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  1. Kaizmuth's Avatar
    I called my local verizon store to see if the GN was out yet. They said no, put me on hold to check on it, came back and said it's scheduled for release on Dec. 8th. She seemed very sure of the date.

    Anyone else heard this?
    11-21-2011 10:26 AM
  2. mclarryjr's Avatar
    There have been a bunch of dates going around and until Verizon makes the announcement these are all just guesses.
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    11-21-2011 10:29 AM
  3. Jet300's Avatar
    I called my local verizon store to see if the GN was out yet. They said no, put me on hold to check on it, came back and said it's scheduled for release on Dec. 8th. She seemed very sure of the date.

    Anyone else heard this?
    11-21-2011 10:31 AM
  4. pauldroidr2d2's Avatar
    I called my local verizon store to see if the GN was out yet. They said no, put me on hold to check on it, came back and said it's scheduled for release on Dec. 8th. She seemed very sure of the date.

    Anyone else heard this?
    Just add it onto the list of dates that have been suggested. LOL, there are folks who think that the device has been delayed even though there hasn't been a single announcement made by VZW giving us a specific release date.
    11-21-2011 10:31 AM
  5. Z Fury's Avatar
    There have been a bunch of dates going around and until Verizon makes the announcement these are all just guesses.
    Agreed. Wait for Verizon to open their mouths before you believe anything.
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    11-21-2011 10:31 AM
  6. rooktdphi's Avatar
    There have been a bunch of dates going around and until Verizon makes the announcement these are all just guesses.
    ppl are keeping you busy early today...
    11-21-2011 10:31 AM
  7. nemov's Avatar
    merge please.
    11-21-2011 10:35 AM
  8. Deltaechoe's Avatar
    Old rumor is old
    11-21-2011 10:37 AM
  9. Eleer's Avatar
    11-21-2011 11:10 AM
  10. Defconrock's Avatar
    Assume the 8th, hope for something earlier.
    11-21-2011 11:16 AM
  11. charveldude's Avatar
    Assume the 8th, hope for something earlier.
    Sounds like good advice. A Black Friday launch seems optimistic at this point, unless VZW drops the release on us with no notice. There are only two more business days left prior to Black Friday, so any pre-release notice had better come pretty darned soon.

    We'll get it when we get it, I guess.
    11-21-2011 11:29 AM
  12. Premium1's Avatar
    Sounds like good advice. A Black Friday launch seems optimistic at this point, unless VZW drops the release on us with no notice. There are only two more business days left prior to Black Friday, so any pre-release notice had better come pretty darned soon.

    We'll get it when we get it, I guess.
    technically 3 since black friday usually doesn't have the deals until after midnight on thur( well fri)
    11-21-2011 11:36 AM
  13. charveldude's Avatar
    technically 3 since black friday usually doesn't have the deals until after midnight on thur( well fri)
    Thursday's not a business day, and today is half over from the business perspective. That makes two days, effectively.

    On the other hand phones mysteriously showing up in shops on Friday would be kind of an interesting surprise.
    11-21-2011 11:42 AM
  14. bstarr3's Avatar
    The Fascinate, which was the very highly anticipated phone from Verizon last fall, came out with only a couple days notice, and after significant delays and lots off blank silence from big red.
    11-21-2011 11:49 AM
  15. DessVZW's Avatar
    Please look at the two attached images in my post here. Read them, in full. It has full launch details for phones around/on Black Friday, and after. The Galaxy Nexus is scheduled to launch on December 8th, after Black Friday.

    In essence, there is no Black Friday launch. There is no November launch. This phone IS scheduled for December 8th. Verizon OMM Merchandising wouldn't have false information. There is no hope for Black Friday or any other November launch date. Two weeks. Wait it out. We'll get our phone.
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    11-21-2011 11:49 AM
  16. charveldude's Avatar
    I saw those printouts, but I still classify that as "rumor" until we have official word from Verizon. Basically, I'm not holding my breath...
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    11-21-2011 11:56 AM
  17. DessVZW's Avatar
    I saw those printouts, but I still classify that as "rumor" until we have official word from Verizon. Basically, I'm not holding my breath...
    /facepalm

    This IS official word from Verizon. It's from Verizon TO Verizon. This wasn't meant for public consumption, however, it doesn't make it ANY less true than if they held a press conference about it.

    Explain to me, then, why Verizon would give a "rumored" date to their own employees who are responsible for 1) Making sure the store meets all OMM/merchandising standards at all times 2) Is ready, both in terms of accessory and device inventory but also in marketing, signage, posters, etc., for the launch of a device

    There are a lot of things I am willing to put some faith in to believe, for the sake of believing it. However, one of them is NOT the purposeful spread of misinformation to corporate employees by other corporate employees for the sake of perpetuating a rumor and confusing a handful of nerds on the internet.

    I get that we don't want the 8th to be true. I hate it, because I thought I'd have had the GN in my hand back on October 27th. I believed a stupid rumor that was never proven with any kind of OMM screenshot like the one I've provided here. The 8th, however, is believable because it's been officially communicated by VZW internally, from those who knows to those who need to know.
    11-21-2011 12:02 PM
  18. Defconrock's Avatar
    The 8th lines up with pretty much everything we've seen recently including the Canadian launch today.
    11-21-2011 12:03 PM
  19. PJnc284's Avatar
    This IS official word from Verizon. It's from Verizon TO Verizon. This wasn't meant for public consumption, however, it doesn't make it ANY less true than if they held a press conference about it.
    We've seen similar sheets before and those dates got passed so don't blame people for being a little hesitant to jump for joy.
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    11-21-2011 12:04 PM
  20. charveldude's Avatar
    /facepalm

    This IS official word from Verizon. It's from Verizon TO Verizon. This wasn't meant for public consumption, however, it doesn't make it ANY less true than if they held a press conference about it.
    Assuming that thing is real, of course. I'm not saying it's fake, but do we know the name of the person who sent it or received it?

    Either the 1st or the 8th makes sense at this point, anyway. And a coordinated U.S./Canadian launch makes the most sense, so I'm banking on the 8th, regardless of mysterious pictures of redacted e-mail looking thingies.
    11-21-2011 12:07 PM
  21. Premium1's Avatar
    /facepalm

    This IS official word from Verizon. It's from Verizon TO Verizon. This wasn't meant for public consumption, however, it doesn't make it ANY less true than if they held a press conference about it.

    Explain to me, then, why Verizon would give a "rumored" date to their own employees who are responsible for 1) Making sure the store meets all OMM/merchandising standards at all times 2) Is ready, both in terms of accessory and device inventory but also in marketing, signage, posters, etc., for the launch of a device

    There are a lot of things I am willing to put some faith in to believe, for the sake of believing it. However, one of them is NOT the purposeful spread of misinformation to corporate employees by other corporate employees for the sake of perpetuating a rumor and confusing a handful of nerds on the internet.

    I get that we don't want the 8th to be true. I hate it, because I thought I'd have had the GN in my hand back on October 27th. I believed a stupid rumor that was never proven with any kind of OMM screenshot like the one I've provided here. The 8th, however, is believable because it's been officially communicated by VZW internally, from those who knows to those who need to know.
    Because similar sheets like that have "leaked" and those dates have passed.
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    11-21-2011 12:08 PM
  22. overfloater's Avatar
    I'm working on the basis that 12/8 is the target now.

    Several pointers toward it (incl. the Canadian launch) plus it seems "about right": not so far after the original intention of a November launch, but far enough away that an announcement and pre-order period are still feasible. (Making for a more "normal" launch than the "Hey surprise! It's Black Friday, come get your Nexi now" zero-warning release that some people have been hoping for.)

    Anything later than that and my interest may seriously start waning. I'm dying to get off this slow-*** 3GS, I'm dying to get off AT&T's horrible coverage onto Verizon, and from 3G to LTE. But between the slight compromise on hardware specs, this new "volume" bug on the UK version, and the fact that I'll be out of the country through the end of December anyway (where CDMA is useless), a launch date after 12/8 may end up making me wait until January to see what else crops up.

    Verizon needs to get this phone out and selling before it's straight-up usurped by the next generation of native ICS phone announcements. 12/8 will put the launch close to 2 months after initial announcement, an eternity in tech terms. Its novelty is waning by the day: at this rate it's barely going to get any headstart on ICS updates for other devices.
    11-21-2011 12:26 PM
  23. Deltaechoe's Avatar
    It's internal communication, unless we know the context, we don't know if this is the actual release or tentative dates. Stop announcing these leaks as factual release dates because it is more than open to interpretation as to what these are really saying
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    11-21-2011 12:28 PM
  24. PowerThroughLove's Avatar
    Its clearly the 8th. Its a complete North American launch, including Canada. If you expect anything else you will only be sorely dissapointed.
    11-21-2011 12:36 PM
  25. Premium1's Avatar
    Its clearly the 8th. Its a complete North American launch, including Canada. If you expect anything else you will only be sorely dissapointed.
    I don't think people do not think it will be the 8th I think the fact that people post random things and say this is the fact and get mad when people are apprehensive about believing it with how many leaks have come and gone before. I think it will be the 8th, but what is saying those documents are something someone made just for attention? That is why people question the documents and not the date so much.
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    11-21-2011 12:38 PM
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