The Nexus 4 hasn’t been an easy to get handset. In fact, it has been quite the opposite with inventory going quick and customers seeing out of stock messages more often then seeing in stock messages. And while both the T-Mobile and Google Play Store listings are currently showing the handset as out of stock — that should soon be changing with T-Mobile.

Anyway, we mentioned earlier in the week that T-Mobile retail stores were expected to begin receiving some Nexus 4 inventory soon, however it looks a bit more detail has since been revealed. This latest details come by way of T-Mobile who have said the Nexus 4 will be available online as of January 23.

Furthermore, T-Mobile also said that the Nexus 4 is now widely available in their larger retail stores and that it will be available in all retail stores in the coming weeks. Simply put, if you had been waiting to purchase a Nexus 4 with T-Mobile, you may want to mark your calendar to remind yourself to get online come the 23rd. Of course, assuming you have a larger T-Mobile retail store close, a quick phone call to check current inventory may be wise.

That being said, the Nexus 4 will remain priced at $199.99 on a two-year agreement. And that is in comparison the the $349 that you would spend if you went the contract-free route and made the purchase through the Google Play Store. Well, that is assuming you were actually able to buy a Nexus 4 from Google. Finally, while we have seen the details regarding Nexus 4 availability with T-Mobile, so far nothing has been revealed in terms of when the handset will return to an available status with Google.

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[via phone scoop]