Samsung Nexus S

Best Buy has dropped info on Thursday's U.S. launch of the Samsung Nexus S. And they are as follows:

  • Stores open at 8 a.m. local time
  • Online sales nationwide start at 8 a.m. Eastern time.
  • There's a limit of two phones per customer; stores have a finite supply (natch)
  • Demo phones will be on hand. (Let's hope they're not the non-working dummy phones we're all too used to at Best Buy)
  • The Nexus S is unlocked.
  • Off-contract price is $529, plus tax.
  • On-contract price is $199 with a two-year T-Mobile plan. Add-a-line activation runs $249.99.

Best Buy also will have the usual upgrade checking in place, and they'll make sure you leave the store with the phone working (and likely with an accessory or two). So there you have it, folks. Just a couple of days to go. [Best Buy]

 

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Best Buy gives detail for Nexus S launch

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Bingo....everything would have been so different. This, and instead of that Super Bowl commercial touting Google search(which everyone already uses anyway!) a Nexus One Super Bowl commercial would have clinched it.

If the phone is unlocked will it work with any and all networks like Sprint or not? I know this is a stupid question to ask, but I've never been too sure.

It will work on AT&T but without 3G. It won't work on Sprint or Verizon because of incompatible technology (T-Mo and AT&T are GSM, Sprint and Verizon are CDMA)

Ok, I'll bite. Where do you read that insurance was required on this handset? T-Mobile has never charged $10 a month for any insurance. Best Buy's protection plans aren't required.

Well, I went to my local Best Buy and asked them about Nexus S their response:

"What's that, if Best Buy online said we will have it, we will have it"

What a terrible mistake to put it in the hands of the dumbest employee on the planet. I would have been happier with online only, sheesh!

I think Best Buy Mobile has a separate section, so it's best to ask the Mobile guys. But if you did ask the Mobile people and got that answer, yeah I agree Best Buy has no business selling phones. lol

Eh not really exited about this and seems not many are. I wonder how much samsung paid google to be the next nexus.

Dang. We really get screwed in the U.S. GSM is the world standard and most phones are GSM(or most of the good ones for that matter). It just figures that all the GSM networks here just happen to be garbage.

That's almost a standard no contract price, I believe the extra $29 is either from best or the fact that it comes unlocked, or hell... both.

Considering this is just a Vibrant/SGS with a forward-facing camera and Gingerbread (good chance that's coming to the SGS), is it really worth $200 when the Vibrant can be found for $0 on sale?

Doubtful, dealers (especially resellers like BB) often have different prices for upgrade, new customer, and new line of service (ie on a family plan) because each pays them a different commission. However, I have rarely seen this with Best Buy before, usually it is the smaller web resellers.

I'm taking my 500 bucks and buying a Galaxy tab and connect it to my Nexus One via free wifi hotspot and get free data for my tablet.

I'll buy the next Nexus which hopefully is made by HTC

The Next Nexus will be the same price. What's your point? You dislike Samsung? They have good hardware and the best screens around. Dont let your biases prevent you from owning an awesome phone brother.

Ehh..
"It certainly seems like folks who have upgraded to Froyo but haven't mucked around with their file system aren't seeing many issues, and those that have used some sort of lag fix are seeing the most."

I havent had any problems with my unrooted Vibrant or any samsung product. (I have 46" TV, DVR)

As I said when they open up this phone to more Carriers i.e. Verizon I'll be interested. well that and add a notification light and SD Card

Obviously the insurance plan is not mandatory but it's the only one that will replace a lost phone. i don't want to insure this phone with tmo only to get a crappy mytouch as a replacement. So yes it looks a though ill haver tio pay the 10 bucks a month.

US Android friends, I so envy you right now. Who knows when, if at all, the Nexus S is comming to mainland Europe...
Oh, and the pricing in the US is good too. If I import it from the UK it's around 100 euro more than if I import it from the US and pay all the taxes and duty... This is just crazy, why can't it be available worldwide? :(

It's really annoying how much of a boner AndroidCentral gets when there's a Nexus phone. It's not any better than the phones currently available. In some ways, it's worse. It also doesn't work with all carriers and you have to be stupid to pay up $529 for it. T-mobile sucks.

I don't care for Samsung's hardware though they do have lovely screens. I like the front facing camera and the 16gb of memory but I'm unhappy with the lack of a notification light. I guess I will be sticking with my Nexus One for a little longer.