Even though the device has been available from other carriers for nearly a month now, Verizon is now finally joining the Samsung Galaxy S4 party. Earlier this month, a Verizon PR person took to Twitter to announce that the launch date of the carrier’s variant had been moved up May 23rd from May 30th, and wait, what is today? Yep, May 23rd.
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Right on schedule as the carrier promised, Verizon’s Galaxy S4 variant is now available for purchase online and in select Verizon stores. The 16GB model will run you $199.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate and with a new two-year contract. Should you be feeling rich, then an extra $50 will get you the official accessory bundle for the device, which includes a silicone cover in the same color of your device, a screen protector and a car charger. We’d advise against that, though, as all of those can be purchased much cheaper from a third-party, or you may want to spring for one of Samsung’s official covers/cases, such as the S View cover. The S View Cover allows you to see a portion of your devices display with the time, date, and notifications even when the cover is closed.