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  • rruscio - Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - link

    Too much. No thanks. 7" tablets have spoiled me on the virtues of tiny touch screens.

    These things are dinosaurs waiting to happen.
  • mcnabney - Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - link

    Yes, because people will stop talking on the phone soon and pocket sizes are expected to triple? Reply
  • jaydee - Thursday, December 15, 2011 - link

    "dumb"phone + tablet > smartphone.

    Once you use a 7-10" tablet, it's tough for a lot of people to go back to the 3-4" screen for any extended period of time.
  • retrospooty - Friday, December 16, 2011 - link

    Yet these Android phones with 4-4.3 inch screens are selling in the 10's of millions. It has one major advantage that will always be there... It fits in your pocket. that alone will make it worthwhile.

    With that said, if I were a chick, and carried a purse anyways, I would definitely use a larger device... Since I have to carry something already.
  • sprockkets - Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - link

    Why not just get the $700 version on newegg that has 2G, 3G and 700mhz LTE? That should work most everywhere now, T-Mob and Att and perhaps Verizon. OK so ya kinda need the old stuff for verizon... Reply
  • Brian Klug - Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - link

    Newegg is very, very confused, sadly.

    You can go browse the AOSP radio code yourself, and there are two variants - one with Intel/Infineon XG626 (same as the SGS2) which is the pentaband WCDMA variant, and another with Via 7.1 and CMC221.

    Here's the exact page:

  • sprockkets - Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - link


    Even GSM Arena lists LTE700mhz for the pentaband phone.
  • EnerJi - Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - link

    I'm not the original responder, but basically it means that those retailers are, um, confused. There are two different versions of the Galaxy Nexus: one that supports WCDMA (GSM, HSPA+, etc.) and one that supports IS-95 (Verizon's CDMA, EV-DO, etc.) and LTE.

    Unfortunately, we have to choose between the two. Personally, I'm waiting for the unlocked HSPA+ version to show up at a reasonable price (for me that's ~$550) as I value the global roaming capabilities.
  • sigmatau - Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - link

    Samsung really needs to figure out that they are really pissing people off by telling us the release date hours before the phone goes on sale. This happened to me with the AT&T GS2 and it seems to be worse with this phone.

    I have been browsing articles and keep seeing stuff like "... is this the release date of the Nexus..". These are headlines to news articles. I don't see why it's so hard to let the consumer know a couple of weeks in advance, if not a month or more, the official release date.

    Maybe Samsung just can't keep up with the demand? Hopefully they will address this. I stopped blaming the carriers as it appears to be the same phone maker that does this.
  • EnerJi - Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - link

    Probably one more thing they're trying to copy from Apple? Still, if they do that, they need to NOT have joint press conferences with Google teasing the phone 2+ months ahead of the actual launch. Piss-poor launch by Samsung, Verizon, and Google. Reply
  • Despoiler - Sunday, December 18, 2011 - link

    Samsung? It was Verizon that was holding up this phone. Reply
  • webmastir - Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - link

    CAN'T WAIT TO 8AM cst !!! Reply
  • PeterDLai - Thursday, December 15, 2011 - link

    The Droid Charge for its LTE baseband uses CMC220, which is the same as the Stratosphere, so the CMC221 is hopefully something newer and improved. Reply
  • steven75 - Thursday, December 15, 2011 - link

    Yet has a GPU that's almost 2 years old coupled with a very high resolution display. Reply
  • hardwareguy - Friday, December 16, 2011 - link

    This is $150 on amazonwireless right now. If you love it for $299, you'll really love it for $149.99. Reply
  • Neo Elemental - Friday, December 16, 2011 - link

    on the Droid 4? I still have a thing for hardware keyboards and actually think the hardware will be a sliver better. Thoughts? Reply
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