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Google Nexus 4 smartphone sold out until after Christmas?

December 03, 2012|By Salvador Rodriguez
  • The Google Nexus 4 smartphone is sold out from both the Google Play store as well as T-Mobile's website.
The Google Nexus 4 smartphone is sold out from both the Google Play store… (Google Play )

The Google Nexus 4 smartphone has once again sold out, and it looks like you won't be able to get it until after Christmas.

The 8 GB model of the flagship Android phone is now listed as sold out in bright red all-cap letters on the Google Play store.

Its 16 GB counterpart, meanwhile, can still be purchased, but shipping wait times are listed as five to six weeks from now -- putting the earliest possible arrival time as the second week of January.

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The LG-built device is sold on contract from T-Mobile, but if you check the Seattle-based carrier's website, it's listed as "OUT OF STOCK!"

I've contacted Google to confirm that the Nexus 4 is indeed unavailable until after Santa makes his annual deliveries, but I have not heard back from the Mountain View, Calif., company.

The Nexus 4 also sold out last month just minutes after going on sale. It remained out of stock until a week ago, but it didn't last long after going back on sale.

It seems demand has either been incredibly high or Google's supply is very low.


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