If you have been eyeing the sexy Nexus 4 this holiday season, there is both good news and bad news in this report. The good news is that, although you can still see a red message saying “Sold Out” on the Play Store Nexus 4 sales page, you can still own Google’s sweet new handset. Google is now directing customers to purchase the Nexus 4 from T-Mobile. The message reads “Special Offer from T-Mobile: Get Nexus 4 for only $199 after a $50 mail-in rebate. Requires a new 2-year contract on a qualifying plan.”

Of course, the bad news is you’ll have to sign up for a lengthy T-Mobile contract. We say bad news, because for many, the selling point of the Nexus 4 is its contract-free availability at an amazingly low price.

Is the T-Mobile Nexus 4 still a sexy deal for you? Would you accept a two-year agreement or do you prefer to wait for a new batch to arrive on the Play Store?

Varun Raj
Varun loves to play with new technology as his bread and butter. He has been advising telecom, media and entertainment companies for more than over 4 years. He currently works at a large consulting organization in Silicon Valley amidst all the action. He has been following Android since it first launched and loves to play around with it in his free time.