Nexus S Shows Up at BestBuy.com

And just like that, the Nexus S shows up on BestBuy.com.  This Nexus S launch is already looking to be better than the Nexus One launch.   Either way, come December 16th, you should be able to pick up a Nexus S at any Best Buy or at least find it at BestBuy.com.  You know the best thing about Best Buy Mobile?  You can walk in and buy your phone, and they have you walking out working.  They also take care of your rebate in store, so you don’t have to wait for it in the mail.  Okay, I think I have watched too many PhoneDog videos.  Seriously though, Nexus S at Best Buy, I’m there.

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  • Nice :)

    • Bobert

      I swear I just called that number in the article above and the lady goes, “the Nexus what?”
      ROFL!!!!!
      There was a pause at which point I thought she might come back and go, “oh ya sorry” but all I got was this blank silence like she didnt know that the F I was talking about.

      • Bobert

        OOOOOOOH MAN dumb as a box of friggin rocks!!
        Called back and got a different rep.
        Asked about the new Nexus T. He goes, “ok sir let me look up Nexus T”.
        “uuuuuuuhhhh mmmmmmm uuuuuuuhhh let me see uuuuuuuu mmmmmm”. “that was just launched today is that correct sir?”.
        LOL wow good stuff.

      • Anonymous

        Wow thats horrible.

    • Bobert

      I swear I just called that number in the article above and the lady goes, “the Nexus what?”
      ROFL!!!!!
      There was a pause at which point I thought she might come back and go, “oh ya sorry” but all I got was this blank silence like she didnt know that the F I was talking about.

  • Tim

    When will it be available on the tmobile website/stores? I have a full upgrade that I would like to use to get this phone, but can’t find any details on this.

  • Will this be sold at Best Buy only?

  • Will this be sold at Best Buy only?

    • YOOivansterr

      Yes.

  • WVGA??

    • Rick

      that is for the front facing camera

    • Rick

      that is for the front facing camera

    • Anonymous

      4.0″ WVGA (480×800) display and FFC VGA (640×480)

    • Anonymous

      Still SuperAMOLED a slightly improved one actually.

    • Anonymous

      Still SuperAMOLED a slightly improved one actually.

  • Anonymous

    could it be possible that it has a dual core processor and later on will be unveiled with an update?

  • Thedjinn13

    I have to say im disappointed in the fact it doesnt have a microsd cause then it would be easy to switch from my nexus 1, I have 9gb of music plus a ton of pictures and some videos that I guess ill have to put onto my computer to transfer over to the nexus S, and this is all after I get some hands on with the NS to see if its really even worth the upgrade or weither my N1 is still just fine for me. And seeing as the NS cant access the HSPA+ either its looking more and more like im sticking with my N1… Gotta say I was looking forward to the followup but with a few hardware updates and a front facing cam I being the only real difference I dont know if its worth the $200 when my N1 is still working just fine. Although the 4″ Super AMOLED is worth the consideration…

    • Anonymous

      if i had the n1 I would wait cuz they said more phones would be comming out.

      • Thedjinn13

        Ya but Id much rather have a “google” phone than an android for the pure vanilla experience without having to root. Where as if I buy new through T-mobile it has a vanilla feel with tmos bs running on it

        • Anonymous

          T-Mbile doesn’t have any BS running on the G2 and that is Pure Google as well.

        • Anonymous

          T-Mbile doesn’t have any BS running on the G2 and that is Pure Google as well.

        • YOOivansterr

          The Tmobile G2 is not a pure Google Experience phone. It has Tmobile bloat ware. Therefor meaning it isn’t straight from google, also meaning it isnt ” Pure Google “.

        • Lol what bloatware is on the G2 affecting performace? and You could also have the T-mobile comet and LG Optimus T both are stock android. T-Mobile doesn’t have bloatware for the G2.

  • Anonymous

    “You know the best thing about Best Buy Mobile? You can walk in and buy your phone, and they have you walking out working. They also take care of your rebate in store, so you don’t have to wait for it in the mail. Okay, I think I have watched too many PhoneDog videos”

    Haha. I thought I was the only one getting annoyed by all the Best Buy plugs in Phonedog’s reviews

  • Anonymous

    “You know the best thing about Best Buy Mobile? You can walk in and buy your phone, and they have you walking out working. They also take care of your rebate in store, so you don’t have to wait for it in the mail. Okay, I think I have watched too many PhoneDog videos”

    Haha. I thought I was the only one getting annoyed by all the Best Buy plugs in Phonedog’s reviews

  • reaXion

    My wife works for samsung and I will be getting mine on Friday. She just called me. it’s $300 with her discount and etc! I’m excited

    • What’s the price without discount contact me via mwd dot com, am very interested.

    • What’s the price without discount contact me via mwd dot com, am very interested.

    • whatdouknow

      Dam, I will send you my email, I need 3, LOL….

  • The google specs say voip/sip support. I wish they would add that to google voice for the rest of the phones over wifi. I would have my google voice number and that’s it.

  • The google specs say voip/sip support. I wish they would add that to google voice for the rest of the phones over wifi. I would have my google voice number and that’s it.

  • Going_home

    What I’m wondering (still) after looking for specs everywhere on the web is will it have HSPA+ or not ?

  • Going_home

    What I’m wondering (still) after looking for specs everywhere on the web is will it have HSPA+ or not ?

  • ssa

    The lack of HSPA+ is a deal breker

    • Anonymous

      looks like it’ll reach some HSPA speeds though. Up to 7.2mbps.

    • It shouldn’t be if you are a short term owner. T-Mobile average speeds rarely go over the HSPA limit I wouldn’t worry about HSPA+ until tmobile rolls out their 42mbps HSPA+ network near the end of next year.

  • ssa

    The lack of HSPA+ is a deal breker

  • Anonymous

    looks good, but it still looks like it might feel “cheap” just like my Vibrant. that’s why i dress my Vibrant nicely.

  • Anonymous

    looks good, but it still looks like it might feel “cheap” just like my Vibrant. that’s why i dress my Vibrant nicely.

  • Anonymous

    looks good, but it still looks like it might feel “cheap” just like my Vibrant. that’s why i dress my Vibrant nicely.

  • Anonymous

    looks good, but it still looks like it might feel “cheap” just like my Vibrant. that’s why i dress my Vibrant nicely.

  • 16309A

    So what is the improvement that Gingerbread has over Froyo?

    • Anonymous

      you know, a couple things here, a couple things there…

      • 16309A

        I don’t know! Which couple of things?? lol

        Anyway, my wife has the VIbrant and it’s ok, but I have the MT4G and like it bunches more so I think I am good!

      • 16309A

        I don’t know! Which couple of things?? lol

        Anyway, my wife has the VIbrant and it’s ok, but I have the MT4G and like it bunches more so I think I am good!

      • 16309A

        I don’t know! Which couple of things?? lol

        Anyway, my wife has the VIbrant and it’s ok, but I have the MT4G and like it bunches more so I think I am good!

      • 16309A

        I don’t know! Which couple of things?? lol

        Anyway, my wife has the VIbrant and it’s ok, but I have the MT4G and like it bunches more so I think I am good!

    • Anonymous

      you know, a couple things here, a couple things there…

    • Anonymous

      you know, a couple things here, a couple things there…

  • YESSSS! Finally……

  • Acejt1124

    I’m good with my new MT4G…

    • whatdouknow

      How is that MT4G? I’m thinking of getting the wife one, but come on all you really need from a phone is the QUICK updates, which the Nexus S will get before any other phone out there. Also a decent phone call reception and the coolest screen.

    • whatdouknow

      How is that MT4G? I’m thinking of getting the wife one, but come on all you really need from a phone is the QUICK updates, which the Nexus S will get before any other phone out there. Also a decent phone call reception and the coolest screen.

  • Erebusting

    I was thinking should I return my MT4G for this?…unfortunately my buyers remorse is up tomorrow and I dont expect to make any drastic changes….. possibly I will keep my MT4G like new and sell it if I really want the Nexus S ?

    One thing I was wondering was if this processor is better than the one in the MT4G?

    • Ducter

      The MyTouch 4g has a better processor.

      MyTouch 4g = 1 GHz third gen Scorpion processor

      Nexus S = 1 GHz Hummingbird processor

      • mikeyo

        look at comparison vids. i think the hummingbird is just a better processor, especially the gpu.

        • actually the 1 GHz snap dragon second gen processor that is in the MT4G scores higher on quadrant standard and Neo Core

  • Anonymous

    I spoke to a t-mobile rep and asked if it would be 4G, she said if it was “optimized for-mobile” then it had to be.
    Also she said that the vibrant was going to receive an update really soon and it would be 4G capable just like the mytouch 4g.

    • Wow, you can’t software update to 4G, it’s hardware based. The Nexus S won’t be updated either, it’s in the hardware. She’s wrong.

      • Correct. Its not software, its hardware. That person obviously is not a someone who studieds their craft…lol

        • haha i had a rep tell me the 3g on my behold two was going to become a 4g and my MT4G doesn’t even have a 4g is just has an H lol silly reps

      • Correct. Its not software, its hardware. That person obviously is not a someone who studieds their craft…lol

    • Vibrant Addict

      And that’s why you can never trust the reps as they know nothing…

  • Yorker

    Nexus S = Vibrant w/ Gingerbread and FFC?

    • Anonymous

      nope!!!!!!!!
      nexus s = vibrant + a better screen + gingerbread + ffc + PURE GOOGLE EXPERIENCE + many other things that will take all day to read

      • Vibrant Addict

        220 ppi on Vibrant vs 235 on Nexus S and a counter design doesn’t make it a ‘better screen’. It’s still pretty much the same SAMOLED. Until Samoled2 drops next year, there’s nothing to top it.

        • FlyingR

          its contour – not counter. A counter is in you kitchen. Contour is when it is bent.

      • Vibrant Addict

        220 ppi on Vibrant vs 235 on Nexus S and a counter design doesn’t make it a ‘better screen’. It’s still pretty much the same SAMOLED. Until Samoled2 drops next year, there’s nothing to top it.

    • Vibrant Addict

      *Vanilla Gingerbread. Don’t forget Near Field Communication (NFC) and the flash on the back camera.

      Also, minus the expandable memory.

      • Vibrant Addict

        I forgot to mention older version of bluetooth. It’s 2.1 on Nexus S, 3.0 on Vibrant.

  • somebody

    iev never owned an hspa plus phone

    can anyone tell me if its that big of a difference not having it ?

    is it honestly a deal breaker or is it ” oh i want my phone to have the latest everything ”

    • Vibrant Addict

      It’s mostly ” oh i want my phone to have the latest everything ”

      Nexus S will be able to handle up to 7.2 mbps, and depending on your area, like myself, I don’t even get past 3mb in my area. Yes, HSPA+ is the future. No, you don’t NEED it now in most areas.

      • mikeyo

        look at a coverage map its only in small areas right now any way. never got it when i had a MT4g. dont worry about it

    • Anonymous

      No real difference yet until T-Mobile rolls out 42mbps HSPA+ but thats not till late next year and by that time comes Nexus 3 will be rumoured or announced. If they do a 3rd but google keeps doing something wrong.

  • BobbleHead

    No announcement as to when/if T-Mobile will offer this? Maybe they are holding out for the HSPA+ model. But then they will slap some skin on it. Blech!

    Since T-Mobile just lit up HSPA+ in my neighborhood, I’ll have to fight the holiday crowds next week to check this out at a Best Buy and compare it to the MT4G before telling Santa what I really want.

    • Anonymous

      a rep told me that it is and will be exclusive to best buy

  • Anonymous
  • Bobert

    Am I high or something?
    NO HSPA+ NOR SD CARD SLOT?!?!?!
    LOL is that a joke?

    • Khaddem

      what is the deciding factor to not include extended memory slot? I understand gingerbread does not support dual core but my goodness, why make such a good phone knowing well that a lot of people use and save their stuff (games, music, pics, videos, docs…) their sd card? This is a deal breaker for me cause i don’t think 16gb internal memory is enough knowing the amount of critical info i have on my sd card.

  • Bobert

    I swear I just called that number in the article above and the lady goes, “the Nexus what?”
    ROFL!!!!!
    There was a pause at which point I thought she might come back and go, “oh ya sorry” but all I got was this blank silence like she didnt know that the F I was talking about.

  • Mitsu8

    So they will be available online as well correct? None of the Best Buy stores in my area carry T-mobile. :(

    • Thankfully that doesn’t matter, ANY Best Buy store will sell t his phone to you, regardless of whether or not they carry T-Mobile in that particular location. Even more importantly, you can always order it online.

  • Tazy254

    sorry off topic but look compare these price https://www.wirefly.com/viewcart.aspx?cid=21427_9b9f0a5c430b4c5d96cfb508ae8f8343&referringdomain=wirefly&agent=&linkpage=specialoffer.aspx but idk if its legit im undecided.. if i get it from here i still get t-mobile customer support?

    • Harley

      Totally. I have purchased my last several phones from Wirefly (including all of my family’s phones, and my current Samsung Vibrant). They are an authorized T-Mobile dealer. IMO the only way to buy a cell phone. You can bring the phone into the T-Mo store at any time for questions or warranty issues.

  • Tazy254

    sorry off topic but look compare these price https://www.wirefly.com/viewcart.aspx?cid=21427_9b9f0a5c430b4c5d96cfb508ae8f8343&referringdomain=wirefly&agent=&linkpage=specialoffer.aspx but idk if its legit im undecided.. if i get it from here i still get t-mobile customer support?

  • Tazy254

    sorry off topic but look compare these price https://www.wirefly.com/viewcart.aspx?cid=21427_9b9f0a5c430b4c5d96cfb508ae8f8343&referringdomain=wirefly&agent=&linkpage=specialoffer.aspx but idk if its legit im undecided.. if i get it from here i still get t-mobile customer support?

  • Anonymous
    • Rob
      • Anonymous

        i was just wondering since theres an unlocked version as well as one under contract, i guess its all the same either way

        • Rob

          After watching all of their vids on youtube I believe one of the developers stats all nexus are “unlocked” out of the box.

        • Rob

          After watching all of their vids on youtube I believe one of the developers stats all nexus are “unlocked” out of the box.

        • Rob

          After watching all of their vids on youtube I believe one of the developers stats all nexus are “unlocked” out of the box.

      • Anonymous

        It might just be a mix up, just like the headphone jack, which clearly we can all see there is one

    • Anonymous

      The only two official places selling the Nexus S is Bestbuy and carphonewarehouse.co.uk

      That info is most likely wrong or maybe Google decided to treat UK than US.

  • Anonymous

    Please no more Mytouch 4g comparisons to this official google phone. This Nexus S is the better phone period. Mytouch 4g is a teeny bopper phone especially compared to this official Google flagship phone. Simply put, it has a Significant better screen. First phone to get the latest updates. Googles Noise cancelation. Top radios in it. Looks sleek. Thin. Etc.

    Google did the RIGHT move. They choose samsung with it’s unparalleled deep blacks/contrast ratio screen technology.

    Gingerbread now has a darker tone in it’s os. Notification bar etc etc. So it’s natural to use samsung super amoled tech to show it off.

    Plain Jane design with killer specs/tech. The main focus is the screen/software. This design and screen technology empathizes that in TOP form.

    This is the top dawg. The official google phone.

    I bought the G2 in September, but I’m returning or selling it to get this bad boy.

    The curved 4″ super amoled screen is worth it alone. Coupled with now a darker toned gingerbread android 2.3 OS.

    I found myself NOT using the physical keyboard on the G2. It’s just quicker and more convenient to use the on screen keyboard in a pinch.

    Returning/selling the G2 for this main and top google android phone!

    • Rob

      Let’s wait and see some speed test before we claim the king. The MT4G is ridiculously fast in every aspect. Nothing compares to it in speed test right now.

      Except maybe this, we’ll find out when someone shows off some tests. Don’t get me wrong this is my next phone. But the MT4G is an amazing device. It is a great time to be on T-Mobile now with the addition of the Nexus S T-Mobile has the best high end phone selection IMO. Just missing that huge 4.3 in Monster Android phone.

    • Anonymous

      as an android fan i think i just expected a little more from Google since this is their flagship phone for next year and many other manufacturers like Motorola and LG are stepping up to dual core, 8 megapixel cameras with 720p/1080p, its kinda like the next step into cellphone evolution

    • Anonymous

      as an android fan i think i just expected a little more from Google since this is their flagship phone for next year and many other manufacturers like Motorola and LG are stepping up to dual core, 8 megapixel cameras with 720p/1080p, its kinda like the next step into cellphone evolution

    • Anonymous

      as an android fan i think i just expected a little more from Google since this is their flagship phone for next year and many other manufacturers like Motorola and LG are stepping up to dual core, 8 megapixel cameras with 720p/1080p, its kinda like the next step into cellphone evolution

    • Heezy

      Um what about HSPA+, missing sd slot, lower ram? Guess those features make it better than the mytouch 4g? Face it the Nexus S is what the Vibrant should have been.

    • Khaddem

      what is the deciding factor to not include extended memory slot? I understand gingerbread does not support dual core but my goodness, why make such a good phone knowing well that a lot of people use and save their stuff (games, music, pics, videos, docs…) their sd card? This is a deal breaker for me cause i don’t think 16gb internal memory is enough knowing the amount of critical info i have on my sd card.

    • Anonymous

      3 Things that make the Nexus S beneath MyTouch4G

      1.) No swappable storage. This is big for me, although I never had utilized all 32gb’s of swappable memory it was nice to have that option, now that its removed its disappointing.

      2.) No HSPA+ this isn’t exactly google’s fault entirely because hummingbird doesn’t support it but google could have asked Samsung to use their new Orion instead, it probably has HSPA+ being that on one of their flagship ads with orion processor it said 14.4 HSPA.

      3.) No Dual-Core. What the hell happened here? I guess Samsung wanted to save it for their flagship device that is either going to AT&T or us (T-MO) being that its HSPA 14.4 capable. I wanted Dual-Core because of the power-saving and to be up to date. The Nexus S isn’t future tech, its now tech, its just really another Galaxy S without it and HSPA+.

      In short for me its 3 strikes and you are out but I will still get this Nexus S because after a month it will still have good resell value. I bet it will sell out on the 16th but 1 month should be enough time for next years tech to be released. I will enjoy it though.

      • YOOivansterr

        How does number 3 make the Nexus S ” beneath ” the MyTouch 4G, the MyTouch 4G doesnt have a dual-core either. So make that 2 reasons.

        • Anonymous

          Oh yeah number 3 doesn’t make it worse, thats just a reason not to get it because devices slated for Q1 are gonna have tegra2 chips, orions, and dual-core snapdragons. Although in regards to the processor its debatable which is better but 2nd gen snapdragon might beat it. I mean look at the G2 overclocked to 1.9ghz and that was a 800mhz processor. The most I have ever heard from vibrant was 1.6ghz soo…. who knows. But yeah 2 main reasons.

    • DaisyDuke

      Google employees smoking Dope? No G4 Speeds, two thumbs down

      • Chotpy

        4G. 4G.

  • Anonymous

    Please no more Mytouch 4g comparisons to this official google phone. This Nexus S is the better phone period. Mytouch 4g is a teeny bopper phone especially compared to this official Google flagship phone. Simply put, it has a Significant better screen. First phone to get the latest updates. Googles Noise cancelation. Top radios in it. Looks sleek. Thin. Etc.

    Google did the RIGHT move. They choose samsung with it’s unparalleled deep blacks/contrast ratio screen technology.

    Gingerbread now has a darker tone in it’s os. Notification bar etc etc. So it’s natural to use samsung super amoled tech to show it off.

    Plain Jane design with killer specs/tech. The main focus is the screen/software. This design and screen technology empathizes that in TOP form.

    This is the top dawg. The official google phone.

    I bought the G2 in September, but I’m returning or selling it to get this bad boy.

    The curved 4″ super amoled screen is worth it alone. Coupled with now a darker toned gingerbread android 2.3 OS.

    I found myself NOT using the physical keyboard on the G2. It’s just quicker and more convenient to use the on screen keyboard in a pinch.

    Returning/selling the G2 for this main and top google android phone!

  • Rob

    The one specification I cant find any where is (drum role)… Notification LED. While not essential, if the Nexus doesn’t have it will be the only thing I miss from my Cliq. So is anyone aware if the Nexus sports that handy little light?

    • Anonymous

      replace it with the liveview from sony ericson

      • Rob

        Guessing that is an app? I’ll have to give it a try if it doesnt have the LED

        • Anonymous

          its a bluetooth watch

        • Anonymous

          its a bluetooth watch

        • Anonymous

          google it

        • Anonymous

          google it

      • Rob

        Guessing that is an app? I’ll have to give it a try if it doesnt have the LED

      • Rob

        Guessing that is an app? I’ll have to give it a try if it doesnt have the LED

    • sveltegenius

      No LED notifications on the Nexus S, which is rather disappointing. I still might get it though.

      http://www.androidpolice.com/2010/12/06/nexus-s-also-missing-led-notifications-of-any-kind/

  • mikeyo

    i wonder if i can get it on an early upgrade? i hope so full price is not an option. it better have a notification led

    • YOOivansterr

      You cant get it on an early upgrade, and no it doesnt have a notification led.

  • It looks like a great phone, but I’m glad it’s not a huge step up from the Nexus One. Considering that Nexus One will be getting Gingerbread soon anyway, I see no reason to upgrade, thank God.

  • Not having 4g is not a bad move most ppl still dont have 4g in their area. it is a smart move cause it will give average users a chance to get a great phone and get the most out of it.

  • As someone who has an upgrade coming up and was following news about the phone closely, I am a bit disappointed but optimistic. I think we should wait and see some videos of it actually being used. I’m trying to hold out from jumping the gun on an upgrade Tmo phone until I get the full story. While I don’t like the fact that there is no expandable microSD slot or LED notifications, it still might be a tight phone. I’m just waiting on more videos and future reviews of the phone in action b/f I make my final decision. I hope many of you feel the same. Also waiting to see some speed tests too :-)

  • Nothingisnotsomething

    I just got info from a friend that there is a phone coming out called the Vibrant Plus and it will have all of the things the Nexus S does not have. He was unsure if it is going to be a dual-core phone. He also said that every Galaxy phone for every carrier is going to get the same upgrade.

    • Anonymous

      Vibrant plus? doesn’t at all even sound like samsung’s naming scheme.

  • Rickdsf

    Will the Nexus S be able to take advantage of the new T-Mobile “G4” speed like the G-2?

    • Anonymous

      Why are people starting to say G4?? its 4G but anyways no not at all like the G2.

  • I’d like to know that too… Is the Nexus S a “G4” phone?

    • Anonymous

      u mean “4G”………………no

  • Rickdsf

    I asked the wrong question before: Will the G2 get the Gingerbread upgrade? I assume the Nexus S will not operate on the T-Mobile “G4” network but the G2 does. So is it worth getting the Nexus S over the G2?

  • Bdo

    Anyone know if this is HSPA+ or just 3G?

    • Anonymous

      just 3g

  • Anonymous

    Wow, no SD Card. Good luck with this one Google, maybe you guys can take your name off this before its too late.

    • Anonymous

      Google created this device lol even if they take their name off it they are still responsible for its design.

      On other note why did they have a focus group if they don’t even change anything significantly after all that?

      Its definitely too late anyways.

      • Anonymous

        yea i know, was being a little sarcastic. still after a not so great sales of the original Nexus One you would think this time around they would pull out all the stops to make this the best Android out there now, well they have failed im afraid.

        • Anonymous

          Ah.. gotcha and I agree

  • donovan

    I dont like the layout of the capacitive buttons!

    • Anonymous

      Give it a few days and XDA devs will remap them.

  • sprinTmobile

    lol are u kidding me to call this the next “nexus”phone? i dont think so.its just the galaxy s with gingerbread.glad i have a real nexus(n1) and waiting on the leaked 2.3(help of XDA) which will way better suit the original N1.

    • Anonymous

      It is the next Nexus where you like it or not. Google put their name to it and the deed was done. Hopefully Nexus 3/S2 will be better and with a dual-core. Lol whats funny is that you think the only real Nexus is the Nexus One.

  • Mrshaw0783

    Wow…. That’s very disappointing, I just knew this phone was about to knock some heads. Wrong! My question is why do other countries get the good stuff? Like I seen a phone with a ffc years ago, and they get to test drive dual core and 1080p phones first thats bull.

  • 00Negro

    I am personally weighing the Pros & Cons of the MyTouch 4G and the Nexus S, as far as what my next phone (and I mean within the next week or so) will be. I am starting to lean towards the Nexus S. I at first was highly disappointed about having no HSPA+, but 3G with this phone will be good. I am not a heavy downloader or apps, music.. I mainly surf the web and on my G1 (current phone) I have yet to be like, “I wish it was faster online.” To me at the end of the day its a cellphone so I don’t expect rocket speeds like my Macbook Pro. One thing i think may start happening is manufacturers dialing back some of these phones coming out. What I mean by that is, sooner or later things are going to be out of control. All this dual-core, 1080P, 10 Megapixel cameras, 7-inch screens,,, etc. etc. is going to reach a limit. There comes a time where these companies are sitting down and asking, “What are we trying to build here?” These are personal cellphones people. If I want to record in 1080P i first and foremost want something that has a lens, zoom, etc. to actually truely capture whatever it is I am trying to record. Nothing on any cellphone will take place of a dedicated camera or video camera. Of course, having the ability will lend some people to think that there is no need to “haul” around said pieces of equipment to capture these moments. And I am sure that is what the biggest draw now is.. the capturing of moments, and giving consumers the power to do so with the best possible platform. However, battery technology for one hasn’t seen the jumps in tech that the hardware has, so thats another factor as well. Then of course price. I for one am not trying to have a load of information on a cellphone even at my age (25) I pretty much delete it all, just in case the unthinkable happens and I lose my phone. These future features are going to set up people for failure. Because there will be too much valuable information just sitting in these phones and the moment one loses or gets hacked into, it’ll be like someone else knows your entire life. Videos of birthdays, account information (basically this NFC buisness, which I do know the Nexus S has), pictures, social networks, numbers, emails, etc. There comes a time when things need to be seperate. I think Google is seeing this. Apple for one already does and is still successful. Their too restrictive for my taste in the cellphone game, but I can definitely see that their using this mentality of building phones that are housing the key features and things consumers want without taking it overboard. It seems to me Google saw this and decided to (wisely IMO) build the Nexus S as it is now. I have yet to meet anyone maxing out a 16gb internal memory phone with another maxxed out SD card or either one alone. I have had an 8GB SD Card for the life of my phone and have only recently been at the tail end of it due to music I have collected for 2 years straight. To me the Nexus S is a good step. It may not be packing outrageous stats, but if it was so would the price tag and then there would be complaints about that. Because who is trying to buy $700+ dollar cellphones? Its not that serious. I’m sure the future phones will have the bells and whistles to razzle and dazzle, but this phone will still be relevant a year if not more from now.

    • Anonymous

      Depends if you are short term buyer or a long term buyer. If short term get the Nexus S if long term you will want the MyTouch 4G because it will make use of higher HSPA+ speeds unlike Nexus S with regular HSPA. Cell phones are now becoming computers so you eventually will wish you had higher speeds because higher speeds allow you to do more. Companies aren’t going to dial back anytime soon. Battery tech is still in progress but for now Dual-Core is more battery efficient and will allow Android handsets to last longer on one battery charge. There is no such thing as out of control when it comes to innovation. Its about minimizing the amount of devices we need to carry around. Cell Phone prices all are at least or now come out subsidized at $200 so I don’t know where this $700 handset is coming from. and any device over 5inches is considered a tablet not a handset. A personal cell phone is not only for making calls anymore get with the times or stay in your own by getting a dumb phone. How on earth does future features set up people for failures? Not everybody wants to carry around 50 items when their is a single cheaper device doing it all. If the Nexus S can out with any higher specs it would still cost $200 on contract regardless. Hell I bet the amount we pay for these devices off contract are maybe at least 30% more than it is worth. You seriously think the amount we pay is for the devices parts alone? no way is it that. Its fairly easy to match 16gb’s simply put 16 movies one there I bet you will change your mind. Sure if all you are doing is putting apps and music I currently have less than 1000 songs but my library is currently growing and as it grow the storage gets lesser and lesser. By next year Nexus S will be outdated.Especially with dual-cores coming out and t-mobile upgrading their network. Companies won’t go backwards this upcoming year I highly even doubt in 5 they will go backwards because people want the latest and greatest as long as there are things that haven’t been done it will keep on growing.

      • 00Negro

        Take what I say with a grain of salt. If I mention 7-inch cellphones its an obvious exaggeration, 16 movies on a cellphone? Really? I’m sure someone in this world is stacking their cellphone like that, but at the end of the day most would want to watch movies on a bigger screen a la Galaxy Tab or an iPad. Obviously, most know that any phone (or most) come subsidized at $200 on new contracts or renewals. However, some do not always fall into the “subsidized” crowd. Thus, price will and always will be a factor. Most of the features people want or “dream” about are readily available in a cellphone. The question is, Do you have the money to up front for it? Nothing is hidden in this world as far as technology goes if the price is right. I have seen amazing pieces of technology owned by individuals who have the means to go get it. I do know wholeheartedly what cellphones are capable of now and what many want to do as far as the technology goes. Holding less pieces and/or items on oneself for day to day activities is definitely a plus. I know I hate carrying anything on me.. matter fact all that is ever on me is a license, credit card and cellphone. We hear everyday news stories about not putting all your information on one device, backing info up, putting security in.. its the unfortunate world we live in where one must protect personal information. Not to say Im paranoid, but I have seen first hand some very affluent people literally have the lives and others close to them affected by someone simply getting a hold of the right information. You mean to tell me that holding a cellphone with everything personal to you wouldn’t have some people in very bad circumstances if lost to the wrong hands? Of course, personal responsibility plays a huge part, but the fact still holds true. Put all your apples in one basket and lose that one basket and have nothing. Of course companies will continue to innovate and push foward the latest and greatest.. and consumers will buy it all up. But, outside of us tech-savvy people or one’s who frequent tech-blog’s most will get what at the time will be considered the “basics’ (in our eyes at least). And those basics aren’t at dinousaur levels of innovation. The Nexus S and/or MyTouch 4G could be considered outdated standing next to the likes of the Tegra 2 or something. Of course. But, its like saying your Ferrari 360 Modena is outdated compared to a Ferrari 458 Italia. Both vehicles are at high levels of engineering. Both will and still do hold their own. As an added example search for a car today packing a twin-turbo race-built V6, all wheel drive, 4-wheel steering (derived from F1 racing), 6-speed, 170mph, loads of computer tech.. at your local dealer? But, in 1993 Mitsubishi built that exact car. Why I mention that is because there does come a time where the tech outpaces the consumer consumption and things are put to a lower gear or dialed back and by that I don’t mean reverting to old tech, but waiting further before releasing. Seeing as how I am not a CEO of Google or Samsung I will assume they have a better birds-eye view of the cellphone market landscape then I. In the end I have yet to decide on which phone. I feel the Nexus S isn’t going to be obosolete come this same time next year.. the MT4G is definitely a good phone and I do know the Pros of HSPA+, but I also know the majority of what I use my phone for and where I use it. Either one would get the job done quite well for quite sometime.

        • Chotpy

          I like your writing, but it could really use separation via paragraphs. The block of text hurts my eyes.

        • Cheato

          agreed

        • Tortionist

          You made some valid points. I don’t necessarily agree with you, especially since Nokia is coming out with a phone using nanotechnology. I don’t care about the 16 megabyte, non SD card myself. I am on even more plus, so phone price is a pretty big deal for me. my phone bill is lower each month because of it. So over the long run I save several thousand dollars. My phone will not be stolen. It’s always in my pocket or right at hand. Although, if someone mugged me, then they could possibly get it, but then they’d get shot.

        • Anonymous

          Don’t you guys think you could summarize three paragraphs into two – four sentences next time?

  • Andy

    Does Best Buy also require you to keep the same plan for 6 months like other authorized dealers?

    • Anonymous

      I don’t think so, because they don’t give any special discounts

  • zps

    lack of microsd sucks so bad.

  • zapata714

    it doesn’t have a removable micro SD but comes with a 16GB iNAND internal flash drive

  • quit complaining about no SDcard slot….most ppl dont use all 16GB anyway….#Stupid

    • YOOivansterr

      I dont even use 4GB, but what makes me mad is that every time you factory reset your phone you LOSE EVERYTHING … yeah EVERYTHING. Pictures, music, videos, personal stuff.

      • Guest

        Try Back up pro! or just back up in grneral

  • CalledIT

    HTC to take part on actual dual core Nexus phone (2011). “HTC and Samsung announce IP partnership with Intellectual Ventures”

  • CalledIT

    HTC to take part on actual dual core Nexus phone (2011). “HTC and Samsung announce IP partnership with Intellectual Ventures”

  • too close looking to a Galaxy S phone and no 4g…pass

  • too close looking to a Galaxy S phone and no 4g…pass