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AT&T Samsung Nexus S (photos)

The Samsung Nexus S brings Gingerbread OS a much-needed stock Android to AT&T. But eight months after its original debut, the handset feels underpowered and behind the smartphone curve.

Kent German
Kent was a senior managing editor at CNET News. A veteran of CNET since 2003, he reviewed the first iPhone and worked in both the London and San Francisco offices. When not working, he's planning his next vacation, walking his dog or watching planes land at the airport (yes, really).
Kent German
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The candy bar design of the AT&T Nexus S is identical to the other Nexus S handsets. The overall effect is sleek and polished, but the handset also feels rather fragile and its plastic skin attracts a lot of fingerprints.
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The 4-inch Super AMOLED display is rich and vibrant.
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Gingerbread brings a new virtual keyboard design to the Nexus S. The individual buttons are more rectangular and the suggested text from the dictionary is more visible.
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In this profile you can see that the Nexus S has a slight curved shape. The "contour" display is designed to mimic the shape of your head, but we didn't think much of it.
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The Nexus S's camera and flash sit on its back side.

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