Google Pixel now up for pre-order on Verizon
Google has finally unveiled its first Pixel handsets yesterday, just as expected. Phablet fans were probably disappointed to see that even the Pixel XL is smaller than 5.7-inches, but both handsets come with the right essentials - AMOLED display, generous battery, latest Google Android firmware on board (and the promise to be the first devices to get the updates as well).
Verizon Wireless is, for now, the only carrier in the US to offer the Pixel and Pixel XL for pre-order. The retail price of the Google Pixel is $649.99 USD, while the larger Pixel XL goes for $769.99 USD. Verizon customers can get them for 24 monthly payments of $27.08 USD and $32.08 USD, with zero down payment. However, a one-time activation fee of $20 USD applies for both.
According to the official product pages, Verizon should begin shipments in about two weeks. The Google Pixel and Pixel XL can be purchased in silver, black, and blue. Unfortunately for those in other areas, the blue option will only be available in the US for a while.