Few devices have inspired a following quite as devoted as the Galaxy Nexus, and those fans will be glad to know that a recently leaked Verizon document pegs Samsung and Google’s latest collaboration with a post-Black Friday launch window.
According to a handful of Droid-Life’s sources, the Galaxy Nexus is slated to launch the week after Black Friday (which I’m sure is rough news for people who work in wireless retail), a notion which is supposedly corroborated by an image of a Verizon timeline (below).
It’s tough to tell exactly what we’re looking at here, but it appears to be a promotions schedule that lays out when each of Verizon’s handsets will get their holiday marketing push. It looks like the Droid RAZR will be part of Verizon’s holiday spotlight through Christmas, while the poor Rezound has to make do with a mere two weeks in the limelight.
Meanwhile, marketing efforts for Samsung’s entire portfolio (Galaxy Nexus included) seem to kick off right after Thanksgiving, and could run straight through the holidays alongside the RAZR. Given that Verizon probably paid a pretty penny to nab the Galaxy Nexus before anyone else in the U.S., it comes as no surprise that it too may be getting a pronounced promotional push to drive sales.
The timeline doesn’t offer concrete confirmation (Verizon could easily start their marketing efforts in advance of the launch to build hype), but the timing certainly seems to make sense. A post-Black Friday launch means people are already geared up to make some purchases, and it gives Verizon enough time to promote the Galaxy Nexus in the run up to your gift-giving holiday of choice.