Sprint Galaxy Nexus Available April 22nd, Pre-Orders Start Today

After a lengthy wait, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is finally available for pre-order on Sprint. It’s slated for an April 22 launch, and while it’s the second LTE phone announced to launch on the 22nd, Sprint’s LTE network remains MIA. We’re assuming Sprint’s failure to get LTE up and running is the reason behind the long wait for the Galaxy Nexus, but at this point, I can’t see why anyone would pick this up at the current price Sprint is offering.

Sprint is advertising the Galaxy Nexus for $199.99 on a two-year contract which is on par with what Verizon charges — only thing is, Verizon actually has LTE up and running (in over 200 cities nonetheless. Let’s not forget you can also pick up a Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus from Amazon Wireless for $79.99. So again I ask, “why would anyone want a Sprint Galaxy Nexus?” I guess if you add in the $50 Google Wallet credit you’ll get when activating your Sprint Galaxy Nexus and Google Wallet before May 22 it’s not that bad, but you’re still stuck with the lack of LTE coverage and a device that will be old news in about a month — when the HTC EVO 4G LTE is launched.

This is going to be a decision only you can make, so weigh the pros and cons and figure out what’s best for you before jumping into another two-year contract.