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Best Buy gets first dibs on Nexus S smartphone

MINNEAPOLIS Best Buy has announced the exclusive North American launch of the new Nexus S smartphone, co-developed by Google and Samsung and operating on Android.

Nexus S is available after Dec. 16 in all Best Buy big box stores, the 157 Best Buy Mobile specialty stores and on BestBuy.com. Customers can purchase Nexus S for $529 as an unlocked phone without a contract. Nexus S optimized for T-Mobile’s network is available for $199 with a two-year service agreement and qualifying voice and data plan.

“We have invested a lot of time and resources to ensure people get the smartphone and support that’s right for them, and we expect to see significant consumer excitement focused on Nexus S,” said Mike Vitelli, president of the Americas for Best Buy. “This is a groundbreaking mobile device that you have to see to believe, and that’s exactly what people can do at every Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile location. We couldn’t be more excited to partner with Google and Samsung to launch this phone in time for the holidays.”

Nexus S also is launching in all Best Buy and Carphone Warehouse stores in the United Kingdom later in December.

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