Nexus S teased on Best Buy's website [UPDATED]

Alex Wagner
Editorial Director of News and Content from  Omaha, NE
| November 11, 2010

Nexus S Best Buy

The Nexus Two/S may have been pushed back because of some hardware issues, but that hasn't stopped Best Buy from advertising the device on their website.  If you were shopping for a new phone on Best Buy's website earlier this morning, you may have been greeted with the page you see above (which has been pulled down) advertising the Nexus S.  Apparently Best Buy will be the only retailer to offer the Nexus S this holiday season, lining up with previous rumors, and the handset will be compatible with T-Mobile service.

When we heard about the Nexus S/Two's hardware problems, there was no indication as to how long we would be waiting for it to launch.  One would imagine that Google and Samsung would like to get it out in time for the holidays, especially if it ends up being offered by a carrier.  We're not sure why Best Buy put this info up, but retailers often have early access to handsets for advertising, etc., so there's a possibility that the information on the page is the real deal.  Most of this Nexus S info is still up in the air, though, so for now we'll just have to keep speculating and hoping that some more solid information comes to light.  What kind of specs would you like to see in the Nexus S?

UPDATE: Boy, Best Buy is apparently feeling awfully leaky this morning.  Earlier the name "Nexus S" appeared on their website, and now an image of what is likely the Nexus S itself is on the Best Buy Mobile site.  As you can see below, it's a Galaxy S-ish device with stock Android and what looks like a front-facing camera.  It even has the green Browser and Dialer icons as well as the darker notification bar that we heard Gingerbread would sport.  Things are looking good, folks! What do you think of the Nexus S below?

Nexus S

UPDATE 2: And here is the Nexus S, in the flesh.  The photo was apparently taken about a month ago, but it looks pretty complete to me.  No word on when the thing will actually be announced, but here's to hoping it's soon.

Nexus S

UPDATE 3: Finally, we have some specs.  The Nexus S is destined for T-Mobile and will sport 7.2 HSPA (no 4G here), a 5 megapixel camera, and a 1500 mAh battery.  So, Samsung and Google, you wanna just announce the thing already?

Nexus S specs

Via Phandroid (1), (2), Engadget (1), (2), Best Buy

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