One of the ways Google is hoping that the Nexus 4 will be widely adopted is by pricing it extremely competitively, making it not only a more attractive alternative to the iPhone, but a great alternative to other Android handsets in the market as well, so we guess it’s a bit odd that if you were to surf on over to Google Play and attempted to purchase the Nexus 4, Google has instead put up a notice on the page where it informs customers that they will be able to get their hands on the Nexus 4 via T-Mobile for $199 on contract.

Now this isn’t really that big of a deal, especially since we’re sure that there are those who don’t mind buying phones on contract, but when the handset is priced at $349 off contract and unlocked via Google Play, purchasing it for $199 and being tied to a contract seems like a more “expensive” option. Given that the handset has been selling like hotcakes, we guess Google might not have enough stock and are redirecting customers to T-Mobile as an alternative. What do you guys think? Will you wait for Google to restock or are you willing to sign a contract with T-Mobile for the handset?

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Key SpecsGoogle Nexus 4
Status Released
Resolution 1280x768
Display Diagonal 4.7"
Processor/Soc Name Snapdragon, 4-core, 1.5 GHz
Max. Total Storage Capacity 16 GB
Megapixels 8 MP
Battery Capacity (mAh) 2100 mAh
Street Price $299
Complete product data Google Nexus 4 Full specs
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