We knew that the Samsung-made Google Nexus S is about to hit Sprint even before the carrier website slipped the information and now it’s official as Sprint announces the first pure Google 4G device with Android 2.3 in the U.S.
It’s coming to Sprint this spring taking advantage of Google Voice integration built into the carrier’s Network. The device will be available exclusively from Sprint for $199.99 with a new two-year service agreement or eligible upgrade. Additionally, the Nexus S will require activating one of Sprint’s Everything Data plans, plus $10 Premium Data add-on charge for smartphones.
The device will sport, just like the Nexus S, a 1GHz Samsung application processor, 4-inch SuperAMOLED contour display (curved glass), 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot capability (supporting up to six Wi-Fi enabled devices simultaneously), 512MB ROM, 16GB internal storage, five-megapixel rear-facing camera, VGA front-facing webcam, WiFi b/g/n, GPS, Bluetooth 2.1, NFC and 1500mAh battery, all running on Google Android 2.3 Gingerbread. So who’s getting this baby on Sprint?
Update: The device will be a Best Buy exclusive — pretty much like the Google Nexus S was — and pre-sales for the smartphone are starting today! Because it’s a pre-sale, take the extra $50 fee into consideration which is applied at the moment of your pre-purchase at Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile stores nationwide.