Sorry if this has been raised before. I was just browsing the official Samsung USA website and I see that Samsung sells essentially the same car dock and charger that Verizon sells -- that is, the "no power" car dock and stand up charger that employs the micro USB connector. I declined to buy these accessories when I purchased my phone because they don't take advantage of the charging pins on the side of the phone. While cruising the web, I see that Samsung makes and markets in the EU a car dock that utilizes the 3 pins on the side of the GNex and that also includes a headphone jack. Samsung also has developed a charger base that allows the phone to lay on its side in the landscape mode and receive a charge through the 3 pins. It appears the the charger may not be on the market yet. See these links:
Genuine Samsung Galaxy Nexus Vehicle Dock - ECS-K1F2BEGSTD
Samsung Desk Stand for Galaxy Nexus - EDD-D1F2BEGSTD
Does anyone know if these official Samsung accessories are going to become available in the USA and if so, when?
I'd hate to have to buy these items internationally. The UK prices are steep.