Good news for Nexus fans and Verizon customers; we now know the launch date for the Verizon-branded Nexus 6! A leak of a Verizon slide shows a few launch dates, including February 26 for the Nexus 6. So if you’ve been waiting to buy the device but don’t want to pay the full off-contract price, your chance is coming soon.
The Verizon Nexus 6 will be close to the standard Play Store model, but with Verizon branding and likely some bloat to go along with it. Luckily, it shouldn’t be SIM locked out of the box, so you will probably be able to take it to other carriers just fine. If some branding and software doesn’t bother you on a Nexus device, this is as pure as a carrier phone will get.
There are also launch dates for the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime, which will launch March 5, and the Droid Turbo Sapphire Blue, which will launch March 12. The Galaxy Core Prime is a budged device you likely don’t care about (an 800×480 display isn’t impressive these days), and the Droid Turbo is just a new color rather than a new product.