Galaxy Nexus to Cost $299, Says Wall Street Journal
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Dec 5, 2011, 5:42 PM by Eric M. Zeman
updated Dec 5, 2011, 5:55 PM
Verizon Wireless will sell the Galaxy Nexus smartphone for $299.99 with a new contract, reports the Wall Street Journal. Citing sources familiar with Verizon's plans, the device will go on sale later this month and will require a two-year commitment in order to get the subsidized sale price. Verizon Wireless has charged $299.99 for most of its Long Term Evolution 4G smartphones at launch. The Galaxy Nexus will be the first Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone to officially go on sale in the U.S. when it finally becomes available. Verizon Wireless declined to comment on the Journal's story, and has yet to announce availability for the Galaxy Nexus.
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