Samsung Galaxy Nexus sign-up page lists 7 US carriers

October 19, 2011

Visiting the Galaxy Nexus sign up page on Samsung’s website will reveal a drop-down menu that allows those interested to select from seven major US wireless carriers (to be notified of potential news updates). The listed carriers include: AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, Cellular South, Metro PCS, and US Cellular.

We already know the Galaxy Nexus is coming to Verizon in November, but we’re still left in the dark on when, if ever, we’ll see it on other providers stateside. Just keep in mind the mere presence of the carrier choices does not confirm anything. Samsung is likely gauging interest to see if it would make sense to bring the G-Nex to more markets. They did this with the Galaxy S II as well; and while that device eventually made it to three of the top four US carriers, it never emerged for Verizon. However, that’s obviously because Big Red won exclusive rights to the more impressive Galaxy Nexus, which will launch shortly after the three US Galaxy S II handsets. Let’s also remember that announcing availability for Sprint, AT&T and T-Mobile this early would only cannibalize sales of Samsung’s own Galaxy S II on those carriers. It would make business sense to wait several months.

Having said all that, the next flagship Google phone supports both LTE and HSPA+ connectivity, so GSM users should definitely keep hope alive. Google seems intent on maintaining a speedy experience on their newest Nexus smartphone, so we’re not crossing our fingers for Sprint, at least not until they roll out their 4G LTE network in mid-2012.

We can also look to the previous Google Nexus S release strategy for more clues. The Nexus S first launched for T-Mobile in December 2010, followed by Sprint’s Nexus S 4G in May 2011, and last to the table was AT&T in July 2011. That’s a pretty large time gap between the first and last two releases. Let’s hope it doesn’t take that long this time around.

The Galaxy Nexus is going to be a very hot device once it hits the general public, but it looks like we’ll have to wait a little longer to find out more about future availability.

Source: Samsung

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