Right now you can get a screaming deal on one of the top Android phones around, as long as you're willing to hand over two years of mobile indentured servitude to Verizon.
Google tapped Samsung to make its latest Nexus phone, which went on sale at the end of last year and was the first device to officially come preloaded with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Half a year later it's still one of the top phones running the OS, and just a few months ago it was still selling for $299.99 with a new contract, so Amazon Wireless' new single-penny price point is a price slash that's splattering savings all over the place.
The Galaxy Nexus comes with 4G connectivity, 32GB, an impressive 5-megapixel camera, and a 4.65-inch Super AMOLED display. The timing of the price drop likely is no coincidence. With Samsung's much-anticipated Galaxy S III soon to drop in the United States, it makes sense to move more units of the Galaxy Nexus before the S III sucks all the air out of the room.
You'll need a new Verizon account to get the phone for a penny, unless you're adding a line to a family account, which also gets you the big markdown. If you're looking to upgrade your phone and extend your contract at the same time, you can still wind up with some savings by paying just $149.99 for a new Galaxy Nexus.
Then again, if you're already spending more than $100, you might just want to wait for that Galaxy S III.