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.