Mobilicity is about to become the fourth Canadian carrier that confirms plans to release the Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone. Rogers and Fido are expected to launch the first device to be delivered with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on board, on January 10.
Videotron also confirmed in an internal document that it is “currently in discussions with Samsung” to bring the Galaxy Nexus to its customers. WIND Mobile seems to be one of the few carriers that have yet to confirm the release of the ICS smartphone.
Stewart Lyons, the new President & COO of Mobilicity confirmed the information via Twitter. Unfortunately, the official unveiled a rather vague ETA for the Galaxy Nexus release and said that the smartphone was “Coming Soon.”
Given the fact that Bell’s exclusivity over Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus will end around January 10, we can safely assume that Mobilicity will go live with the device only after this date.
There’s no word on the phone’s price tag either, but rumor has it that Mobilicity will offer the smartphone for around $600 (465 EUR) outright.
Currently, Samsung Galaxy Nexus is exclusively available for purchase via Bell and Virgin Mobile carriers. The phone was introduced in Canada last year, but customers who prefer other carriers will have to wait until next week to get their Galaxy Nexus devices from Rogers and/or Fido.
There’s a high chance that Videotron and Mobilicity will be releasing the Galaxy Nexus around the same timeframe, but no official details have been disclosed yet.
The Galaxy Nexus is powered by Google’s latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich platform and features a high-performance dual core TI OMAP 4460 CPU clocked at 1.2 GHz and a PowerVR SGX540 graphics processing unit.
Dual cameras are included as well along with 32GB internal memory, 1GB of RAM and Wi-Fi support.