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Galaxy Nexus to hit Verizon stores this Friday, $199 w/ contract

By Rick · 7 replies
Dec 6, 2011
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  1. While a variant of Samsung's Galaxy Nexus is already available internationally, the U.S. is still waiting on the subsidized CDMA version set to be sold by Verizon. This scoop shows the handset…

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  2. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,270   +91

    With those specs, I presume, what, 3 hours of talk time?
  3. DO WANT.

    The battery is apparently pretty decent, not to mention you can just pick up a cheapo spare to swap out if you won't have access to a charger for a while.
  4. Rick

    Rick TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 4,512   +65

    The battery is supposed to be 1750mAh.. pretty respectable.
  5. Hope the $199 price is correct..All these new $299 phones are a rip off. You all ready pay for the phone with the high monthly fees of service. The iPhone is $199 and I hope other phones fall in line if they even hope to compete with the iPhone. I've seen nothing yet that warrants the extra $100 these phone companies are trying to gouge out of ya. They just are testing the waters...If people stupidly pay $299 for new phones that will become the new standard phone prices..Hope people wise up and reject these over priced phones.
  6. To be fair, most smartphones run from $499.99 to as high as 799.99. For Verizon to offer a smartphone to the general market at $299 is a bit of a deal considering that if you wanted to outright buy the phone you would pay 799.99. To some ppl I'm sure the 299.99 price tag is a bit hard on their budget, but its the cellphone providers game. If you wanna "play" you have to play by their rules.
  7. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,270   +91

    It's not so much the actual battery that worries me, but the fact that this phone comes with an LTE radio built-in. A 2000+ mAh battery would be respectable.
  8. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 2,433   +458

    dont hit the 3g mobile hotspot button on your verizon phone you will get charges without being notified

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