Dec 7th, 2010

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Google attempted a carrier-agnostic approach with the Nexus One, and while they will openly admit their attempts to reshape the smartphone market fell flat, they also failed to ever deliver a Nexus One that ran on a CDMA network. With the Nexus S, the same seems to be true, for the moment, but just like the N1, the handset will no doubt land on other carrier partners in due time. Taking a bit of an inference from the fine print found in the rules for the Nexus S contest, it is almost a sure thing.

The currently available Nexus S is a GSM device and is not compatible with CDMA networks such as Verizon and Sprint.

Emphasis added, the titular guys over at AndroidGuys point out that this text suggests that a possible CDMA Nexus S is in the cards. And why not? The phone is built upon the Galaxy S platform, one which has already been reconfigured for almost any carrier you can conjure up. What’s more, a tweet from @samfirmware is suggesting we all hold off on grabbing up the Nexus S until February, at which point it is cryptically suggested it will be coming to other networks.

The internet has run with the two above hints and decided this might mean a 4G version for Verizon. We aren’t going to take the bait just yet, but boy would that be something to wait it out for. Unless of course dual-core handsets with 4G and Gingerbread (or maybe even Honeycomb) are announced by then.

[via TalkAndroid]

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