The long wait is officially over, as Verizon has just sent out emails announcing the launch of the Galaxy Nexus, with a link to the order page. The Nexus, a hotly-awaited Android 4.0 handset, has been rather elusive since its debut in China a few months ago. The page confirms the pricing of which we got wind earlier – $299 on a 2 year contract. What it doesn’t do, however, is provide any images of the phone.
The order page has actually been around for a bit, snagging some Likes on Facebook. Unfortunately it has been a “Coming Soon” status for the Nexus itself. But now, you can snag your Galaxy Nexus with free next-day shipping from the carrier.
The phone itself is packed with features, including NFC. But you won’t get your hands onto Google’s NFC-driven Wallet application just yet, as Google is still tied up with Verizon over the carrier’s reluctancy to have it on the device. The features that remain, however, are compelling.