The eagerly anticipated Samsung Galaxy Nexus should be on sale, on Verizon's networks in the U.S., soon. However, the precise release date has yet to be confirmed. According to rumors, this could either be Dec. 13 or Dec. 15.

Canadian wireless providers Bell and Virgin Mobile both have the Samsung Galaxy Nexus up for sale for just under C$160, on contract. Initial reviews of the UK version of the phone have been positive. It features what is believed to be an exceptional design and an impressive list of specifications. It is also the first Samsung phone to utilize the newest version of Google's mobile OS, Android 4.0.

The Galaxy Nexus has a contoured glass Super AMOLED display and uses a larger display area - 4.65 inches, up from the Galaxy S2's 4 inch screen spec. The resolution has also been increased to 1280x720, giving the device a pixel density of 316ppi.

The screen is driven by the Galaxy Nexus' 1.2GHz dual-core processor, which when paired with Google's OS optimizations for Android 4.0, is expected to make the device significantly faster than its predecessor. The addition of dual-core technology means the model should be more impressive in terms of multitasking, meaning while one core handles currents tasks, the second one can tend to applications running in the background.

The phone has a 5 megapixel camera, which is accompanied with an LED flash and supports 1080p HD video recording at 24 frames-per-second.

The price should fall in line with similar 4G LTE devices Verizon has launched over the past few weeks - the HTC Rezound and the Motorola Droid RAZR; this should mean something in the region of $299, on contract.

The combination of what looks like a powerful chipset, a great screen and gorgeous looks should certainly the Galaxy Nexus a phone worth waiting for.

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