I have to wonder if this killer Nexus 4 pricing has anything to do with Amazon's rumoured Android phone. Probably not, but I'm still having trouble understanding why Google would lower the price bar this much so quickly. In fact, if the phone turns out to be half-decent, and if there were carrier-friendly LTE models, in 2013 I betcha it could outsell both the Samsung Galaxy S III (with its high price tag and its bloated OS), and the iPhone 5 (with its high price tag). Too bad there are no such LTE-endowed models. [EDIT] Hmm... The Next Web: Spanish retailer suspends plan to sell the Nexus 4 as LG hikes its retail price by hundreds of euros Google is currently advertising the new handset as being available on 13 November at price points of €299 for the 8GB model and €349 for the 16GB model. However a statement on Phone House Spain’s Facebook page says that the company has discovered that LG will be offering it to them with a recommended retail price of €599. Although the retailer doesn’t say which model it’s referring to, the price isn’t exactly competitive when compared with buying direct via Google Play, amounting to a €250 to €300 price hike. The sentiment is echoed in Italy, where angry would-be customers are taking to the LG Mobile Facebook page to protest against the huge disparity in pricing. The problem is more acute for Italian customers, as unlike Spain, Google has not yet announced plans to sell the Nexus 4 directly there. (Update: As Holger Eilhard tells us, the same problem is apparent in Austria too, with the 16GB model being the only one available, at €549).