According to some leaked information obtained by TMONews, the nation's fourth-largest carrier will soon start offering Google's Nexus 4 smartphones in stores. The problem of course is that it's virtually impossible to get the devices right now via the only distribution outlet: the Google Play store. You'd have to assume that T-Mobile wouldn't start selling the device without being able to get some decent volume in stock, right? Google hasn't released sales figures for the Nexus 4, but overall sales appear fairly tepid compared to the iPhone, based on some digging into some admittedly unreliable serial number data over at the XDA Developers forums.
As evidenced by the low (estimated) sales and the lack of comments on this post after 45 minutes.....
Go... Go..... Google!
The Nexus 4 isn't for everyone with no SD card slot, no removable and only up to 16 GB of storage. Due to the phone being naked of all carrier tweaks, T-Mobile can't even include WiFi calling on it. It's more of a developer phone than anything.
That said, a lot of people interested in the phone already have it. People care, but most of them are in the 40,000+ post thread on XDA.
Actually a lot of people had the feature added that exempts wifi calling from your minutes bucket. Even if you don't have WiFi calling on the Nexus 4 you can install an app called Groove IP that allows you to make calls over wifi using you Google Voice number.
I'm confused I guess. I bought one of the 2 Nexus 4's I own at Tmobile way back in early November. So what's changing? Will they be sold in all Tmobile stores now? Or is this just like really old news?
Walked near a T-mobile store today and didn't see any Nexus 4 on the line up. If they do sell it in store then I guess I can save on shipping. First need to see if an upgrade is really worth it though.