves that the handset is 100% real and will more than likely take to the stage to headline Google and Samsung’s upcoming Mobile Unpacked event which kicks off on October 11, just days after Apple’s iPhone event.

On a side note, Droid-Life also reveals Cellebrite listings for two other notable Android handsets that are on the way, one of them being the elusive HTC Vigor, while and the other is the unknown Droid HD smartphone. Could Mobile Unpacked unlock the secrets surrounding these three handsets, or will Google focus solely on the Nexus Prime and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich?

It feels like the dust has well and truly settled on the Droid Bionic handset, once touted as the best smartphone around. We have a feeling that it may become none existant as soon as Google unveil the Nexus Prime. If you are an iPhone fan reading this, are you willing to admit that you’re slightly interested in how the Nexus Prime will compare alongside Apple’s device? – We say this because we think it’s going to be a close battle indeed.

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