Best Buy Now Taking Nexus S 4G Pre-Orders


Has news of the Nexus S on Sprint excited you? You’ll probably die once you hear that Best Buy’s already taking pre-orders for the device. (Not that we’re surprised, though: they have been announcing “Day 1” pre-order opportunities for most major phones lately.) If you missed the announcement earlier, the Nexus S 4G on Sprint is the exact same phone that has been released for T-Mobile – the only difference is that nice WiMax radio sitting inside. It’s being launched this Spring for $199.99 on a two-year contract. Read on for full press details.

Best Buy Launches Presale of Nexus S 4G from Google, available on the Sprint Network

Presale begins today at Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile stores nationwide

MINNEAPOLIS, March 21, 2011 – Best Buy today announced the presale of Nexus S 4G from Google, available on the Sprint Network, which will be available in Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile standalone stores nationwide, as well as online at Best Buy.com/Mobile, later this spring. As a national retail exclusive, Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile stores will be the only physical retail locations, other than Sprint stores, where consumers can demo, compare and purchase this handset.

“The exclusive launch of Nexus S from Google was a landmark for us and it continues to be one of our best-selling devices,” said Scott Anderson,head of merchandising for Best Buy Mobile. “Bringing Nexus S 4G to our stores is one more way we’re making it as easy as possible for people to find the phone that’s right for them.”

Nexus S 4G is the world’s first 4G smart phone to feature a 4” Contour Display and Android™ 2.3, Gingerbread. It also delivers a pure Google experience: unfiltered access to Google mobile services and the latest and greatest Android releases and updates.

Best Buy Mobile has rapidly become a leading destination for mobile technology purchases with the most smart phones under one roof, and an array of services aimed at improving customers’ experience, including Walk Out Working, Happy 24 and Buy Back. Offerings also include a full array of accessories for customers to protect and personalize their devices.

About Best Buy Mobile

Best Buy Mobile was founded in 2006 with a goal of changing the way consumers shop for and purchase mobile phones in America. Today, Best Buy Mobile is in every Best Buy store and also has 178 Best Buy Mobile specialty stores around the country. Best Mobile features one of the largest selections of carriers, handsets and accessories available anywhere. Employees undergo at least 80 hours of intensive training, as well as continuing education on mobile phone technology and trends to help customers get the most of their mobile phones. For more information about Best Buy Mobile, visit www.bestbuy.com/mobileor www.bestbuymobile.com.

About Best Buy Co., Inc.

With operations in the United States, Canada, Europe, China, Mexico and Turkey, Best Buy is a multinational retailer of technology and entertainment products and services with a commitment to growth and innovation. The Best Buy family of brands and partnerships collectively generates more than $49 billion in annual revenue and includes brands such as Best Buy; Best Buy Mobile; Audiovisions; The Carphone Warehouse; Future Shop; Geek Squad, Jiangsu Five Star; Magnolia Audio Video; Napster; Pacific Sales; and The Phone House. Approximately 180,000 employees apply their talents to help bring the benefits of these brands to life for customers through retail locations, multiple call centers and Web sites, in-home solutions, product delivery and activities in our communities. Community partnership is central to the way Best Buy does business. In fiscal 2010, Best Buy donated a combined $25.2 million to improve the vitality of the communities where their employees and customers live and work. For more information about Best Buy, visit www.bestbuy.com.

Android, Google, and Nexus S are trademarks of Google, Inc.


Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. I wonder if Verizon will get it as well so I can leave T-Mobile!

  2. OK…so if I order now and my premier status upgrade goes away April 1st do I still get it for the $199 price?

  3. EVO 3D anyone?

  4. Not excited as much now, being that the EVO 3D is right around the corner.

  5. I was hoping Google would learn from making Best Buy the exclusive seller of this thing because they completely lost a sale from me because of how screwed up Best Buy is. Not only that, BB ended up sending me a gift card and an apology letter to go along with my refunds for fucking up my order so badly. I’ll never shop there again (after i use that gift card of course).

  6. NO dual core, not interested. EVO 3D for me.

  7. also reported a while ago on BGR… lol c’mon phandroid, what’s up with the slowness?

  8. also, how come everyone is hardup for the Evo 3D? you guys do realize that the LG Thrill 4G is going to murder that thing in performance, right?

    the LG Thrill 4G should sport the new TI OMAP4 chip which is what’s in the LG Optimus 3D

    TI OMAP4>Tegra2>Snapdragon

    when benchmarks release, there will be a whole lot of complaining. i can see it now…

  9. If this was dualcore with 4g and remained on sprint then I would do this one. The Evo3d is clearly the best device and will continue to be sprints flagship device. I will be online day one for the Evo3d but this as well as the Atrix 4g are great possibilities i must say.

  10. Are you sure it’s “the exact same phone that has been released for T-Mobile – the only difference is that nice WiMax radio sitting inside”? I read that it will be very slightly thicker and heavier.

  11. Except the atrix is better dick. Way better than evo anything

  12. The only drawback is that the LG Thrill is on AT&T and its made by LG. Not really a good track record on the high-end side.

  13. “Except the atrix is better dick.”

    Hmmm, I’d pick based on which was the better phone but your priorities must be diffrent.

  14. probably going to end up with one of these or a sprint atrix before the years over if this at&T-mobile shit goes down

  15. Why get the s when it doesn’t hv flash

  16. I wish this was on AT&T. Atrix is lame. It is ugly and locked down.

  17. 200 bucks is really not a bad deal, unless the evo 3d comes in at 250

  18. The price of the EVO 3D will determine which phone I buy.

  19. I don’t see anyone else touching on what I think is a huge deal — the different between a 4″ screen and a 4.3″ screen may not look like much on paper, but it translates, in my opinion, to a noticeable improvement in the video viewing experience. Besides, why *wouldn’t* I want the slightly bigger screen? That’s a deal-breaker to me, especially with (as many others have pointed out) the Evo 3D (and hopefully other, less gimmicky 4.3″ phones) coming out.

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