Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Nexus 4: Sold Out

The hard part is there is no word from Google when it will be available again. There is a part of me that believes this was a marketing gimmick on the part of Google. This sold out in an hour thing was deliberate. Because if it was not then there might not be a Nexus 4 for me this holiday season.

If this selling out in an hour was unplanned and unexpected there might not be enough time to produce enough to meet the demand of the holiday season. I find it hard to imagine that is the case. You can't build as many as people can buy? Come on.

Nexus 4: My First Smartphone

Google Nexus 4 sells out within an hour in US, UK
According to reports from the UK, the 8 GB Nexus 4 disappeared from digital shelves within 15 minutes of launch ..... in the US, consumers apparently ran through the entire Nexus 4 supply – the 8 GB and 16 GB models – in an hour. ..... Google said more phones were on the way. ..... "There’s been so much interest for the Nexus lineup that we’ve sold out of some of our initial stock in a few countries," Google reps wrote. "We are working hard to add more Nexus devices to Google Play in the coming weeks to keep up with the high demand." ..... It's worth noting, of course, that Google has not revealed exactly how many Nexus 4 smartphones it had on hand. ...... the Nexus 4 is a beautiful, powerful phone – a worthy rival to the iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S III, the two devices that dominate the smart phone market today. ..... "What once was a smartphone series designed for developers has been decked out with top-notch features and priced so attractively that consumers will take notice of it; there's nothing comparable that comes close to it in that price range" ..... "This is a smartphone that we'd normally expect to be much more expensive unlocked, but Google set a precedent by lowering the cost of the Galaxy Nexus, keeping the Nexus 7 [tablet] at $200 and is now continuing the trend with the Nexus 4. The price of freedom has never been more reasonable."
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