Can’t wait any longer for Verizon to release the 4G LTE version of the Galaxy Nexus? Then you may want to check out Expansys USA who has the unlocked GSM version available now for $750. You can stick an AT&T or T-Mobile SIM card in the phone and it will work just fine on both carrier’s 3G networks. It might not be a cheap option to get you into the phone early, but at least it’s an option.
I should point out that Kellex ordered one from Clove UK yesterday, and even with the exchange rate and 1-3 day shipping, it might be cheaper than $750.
Besides networks, the only other real difference between the CDMA and GSM version is a slight change in thickness. As we saw earlier today, Verizon’s 4G LTE variant is a tad bit thicker thanks to Verizon’s LTE radio. The software will be identical, camera, processor and everything else should be identical.