We’ve just received word from a third-party Verizon Wireless retail partner that Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy Nexus has been delayed and will not launch on December 9th, as earlier rumors have suggested, or December 12th as the email above suggests. While retail partners don’t always launch handsets at the same time as Verizon Wireless, we’ve also received word that Verizon may be delaying the phone’s release as well. An international GSM version of the Galaxy Nexus has been available for the past several weeks, and it remains unclear what could be causing the delay with Verizon Wireless. The phone is expected to retail for $199.99 with a new two-year contract when it makes its debut.