February 7, 2011 | by Lars Aronsson
The Nexus S, Google’s and Samsung’s follow-up to the HTC manufactured Nexus One, which until now mainly has been sold unlocked, will soon be available on the Vodafone network across the globe.
Vodafone will offer the Gingerbread device on subsidized contracts, and customers will be able to purchase it directly from Vodafone stores. So, wherever Vodafone is established, the Nexus S should likely be available to potential buyers before long.
The pricing hasn’t been announced yet, but hopefully the Nexus S will get a low price tag when signing a contract. On a side note, we recently learned that carriers Rogers, Telus, Bell and Mobilicity in Canada is assumed to get Google’s Gingerbread flagship in March.
Do you think the Nexus S eventually will find the commercial success that always eluded the Nexus One?
From the press-release:
Vodafone today announced that Nexus S™ will soon be available in Vodafone stores around the world. The world’s first handset to come powered by the latest version of the Android™ platform known as Gingerbread, Nexus S is packed with Google™’s powerful technology and the latest Samsung hardware features.
Patrick Chomet, Vodafone’s Group Director of Terminals, said: “It’s great news that our customers will very soon be able to get Google’s Nexus S direct through our stores. At Vodafone we work closely with our partners across the industry to offer our customers a leading smartphone range that includes the latest innovations in product and user experience.”
DJ Lee, Executive Vice President and Head of Sales & Marketing Team at Samsung’s Mobile Communications Business, said: “I am very pleased to introduce this amazing mobile experience to Vodafone’s customers. Nexus S integrates Samsung’s best-in-class hardware and technology with Android’s stunning new features and user experiences. Nexus S enables users to enjoy the latest mobile technology and faster multimedia content with an intuitive user experience.