Is the wait almost over for one of the most desired new smartphones of the holiday season?
Today, we find more information that corroborates an early December U.S. release date for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. According to a source deemed "credible," Computerworld reports that the Galaxy Nexus will be available for pre-order on Tuesday, November 29th and available in stores on December 8th.
The reason for their certainty comes from a source that they seem to have confidence in. Although this is in essence a "some guy said" type of rumor, Computerworld assures us of the credibility of this story and also says that it is merely one of multiple reports all saying the same thing.
Apparently, the source emailed Verizon bashing them for their handling of the whole Galaxy Nexus situation. After some email communication, he was contacted by Verizon:
When she called me I explained to her my issues. ... She then said "Well Mr. Peak, I can assure you, it won't be long. Preorders are set to start Tuesday (November 29th). And the phone will be released Dec. 8th." She also then said she was going to get ahold of my local store to make sure they called me as soon as they got one in, and held one for me to ensure I got one in the first Wave. Which I thought sounded like ********. But low and behold, Saturday night around 6pm I got a call from the Verizon store 1 town over (she apparently didn't Google the closest..) and they have my name down and are saving me a nexus, and will hold it for 2 days past release for me.
Apart from a few grammatical errors, how does the story sound to you guys? Does this sound like something that a Verizon rep would say? It's possible that this guy's frustration caused the rep to slip something that she normally wouldn't have.
This information matches leaked advertising materials that surfaced last week. Those failed to mention a pre-order date, but did set the release date as December 8th. Samsung later confirmed that the device would launch in December, although the refrained from stating a specific date.
I guess we will know on Tuesday how credible this information really is, as pre-orders should begin at that time.