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Is the Nexus S on its Way to Verizon? (Updated)

So, maybe you didn’t hear, but the Samsung Nexus S was announced yesterday and it will indeed run Gingerbread out of the box.  Best Buy will sell it exclusively for $529 (unlocked) without a contract or for $199 on a 2-year contract through T-Mobile.  The device looks amazing, but that whole T-Mobile thing is what’s holding us back from taking the plunge and buying one.  We’d really love to see it on Verizon as we’re semi-homers, but the current model is only GSM compatible…or is a CDMA version in the works?

The crew over at AndroidGuys was sifting through the rules for the new Nexus S contest and pulled out these cleverly phrased words…

The currently available Nexus S is a GSM device and is not compatible with CDMA networks such as Verizon and Sprint.

“Currently available” lends us to believe that their are other options on the way, right?  Or am I just drinking some weird Kool-aid?  Would you ditch your device and use an upgrade on the Nexus S even if a 4G LTE device was just around the corner?

Update:  SamFirmware tweeted that their insiders have mentioned that the Nexus S might be more appealing come February.  4G LTE Verizon version maybe?  (Cheers Andrew53517!)

Update 2:  We hit up SamFirmware looking for clarification and they gave us some.  It will not be a Verizon Nexus S in February and will likely be something even better from Samsung…

So, something better?  Now we’re really interested.

  • geekdc

    interesting as sprint just announced event Feb 7

  • geekdc

    interesting as sprint just announced event Feb 7

  • geekdc

    interesting as sprint just announced event Feb 7

  • geekdc

    interesting as sprint just announced event Feb 7

  • InvaderDJ

    Something better means that the Galaxy S 2 will be out. If you are really attached to Verizon, then that may be the way to go. For me though, I have learned from the Nexus 1, an unlocked stock Google phone supported by Google is definitely the way to go. I'm going to hold off a little just to see the reviews of it, but if it works the way I hope it will, it will be my next phone. I'll just get the cheapest plan I can (maybe some data only plan if possible) and use both my Verizon DROID and this one until my contract runs out.

  • Kiriuskris

    Remember that the Nexus One was supposed to come to Verizon? But then they said hold off and wait. And the Droid Incredible was made to take it's spot. I would bet this is a similar situation…

  • it's probably that 4.3 inch phone we saw a few weeks ago with the dual core and the ultra iphone-y touchwiz overlay

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  • Emike72

    Wasn't everyone told to wait on the Nexus One until it came to Verizon? We know how that played out. It won't be on Verizon unless they can put their bloatware crap on it.

  • Mrpicolas

    Something better huh? So no touchwiz no rfs file system runs ext 2 front and rear camera unlocked SD card slot and removable battery all with vannila android… ill believe it when I see it you sam-sung the same old song I'm not biting…

  • chrismcconkey

    If the Nexus S was a Tegra2 LTE phone then it would be in my hands. I just don't see the point in upgrading to a phone with specs like the Nexus S with dual core phones in the VERY near future.

  • EggoEspada

    I recall over a month ago Black_man_X had his hands on a newer Samsung device that looked better than Super Amoled. I suppose this is what he was talking about.

  • xFenixKnightx

    My next phone will be a Nexus device. EFF that, I always want the newest OS and Nexus phones deliver. I <3 Stock Android. =)

  • It would be most excellent if it was coming to Vzw. I was really hoping the nexus one was coming to verizon and my world was shattered when it didn't. but that moment passed after a minute. I guess this will be the same