Android fans in the US have been waiting with bated breath for Verizon to announce availability of the 4G LTE Samsung Galaxy Nexus. After various rumors of delays, an interesting Big Red holiday ad started running last night, with the Galaxy Nexus listed for a downright reasonable $199.99 on a 2-year contract . This is much lower than the expected cost of $299.99. Could this be the best deal on Verizon this holiday season?
As of now, the link to buy the device points nowhere, so this is by no means confirmed. In general $300 has been the price for Verizon’s new high-end LTE devices. It’s not impossible that the carrier is looking to bring the price of these phones down to where more consumers will buy. As AT&T rolls out LTE, Verizon won’t have the same kind of exclusivity any more. The ad lists several other phones at lower prices than they are currently selling at.
The consensus seems to be that the flier is likely for a short term promotion that may or may not still happen. The permanent price of the Galaxy Nexus is probably going to be $299 just like the Droid Razr and HTC Rezound.