Verizon has brought price of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus down to $149 from the original $299. This includes a $50 online discount and includes a two-year contract from Big Red. This is a limited-time offer that Verizon is including on its summer sale. At the reduced price, it is definitely a steal considering that many still believe the phone to be among the best available on Verizon. What’s puzzling is that this same phone is [easyazon-link asin=”B0061R2A1S” locale=”us”]selling for $0.01 on Amazon[/easyazon-link] that’s also with a 2 year contract with Verizon. It appears that Verizon is trying to clear their inventory in time for the July 10th release of the Samsung Galaxy S3.
In fact, the discounted price might lead some to believe that the specifications of the Galaxy Nexus are outdated. However, its specifications are still good even when compared to some devices that have just been released. The Samsung Galaxy Nexus features a 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED Contoured Display with 316ppi, a Texas Instruments OMAP 4460 dual-core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz, 1 GB RAM, and 32 GB of internal memory.
An HTML web browser, a front-facing 1.3 megapixel camera, and a 5 MP camera are also onboard. Speaking of the camera, the device comes with a large aperture of f/2.8, LED flash, autofocus, and video recording capabilities at 1080p Full HD. Being a Google flagship device, it carries full Google integration, so users get access to services like Google Maps, Google+, Google Earth, Google Books, Google Talk, Youtube, and Google Places, among others. Likewise, the phone offers fast Internet connectivity via Verizon’s 4G LTE Network. The Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Operating System completes the package.
The move to offer the Galaxy Nexus was likely prompted by the impending arrival of the Samsung Galaxy S III, which is expected to be another best-seller for the wireless carrier.
Meanwhile, Best Buy is ceasing to purchase stocks of the device and might soon completely discontinue it from its offerings. On the retailer’s inventory system, the device appears with an X in the space for the supply code, which often signals that it will soon disappear from its catalogue of products.
Those who don’t mind having an older, but still good device should probably head over now to Verizon to avail of the limited offer.
via droid life
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