Samsung's Galaxy Nexus joins Sprint's LTE party on April 22nd: $199

Samsung's Galaxy Nexus joins Sprint's LTE party on April 22nd: $199

Summary: Sprint is adding to its LTE portfolio with its own version of the Galaxy Nexus, which lands on April 22nd.

TOPICS: Samsung, Telcos

Samsung's flagship Galaxy Nexus is finally making its way to Sprint.

Sprint's version of the phone, which is nearly identical to Verizon's own, was made official back in January. But it's only today that Sprint has gotten around to announcing a release date and price point: Available April 22nd, the device will run for $199 with a two-year contract.

Sprint is attempting to entice consumers by giving buyers $40 in Google Wallet cash. This is in addition to the $10 that Google already gives users. That's a lot of free money.

The biggest deal, of course, is that the Galaxy Nexus is Sprint's latest LTE phone. As discussed extensively previously, Sprint's in a bit of a bind, LTE-wise. Faced with a bona fide chicken-and-egg problem over its fledging (read: non-existent) LTE network, the company is essentially announcing devices with the promise that they will, one day, run with LTE speeds. Joining the LG Viper and HTC EVO 4G LTE, the Galaxy Nexus is set to be a part of a formidable LTE portfolio. Eventually.

The device drops on April 22nd, the same day as the Viper and a few weeks before the EVO 4G LTE's May 7th release date.

Topics: Samsung, Telcos

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  • Could be too late for Sprint

    Sprint has made a lot of really large mistakes lately with their core business, that said, I hope they recover. We consumers cannot afford to have fewer choices for wireless providers, the costs will only go up.

    As a current and historical customer of Sprint, they have made me very frustrated over the past year, so frustrated that I began the process to close my account. I will try this phone on their service, and the best I will get is 3G because it'll be a long time for LTE to be rolled out. Even their WiMAX coverage was pathetic. If this doesn't work out, then I'll be switching to Verizon. From the outside Sprint appears to be hemorrhaging money at the moment. I they can right their course and remain a viable player.
  • ...

    May 7th is the pre-order date for the EVO 4G LTE. Not the release date.