Leaked Verizon Email and PDF Confirms Verizon Galaxy Nexus December 9th Launch!

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  1. Shadez
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    With leaks galore and rumors running rapid, it seems that we finally have a confirmed release date for the Galaxy Nexus. The following PDF was posted on RootzWiki.


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    Leaks have been coming out of the woodwork these past few days and it seems the boys over at RootzWiki have managed to secure a leaked email and PDF confirming the much rumored December 9th launch date for the Galaxy Nexus.


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    Stores will apparently be getting their shipments on December 6th, just three days before the big launch with demo units already hitting some stores complete with Ice Cream Sandwich packaging. The question is will the Galaxy Nexus even receive a well deserved big launch, or will it just happen to pop up into stores without an ad spot or major announcement from Verizon? Only a few more days until we find out…

    Additional Info: CNET.COM
    Also: Engadget.Com





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    Thanks for the tip: kronusx12

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    My calendar is cleared for Friday morning just in case :)
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    already told my supervisor that I will be taking an hour or two to be at the store when they open!
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    Woooooo!
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    ICS just in time for the weekend? Sounds good to me!
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    Sweeet
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    Bah , I'm taking this with a shovel of salt . I'll believe it when I have the device in my hands .
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    Smokie.. always the optimistic one :p But I think this is legit. On a lesser known side note, the date of the 15th is still floating around, but based on these docs, I think we will see it Friday.
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    They can't wait much longer to release this phone, as people will run out of money to buy it due to the holiday season closeout sales.
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    I hate getting paid bi-weekly, wont get paid until the 16th so if it does come out I hope its not sold out completely before I get paid. Gonna be a good paycheck for me so heres to hoping I'll have extra money to spend after bills get paid
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    Still, why the hell is Verizon being so sneaky about this?
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    maybe they are treading lightly with this release as to prevent any backlash as they have gotten over past releases that didnt live up to its hype. But of course regardless I know I will love this device when I get one. I miss having a phone and using my girls OG Droid just isnt cutting it for me, not to mention she keeps badgering me to give her her phone back.
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    OP updated with CNET link with a little additional info.
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    This is awesome, but I have to wait til Sunday if it does come out. That would be my only day off to do it :frown:
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    I dunno...the "email" is being sent to a gmail account. Do corporations often email such things to personal email accounts? Doubtful. Seems fake to me. But hey Rootzwiki did get mentioned on CNET, so that's a plus for them haha.
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    How can you tell it's a gmail account? Just curious. Either way, the original pdf was probably forwarded to rootz...
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    i think the g-nex is the black sheep of the vzw family of phones. at first it was a good idea to adopt it and nurture it, but when it grew up and rebelled againt being force-fed bloatware vzw decide to excommunicate it from the flock. It was far too late to just abandon the g-nex for someone else to adopt....so they decided to treat it like a bastard child until it was old enough to go out on its own.

    i believe vzw is just fulfilling a contract and releasing without any promo or media backing from them. the only reason its even gettig a mention on release day is because its the first ICS device...its one of those sink or swim situations for them. if g-nex swims = vzw wins because they spent so little on advertisement and still get big sales, or g-nex sinks= vzw still has flaggship devices (razr) and the droid 4 coming out soon = they didnt waste money on ads.

    so whats the bottom line? vzw still gets paid...and they suck
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    Who knows what Verizon is thinking at this point. Not only have they killed a lot of people's excitement and anticipation for this phone, but they've also been busy trying to kill the Google Nexus brand. Nexus used to mean no bloatware, among plenty of other things.

    Now we have a Nexus with two Verizon apps, and a Google app (Wallet) being blocked by Verizon. What's next? Even more bloatware for the next Nexus? Even more restrictions and requirements from Cell companies?

    If Google keeps catering and taking demands, Nexus is just going to be "another smartphone".

    Sent using common sense.
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    Just the way the attachment is shown. That's how gmail attachments look where it says "View" and "Download". Of course you're right about it just being forwarded though :biggrin:...but then would the person doing the forwarding change the subject line to remove the "FWD:"? ah i dunno, conspiracy theories. I stopped following these "leaks" because none of them pan out, so I'm probably just looking for a reason to doubt this.

    That being said, even though the Rezound just dropped without much notice, we still knew it was going to drop and when. The nexus no one has said anything that can be confirmed, all we have is about 30 possible launch dates. Here we are 3 days away from the supposed launch and still no one can confirm anything? Seems off. I'm still hoping though, my D1 needs to be retired like yesterday.
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    It's definitely gmail:

    View attachment 43224

    According to Rootzwiki, this email message was forwarded to one of their members by an authorized Verizon retailer. This isn't the original message, just one that was passed on. Still looks promising to me.