It’s no secret that the LG Nexus 4 has been incredibly hard to find ever since its launch last October, but over the last few weeks we’ve been given several reasons to believe stock is slowly. Today, we have some good and bad news for those of you looking to purchase a Nexus 4.
Candian carrier Fido announced last month that it would begin to sell the Nexus in early February, and today, the device went up on Fido’s website. The bad news, however, is that Fido lists the device as out of stock. The carrier urges you to “check back often to find out when it will be available,” though. The website also notes that “order fulfillment for the Nexus 4 device will start on February 5th, 2013.” This hopefully means that some Fido customers should get their hands on the Nexus 4 relatively soon.
Fido is not selling the Nexus 4 at a ridiculous price like other carriers have been, which is great news. The device will run you just $100 on a new two-year contract when available. Should you want to purchase the device outright, it will cost you $425 for the 16GB model. Which when you look at it, is not outrageous compared to the $350 Google charges.
If you can wait it out, though, Google and LG have promised to improve the availability of the Nexus 4 by mid-February. Currently, the device is listed as shipping in 2-3 weeks on the Play Store, which is much better than the 6-8 week numbers we were seeing around Christmas time. LG claims that Google had very low sale expectations for the Nexus 4, and therefore they didn’t make enough. The manufacturer claims to be increasing production, though. Earlier this year, LG also shot down rumors saying that there is already a Nexus 4 successor on the way and LG had stopped production.
Last week, we saw the first images of the Nexus 4 in a sparkling white color, though it’s unclear when or if that device will be officially sold.
Will you be buying the Nexus 4 from a carrier and paying a little more to get it quicker? Or will you wait it out and order the device from the Play Store? Let us know down in the comments!