It does not get more official than a corporate tweet anymore, does it?

[tweet https://twitter.com/sprint/status/191889128995041280]

Yes, the rumors and leaks were true, Sprint now carries the Galaxy Nexus, complete with Google Wallet, which is something Verizon blocked. As an extra bonus, Sprint customers who activate a Google Wallet account within a week of activating their Galaxy Nexus will receive the standard $10 instant credit on their Google Wallet account plus an additional $40 credit within three weeks.

The press release and fact sheet follow:

Sprint Continues 4G LTE Momentum with Launch of Galaxy Nexus by Samsung on April 22 for $199.99

Pre-order begins today at http://www.sprint.com/nexus

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – April 16, 2012 – Sprint (NYSE:S) , the only national wireless carrier offering truly unlimited data for all phones while on the Sprint network1, continues its 4G LTE launch momentum with the launch of Galaxy Nexus by Samsung, its first Android™ 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, smartphone with 4G LTE capability. It boasts a Pure Google experience, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, a 4.65- inch HD Super AMOLED™ contour display and dual cameras enabling video chat.

Galaxy Nexus will be available in Sprint Stores, Sprint Business Sales, Telesales (1- 800-SPRINT1) and Web Sales (www.sprint.com) beginning on Sunday, April 22, for $199.99 (excluding taxes) with a new line of service or eligible upgrade and two-year service agreement. Pre-order begins today at http://www.sprint.com/nexus. Customers who pre-order Galaxy Nexus will begin receiving their devices as early as Friday, April 20 – two days before the device goes on sale – while supplies last.

Galaxy Nexus on Sprint also features Google Wallet™, turning the smartphone into a wallet using Near Field Communication (NFC) to make safe purchases at more than 100,000 participating retailers. As an extra bonus, Sprint customers who activate a Google Wallet account within a week of activation of their Galaxy Nexus will receive a $10 instant credit on their Google Wallet account and an additional $40 credit within three weeks2.

“Galaxy Nexus is a beautifully designed smartphone that combines the Pure Google experience with the speed of Sprint’s upcoming 4G LTE network,” said Fared Adib, vice president – Product Development, Sprint. “It represents the cutting-edge features and applications that customers expect and pairs perfectly with Sprint’s unlimited data plans to let our customers enjoy their wireless experience without worrying about overage charges or throttling.”

Manufactured by Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), a leading global mobile phone provider and the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the United States3, Galaxy Nexus pairs the beauty of Samsung hardware with a Pure Google experience. It is built on Android, 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, which brings

an entirely new look and feel to Android. Simple layouts with subtle animations and delightful flourishes make everything feel alive. The home screen, web browser, email and everything in between have been rethought and redesigned to make Android simple, beautiful and beyond smart.

Galaxy Nexus has a full-featured 5-megapixel camera with automatic focus and 1080p video capture, top-notch, low-light performance and zero shutter lag. Open it right from the lock screen and fire off a photo instantly. Snapping several photos is quicker than the blink of an eye, and single-motion panoramic mode lets the user take beautiful panorama pictures with Galaxy Nexus.

Additional key features include: • Face Unlock: Galaxy Nexus introduces a new, fun way to unlock the phone – with a smile. State-of-the-art facial recognition technology lets the user switch on their phone and look at it to get past the lock screen – no passwords to remember, nothing to type or swipe. • Android Beam™: Share contacts, web pages, YouTube videos, directions and apps – just by touching two NFC-enabled Android phones back to back – tap to beam what’s on the phone to a friend. • Google+™ Hangouts: Video chat with a group of up to 10 friends using the 1.3- megapixel front-facing camera, all on the go. • A 1.2GHz dual-core processor and a brilliant 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED contour display with 1280×720 resolution. • Google Play™: With more than 500,000 apps, millions of songs and books and thousands of movies, Google Play has something for everyone. • Google Wallet: Turn the smartphone into a wallet using NFC to make safe, secure purchases at more than 100,000 participating retailers. • Google Voice™ makes people’s lives easier by providing one phone number to use for the rest of their life. Easily manage up to six devices with one Sprint phone number, use intelligent call routing and advanced call controls like call screening, blocking and recording, and online management of SMS, voicemail and call logs at http://www.google.com/voice.

Galaxy Nexus customers can enjoy an unlimited data experience with Sprint Everything Data plans. Sprint’s Everything Data plan with Any Mobile, Anytime SM includes unlimited web, texting and calling to and from any mobile in America while on the Sprint Network, starting at just $79.99 per month for smartphones – a savings of $40 per month versus Verizon’s comparable plan with unlimited talk, text and 2GB web, or $10 per month savings versus Verizon’s 450-minute plan with unlimited text and 2GB web.

Sprint recently announced Atlanta, Baltimore, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City and San Antonio are expected to have 4G LTE and enhanced 3G service in mid-year 2012. The anticipated launch of these large metropolitan areas demonstrates the continued commitment by Sprint to invest in its network through Network Vision. Sprint customers in these areas will soon enjoy ultra-fast data speeds and improved 3G voice quality. For the most up-to-date details on Sprint’s 4G LTE rollout, please visit http://www.sprint.com/4GLTE.

Galaxy Nexus by Samsung Bringing Sprint 4G LTE to the Pure Google experience

Manufactured by Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), Galaxy Nexus pairs the beauty of Samsung hardware with a Pure Google experience. Galaxy Nexus is built on Android ™ 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, which brings an entirely new look and feel to Android and offers a redesigned user interface with improved multitasking, notifications, Near Field Communication (NFC) support and a full web browsing experience. Galaxy Nexus also features software navigation buttons, a first for Android smartphones. Galaxy Nexus is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core Samsung application processor that produces rich graphics, faster upload and download times and supports HD multimedia content. Designed with a brilliant 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED™ contour touchscreen display and 1280×720 resolution, Galaxy Nexus offers a beautiful viewing experience with vivid images, excellent contrast ratio that show more distinct separation between light and dark colors and superfast response that eliminates motion blur for smoother video enjoyment. Galaxy Nexus has a full-featured 5-megapixel camera with automatic focus and 1080p video capture, top notch low-light performance and zero shutter lag. It also lets the user video chat with a group of up to 10 friends using the 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, all on-the-go.

Productivity • Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich • 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED touchscreen display with 1280×720 resolution • 1.2GHz dual-core processor (TI OMAP 4460) • Google Play™: With more than 500,000 apps, millions of songs and books and thousands of movies, Google Play has something for everyone • Google Voice™ makes people’s lives easier by providing one phone number to use for the rest of their life. Easily manage up to six devices with one Sprint phone number, use intelligent call routing and advanced call controls like call screening, blocking and recording and online management of SMS, voicemail and call logs at http://www.google.com/voice • Google+™ Hangouts: video chat with a group of up to 10 friends using the 1.3-megapixel front- facing camera, all on the go • Near Field Communication (NFC) technology allows the device to read information from everyday objects, like stickers and posters embedded with NFC chips • Google Wallet™: Turn the smartphone into a wallet using NFC to make safe, secure purchases at more than 100,000 participating retailers • Android Beam™: Share contacts, web pages, YouTube videos, directions and apps – just by touching two NFC-enabled Android phones back to back – tap to beam what’s on the phone to a friend. • Google Mobile™ wireless services such as Google Search™, Gmail™, Google Maps™ for Android, Google Calendar™, Voice Actions and YouTube™ • Personal and business email and text messaging, as well as IM through Google Talk™ • 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot capability supporting up to 10 Wi-Fi enabled devices simultaneously • Wi-Fi® – 802.11 a/b/g/n • Integrated GPS Entertainment • 3.5mm headset jack • Stereo Bluetooth® 3.0 • Dual cameras – Rear-facing, zero-shutter lag 5-megapixel camera with 1080p video capture, digital zoom and LED flash; front-facing 1.3-megapixel for video chat with Google+ Hangouts • Single-motion panoramic picture capabilities that allow the user to take beautiful panorama pictures by pointing and touching the shutter, then panning the phone from one side to another • Full-featured photo editor with one-touch sharing and live effects, which lets the user give friends big eyes, squeezed heads and large noses while recording video • Face Unlock: Galaxy Nexus introduces a new, fun way to unlock the phone – with a smile. State-of-the-art facial recognition technology lets the user switch on the phone and look at it to get past the lock screen – no passwords to remember, nothing to type or swipe Specifications • Dimensions: 2.67 x 5.33 x 0.37 inches (67.94mm x 135.5mm x 9.47mm) • Weight: 5.1 ounces (144 grams) • Display: 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED contour touchscreen display with 1280×720 resolution • Battery: 1850mAh Lithium-ion battery • Talk Time: 7.5 hours • Memory: 32GB internal memory (ROM); 1GB RAM