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Galaxy Nexus: Costco US release date clarifies imminent launch

A few days ago we informed you that a possible new release for the long-awaited 4G LTE version of the Galaxy Nexus, and now we have some fresh information which supports this new date. Again though, it’s no official news from Verizon so approach with a element of caution.

If you missed the new ‘alleged’ date for the Galaxy Nexus US launch, we can remind you again that it is thought to be Thursday December 15, i.e tomorrow if this turns out to be true. The source of the date apparently originated from a Verizon reseller who was familiar with the date, but now fresh reports this week have revealed that retailers Costco have also slapped a December 15 release date for the device.

One important aspect to be aware of is that Costco are an official Verizon reseller, and a screenshot obtained by Engadget here does appear to suggest that December 15 is the official launch date. An additional image obtained by the site again clarifies this date via a new Verizon inventory listing, so let us hope that this week will finally see the end of one of the most ongoing smartphone launch dramas in Android history.

Are these two new pieces of information enough evidence for frustrated Android owners to give this a second glance though, given what has happened so far? The Galaxy Nexus may be the first smartphone in the world to ship with Ice Cream Sandwich officially, but as we informed you yesterday, developers are already working hard on getting ICS running on other handsets such as the Droid RAZR.

The good news is that we only have a mere 24 hours to wait to find out whether these latest release rumors are true or not. If you have been holding on for a US Galaxy Nexus for the last few months, let us know your thoughts on this new potential date. Will you still give Verizon $299 to take one home this week, or have you decided that enough is enough?

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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I also did a lot of checking today in Northeast Ohio. Of 3 Radio shacks in the area, 1 said they had the phone at the store but cannot sell until next week. 2 others know a little about the phone but said the Manager always lets them know 2 days before a release and they have none in inventory.  The Local Best Buy said they have the phones but do not expect to launch anytime this week. The manager of Best Buy mobile in our local mall, said something is very different with this so called launch. His gut… Read more »


Bye bye Verizon ……. Lick my balls


Verizon still hasn’t ever announced it…you aren’t being jerked around or lied to – if Verizon announced it and then let the release date pass without saying anything or releasing for several weeks, that would be jerked around.  Or if they lied about the release date over and over…that would be getting jerked around.  But Verizon has never said the phone would be available on any certain date – it is all bloggers spreading rumors…period!  Don’t get me wrong – I am just as frustrated as you all – I was up for a new phone in November and have… Read more »


I just called local Costco in Ohio . Spoke with manager asked if the nexus will be available on the 15 th ? He looked it up on pc and said its in the system but none are ordered or on order or will be here tommorow . Ok all these bs reports are stupid. I’m leaving Verizon and gettjg a iPhone tommorow. Liars


I am just about tired of being jerked around and will be looking at other options, carriers included.

Don’t expect Mortal Kombat 10 any time soon

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