[Rumor] Verizon To Offer Exclusive Samsung Nexus Prime
By on August 29th, 2011

Last week, The Wall Street Journal reported that Verizon will not offer the Samsung Galaxy S II in US. This news surprised many because the latest flagship handset of Samsung, the Galaxy S II, has been a hit all over the world. According to reports, Samsung has sold 5 million Galaxy S II in 85 days. But now, things are appearing to make sense after the latest report by BGR.

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According to BGR, Verizon has given up the offer of launching the Samsung Galaxy S II in return of getting a bigger and better offer. The report suggests that Verizon will launch the much awaited successor of Google’s Nexus S, the Nexus Prime (reports suggest it will be called DROID Prime) as exclusive, which will be made by Samsung. The device is suggested to be launched by Verizon as soon as October. The Nexus Prime/ DROID Prime will be the first device to sport Android 4.0 a.k.a. Ice Cream Sandwich. The model number of the device will be SCH-i515.

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Verizon probably made this move because the Samsung Galaxy S II may find hard to stand against Apple’s iPhone 5, when it will launch in near future. And having the device, which will be the first device to sport Android 4.0, that too as an exclusive is a huge boost. It seems that Verizon’s subscribers will have the bragging rights in the end.

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Author: Rahul Shah

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  • Alex

    This doesn’t make any sense because “Droid” is by Motorola and Samsung is making the Nexus Prime. Why would they limit a flagship phone thats been hyped up this much to only one carrier, when they could sell more units on multiple carriers. Nexus Prime would not be able to compete with the iPhone 5 if this was the case.

    • John Doe

      Not sure why they did it, but I have gotten confirmation that the Prime will in fact be a Verizon Exclusive. No word on release date.

 
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