BGR reports that Verizon Wireless is set to launch the Samsung DROID Prime in October instead of Galaxy S II. DROID Prime will be a Verizon varient of the Nexus Prime, set to be the first smartphone to launch with Android 4.0 Ice cream Sandwich.
We hope this doesn't mean the first Ice Cream Sandwich phone will be exclusive to Verizon for many months after launch. Nexus line was meant to be free from all carrier interference on hardware and software. That is why Nexus phones have always launched unlocked and contract-free. Let's just hope Google still remembers why they created the Nexus line.