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Google Nexus 4 Sells Out in Minutes

Google's Nexus 4 smartphone, which launches globally today, sold out in just a few minutes after its launch.

Visitors to the Google Play store are now shown a "coming soon" notice for both the 8GB and 16GB versions of the handset. A variety of customers have reported that they've had trouble accessing the store or checking out successfully.

Elsewhere, the UK Google Play store also had its inventory of the Nexus 4 sell out in less than an hour of the order page opening. Dutch blog AndroidWorld, meanwhile, reports that a planned Netherlands launch for the device has been cancelled for now due to high demand in other regions.

The Nexus 4 was commended for its $299 starting price, with the device itself shipping with the latest Android version, Jelly Bean 4.2. Along with the 4-inch smartphone, Google also launched its Samsung-developed Nexus 10 tablet today.

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  • wannabepro
    Virgin Mobile, please support some good phones.........................*
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  • GabZDK
    Well, good for Google gaining into the handsets market besides Android. Maybe one day we will see Google making there own phones without intermediaries like LG or Samsung, just maybe

    Still don't like the decision of no SD in there though
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  • whiteodian
    Awesome. I'm looking forward to getting this phone, but wasn't planning on buying on day one. I'm hoping Google will bundle a Play giftcard in the next month or so like they did with the Nexus 7. $350 (off-contract) is a good deal already.
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  • jimmyjohnz
    Not surprising really, it seems to be quite a sweet deal.
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  • wannabepro
    Virgin Mobile, please release some good phone.........................
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  • house70
    Great news. That's why I am waiting a bit, to let the first few waves dissipate.
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  • wannabepro
    I wish you could delete comments. Would someone kindly vote down the first one?
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  • joytech22
    See.. This is why I should have purchased it with my savings yesterday instead of waiting until the next morning (payday) to buy one. -.-
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  • house70
    And I can't remember Zak writing such an "enthusiastic" article about anything yet. I guess he didn't read anything about the Nexus 4, since he can only say "was commended for its $299 starting price"...
    Not to mention the Nexus 10 tablet... yeah, the one with the best screen in the world. He dropped it like a hot potato in the last half of the last sentence.
    Lame reporting from a biased reporter.
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  • killerclick
    Couldn't order it, and I doubt it will be available in any serious quantities for months, if ever. LG is selling it to brick and mortar retailers for like $600 so that would imply Google is subsidizing a big chunk of the cost, meaning they're unlikely to be able to sell millions at $299.
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