Verizon Wireless may be trolling Android fans this Thanksgiving weekend.
The carrier has begun running an ad featuring the much-anticipated Galaxy Nexus for $199.99, but for some strange reason the ad doesn’t allow you to actually pre-order the phone for that price. It’s like Verizon cooked you a drool-worthy turkey dinner that you can’t eat.
The Galaxy Nexus, the latest in Google’s flagship Nexus Android phone lineup, is slated to launch in Canada on December 8, and it’s rumored to land at Verizon in the U.S. on the same date. The $200 price may be part of a planned holiday promotion, especially since all of Verizon’s other high-end Android phones (the HTC Rezound and Droid Razr) retail for $300.
Verizon may have planned to launch the Galaxy Nexus before this holiday weekend, but recent issues with the phone’s volume may have pushed back those plans. It’s likely that the ads were scheduled to run ahead of time, but for whatever reason they weren’t disabled before they began appearing on websites.
The Galaxy Nexus is the first phone to run Android 4.0, nicknamed “Ice Cream Sandwich.” It features a 4.65-inch screen with an astonishing 720p high-definition resolution.