By Anu Passary email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Jan 29, 2013 12:11 PM EST
If you've been waiting to lay your hands on the elusive Nexus 4, but were unable to since the smartphone is perennially out of stock on the Google Play Store, there's some good news heading your way. U.S. retailer Best Buy has now started offering the Nexus 4.
Best Buy is retailing the 16GB version of the Nexus 4 for $199.99 with a two-year contract on carrier T-Mobile. If you're looking for the non-contract version, be prepared to shell out $599.99 for the "unactivated" phone.
That price tag is quite steep when compared to the $349 price for the 16GB version on the Google Play Store, but that's the price you pay for not having to wait.
The Best Buy and T-Mobile prices are similar, except that with the former you don't have to bother with the $50 mail-in rebate. The Nexus 4 is not available for a store pick up from Best Buy, but shipping is free.
Additionally, the Nexus 4 is also available from retailer Wirefly. The retailer is offering the Nexus 4 for $149.99, which means you save $50; however, Wirefly only has the 8GB version up for grabs. Wirefly is also offering free shipping and the deal is valid for both new contracts, as well as upgrades.