Sprint GNex Sells Out: This Is Why We Have Smartphone Pre-Orders

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Oftentimes, when a carrier announces an upcoming smartphone, it will provide some vague range during which the phone will actually arrive, but give us a much more concrete date when it comes to the start of pre-orders. While we like seeing any new information on a phone, we’ve noticed that some of our commenters have been skeptical about the worth of pre-orders; after all, if we’re not talking about anything crazy like a new iPhone, there’s not really the expectation that a phone would be that hard to purchase. Granted, pre-orders can be unnecessary some of the time, but there’s always the exception that proves the rule. With still a couple days to go until its expected retail launch, the Galaxy Nexus on Sprint has sold-out of its pre-order stock.

This doesn’t mean that you won’t be able to buy one in a Sprint store once the phone arrives, as a separate stock has been set aside for pre-orders, but if that resource has already been depleted, it certainly seems likely that we’ll see a correspondingly high level of interest at retail. Then again, maybe Sprint just didn’t reserve enough pre-order stock to begin with, and there will be a glut of hardware available come launch day; just to be safe, we wouldn’t recommend putting things off for too, too long if you’ve got your heart set on the model.

Source: Sprint

Via: Android Police

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Stephen Schenck

Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen’s first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he’s convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he’s not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits

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