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Samsung Galaxy Nexus Release Date: Smartphone to Release After Black Friday?

Samsung Galaxy Nexus Release Date: Smartphone to Release After Black Friday?

The highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy Nexus is expected to release in the United States just after Black Friday.

Tech website, Droid Life, has determined from the Verizon Wireless "Roadmap" advertisement schedule that the network will be heavily marketing its "Samsung Holiday Portfolio" directly after Black Friday weekend.

According to the Verizon Roadmap, the Galaxy Nexus is the premier device of the Samsung Holiday Portfolio. With the Roadmap as a reference, the Galaxy Nexus should be slated for release around Nov. 28.

Droid Life noted that marketing periods for the other phones on the Roadmap begin just after they are expected to release.

The Motorola Droid Razr became available for pre-order on Oct. 27 and is currently marketed through Nov. 28.

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The HTC Rezound is expected to release between Nov. 10 and Nov. 14; its marketing period begins on Nov. 14.

At its Oct. 19 unveiling, Samsung and Google representatives announced that the Galaxy Nexus would release in November, but did not reveal a definitive date.

Verizon then announced in a statement that the Galaxy Nexus would release "later this year," but also has not confirmed an exact date. The only confirmed release date for the Galaxy Nexus is Nov. 17 in the United Kingdom.

Verizon is currently the exclusive U.S. carrier of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. According to the Roadmap, the smartphone will be marketed through the holiday season.

The "Samsung Holiday Portfolio" detailed on the Roadmap indicated that Verizon may be marketing other phones along with the Galaxy Nexus; however, there has been no news about Verizon releasing other Samsung phones.

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