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Nexus Prime Gets WiFi Certification

Posted In News - By Mark Hearn On Friday, August 26th, 2011 5:19am PDT With 6 Comments

Better known as the Nexus Prime, the Samsung GT-I9250 has received WiFi certification.We’ve recently received an assault of inquiries about this device and even though it is rumored to be heading to Big Red, we’ve never seen a Nexus handset exclusive to one specific carrier. In fact carrier exclusivity goes against Google’s Nexus model of openness. When we consider the search giant’s recent buddy, buddy relationship with the Now Network, we can’t help but see another Nexus in our future. If you think a Nexus Prime is primed for a Sprint release, be sure to share your conspiracy theories with us. As for those of you that might be new to this device, check out some of its rumored specs below.

  • 4.5-inch Super AMOLED HD display (1280 x 720)
  • 1.5GHz dual-core processor
  • PowerVR SGX540 GPU
  • Ice Cream Sandwich OS

About - Mark is the founding father of SprintFeed. He is a nerd's nerd if ever such a thing existed. His love affair with the Now Network started with the release of the Treo 600 back in 2004 and has been going strong ever since. Highly opinionated and somewhat eccentric he shares his ramblings about his network of choice here at SprintFeed.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    If Verizon isn’t getting the GSII, I can see them getting the Prime before other carriers, maybe a month after their Bionic launches, and maybe a week or two after the suspected launch of the iPhone. That might have been a caveat of them getting the Prime. If Sprint gets it, my guess is they wouldn’t want it to be in direct competition with iPhone in October. End of October, maybe?

  2. Anonymous says:

    “we’ve never seen a Nexus handset exclusive to one specific carrier.”

    Sprint never got the Nexus 1. In fact, the Nexus 1 launched as an unlocked GSM phone. No CDMA version was made. It’s safer to say that if there is a Verizon version, it will be a CDMA (or LTE) world phone that will have both a CDMA and GSM radio similar to the MoPho on Sprint right now.

  3. Van Byous says:

    While Verizon may get the Prime, the model number screams GSM. So I think the GSM version will be released before the CDMA.

  4. Canofale says:

    This prime sandwich wont have an sgx540 either. Look for the quad core version of the ipad 2′s sgx543mp.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Safe assumption as it would give them a larger global audience right off the bat (GSM). Conceivable that VZW would cough up enough cash to get an LTE variant, hence the reason they aren’t going to carry the SGS2.

    Tough to decide on phones right now. Seems like we’re on the cusp of another big change with the transition to ICS later this year (gods help us when the whining begins), the more mature dual core chipsets…then of course Sprint’s eventual LTE rollout late next year.

  6. Anonymous says:

    They could get a limited exclusive I would imagine. Throw enough cash at Google and Samsung and you’ll get what you want.

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