Device update: Samsung Galaxy Nexus on Ting and M370 refurbs

It’s that time. What time? Why, it’s device update time!

It’s a particularly good one for anyone that’s been asking us to carry the…

Samsung Galaxy Nexus

The pure Android-sporting Samsung Galaxy Nexus is the latest addition to the Ting device lineup. Or it will be tomorrow afternoon when we put it up for pre-order on the Ting devices page.

Sadly, we won’t have the Galaxy Nexus in time for the holidays. Pre-orders will ship early in the new year. It’s a bummer, we know. We’re sorry.

The Galaxy Nexus sports a 4.65-inch screen, a dual-core 1.2GHz processor, 32GB of internal storage, 1GB of RAM, a front 1.3 and a rear 5MP camera. Perhaps more to the point, it runs Android 4.1, Jelly Bean in all its unmodified, unbesmirched goodness. No add-ons, no pre-installed app packs, no cruft.

Special thanks to Ken Kinder, the man behind TingMyNexus.com. We had a meeting with Google to talk Nexus. We showed them your site. It helped to prove our point that people have been specifically asking for Nexus devices on Ting.

As it’s an LTE device, existing Sprint Samsung Galaxy Nexuses (Nexi?) cannot be brought to Ting at present. As we’ve said previously, we’re working hard to have the LTE limitation lifted from the Bring your Sprint Device to Ting program. We’ll keep you posted as to our progress.

That said, the Samsung Nexus S can make the switch to Ting. It will be added to the Bring your Sprint Device to Ting whitelist in the next couple of weeks.

Samsung M370 refurbished

We’ve fielded numerous requests for an inexpensive refurbished clamshell feature phone. Only too happy to oblige, on Thursday we’ll also be adding refurbished Samsung M370s to our lineup at around $50.

The M370 is a solid feature phone with excellent call quality and not much in the way of bells or whistles… unless you’re talking about bell and whistle ringtones. It’s got a bunch of those.

We’ll have much more device news to share in the New Year. Until then, we don’t expect to have any more device surprises to share.

If we don’t talk before then, have a safe and happy holiday season :)