Samsung Galaxy Nexus appears in Verizon training docs, November 21st added to launch date lotteryAlex Wagner - Senior News Editor
The Samsung Galaxy Nexus has been one of the leakiest phones in recent memory which, if anything, shows just how much excitement there is surrounding both it and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Today we've got another pair of leaks for you to help pass the time on this lazy Sunday.
First up, the folks at The Droid Guy have been sent the image you see up above, which is a handy comparison chart that's allegedly being passed around to Verizon employees to help them train for Big Red's upcoming trio of high-end Androids. There's not a lot on the chart that we don't already know, but it does show that Verizon's version of the Galaxy Nexus could come with 32GB of built-in storage, which is important to note since the phone doesn't have a microSD slot to add memory with. And yes, there are a couple of small errors on the chart that make us want to take a few take it with a few grains of salt, but that doesn't necessarily mean the document should be immediately discounted as a fake.
Next we've got another date to add to the Galaxy Nexus launch lottery. This morning Droid-Life received an internal Verizon doc showing that the Nexus could be launching on November 21st. And that "w/o?" The source of the image says that it means "web only," meaning that the Galaxy Nexus may only be available online on that date. The slide also shows that Verizon may be planning to launch the BlackBerry Curve 9370 on November 17th with the XOOM 2 and XOOM 2 Media Edition to follow on November 30th. That last date is a Wednesday, which is not the day that we're accustomed to seeing Verizon launch new devices on, but the DROID RAZR and Rezound are coming out on a Friday and Monday, respectively, so the 30th is still a date to keep in the back of your mind.
So there you have it, Verizon folk. Obviously we're still waiting to hear official word from Big Red on the availability details for the Galaxy Nexus, but in the mean time we've got another pre-Black Friday launch date possibility, and pricing information on the GalNex is starting to come together as well. The question is, after seeing Big Red's big three stacked right next to one another in the chart up above, which device would you be most likely to pick up?