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Nexus 6 is the first Nexus phone that no U.S. carrier could resist

Published Oct 15th, 2014 3:05PM EDT
Nexus 6 and 9 Release Date, Price and Preorder
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Google has had a tough time partnering with major U.S. carriers to sell Nexus devices, but things are about to change, at least for the upcoming Nexus 6 smartphone. The gigantic handset will be available for preorder beginning in late October from the Google Play Store, but also from all the major U.S. mobile operators, Google confirmed on Wednesday.

FROM EARLIER: The wait is finally over: Google’s incredible Nexus 6 is now official

On the Nexus 6 official page, the company listed several retailers for the handset, including Google Play, Best Buy, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.

The Nexus 6 will be cost $649, making it the most expensive Nexus smartphone to date, but buyers will be able to purchase it on-contract or with an installment plan from the aforementioned carriers. The phone should be available for preorder in late October, and it will launch in stores at some point in November.

Meanwhile, Nexus 9 preorders will start on October 17th, with the tablet expected to launch in stores on November 3rd. The device will be available in three versions including 16GB ($399) and 32GB ($479) WiFi versions, and an LTE-ready 32GB ($599) model.

Various U.S. retailers will stock the tablet, The Verge reports, including Amazon, Best Buy, Gamestop, Google Play, Office Depot, Office Max, QVC/HSN, Radio Shack, Staples and Walmart, as well as T-Mobile, which will launch the tablet on November 12th.

In addition to the U.S., the device will be launched in 29 other countries in the coming weeks.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

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