Unlike previous years, Google seems like they really want to get the Nexus 5 into the bestseller position. Previously it didn’t seem like they really cared. This year, the Nexus 5 is in the Sprint and T-Mobile stores, and it looks like it’ll also be available from Best Buy soon.
This evening, TmoNews got a new leaked image which appears to show that both the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 LTE are launching on November 20th in stores. Which is great news. It means that people still on the fence about the Nexus 5 can go into a T-Mobile store and check out the Nexus 5. Although Sprint will have it in their store starting this Friday, November 8th. There’s also a “Sony Black Friday Blitz” posted which is interesting to me since T-Mobile only has one Sony phone, right now. Although the Xperia Z1 has already been leaked a few times for Sony. Maybe this means the Xperia Z1 will launch on T-Mobile before November 20th.
Also remember that the T-Mobile branded Moto X is also getting MotoMaker this Friday, which is also kind of a huge deal. So it looks like T-Mobile has quite a few great things in store for the rest of the year. I’m also expecting a few more sales from T-Mobile, like maybe $0 down on every smartphone they carry.
As far as the Nexus 5 goes, I’m expecting it to be about $0-$19 on contract, with a relatively small monthly payment. I’d expect the 16GB to go for about $400 and the 32GB to go for about $500, or so. T-Mobile marked up the Nexus 4 last year, and I’m sure it’s going to happen again. Also as TmoNews warns us. Just because there is this leaked image, does not mean that its confirmed to be launching on November 20th. Hopefully T-Mobile will launch it sooner.
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