In the meantime, MTN has confirmed that it won’t be bringing in the Galaxy Nexus. This is after MTN previously said that they may review the “possible enlisting” of the device.
According to MTN, they have ranged alternatives to the Nexus that they believe provide greater benefits to customers.
8ta senior managing executive Amith Maharaj said that the device could possibly be offered in the second quarter, from late March, and that pricing is dependent on exchange rate fluctuation. “Upon launch, pricing, package and promotional details will be revealed,” Maharaj said.
Virgin Mobile said that they expect to launch the Galaxy Nexus by the end of the month with limited stock available and possibly as a web-exclusive offer.
Cell C previously said that they expect to receive the device at the end of the quarter and will announce pricing closer to the time.
Samsung previously announced that the Galaxy Nexus would have a recommended retail price of between R6,999 and R7,299.
Asked at what price they would offer it, Vodacom said that they have set the recommended selling price at R6,999 and will offer a contract that includes 100MB of data at R279 per month.
|Galaxy Nexus spec sheet|
|Display||4.65” 720p HD (720×1280) Super AMOLED|
|Processor||1.2GHz TI OMAP 4460 (dual core ARM Cortex-A9)|
|Graphics||PowerVR SGX540 @ 384 MHz|
|SIM type||Mini SIM|