Verizon Wireless holiday ad shows Galaxy Nexus priced at $199.99

By on November 25, 2011, 11:30 AM

A series of Verizon Wireless holiday ads appearing on various sites across the Internet show the phone will be available for $199.99 with a two year service agreement. The ads were first spotted by Android Police and have since shown up on other sites including Phandroid and DroidForums.

The ads are all being served by NetShelter which is a premium advertising network that supplies ads to website owners. NetShelter works directly with carriers and manufacturers so it’s unlikely that the ads are fake.

When a user clicks Learn More on the ad, they are taken to this Black Friday deals page, although the Galaxy Nexus is nowhere to be found. AP notes the following tag in the deals URL “cmp=BAC-OM-111129-HOLIDAYSAMSUNG” which could point to 11/29 as the starting date for the phone’s availability. It could just as easily indicate the final day of the sale, or not have any relevance at all.

Samsung and Google announced the Galaxy Nexus at a press event in Hong Kong last month. The phone features a curved 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED display running at 1270 x 720 resolution, a 1.2GHz dual core processor, 1GB of RAM, your choice of 16GB or 32GB of internal storage, a 5MP rear camera with zero shutter lag, backlit-illuminated sensor, built-in stabilization and LED flash and a 1.3MP front-facing camera for video chat. The unit is powered by a 1,750mAh battery in a package that weighs 135g and is 8.9mm at its thinnest point.

The Galaxy Nexus will also be the first Android phone to ship with version 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. No release date has been set but we expect the phone to be available sometime before the end of the year on Verizon.

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ikesmasher said:

woop de do dah, another android phone on sale.

Vegasplaya said:

I'll believe it when I see it.... Rumors have done nothing good for me through this whole launch.

Plus if it does come at this price it will probably be the 16 gig model. That just isn't enough for the OS and my music/photos/apps/etc.

Guest said:

can someone please explain to me how this works, I live in Africa...

do you pay $200 once off, or is it $200 p/m?

Muggs said:

Please let this be true! My touchscreen on my phone just went to shite and I am holding out for something good from verizon or switch carriers. This phone would make my christmas!

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