Rumors have been circulating that the Nexus Prime would be the first Nexus device to make its way to Verizon Wireless. Then we heard last week that Verizon won’t be carrying the Galaxy S II. After this announcement I started to believe the Nexus could wind up on Big Red because why would they pass on the Galaxy S II?
Things are starting to look like a Verizon Nexus device could be a reality. BGR has learned from a close source that Verizon passed on the Galaxy S II because they did not think it would be able to compete with the iPhone 5. Instead, Verizon is going to launch the DROID Prime in October, and it will be the first device with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The model number is SCH-i515.
The first question is why this would launch in October shortly after the DROID Bionic launches? To me it doesn’t make sense. The second question is if this will indeed be a true Nexus device? The DROID branding leads me to believe it won’t. I hope I am wrong, but I am not expecting this phone till at least November, or possibly December.
Stay tuned, this one looks to be a wild ride.
[UPDATE] If the Prime comes to Verizon, it will most likely be a Nexus branded device, not a DROID.