By Stephen Schenck | December 7, 2011 12:13 PM
With December 9 nearly upon is, it was really starting to look like Friday might be the day when Verizon finally kicks-off sales of Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus. While December 8 had been floated as a potential release date earlier on, numerous leaks have since fingered December 9 as the planned launch date for the phone. Of course, plans can always change, and a new rumor to arrive this morning, along with a leak that lends credence to it, says that Friday is no longer a “go” and the smartphone’s release will be further delayed.
The first part of this news comes as a series of rumors that began spreading this morning. Droid-life started receiving numerous reports from sources who heard that the release estimate wouldn’t be hit. While the fact that this news came from multiple, independent reports helps its credibility, we’d feel a lot better sharing this rumor if there was at least some evidence backing it up.
As if to answer our concerns, a new leak arrived shortly thereafter, showing the Galaxy Nexus in Verizon’s computers. Where the Equipment Guide once displayed December 9 for the phone’s launch date, that information has since been removed, and all that’s left is a note that the handset is “coming soon”.
Some rumors point to a problem with Verizon’s LTE network as the cause of this setback. Verizon hasn’t said anything yet, but considering it never shared a launch date to begin with, we really wouldn’t expect it to comment.