As if we didn't already know that the Google Nexus S was going to be announced sooner or later. Well, if you've been holding out for a shiny new Android smartphone with the latest 2.3 Gingerbread software, then today's your lucky day — the Google Nexus S is official.
Concrete specs for the Google Nexus S are as follows: 1GHz processor, 16GB of storage, 512MB of RAM (same as iPhone 4), 4-inch Super AMOLED screen with 800 x 480 resolution screen, 5-megapixel camera, front facing camera (for video chat or looking at yourself) NFC electronic money and a "curved" screen.
What's the deal with the curved glass screen ya say? Dubbed the "Contour Display," it's supposed to make holding your smartphone up to your ear comfier. Sounds like a plan, I never did like the way my blocky iPhone 4 hugged my cheeks. I'm always pressing it into my ear.
The Google Nexus S will be available unlocked in the U.S. on December 16. It'll be sold through Best Buy retails and work on T-Mobile. Looks like the old magenta company still has some legs.Pricing has not been announced. If the prices within the last few years are any indication, I'd price the Google Nexus S at around $499 for an unlocked model and $199 for a subsidized one. Those seem to be the sweet spots.
Update: The Nexus S will cost $529 for the unlocked model and $199 with a two-year contract.