Google Nexus S 4G available from Best Buy May 8

Summary:Best Buy and BestBuy.com, along with Sprint, to offer the Google Nexus S 4G starting May 8.

Need a Gingerbread (Android 2.3) smartphone, stat? We've just received word that Best Buy and BestBuy.com will start selling the Google Nexus S 4G on May 8--just in time for Mother's Day. (Of course, you can also visit Sprint stores to get this phone as Sprint is the exclusive carrier.)

Here are the specs of the Nexus S 4G:

  • 1 GHz Samsung Cortex A8 Hummingbird processor
  • 4 inch WVGA (480×800) Super AMOLED contoured display
  • 3G/4G connectivity, through WiMAX
  • 16GB integrated flash memory
  • 5 megapixel rear camera and VGA front facing camera
  • 801.11 b/g/n WiFi
  • Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
  • Near field communication (NFC)
  • Assisted GPS
  • 1500 mAh battery
  • Dimensions of 4.88 x 2.48 x 0.44 inches and 4.62 ounces

The handset will retail for $199.99 with new two-year activation on Sprint. Will you make the switch to Sprint for the Nexus S 4G?

[Image from Best Buy]

Topics: Google, Hardware, Mobility, Wi-Fi

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