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Rogers and Fido to Release Galaxy Nexus January 10th

Great news for all of you who were holding out for Rogers to release the Galaxy Nexus. Rogers and Fido are reporting that they will be offering the Galaxy Nexus starting January 10th. Currently Bell and Virgin have exclusive rights to this phone, but it looks like other carriers will finally be joining in on the action in just a few days.

We have yet to hear any word from Telus. If they’re going to release this phone, surely they won’t wait to long to announce it, as they normally wouldn’t want Rogers to have all the spotlight’s attention.

Sadly to say, I have confirmed with my Rogers rep, as well as my Demo team that sends me phones from time to time. It turns out Rogers will only be releasing the GSM 16GB version. Unfortunately no Canadian carriers will carry the LTE version of the Galaxy Nexus.  As expected, the price will be set at $159.99 on a 3-year term and $649.99 full price buyout.

Who’s grabbing this phone? Let us know in the comments below.

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  • Anonymous

    Probably going to wait for what is shown at CES before making a decision considering it will be running from the 10th – 13th.

    • KnightFire

      Yeah, I had to bite my tongue on this one… been with out a “smart” phone since Sept. and I’m really starting to go crazy… just can’t wait any longer.

  • Dcotfas

    I’d LOVE to be the winner of this phone.  
    Big fan of Android in Canada

  • Me

    This isn’t a contest Dcotfas, it’s an article.

  • Dinesh Abraham

    Preordered #12 will ask the local retailer when exactly they r launching and will get it right away !!

    • KnightFire

      I’m still #286 on the pre-order wait list; but was #334 on Dec. 13th.

  • Nesa

    Gonna wait for the ICS OTA for my Nexus S to explore before i pick this baby up.

  • KnightFire

    A Fido rep told me to expect the buy-out price to be <$600, not $649.99 🙂

    • I dunno… I can’t see it as the buyout price for unlocked at Bell and Fido is already $649.99 And the states isn’t much cheaper. This comes across to me as another uneducated rep. Lets hope I’m wrong though. 

  • Anonymous

    Where are your sources??? I don’t see anything on their website.

    • Not posted yet, rogers rep confirms the launch though.

      Sent from my Android

      • Anonymous

        well I’m with fido and their reps are horrible…. Let’s hope they get the galaxy nexus! I would get it on the first day.

  • Nishant Bhatia

    looking forward…..

  • I can confirm that it is 600 outright , 450 2 yr voice only , 159 3 yrs voice+data.

  • Anonymous

    I have mine reserved already… I will be pounding on the door right at opening time on the 10th!

  • L Trish

    It is available for pre-order on Rogers website only. Fido is still taking pre-orders for iphone!!!

  • Heffer202

    No lte thats disappointing

  • Spaz

    I’m in… time to upgrade the Nexus S

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