GSM Galaxy Nexus Goes Through the FCC!

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  1. dezymond

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    It's not like it not being a Verizon exclusive takes anything away from the phone, just means more members for this board right?:)

    Exclusive or not, the phone on paper seems awesome and from the mock up drawing it looks great. Whether it's strictly on Verizon or not doesn't matter to me, after all Verizon phones only apply to me.
     
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    If Verizon doesn't carry this phone it'll be the last straw , I said that with the GS2 but after spending half an hour in the Sprint store I decided to give them one more chance . Sprint has pretty much the same coverage in my area
     
  3. Arkbird

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    Why is everyone doubting verizon will get it? Just because a GSM version passed through the FCC doesn't mean VZW won't get it. This just means it could and probably will be released for other carriers at a later date.

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    Could it possibly be a world phone on Verizon?
     
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    Not this version. This one is strictly a GSM phone.

    EDIT: My apologies, I see what you're saying. I honestly don't think it will be a world phone for Verizon if there are two versions of the phone. One being this GSM version and the other being Verizon's CDMA/LTE variant.
     
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    Say it ain't so!

    I hate to be the conspiracy theorist, and I hope I'm wrong, but something might be smelling funny.
    1. Remember when someone posted about having an inside friend at verizon who had hands on experience with both Prime and Vigor prototypes? This source said that the Vigor was actually the better phone. But that didn't make sense with the bulk of the specs seeming to lean towards the Prime.
    2. Cut to this last week, when more 'solid' specs on the prime were first announced. It was 5mp in back, 1.3mp in front and 1.2 GHz dual core. And we hardcore fans were disappointed.
    3. Then "revised" specs of 8mp, 2mp, and 1.5 MHz dual core popped up seemingly out of nowhere.
    4. Now the Prime hits the FCC and it is not for verizon.
    5. Add to that the new rumor that vzw is only getting a dumbed down version of the phone and that could possibly explain the first set of 'inferior' specs.

    And now that I've posted sufficient slop to chew on, I will say that I am quieting my (potential) anger by telling myself that Sammy postponed the undoing announcement because they realized how heinous it would be to stick big red with a crappier version of what will be the best phone in the world.
     
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    I do hope your wrong but at the same time....i dont....if the prime for vzw is dumbed down that means more people will get the vigor and that means there will be more DEVs for the vigor. So that would be nice! :)
     
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    I have loved my Inc 2 and was looking forward to the Vigor, but honestly am getting tired of the battery and charging issues that HTC can't seem to get straightened out. Since rooting, my Inc and now my Inc 2 are better, but still, to unplug for ten seconds on green and plug back in for another thirty minutes of charging is a nuisance.

    And hoping that Google is truly a Google Experience phone with direct support from Google would be nice.
     
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    Yep, this is my worry as well. Add to that the fact that Verizon never seems to get the latest and greatest, and it seems to make perfect sense. I hope to god Sammy and Google prove this theory wrong though!
     
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    I really dont think it has anything to do with VZN getting "stuck" with an inferior product. I would guess they are approached by every manufacturer and are presented with whatever devices they have and whether or not they want to carry them. (Wasn't the iPhone originally offered to them by Apple to be their exclusive carrier and they passed?) I'm still thinking they aren't going to carry anything that is going to take sales away from whatever their flagship Motorola device is. So that's their choice. I hope I'm wrong though and we get that beast of a Samsung!
     
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    I hope it is a timed exclusive, i want to see it hit other carriers. Just hate that its going to be outdated in matter months.
     
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    Maybe Verizon will pass up on the Prime in lieu of something better down the road...