Verizon to launch the Samsung Droid Prime with Android Ice Cream Sandwich in October
Th Samsung Nexus Prime – which should become the world’s first Android Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone – will be reportedly launched by Verizon Wireless in October under the name of Samsung Droid Prime.
According to BGR, the Droid Prime is the reason why Verizon refused to carry the Samsung Galaxy S II. The carrier “doesn’t think the Samsung Galaxy S II will be competitive with the iPhone 5 when it launches” – but the Droid Prime will, since it won’t be just the first Ice Cream Sandwich phone, but also be the first to feature a Super AMOLED HD display (1280 x 720 pixels).
Unfortunately, we still don’t have ay images of the Nexus / Droid Prime.
For the moment, there’s no word on how much Verizon will ask for the Samsung Droid Prime (which should be exclusive to the carrier) – but its price will likely be in line with the prices of other LTE smartphones ($250 – $300 on contract).