Although the official launch of Google and Samsung's first Ice Cream Sandwich phone is still a few hours away, Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo has prematurely confirmed the existence of the Galaxy Nexus. In a tweet sent out a few hours ago, @docomo stated that it would be "among the fastest" to launch the handset, when it becomes available in November.

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Rumours have already surfaced indicating that Google's latest flagship phone will come to Verizon on November 10th and will cost $299.99. However that is more likely to be the earliest possible launch date and there has been no confirmation of these rumours.

In any event, in a few hours the Galaxy Nexus will be revealed and more details may emerge. Don't forget to follow the live blog of the entire event starting 6.30pm PDT.

[Source: @docomo and DoCoMo Live via Engadget]