Say what you want about the swing and miss regarding recent rumors of Samsung and Google bringing out a “Nexus S” to trump the current Nexus, but we’ve heard a lot of stories from a lot of sources suggesting it’s real. We believe it is, but there was nothing concrete to go on… until today. Best Buy’s published a section on their mobile site saying that the “Pure Google” Nexus S is available only at Best Buy this holiday season. A link to pre-order it doesn’t work, and there’s a bad image with the alternate text field showing “Nexus S for T-Mobile.”
We still can’t confirm that the device exists, but retailers usually do have early access to information on new devices so that they can begin plans to advertise and stock them. It lines up VERY nicely with the rumor that a “very big retailer” would be offering the device exclusively. So there you have it. The Nexus S was/is real, and while it may have been delayed, it’s possible we could still see it before Christmas. I feel a concurrent Gingerbread and Nexus S announcement headed our way soon. [Best Buy] [Thanks, Ajit!]
[Update]: And just as we expected them to, Best Buy quickly took the revealing page down. No worries, though: Google Cache has our back, as it often does. Hit this link up if you want to see how the page looked just moments ago.