The Nexus S 4G will carry the same specs as the original Nexus S available on the now almost defunct T-Mobile except for the addition of a 4G (WiMax) radio to access Sprint/Clearwire’s 4G network.
The Sprint Nexus S 4G will be available for $199 from Sprint Stores, Sprint retail partners, online at Sprint.com and through their telesales departments however a date was not given.
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Sprint’s Nexus S 4G will be a true Google experience phone and include the same Google Voice integration that is available on the Samsung Nexus S. Other specs include:
- 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot capability, supporting up to six Wi-Fi enabled devices simultaneously
- Android Market™ for access to more than 150,000 applications, widgets and games available for download to customize the experience
- Google mobile services such as Google Search™, Gmail™, Google Maps™ with Navigation, syncing with Google Calendar™, Voice Actions and YouTube™
- Corporate email (Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync®), personal (POP & IMAP) email and instant messaging
- Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, which allows the device to read information from everyday objects, like stickers and posters embedded with NFC chips
- 16GB Internal Memory (ROM)/512MB (RAM)
- Wi-Fi® – 802.11 b/g/n
- Bluetooth® 2.1 + EDR
- Integrated GPS
- 1500 mAh Lithium-ion battery
This will be the first true Vanilla or “Google Experience” phone available on a CDMA network. When Google originally announced the Nexus One it was supposed to go to Verizon Wireless but because of the HTC Droid Incredible that never came to fruition.
Google’s Andy Rubin Said:
“We’re excited to partner with Sprint on Nexus S 4G, which brings innovative hardware by Samsung and innovations on the Android platform, to create a powerful smartphone experience,”
What’s interesting to note is with this announcement it takes it off the table for both tomorrow’s special edition Samsung Unpacked and the Sprint event happening tomorrow afternoon. That clears the way for a third great device during the Sprint show if they in fact do three.