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Just earlier today, Telstra confirmed that it would be carrying the latest Nexus handset, the Google Nexus 5, on a variety of its plans.

This afternoon, we’ve received official confirmation from LG that the Nexus 5 will also be available via retail partners for in-store purchase. The news is not all good, however. The retail pricing has been confirmed as $699, and only the 16GB model will be available; the 32GB model, it seems, is destined to remain an online-only purchase option.

Both the black and white colours will be available, however, and at this stage it looks like you’ll be able to pick one up in Harvey Norman, though other retailers are likely to be announced soon.

We’re a little disappointed about the significantly higher price for retail availability, given that you can purchase the 16GB Nexus 5 online for $399, a $300 impost for purchasing the same handset in-store seems a little high.

What are your thoughts? Let us know whether you’ll be lining up at a local Harvey Norman to pay almost double the price for your Nexus 5, or whether you’d rather wait the online delivery time (currently two to three weeks for both the Nexus 5 16GB and Nexus 5 32GB) instead.

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Companies: LG
Devices: Nexus 5