The Nexus 4, Google’s follow-up to the popular Galaxy Nexus from 2011, launched in November 2012 with a lot of Android fanfare, but has struggled to sell in the same volume as its predecessor. With the Nexus 4 Google returned to the same failed model as the Nexus One by selling the Nexus 4 contract-free through Google’s own storefront, and like the Nexus One at a higher price than most contract phones (the Nexus 4 sells for $299.00). Furthermore, despite some impressive specs, the lack of 4G LTE makes the Nexus 4 a harder sell when compared to competing flagship devices like the Samsung Galaxy S III or the iPhone 5.
T-Mobile has confirmed today that they will begin selling the Nexus 4 later this month at all retail locations. A leaked screenshot from TMo News shows no hard release date or price, but does remind employees that the Nexus 4 can still be purchased through Google’s Play Store, although the devices will not be eligible for T-Mobile’s return or exchange policy. See below for the leaked screenshot from TMo News.