Galaxy Nexus, XOOM 2 Release Dates Leaked in Roadmap

November 8, 2011
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A leaked photo of Verizon’s upcoming product launches shows the U.S. release of the Google Galaxy Nexus to be on November 21, four days past the smartphone’s global launch.  However, the roadmap also marks the date to be “web-only,” a product launch similar to the Nexus One.

The leaked roadmap first appeared on Droid Life and also revealed the release dates of other upcoming devices on Verizon Wireless.

Delaying the release for four days seems intended to coincide with the week of Thanksgiving and Black Friday, in order to rake in tremendous sales during one of the biggest shopping times of the year. Being the first smartphone to ship with Android’s latest version, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, this delayed launch is indeed a smart strategy.

The last day of November, on the other hand, will see the release of the Motorola XOOM 2, with both 8-inch and 10-inch versions available. Its price – a huge factor that brought the original XOOM’s demise – will be cheaper this time. This successor is also comparably thinner, sleeker, and faster.

Other devices in the list include the Motorola DROID Razr and HTC Rezound, although launch dates for these two have already been unveiled before. Another Samsung smartphone called the Samsung Illusion, along with the BlackBerry Curve 9370 and Casio G’zOne Ravine 2, will become available on November 17, whereas the remaining devices in the list are scheduled for a December launch.

Have you started shopping for your next Verizon smartphone?  What smartphone is on your mind?

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