Google is pulling quite a few rabbits out of their magical hat lately! The Nexus tablets seem to be doing fairly well, and with the new Nexus 10 tablet coming soon at $100 cheaper than an iPad and Microsoft Surface, it’s a no brainier that Google is set to release their new Nexus 4 phone starting at $299 UNLOCKED. The $299 price will only get you 8GB of memory, but you can upgrade for only $50 more to get 16GB of storage. That’s an amazing deal for an unlocked phone!

How about using that unlocked phone at reasonable price? Say $45 a month for unlimited talk, text, and about 2-3GB of data each month? I’ve been using Straight Talk for 3-4 months now and haven’t had any major issues! Granted I don’t get LTE service, but it sure beats paying $80 – $120 a month for a single phone!

I say give it a shot. If you have AT&T service, I even posted a message over on Straight Talk Support  on how to get out of your AT&T contract without having to pay the cancelation fee! It actually worked for me with no issues!

Here are the Nexus 4 specs:

Snapdragon S4 quad-core CPU clocked at 1.5 GHz
2 GB of RAM
4.7 inch True HD IPS Plus Display with a resolution of 768 x 1280 and 320 ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 2
8 MP camera on the back coupled with a 1.3 MP front-facing sensor
8 / 16 GB of internal storage
2,100 mAh battery
NFC, wireless charging
Android 4.2 out of the box
Overall, it’s a very beefy high-end smartphone and judging by these specs it should be blazing fast. There are, however, other things that I should point out, such as the fact that the Nexus 4 will not have LTE but will benefit from HSPA+ 42 Mbps connectivity.