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Google Nexus 6 won't be stocked by Three

Three won’t be stocking Google’s new phablet, the Nexus 6.

The UK network has decided against carrying the latest smartphone from the big G, and it let a querying customer know this fact on Twitter.

Drew Spencer (@slugmandrew) asked: “Are you going to be offering the new nexus 6 any time soon?”

And Three UK replied: “@slugmandrew No plans to stock that phone at the moment I'm afraid.”

The brief exchange was spotted by Uswitch.com (opens in new tab), and the site reckons the price could have a lot to do with the decision – and they may have a point.

The Nexus 6 weighs in at a hefty £499 SIM-free, and draws some fairly high contract prices as a result. It’s a lot more expensive than the previous mid-range pitched Nexus handsets (which Three did offer). Though it must be noted that the Nexus 6 is, relatively speaking, even more expensive in the US.

The phablet has a very impressive spec, but you pay for that. The price doesn’t appear to have deterred those who want to pre-order the Nexus 6 on the Play Store, mind you. It’s currently out of stock in the UK Play Store, with pre-orders apparently selling out very swiftly (though how much stock there was to sell in the first place isn't clear, of course).

Darren Allan
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