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AsiaD 2011: New venue for Galaxy Nexus, Ice Cream Sandwich launch?

If you are patiently waiting for the latest updates on Google’s new handset, listen up as we have just heard some important details regarding a possible new location for the highly anticipated Google and Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone launch.

Whispers are now stating that Hong Kong is the new venue for the launch and that it will take place during the AsiaD event, held by All Things Digital. That event starts on October 19th and will take place inside the Grand Hyatt hotel in the Wanchai district of Hong Kong island.

Information received by Engadget’s tipster states that Google and Samsung will now be there at the event to discuss the launch of the Galaxy Nexus or Nexus Prime, and that we will finally be given a solid release date for the device as well as launch details for Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.

If the information is correct, then it means that it may be Google’s Andy Rubin and Samsung Mobile’s Dr. Won-Pyo Hong who do the honors of announcing the new smartphone, as they are already two confirmed speakers at the event, according to the AsiaD lineup. On a side note, Apple’s Phil Schiller will also be speaking at the event, as will Sony’s main man Kaz Hirai also – a stellar lineup to say the least.

Considering the scale of the event, we think it is definitely a logical move for Google and Samsung to choose AsiaD for the Nexus Prime reveal. That is just one week away of course, so if the news is legit, we presume that Google and Samsung will start sending invitations out by the end of the week.

What are your thoughts on this possible new venue for the Galaxy Nexus / Nexus Prime launch? Are you tempted to buy the iPhone 4S out of frustration or are you willing to hang on for as long as it takes?



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