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It might've taken a matter of days and not minutes, as was the case on the Google Play Store, but the LG Nexus 4 has now sold out on T-Mobile USA's website. Tmo had been selling the latest Nexus handset, which includes support for its 42Mbps HSPA+ network, for $199 with a two-year service agreement. The carrier's site offers no details as to when additional stock is expected, but given the difficulties experienced by Google's own device store, we could be looking at weeks rather than days of waiting. (So much for Google's efforts to nudge would-be N4 buyers in Tmo's direction.)

In the meantime, there's a chance that brick-and-mortar T-Mobile stores might still have Nexus 4s in stock, so it might be worth checking your local store if you're after a Nexus 4 this Black Friday.

Overwhelming demand has already resulted in the Nexus 4 selling out on Google Play in Australia, Canada, Europe and the U.S. Google says it expects more stock to arrive "in the coming weeks". Meanwhile, customers with outstanding Nexus 4 orders were last week told to expect delivery within 3 weeks.

More: LG Nexus 4 review

Source: T-Mobile USA

 
There are 16 comments

7seven says:

They probably sold their testing device.

this is why HTC needs to make a powerhouse phone with stock android. People obviously want the stock experience.

Channan says:

That's half the price of most other phones.

bplewis24 says:

YES YES YES! All OEMs need to heed the word.

Blah says:

I believe the reason the phone is selling so well is due to multiple reasons.

The Galaxy Nexus proved itself to be a great phone.

Stock Android is beautiful now.

The Android market isn't obscure any more and things are advertised.

Nerds, like me, want to experiment with regional carriers or T-Mobile.

I believe these things really combined into a major sale and they better fix the customer service and sales issues or their wave of sales may diminish next time. Basically acknowledge the issues, fix them ave then publicly promise it won't happen next time.

If they want to kick sales up even further next time, offer it on the phone version of Google Play. But, I'm sure carriers will have something to say about that and is the reason they aren't there now.

KTMKTM says:

While your list is nice and all I think the REAL reason is that, due to historically lackluster sales with Nexus devices, Google just didn't manufacture a whole lot. The only sales success so far has been the Nexus 7.

big_time2 says:

There is only one rule about being a nerd: YOU DON'T CALL YOURSELF A NERD!

pinch55 says:

I am still curious about the numbers actually sold. Think they will let those out?

KTMKTM says:

They never did before so it's unlikely to change now.

Very happy with my Nexus 4 from the PlayStore. SOlid second main device next to my Galaxy S III(which I still love also btw) Switched my sim card between the two constantly this week. GSM baby ftw!

deltatux says:

They really need to sort out the lack of Nexus 4 stock. It's starting to get ridiculous! Still constantly refreshing my screen here as to when I can order one since there's no physical stores to buy the Nexus 4 in Canada...

jmoney13 says:

You've likely got a bit of a wait before they appear in the play store for Canada again. I ordered on launch day and my order is still on backorder, having changed the ship date of November 15th to "pending". I think you might be lucky if you see it available in the play store before December 10th

SportsAndTV says:

Is it overwhelming demand or just lack of supply?

jmoney13 says:

Don't they go hand in hand? My guess is that Google was not expecting such high order volumes, and that their system would not take more orders than available inventory.

^this

corleyman says:

What's even better than using your Nexus 4 on the Tmo network is to activate it on a sister network that uses the same towers. Unlimited everything including 4G data (not throttled at 2 Gb) for a no-contract flat rate of $49/mo. I can't wait to get my Nexus 4 and activate it on the HSPA network here in Orlando! Check out the plan I've got at www.PenniesOverDollars.com ... and get a free Sim & 1st mo free if ordered before the end of November. :)