10-24-2011 10:52 AM
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  1. ManBearPig618's Avatar
    At least it's confirmed. Now I have to choose between this and the HTC Rezound. Out-of-the-box pure-ICS Android experience, with a larger screen and OS updates pushed straight from Google, or a 25% faster CPU with higher-resolution cameras?

    Life is hard.
    I think the Rezound is dropping with the black/red color scheme and the red soft keys. I like it, but at the same time I feel like it would be really easy to get sick of.
    10-21-2011 05:49 PM
  2. SuperTongue's Avatar
    Works for me. Now we just have to wait on a release date. Still crossing my fingers for the 10th but not holding my breath!
    10-21-2011 05:49 PM
  3. VideoEngineerAJS's Avatar
    Yeah, it does seem pretty ambiguous. I think it's pretty telling that they announced it so nonchalantly. But you know what, I don't care if they don't care about it; as long as I get my phone!
    This is what they do for all non Droid phones though. I mean they did it for the Rhyme and I'm sure they probably won't make a big to do about the Rezound either because as of right now it's not a Droid.
    10-21-2011 05:54 PM
  4. ejaymd11's Avatar
    As I said before, I don't think Verizon is going to exactly roll out the red carpet for such a device.

    We may get a press release and a few mentions here and there, but that's about it.

    No man-on-stilts, no confetti, no fireworks or jet fly-bys.

    How does a company like Verizon market a phone such as the Nexus? More importantly, how do you market the Nexus brand? You don't.

    "WTF is a Nexus phone?"
    That's why "Galaxy" is in the name. Everyone knows what a Samsung Galaxy is.
    10-21-2011 05:55 PM
  5. SpaceHippie's Avatar
    Panda hasn't backed off the 3rd so that's my first date. I don't see any hiccups with this phone for a few reasons. Verizon has officially announced it, so it will be coming to the carrier. It's stock, meaning we won't have to wait for samsung to lay touchwiz on top and deal with bugs of the ui. And no bloatware meaning VZ won't take time to load that. When the new iPhone was announced. It was released a few weeks later. So i don't think this one will take long. Can't wait to get my hands on the Prime.(CHECK THE SIG)
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    10-21-2011 05:57 PM
  6. qnet's Avatar
    "Later this year" doesn't sound like early November.
    No it doesn't. I'm happy but, the later this year concerns me. I need to be more patient.
    10-21-2011 06:10 PM
  7. daitsuwamono's Avatar
    I think the Rezound is dropping with the black/red color scheme and the red soft keys. I like it, but at the same time I feel like it would be really easy to get sick of.
    I won't buy the Rezound unless there's an all-black version (red soft keys excluded). I can't have an electronic device with any substantial amount of colour or white on it. It has to be some combination of grey and black, or I'm going to flinch every time I look at it. If nothing else, the Galaxy Nexus has an acceptable appearance.
    10-21-2011 06:10 PM
  8. turb0wned's Avatar
    It's not that hard to give a release date... I guess it is for Verizon.
    10-21-2011 06:14 PM
  9. SpaceHippie's Avatar
    Later this year. It's october. Meaning November or December. Im saying Nov. 3rd, if not then late November.
    10-21-2011 06:17 PM
  10. sushiglobster's Avatar
    I think the November 3rd date may be the pre-order date. November 10th is the hard launch.
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    10-21-2011 06:19 PM
  11. qnet's Avatar
    I think the November 3rd date may be the pre-order date. November 10th is the hard launch.
    That wouldn't bother me at all. i just don't understand why they just won't say it. The whole thing is starting to remind me of the Xoom.
    10-21-2011 06:21 PM
  12. Bearly's Avatar
    I think the November 3rd date may be the pre-order date. November 10th is the hard launch.
    I don't see why "later this year" would refer to a date so soon. I say 12/3... Not sure Verizon has hit even an internal date like that (i.e. Unofficial) Pretty sure they've delayed every major launch the past two years.

    I don't think 11/10 is fixed just within 30 days of actual, undermined launch, after all last minute testing.

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    10-21-2011 06:24 PM
  13. equake's Avatar
    November 10th anyone
    10-21-2011 06:24 PM
  14. kharrigan's Avatar
    IMHO, Verizon will try to delay the launch so the RAZR sales aren't cannibalized. I would expect the GN to be available by mid-December. That way, the Bionic, RAZR, and GN each have 30 days as "king" of Android.
    10-21-2011 06:31 PM
  15. sushiglobster's Avatar
    I'm pretty sure the Droid RAZR is going to be a more popular device than this Nexus device.

    RAZR has a lot going for it, not to mention the Droid branding. I know of only a handful of people who are aware of this Nexus phone and much more who understand and want this new Droid RAZR. Us tech heads are drooling over this Nexus...while the mass population is wanting this new RAZR. We are the minority here guys.

    Yes, I think some time may be given to the RAZR, but we saw a November 10th date for both the RAZR and the Galaxy Nexus. I don't see there being a big deal at all if both phones launched at the same time. If you want the RAZR go get it, same goes for this Nexus.
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    10-21-2011 07:03 PM
  16. sushiglobster's Avatar
    I don't see why "later this year" would refer to a date so soon. I say 12/3... Not sure Verizon has hit even an internal date like that (i.e. Unofficial) Pretty sure they've delayed every major launch the past two years.

    I don't think 11/10 is fixed just within 30 days of actual, undermined launch, after all last minute testing.

    Sent from my ADR6400L using Tapatalk
    Why not? Isn't 11/10 or even 11/3 still considered "later this year" Why does "later this year" have to be a month away? We've seen dates already and rumors that have pointed to a possible 11/10 launch.
    sneakking likes this.
    10-21-2011 07:05 PM
  17. sneakking's Avatar
    "later this year" could mean tomorrow
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    10-21-2011 07:05 PM
  18. sushiglobster's Avatar
    "later this year" could mean tomorrow
    Exactly.
    10-21-2011 07:07 PM
  19. djwyman's Avatar
    I actually welcome it as not being a big deal to most so that it is easy to get as apposed to them selling like hotcakes and having to wait for it...let the masses get the razr its a cool phone and all but its not for me.
    10-21-2011 07:07 PM
  20. superlawyer15's Avatar
    if you go on google translate and do "later this year" from verizon to English

    ...it says December 31, 2011
    10-21-2011 07:10 PM
  21. spridell's Avatar
    Has a Moto Razr launch date been confirmed yet?

    I dont see Verizon launching these phones at the same time. These are two powerhouse phones. One will be launched first and the other a couple of weeks later.

    I am thinking Razy early November

    Nexus Early December.

    I also dont think the Nexus will be Verizon exclusive anymore. If it were, I am sure Verizon would of said "exclusively on Verizon" in the press release. Remember when Sprint announced the Evo 3d they were using the word "exclusive" all over the place.
    10-21-2011 07:11 PM
  22. sneakking's Avatar
    i have a hard time believing this phone will be launched after black friday just for the simple fact that so many eyes and hands will be in stores and online that weekend
    10-21-2011 07:19 PM
  23. ratchetjaw#AC's Avatar
    I'm pretty sure the Droid RAZR is going to be a more popular device than this Nexus device.

    RAZR has a lot going for it, not to mention the Droid branding. I know of only a handful of people who are aware of this Nexus phone and much more who understand and want this new Droid RAZR. Us tech heads are drooling over this Nexus...while the mass population is wanting this new RAZR. We are the minority here guys.

    Yes, I think some time may be given to the RAZR, but we saw a November 10th date for both the RAZR and the Galaxy Nexus. I don't see there being a big deal at all if both phones launched at the same time. If you want the RAZR go get it, same goes for this Nexus.
    Yeah I think they will push the Razr. Their specific phone and just release the Nexus. Nexus isn't exclusive so why spend their advertising dollar.

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    10-21-2011 07:28 PM
  24. Eric Kane's Avatar
    Having worked for Verizon Wireless before for a few years, I doubt they would let this go beyond Black Friday. With that said, my guess is that "later this year" means they are aiming for a November 3rd release, but aren't positive if it will be ready in time and could let it go until the 10th. These last two days have been full of news, but I think we'll have a concrete idea by the end of next week, if not sooner.
    10-21-2011 07:35 PM
  25. sushiglobster's Avatar
    Yeah I think they will push the Razr. Their specific phone and just release the Nexus. Nexus isn't exclusive so why spend their advertising dollar.

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using Tapatalk
    Pretty much. Not sure if Verizon will be exclusive or not...but the Droid brand coupled with RAZR makes for a much more marketable phone/product.

    The Galaxy Nexus is cool, for us. You have to ask yourself what the general, uneducated public would say about this phone:

    General Public: Why doesn't it have all the cool visual features like my friends Galaxy S2?
    And we say: Because it's ICS only. No touchwiz etc...

    General Public: Why only 5MP and not 8MP like my other friend's phone?
    And we say: It's good enough with it's upgraded senors and internals.

    General Public: The screen is just too big and I like physical buttons.
    And we say: We love this large vibrant screen and button-less design.

    General Public: Where are all those cool Verizon apps? I need my ringtones bro!
    And we say: Bloatware free, just how we like it.

    General Public: The RAZR looks thin and awesome.
    And we say: It sure does. We like the Nexus better though.

    General Public: The RAZR has that cool kevlar back and carbon fiber look. It's a Droid phone too!
    And we say: O.K. get it then.

    General Public: I want a Droid RAZR, what's a Galaxy Nexus, is it the Galaxy S2? Is it better than Iphone?
    And we say: Just get the RAZR and go away.

    See what I'm saying here?

    Like I said, the RAZR has much more going for it marketing wise.
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    10-21-2011 07:37 PM
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