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After all the wait, we’ve finally gotten definitive word from Verizon: The LTE Galaxy Nexus, which will be the first ICS phone sold in the US, will go on sale tomorrow for $299 with a two year service plan from Verizon.

Furthermore, the hold up was in fact the 4.0.2 update which we told you about hours ago.

Full press release follows:

GALAXY™ NEXUS™ BY SAMSUNG NOW AVAILABLE ON
THE VERIZON WIRELESS 4G LTE NETWORK

First Smartphone to Combine Android™ 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and the
Power of America’s Fastest, Most Reliable 4G Network

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. – Verizon Wireless, Samsung Telecommunications America

(Samsung Mobile) and Google™ announced Galaxy™ Nexus™ is available starting today in

Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at http://www.verizonwireless.com for $299.99

with a new two-year customer agreement.

Customers can browse the Web, stream music and more at blazing speeds using the

Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network. Galaxy Nexus customers can enjoy access to the 4G LTE

network in 190 markets covering over 200 million people across the United States, and fly

through the Web with fast download speeds of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) and upload

speeds of 2 to 5 Mbps within the 4G LTE Mobile Broadband coverage area.

Galaxy Nexus runs Android™ 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, which brings an entirely new

look and feel to Android. Galaxy Nexus offers customers a redesigned user experience with

improved multi-tasking, notifications, Near Field Communications (NFC) sharing with Android

Beam™ and a full Web-browsing experience. The lock screen, home screen, phone app and

everything in between have been rethought and redesigned to make Android simple, beautiful

and useful. Galaxy Nexus also features an ultra-thin 9.47mm design with a 4.65-inch HD Super

AMOLED™ Contour Display to watch movies, view pictures and play games that come to life in

720p (1280×720) resolution.

Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) features:
• Redesigned user interface – software navigation buttons, a first for Android smartphones,
and a dedicated recent apps button to make multi-tasking easy
• Face Unlock – use state-of-the-art facial recognition to unlock Galaxy Nexus
• Android Beam™ – quickly share Web pages, apps, contacts and YouTube™ videos with
friends by simply tapping two compatible phones together
• Redesigned Camera – introduces panorama mode, 1080p video capture, zero-shutter lag
for instant photo capturing, and effects such as silly faces and background replacement
• People Application – browse friends, family and coworkers, see their photos in high-
resolution and check their latest status updates from Google+ and other social networks
• Cloud Services – keep email, contacts, photos, music, browser bookmarks and other data
synced to the cloud, available across multiple devices so customers never lose important
data
• Google Music – upload up to 20,000 songs to the cloud, discover and buy new music
from Android Market™, and stream it instantly on Galaxy Nexus and from the Web for
free
• Google+ – Create a Google+ account right from the phone and check status updates,
manage circles, quickly share updates and photos, video chat with up to ten friends with
Mobile Hangouts, and chat with groups of friends with Google+ Messenger
• Support for Google Mobile™ Services – Gmail™, Google Maps™ with 3D maps and free
turn-by-turn navigation, Google Earth™, Movie Studio, YouTube, syncing with Google
Calendar™, a redesigned Google+ app and access to more than 300,000 apps, millions of
eBooks, thousands of movies to rent, and millions of songs available to download from
Android Market

Additional features:
• Dual-core 1.2 GHz application processor and HTML5 Web browser – optimized dual-
core processing with Android 4.0 combined with lightning fast 4G LTE connectivity for
fast downloading of graphics, applications processing and Web browsing
• Mobile Hotspot capability – share 4G LTE or 3G connection with up to 10 Wi-Fi-enabled
devices
• 5-megapixel rear-facing camera with zero-shutter lag for instant photo capturing,
autofocus and LED flash with full 1080p recording
• Front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera for video chat
• Textured soft-touch back cover – enhances the ergonomic feel and makes the phone slip-
resistant
• Bluetooth® 3.0 technology – support for headset, hands-free, stereo, phonebook access,

human interface device (HID) and object push for vCard and vCalendar
1 GB RAM and 32 GB on-board memory (actual formatted capacity will be less)

Pricing and data packages:
• Galaxy Nexus is available now in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at
http://www.verizonwireless.com for $299.99 with a new two-year customer agreement.
• Customers that purchase a Galaxy Nexus by Samsung will need to subscribe to a Verizon
Wireless Nationwide Talk plan beginning at $39.99 monthly access and a smartphone
data package starting at $30 monthly access for 2 GB of data.

Customers can visit http://www.verizonwireless.com/galaxynexus for more information

on the Galaxy Nexus. For additional information on Verizon Wireless products and

services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to

http://www.verizonwireless.com.

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Media can access high-resolution images of the Galaxy™ Nexus™
by Samsung in the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at http://www.verizonwireless.com/
multimedia.)

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About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable
3G network. The company serves 107.7 million total wireless connections, including
90.7 million retail customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with nearly 83,000
employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications
(NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit
http://www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-
resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia
Library at http://www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

About Samsung Telecommunications Amer ica
Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC, a Dallas-based subsidiary of Samsung Electronics
Co., Ltd., researches, develops and markets wireless handsets and telecommunications products
throughout North America. For more information, please visit http://www.samsungwireless.com.

Google, Nexus, Android, YouTube, Google, Gmail, Google Maps, Google Earth, Google
Calendar, and Android Market are trademarks of Google, Inc.

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2 Responses to “Verizon Confirms: Galaxy Nexus launches tomorrow, $299 w/ 2 year plan”

  1. Chris says:

    Yes it's true VZ send me an email last night too late I brought a iPhone 4s two weeks ago I realy wanted a bigger screan
    But the raz sucks had it for 3days didn't like it waiting for ever for the G nex but needed a phone ,first time to own an iPhone must say wasn't expecting to like it but it's A very impressive phone faster than I thought love the camra happy with it mabe next time I'll try the nex good luck

  2. Bart says:

    don't believe it. Where on the verizon site does this get mentioned.