Sprint announced the Samsung-made Google Nexus S 4G one month ago and Best Buy had the smartphone — pretty much like the Nexus S sans 4G — on pre-order since day one. Now the smartphone is available to purchase for $199.99 with a new 2-year contract but unfortunately no shipping date yet.
The Samsung Nexus S 4G is basically your typical Nexus S with WiMAX support. The rest is the same: 1GHz Samsung processor, four-inch SuperAMOLED contour display, 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot capability (supporting up to six Wi-Fi enabled devices simultaneously), 512MB ROM, 16GB internal [...]
Best Buy is taking pre-orders for the WiMAX-enabled Nexus S 4G coming to Sprint, but just when will the phone finally be available? We had seen some evidence pointing to April 18, but haven’t heard anything else to confirm that date. Now Best Buy had to go and get us hopeful about a possible release much earlier than we were expecting, updating its pre-order page to advise that the smartphone would start shipping on April 6, this coming Wednesday.
The retailer has since edited the page, going to back to a “Coming Soon” status, so now we’re stuck playing [...]
With the news last week that Amazon was thinking about getting involved with NFC-based payment processing, it really started to feel like nearly every entity involved with smartphones had its own plan for making this idea a reality. Besides Amazon, Google and some of the carriers have reportedly been working on their own systems for letting you use a smartphone to authorize payments. Sprint may beat them all to the punch, as the company has revealed its strategy for debuting a NFC payment system before the year’s out.
The Nexus S 4G is on its way to Sprint, giving the [...]
Google’s Nexus S 4G on Sprint may be, for all intents and purposes, the same as the 3G version currently available on T-Mobile, but just swapping out the phone’s radio for a new WiMAX-capable model has the potential to reinvigorate interest in the smartphone. Whether you’ve been bitten by the 4G bug and crave higher speeds, or Sprint just has better service in your area than T-Mobile, there are undoubtedly plenty of you out there anxiously awaiting Google’s next model. If we’re to believe the screenshot that leaked today (and of all the days to judge [...]
Google and Samsung’s Nexus S may be about to spread its wings from T-Mobile and get high-speed access to the networks of some other carriers, if the evidence we’ve come across stands true. An AT&T-compatible Nexus S has been hinted at by the existence of some FCC documents, using the model number GT-I9020A, with that “A” representing AT&T’s network. The case for a Sprint version of the Nexus S is a little less solid, but the revelation of a 4G-emblazoned logo for the phone has us rethinking things.
Sprint will be hosting an event at CTIA, [...]
We expect Sprint to unveil the Samsung-made Google Nexus S 4G at this week’s CTIA — alongside HTC EVO 3D aka Shooter — and guess what? Sprint’s website slipped the Nexus S 4G but they reacted quickly and pulled the reference.
A search brought up the Nexus S 4G, the newest Sprint 4G smartphone, “the first smartphone with fully integrated Google Voice”. The Google Nexus S 4G will be equipped with a 4G-capable radio in addition to the specs of the regular Nexus S, which are a 1GHz Hummingbird processor, s512MB of RAM, 16GB storage, WiFi b/g/n, [...]
It’ll come as no surprise to you that the Sprint Nexus S 4G is basically the Google Nexus S we’ve already reviewed, but with WiMax. And that’s not such a bad thing, because the Nexus S is still a compelling Android phone that has no interface replacement, keeping the phone quick and snappy in terms of day to day operation. As Google likes to say, it’s unadulterated Android. It’s running with a 1GHz Samsung Hummingbird CPU, the Nexus S 4G has 512MB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. The camera on the back takes photos at 5MP, and the front-facing camera [...]
Update: Adding credence to the rumor of Sprint getting the Nexus S, Sprint has a page located at now.sprint.com/nexus. Spring only puts up these sorts of pages for real device.
CTIA is just around the corner, and we’ll be there come later this month. Sprint has an event planned where they’re likely to unveil some new products, including two new phones, if an Engadget Tipster is to believed. First up we have a WiMax-capable version of the Nexus S, which would be pretty exciting since we really like the Nexus S, and the inclusion of WiMax 4G will make it even better. [...]