Galaxy Nexus goes on sale early in Germany, makes itself Handy

Ein Handy to rule them all? If you're living in the Googleverse, then yes. The Galaxy Nexus has already offered itself up for rabid consumption throughout the UK and now, it's sending das Deutsche Volk into a tizzy. Various reports have the handset leapfrogging its German release date by a week and landing on shelves at consumer electronics chain, Media Markt, although prices seem to be all over the place -- ranging from €629 (about $847) to €529 (about $713). It doesn't appear all local outlets have the devices in stock, but don't let that hold you back from trying your luck anyway. Now, if only us statesiders could get a firm launch date for Rubin's frosty treat.