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Sprint starts selling Samsung Galaxy Nexus today

As anticipated early last week, Sprint began selling the Samsung Galaxy Nexus today, Sunday, April 22, 2012. It can be purchased from Sprint for $200 and a 2-year contract. The device also comes bloatware-free and has the new Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich operating system.

According to CNET, the phone is very close to the Verizon Nexus, which has been available since December 2011. There is an incentive to purchasing the phone from Sprint, however. From now until May 22, 2012, if the phone and a Google Wallet account are activated, consumers will receive a $50 credit in their Google Wallet account.

The hardware specs are impressive with features such as:

  • 5-megapixel camera with automatic focus and 1080p video capture
  • 4.65 AMOLED display with a a 1280X720 resolution
  • 1.2GHz dual-core processor
The software brings Ice Cream Sandwich the way Google intended it and without additions or barriers to the Android operating system. With easy connections to Google+ (social network), Google Play (where apps are bought), Google Voice (voicemail) and Google Wallet (online payment system), this phone may be ideal for those who are greatly connected within the Google environment.

Even with the absence of 4G LTE as Sprint changes their 4G technologies, the pre-order quantity sold out within a few days according to BGR. Whether it was the $50 from Google Wallet, or Sprint’s everything plan starting at $79, sales seem promising out of the gate.

For those within Sprint’s Atlanta, Baltimore, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City and San Francisco coverage area, this phone will be ready for the 4G upgrade when it arrives sometime mid-year. For those in the Nashville area and beyond, the wait may be well into that two-year contract.

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