The price cut for Google's Nexus S spotted over the weekend has been officially confirmed, but UK retailers The Carphone Warehouse and Best Buy won't have stock of the smartphone today, as originally promised. Instead, the Android 2.3 Gingerbread handset will arrive on Wednesday, December 22 2010, with limited availability in "key" Carphone Warehouse and Best Buy stores.
As well as the £429.99 SIM-free price - which has also been extended to pre-pay deals - the Nexus S will be available from free on new, £30 per month contract agreements. More details on the Nexus S in the full Android Community review.
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Nexus S From Google Now Available from £429.99, free from £30/month
The Carphone Warehouse and Best Buy are today announcing that the Nexus S Smartphone from Google will arrive in the UK in time for Christmas at a great new price.
From 22nd December 2010, the only Smartphone running Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) will be available to buy from The Carphone Warehouse and Best Buy. Due to strong customer interest, limited stock will be available to buy direct at key Carphone Warehouse and Best Buy stores in the UK. All other branches of The Carphone Warehouse will be taking orders via instant ship delivery which will allow customers to pick up the phone from any store at their convenience. Customers can also order online at www.carphonewarehouse.com and www.bestbuy.co.uk. For those looking to upgrade, the Nexus S from Google will be available via direct sales on 0800 925 925.
Nexus S will be available from free with a £30/month contract, or on PAYG for £429.99 plus £10 minimum top up with O2, Orange, Vodafone and T-Mobile. In addition, the Nexus S Smartphone from Google will be available SIM free for £429.99.