Samsung VP Demos Galaxy Nexus on TV, Won’t Spill Beans on Release Date
Samsung’s Vice-President of Product Planning Nick DiCarlo went by the set of Fox Business Network last week to showcase (again) the unique features of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, but left questions about price and availability unanswered.
Although forewarned not to go ahead with a live demonstration of the phone’s Face Unlock feature, DiCarlo defied the warnings–and Face Unlock worked like a charm. Perhaps, a little too well.
The hosts were so impressed with the Galaxy Nexus’ features that they had to ask DiCarlo when this phone will be available on the market. DiCarlo was hesitant to spill the beans and replied that the device can be expected “just a little bit later this year.”
“Well, hopefully Verizon will let us know very soon; It’s their phone, you know,” DiCarlo told the hosts.
The Galaxy Nexus is rumored to cost US$300 with a 2-year contract on Verizon. Full retail price, say various rumors, is about US$650.
The closest release date that we can find is November 21, during which the device will be available for orders online–at least initially. That same date, more or less, has been “officially” confirmed by the end date of Google’s own promotional contest in which 10 Galaxy Nexus handsets are up for grabs. The contest ends on November 21.
Is the Galaxy Nexus on your Christmas shopping list? If not, what Android device is?