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Nexus Prime at Best Buy

Look, we know the wait for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus here in the United States is making people act a little crazy. We get that, and we're not really blaming anybody. But this sort of thing isn't helping matters any. What you see here, according to new forums member mynewride, is a Best Buy Mobile flyer that is due to come out Dec. 1. And in it we have the Samsung Nexus Prime on Verizon. Or the Samsung Nexus Prime 4G LTE, if you turn the page. Or the Samsung Nexus Prime, member of the Samsung Galaxy S II family.

What. The. Hell.

OK. So, Best Buy doesn't exactly have a spotless record when it comes to Photoshop blunders. (See Exhibit 1, Exhibit 2 and Exhibit 3.) But the "Nexus Prime"-- the unofficial code name for the Galaxy Nexus that we all worked with for months -- has been seen in Best Buy's internal systems before, which might or might not mean anything here.

We're nowhere near sold on this one yet. But it's just one more chapter in the strange saga that's been the Verizon launch of the Galaxy Nexus.

We've got more pics after the break, and hit the source link for all the discussion from mynewride's original post.

Source: Galaxy Nexus forums

Nexus Prime at Best Buy

Nexus Prime at Best Buy

 

Reader comments

Verizon going with 'Nexus Prime' after all? This Best Buy flyer sure thinks so

42 Comments

If this is true and the ad is coming dec 1st it means the nexus would have to launch before than since it does not say coming soon next to the nexus.

Verizon would not have put out a press release calling it Galaxy Nexus if it was going to be renamed. As Phil said BB has been wrong before. Remember when BB had the VZW Merge in their book?

Nexus Prime does sound better though.

Just price match whoever has it for cheaper. Most verizon retailers won't even sell it non contract unless bug them.

Google's Nexus site is calling it the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. I call fowl on this -- likely photo-shopped.

It's interesting that if you search VZW.com with "Nexus" or "Galaxy Nexus" it takes you to a list of phones with a Galaxy Nexus banner ad, but if you search Nexus Prime, it takes you directly to the sign up page. Maybe this will hold true? Either way, like you all, just release the damn phone...jerks.

Why do you guys keep reporting this crap? And please don't tell me it's because "we" want to know! The phone will get here when it gets here and it'll be named whatever it's named. Good grief Charlie Brown.

"Nexus Prime" has been in Best Buy's system since before the official announcement, I bet this is just a case of laziness(lack of updating). Who ever put the ad together probably didn't know any better because of that.

I'm hoping they call it the droid prime , I want my droid notification , I love it , and so does everyone else . If not , I'm sure someone has found a way to port it on to other devices

Oh yeah. It's so soothing and guarantees you'll gets you smiles and high fives at the movies.

VZ likes to differentiate themselves & their handsets so the "Prime" moniker is just as likely real as not. I was holding my breath for some storage clarification in these pics but it seems I am not yet a deep enough shade of blue. Also note the FLYER is to be released 12/1 while there is no new info on the release of the Precious.

Kudos to mynewride & his vindication in the face of TitansJonne's trollcat!

Good grief--the story of the Galaxy Nexus will end up being dominated by the drama of marketing blunder after marketing blunder. Maybe some of the money they spent on the silly spy ads (that don't ever show the phone doing something useful--hint hint iphone)for the RAZR could have gone into marketing for the GNexus. On the other hand, the frustration of the android community is evident all over. It's quite telling (and entertaining) to go to the VZW facebook page and look on the wall. Nearly every other post is about the GNexus asking when and why.

I don't care what you call it. I call it the poorest executed, high profile, phone launch in history.

Lets get real here. Google really needs to start swinging a hammer at the these carriers / manufacturers if they ever want to go one on one with Apple. The carriers and manufacturers are making Android into a joke.

I think after Verizon sees this as this biggest selling Android phone in their history, they will handle it a bit better next time around. There is buzz about this phone even off the tech blogs. I don't think it will outsell the iPhone 4s this season but it might and will easily be there number one. That is until Rebound and Razr go BoGo in six weeks.

I dont know about that, soon in January quadcore phones will be announced and well with HD Display, we will see what happens, and what new Interfaces will be brought by the other companies. I have some high expectations and hopefully see something groundbreaking. there was a lot of hype on this phone, but the waiting time was too long, they should have lunched it within a week not a month and they would have sold way more.

It says “prices [are] good for all Best Buy mobile stores from 11/27/11 to 12/25/11″, does that mean it launches on the 27th? Maybe? Im guessing no, but a boy can dream.

Maybe Verizon's waiting for Adobe to push Flash support to ICS (and have that preinstalled on Verizons Nexus) to reduce complaints/support headaches etc.

When you search anything with the word "Prime" on vzw.com it brings you to the sign up page. Could be a late stage name change. Verizon loves to do this kind of thing. Most of the droid phones are out on other networks with different names, why not the next flagship phone?

If this phone really costs $800 there is no snowballs chance in hell that I will get it. That just seems way too pricey for a phone. I really hope that this is fake.

You're kidding yourself if you think this is going to sell that well. They will hardly even advertise it for one thing. It may be a tech readers type of phone but most people are going to be buying the phones they see in TV ads like the Razr or Rezound.

You hold the Razr next to this and the Razr beats this hands down in looks and probably how it feels. The giant screen is the only thing this has going for it. The average consumer isn't going to care about which version OS is on it or anything else.