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The blue Pixel and Pixel XL are really, really sold out

Just minutes after being announced, Google's new phones in the limited-edition color "Really Blue" are already sold out.

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Are you set to pre-order the Pixel or Pixel XL? Well, if you were hoping to grab one in the limited-edition Really Blue (really its name), there's some bad news. It's sold out.

Google's two new phones have pretty much identical specs. They have Google Assistant built-in and support Google's Daydream VR platform. They also come in three colors: Quite Black, Very Silver and the Really Blue, which was only available in the US.

Watch this: Hands-on with Google's Pixel and Pixel XL phones

Within minutes of being available for preorder, both phones in blue were sold out. My guess: The Blue Man Group is mixed up in this somehow. To feel a little better, check out our hands-on with the new Pixel and Pixel XL.

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