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First impressions of the Google Nexus S 4G

Google's pure Android phone designed for the developer and person who wants the latest and greatest Android OS first should consider the Nexus S 4G. The specs are the same as the Samsung Nexus S with a 4G WiMAX radio on Sprint.

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Google's pure Android phone designed for the developer and person who wants the latest and greatest Android OS first should consider the Nexus S 4G. The specs are the same as the Samsung Nexus S with a 4G WiMAX radio on Sprint.

Check out my ZDNet Smartphones and Cell Phones blog for more details on the Nexus S 4G.

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The Google Nexus S 4G comes in the traditional solid white box with primary color highlights. There is a glossy image of the device on the front with simple design details on the box.

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The retail box includes the Nexus S 4G, battery, USB cable, wired stereo headset, A/C adapter, and some pamphlets.

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You can see the primary color scheme in the box with the essential cables and a headset.

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The Nexus S 4G fits well in my hand and has the same design as the existing T-Mobile version of the device.

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You will find a small VGA front facing camera to the right of the headset speaker.

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The back houses a 5 megapixel camera, flash, and speaker opening. It is high gloss plastic, which is what Samsung usually uses.

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A 5 megapixel camera with support for 720p recording is found on the upper part of the back.

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There is a small volume button on the left side, which is where I prefer to have it on my devices.

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The microUSB port, microphone opening, and 3.5mm headset jack are found on the bottom of the Nexus S 4G.

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The power button is found on the right side of the device.

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