Sprint Nexus S 4G Now Official: Pre-orders at Best Buy

News on the Nexus S 4G is coming thick and fast today and it was only earlier that we posted details that this Google handset would be coming to Sprint. With 4G capabilities this is set to be one impressive handset and will also come fully integrated with Google Voice.

The information that it was coming to Sprint came from the Sprint website although when the news got out it was pulled, however we reckoned that with CTIA 2011 imminent we were sure to hear more and that’s exactly what has happened. The next we heard was that this news was now official and that the WiMax Google Nexus S running on Android 2.3 Gingerbread would be available, priced $199.99 on a 2-year contract “this spring” according to Chris Ziegler over on Engadget, sourced from Sprint and the Google Mobile Blog. You can read the full Samsung press release on the Engadget link.

One of the nifty things about the Nexus S 4G will be the capability of turning WiMax on and off so that you can preserve battery power when needed. The Nexus S 4G also has a 4-inch Super AMOLED Contour display, 1GHz processor, dedicated GPU, 5-megapixel rear camera and camcorder with a front-facing VGA camera.

We then had further news from Jared DiPane of AndroidCentral, sourced from Best Buy, to say that Best Buy had retail exclusivity for the Nexus S 4G (apart from Sprint stores) and that pre-orders are being taken today with a $50 fee applied to the purchase. If you want to pre-order you can do so at any Best Buy retail store or Best Buy Mobile store. Because it is available for presale we’d say it’s likely that the Nexus S 4G on Sprint will see a release very shortly.

Are you intending to purchase this 4G phone and is it the 4G aspect that appeals to you most, or maybe the fact that it will have fully integrated Google Voice? Let us know your thoughts on this by sending us your comments.

  • http://www.dominikstriplin.com Dominik

    I plan on getting rid of my Epic for the Nexus S.

    I love my Epic but I rarely use the keyboard and the fact that Samsung took so long to update the software to 2.2 is enough of a deal breaker for me.

    I suppose it really doesn't matter to Samsung since I'm leaving one Samsung device for another one.

    • Johnny Fukmai-lyf Xayamath-Zanyar

      sell me your epic!