Google’s Nexus S has shown up for pre-order in the UK, with exclusive retailer Carphone Warehouse now taking orders ahead of delivery “by the end of December.” The Samsung-made Android 2.3 Gingerbread smartphone is priced at £549.95 as a pay-as-you-go device, or free on new £35/month deals with a two-year agreement.

Alternatively the smartphone can be bought at £549.95 SIM-free. That gets you a 1GHz Hummingbird CPU, 4-inch Super AMOLED display, NFC and 16GB of onboard storage; more info in our hands-on Nexus S unboxing.

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