[Rumor] LG Nexus Device to Launch Oct 29 with 8GB Storage for Only $399 Unlocked

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    Charge me an extra $50 and give me some frickin' micro SD support!!

    Or frickin' sharks with lasers on their heads. One or the other but the micro SD support seems easier and cheaper...
     
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    I got 2 things I would like to inquire about.

    1. How come I'm not seeing anything about this being an LTE phone?

    2. 8 or 16gb? And this is supposed to be a Nexus device? Isn't a Nexus device considered to be a true developers phone? Why would you limit the phone at 16gb and no SD slot?

    I know Googorola dropped specs to manufacturers on what is supposed to be on the device but these specs are not what I would think is "developer's" phone.
     
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    I'll answer based on the limited word I've been hearing lately.

    1) There is large speculation that Verizon will not carry another Nexus device due to the disagreements between them and Google. Add in the fact that Verizon prefers to load up phones with their services and trials and it doesn't surprise me that this is the case. After all, the Galaxy Nexus was Verizon's first "Pure Android" device since the OG Droid. There is also the problem of the Galaxy Nexus not selling well on Verizon, in large part due to them keeping it at the $299 price point in an attempt to push people towards other phones long after their other "top tier" devices had dropped in price (which is why I don't have one).

    2) Our best guess is that Google is really pushing for more of their cloud based services when it comes to media consumption, document access, etc. The problem here then ties into the new Shared Data Plans that both Verizon and AT&T have released. Honestly, I could probably pull of 16gb on Sprint of T-Mobile. It would not be a fun experience though, and personally, I lament the fact that Google is moving in the direction of a small storage capacity.

    At the end of the day...No removable battery and no expansion slot means this device is a no go for me, regardless of any great online price it may be.
     
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    Folks need to stop buying phones with no SD slot. That's the only was to let them know we don't like that....
     
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    They are trying to make people rely on streaming files, media, etc.

    But with data caps and the battery drain that streaming invokes, " its not going to happen.

    Even if adding a sd card slot added to the production cost(I doubt by much) people would still rather pay a little bit extra for it.

    But ok, omit the sd card slot.... But bump up the internal storage..... Because I know that really has little impact on production costs.


    Makes no sense... HD screen = HD movies..... Aren't most HD movies about 8 gigs in size?

    Blue Ray rips are much larger I believe.
     
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    Tell that to Apple. Dont they charge and extra $100 for 16gigs extra?
     
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    depends on the file type. I don't think the lack of SD and removable battery has as much to do with cost as it does with size. As previously stated, it's only a rumor thus far. We'll see what's reality soon enough
     
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    I'll understand the non removable battery is a design decision, and but whether you have 8 gigs or 64 gigs of internal storage, the size stays the same.
     
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    I didn't hear about the disagreement with VZ and Google. I was curious about why LTE wasn't mentioned. As for the storage, that still don't add up. Even for a Nexus device in terms of development. Now I'm wondering why is there a 32gb Nexus 7 coming out.
    Huh.
     
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    What are the chances of verizon bringing back the unlimited family data plan for $30? It seems more likely that verizon will flat out not bring any more nexus phones then I will be leaving to t-Mobile... I'm sorry I have a droid x with a grandfathered in unlimited data plan and I can't upgrade because I fear will lose my data plan even if I buy a phone through eBay or Craigslist I shouldn't have to tiptoe around to avoid the new contract! t-Mobile is offering unlimited everything for $50 and I get to divide the cost of the phone for two years? Count me sold specially when gsm phones get faster upgrades and with less hassles than cdma phones!
     
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