According to TmoNews, the Google Nexus 4 should become available in all T-Mobile stores starting in January. It could indicate that Google is slowly resolving inventory issues as the device has been hard to buy from Google Play. The device will remain available in the online store.
The news comes from an internal email sent to retail locations. As the headline of the memo suggests, T-Mobile and Google are going full-on with an expanded availability. The device was already available in a few T-Mobile stores, but it was nothing close to a nationwide availability
After being sold out, Google started referring U.S. customers to T-Mobile. T-Mobile customers could buy the 16GB Nexus 4 online for $199 on a 2-year contract, after a $50 mail-in rebate. For reference, Google is selling the 8GB Nexus 4 for $300 off-contract.
If a 2-year contract is something that you would be willing to do, you should expect the same price, as T-Mobile confirmed the $199 price tag in November. TmoNews believes that each store will only get a few units.
T-Mobile already announced back in November that it would carry the phone, but it was only available online in a few stores. Now, it will be available in-store across the country. Maybe even Google Play will get a reliable inventory soon.