Samsung Nexus S Headed for AT&T

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Samsung has accidentally let slip that a version of the Samsung Nexus S is coming to a third U.S. carrier, AT&T. This model is one of the few running the very latest smartphone version of the Android OS, plus it has a range of other high-end features.

The Nexus S debuted in December, and the first version supported only T-Mobile. This was the only option for months, then Sprint released its own version on Sunday.

Samsung Nexus S from AT&TAnd now it seems AT&T customers who are interested in this device might not have long wait — Samsung briefly listed a version of this model on its website today. Because this carrier is going to be the third in the U.S. to have it, AT&T apparently wanted something to set its version apart, so it will be the first in a white outer casing. The current versions all have black casings.

The Samsung website did not reveal when AT&T plans to release the Nexus S, nor what it will charge for it. The T-Mobile and Sprint versions both sell for $200 with contract.

It’s also not clear if this product will be sold by AT&T itself. The T-Mobile version is not actually available from this carrier, but Sprint’s is.

Overview of the Samsung Nexus S
The “Nexus” name indicates that this is the model Google recommends developers use, as it gets operating system upgrades before any other devices. Aside from this, though, it’s not a particularly cutting-edge device.

It runs Android OS 2.3 (Gingerbread) on a 1GHz Samsung processor, and sports a 4-inch WVGA (800 x 480), Super AM-OLED touchscreen which curves slightly to fit comfortably against users’ faces.

Samsung Nexus S ReviewThe different versions of the Nexus S support the 4G network of whichever carrier offers it. This smartphone also has Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1, NFC, and A-GPS. 

It also has a front-facing video camera for video conferencing, a 5 megapixel rear-facing camera, 512MB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, but no microSD memory card slot.




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