It’s that time of year when special holiday advertisements are expected from wireless carriers. What we didn’t expect to see is the unreleased Samsung Galaxy Nexus being advertised by Verizon Wireless at a price of just $199.99 with a two year agreement. The Big Red 2011 holiday flash ad has been popping up on the Web recently, and it blatantly shows the Galaxy Nexus at the aforementioned price-point.
This ad clearly wasn’t meant to go out, since clicking on it takes you to a page where the Galaxy Nexus is no where to be found. Plus, we already know the device has been delayed to December (maybe Dec. 8). It’s likely that the agency responsible for the ad created it a while ago and never revised it in time for Black Friday.
Although the ad misrepresents the availability of the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich-powered Galaxy Nexus, it does point out the possibility that it could launch at a lower price than expected. Most high-end Verizon 4G LTE-equipped smartphones are released costing $299.99, so hopefully the more affordable $200 tag sticks when it finally gets released – even if it’s simply an introductory offer. Until that time comes, you may want to check out our Motorola Droid RAZR and HTC Rezound unboxing videos.