Samsung decided this week to tease everyone with its “perfect combination” video, which almost everyone claims to be definitely referring to the Nexus Prime. Alas, the video does not seem to show signs of a release date for the Nexus Prime, but if leaked tips were to be believed, we can see the Nexus Prime on Verizon Wireless on October 27.
Droid Life got hold of a copy of a schedule of release dates purportedly being circulated within Verizon. The list of release dates shows this:
Device Launch Information
Please note Launch Dates Are subject to change:
Motorola Xoom 4G LTE Tablet – 10/6
Pantech Hotshot – 10/6
Samsung Stratosphere 4G- 10/13
Pantech 4G Global Modem- 10/20
Samsung Prime (Replacement for Charge) 10/27
Curiously, the leaked list mentions Samsung Prime, rather than Samsung DROID Prime, Nexus Prime, or Samsung Galaxy Nexus–all three of which are rumored “official” names for the upcoming flagship reference handset for Android 2.4/4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. That made me wonder whether the upcoming Samsung Prime is a Nexus Prime variant or just a Galaxy-S-II-like upgrade to replace the DROID Charge.
Android fans are curious as to when they can get our hands on the Nexus Prime. Rumors have said that this device will be exclusively available on Verizon–but only for a while–and the device seems to be the reason that Verizon passed up on the Samsung Galaxy S II. Most people would not pass up such a monster device unless, well, another one was right around the corner.
With Samsung’s event only days away now and the Prime officially modeling in videos, the true release date has to be around the corner–October 27, according to the leak.
In addition, now that Samsung’s video has been “deciphered” and everyone is likely to be hooked to the idea of a Nexus Prime plus a connecting tablet, the next logical question is: What companion tablet is it? The blogosphere is rife with rumor, and the chief suspect is the Motorola XOOM 4G LTE.
After all, Google bought Motorola Mobility. And, past release dates for the Motorola XOOM 4G LTE have been pushed back a lot of times.
Now that Google and Motorola are “buds,” I’m guessing that the Motorola XOOM 4G LTE’s release date has been delayed because the tablet is actually the Nexus Prime’s tablet companion.
The Nexus Prime and Motorola XOOM 4G LTE “perfect combination” is a possibility–one of the many, actually–although it is likely unlikely.
If the Samsung event on October 11 unpacks both the Nexus Prime and the Motorola XOOM 4G LTE tandem, I definitely won’t mind. Would you?