Amazon Wireless is now offering Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus 4G for Verizon for a low $80 with a two year contract. That’s over $200 less than Verizon, which is selling the device for $300, and other popular wireless etailers like LetsTalk, which is selling the Nexus 4G for $200.
Do note that the $80 price is only available for new Verizon customers. Existing Verizon customers looking to upgrade will need to shell out $230.
Motorola’s Droid 3 Android slider was released back in July 2011 for Verizon. However, at the time the Droid 3 only offered support for Verizon’s CDMA network, leaving those of us on GSM networks out of luck. Well that may soon change, according to an FCC filing by Motorola that was approved today. According to the filing, a GSM version of the Droid 3, described by its model XT682, is on it’s way. Test reports indicate that the device supports GSM 850/1900 bands, as well as WCDMA bands II and V – the same bands used by AT&T in the United States.
This doesn’t necessarily mean that the Droid 3 will be released by AT&T. However, today’s FCC filing is a good sign that Motorola plans to release a GSM version of the Droid 3 that works on AT&T’s US network.
You know the story: Phone meets FCC. Phone wins approval. Phone gets torndown and photographed.
That’s what just happened to LG’s Spectrum, a 4G LTE Android smartphone for Verizon. FCC internal photos show a pair of Qualcomm chips – a SnapDragon processor and an LTE mobile data modem. Other chips include Hynix SDRAM and a couple of smaller Qualcomm chips. Thanks to LG’s blurry, low res photos, we don’t see much else. Actually, LG’s photography in general appears to be quite crappy. Take for example the picture above, which is focused on the reflection of the camera, rather than the phone itself.
Anyway, check out the full gallery of FCC teardown photos, below.
If you still haven’t pulled the trigger on a Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus 4G, Amazon Wireless has a great deal for you. You can now get the Galaxy Nexus 4G for just $100, with a two year contract. That price is only available to NEW Verizon customers – existing Verizon subscribers can upgrade for $250.
LG has been relatively quiet on the Android front over the last few months, but today details of the company’s Spectrum smartphone leaked, revealing a very competitive feature set along with an attractive body. According to Droid-Life, the Spectrum will feature a 4.5-inch True HD IPS display, 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm SnapDragon processor, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage, 8MP rear and 1.3MP front cameras and Bluetooth 3.0. The device will be released for Verizon and support the company’s 4G LTE network, as well as offering WiFi hotspot capabilities for up to 10 devices.
Unfortunately, the Spectrum will rely on Android 2.3 Gingerbread, not ICS. And it’s unclear what kind of battery life can be expected from the device’s 1830mAh battery, although an optional 3000mAh battery will be available as well.
The Spectrum is expected to launch on Verizon on January 19th, and will likely be revealed at CES next week. No word yet on pricing.
It’s been pretty tough to order the Galaxy Nexus 4G online since the device was released nearly two weeks ago.
Wirefly and Letstalk both currently have the device backordered, and until today Amazon didn’t expect to ship the device for at least a week. However, Amazon now has the Galaxy Nexus back in stock for $250 with a two year contract – that’s $50 less than buying the device directly from Verizon.
Update: Wirefly has the Galaxy Nexus back in stock as well for a low $230 for new Verizon customers. View Wirefly’s product page here.
Update 2: The Galaxy Nexus is now backordered at Amazon, with ship times listed as 1 to 3 weeks.