Best Buy Nexus S

Hmmmmmmm. So Best Buy apparently had up some sort of preorder slot for the Nexus S, a "Pure Google" phone "Only available at Best Buy this holiday season." And the image placeholder points to T-Mobile, eh? So maybe Best Buy knows something the rest of us have been speculating about and will have an exclusive period.

Or -- and you'll have to forgive our cynicism here -- maybe it's just some SEO trickery at work. Wouldn't be the first time we've seen an online store list an unreleased (and occasionally unannounced) phone just to get a leg up on everybody else. Regardless, the link's down now. Oh, and about that "Nexus S" name -- we're hearing otherwise. [Best Buy via Phandroid]

 
There are 20 comments

frozencloud says:

hopefully if this so call device actually exist...there will be other versions for other networks.

Prof-KOS says:

A T-Mobile only device would be a shame. At the very least give us an AT&T option. In Canada all major carriers use AT&T bands for GSM. T-Mobile bands only gives us EDGE with Rogers.

uansari1 says:

There's always Wind Mobile, no?

Prof-KOS says:

Wind is a nice option, but it still a young growing network. Also it is incredibly hard to change networks here. 3 year contracts are the norm in Canada. The discount is incredibly small for less than that. As a result most people are still tied to either Telus (like me), Bell or Rogers. Wind and Mobilicity will eventually be enough competition to the big guys, but the networks are pretty limited still.

I just got mytouch 4g why me why...............

uansari1 says:

You can return it.

mullrat#WN says:

I call fake. No advertising executive would clear "pure google phone" most of the population doesn't even know what that is. If they sold it, it wouldn't be features in that way. Only a person familiar with what the nexus s is and its differentiation would even appreciate that. In other words when its geared towards enthusiasts like us it is most of the time gong to be fake.

shhon75 says:

The Samsung Elite. See that's why HTC needs to make this phone to keep the Nexus One name going!

johnolesen says:

the White Samsung Fascinate is no longer a Best Buy Exclusive, as you can order (or will be able to order it rather) directly via Verizon Wireless..

fake.

gtg465x says:

This would be amazing news for galaxy s owners if true. It would mean an easy to port aosp rom for galaxy s devices if we don't have one by the time this phone is released.

Zarvi says:

Given Samsung's marketing with the Galaxy S... I do think if this phone is really real they will have it on all carries
Hopefully this is real and it will be available very soon (2 - 3 weeks)

I think the next nexus device would be lte, otherwise seems to be a waste. No?

Zarvi says:

True, LTE required... hope the manufacturers realize that.

uansari1 says:

Not if it's HSPA+.

BS

youareme7 says:

This page links to a blank best buy page that says Google Nexus S in the title bar, for continued proof

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/null/null/pcmcat224600050004.c?id=pcmcat2246...

i don't know what to think about it though, sammy does make good hardware, but they don't support it well enough for my taste. I'd also like to see it on other carriers, I like t-mobile, but they don't serve my city at all.

uansari1 says:

If this is meant to be the new developer phone, as it appears so... I'm sure Google will have made sure to control many aspects of the design and production of the handset just like they did with HTC and the Nexus One. HTC didn't design it on their own... Google had serious input. It's more like they hired HTC to build it to their specs. If Google does that with Samsung, then I'm not worried.

hoosiercub says:

It wouldn't matter how Samsung would support it, it won't be a TouchWiz device, it'll be full blown, vanilla Android, hopefully easily hackable like the original Nexus One. So it'll be updated whenever Google finishes the next phase of Android, like the N1 now, getting all the updates long before any other devices.

lonewolf11 says:

I know someone that has been told that there will be a nexus two coming out. It is a source that can be trusted.

spielnicht says:

If you asked me 2 days ago, I would have been drooling and saying this is the phone to replace my Nexus One. However, after the rumor of the Sony Ericsson Anzu,appeared yesterday, my excitement for the Nexus Two (or Nexus S) has decreased a lot. Sorry, at this point the Anzu got my love, I just hope it's real.