Sprint announced that the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is coming to Sprint, but the arrival date is a few months away. It is dependent on Sprint rolling out their 4G LTE network to the first 10 cities at which point, they will be selling 4G LTE phones to operate on the new network. Of those 10, there are 4 which seem like they are going to be the first to see the 4G LTE and they are Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio. For the moment, it is the lack of a release date that puts all this up in the air. The current estimates are for the middle of the year, which means the sign up page is not going to tell you much for about 5 months. If you remember, Verizon’s sign up page for the Galaxy Nexus provided pretty much no information as to when the phone would arrive. Sprint is going to have to do a much better job to keep people interested so they do not buy another new phone that might come out in the next 5 months.
The Galaxy Nexus is a great phone and having it on Sprint’s unlimited network is a value to those who purchase it. Rumors about changes to the Galaxy Nexus are going around, but we expect that it will be the same phone that Verizon is selling. The one difference that will probably happen is a larger battery than what Verizon provides. There is a 3500 mAh battery that is sold as an accessory for the smart phone, increasing it from the provided 1850 mAh battery. That should provide you with all day battery life over what they have in the phone at the time of purchase.
By the time that Sprint begins to sell the Galaxy Nexus, it is quite possible that Samsung will be increasing the battery size so that you will not have to buy another battery after you purchase the phone. Sprint has created a Facebook page about the LTE rollout and there are a growing number of comments. There are some talking about seeing Ericsson trucks in Texas around towers as Sprint continues to work on the 4G LTE roll out. You can check out their Facebook page to keep up on what is happening in Texas.