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Nexus S 4G hands-on (photos)

CNET takes a hands-on look at the Nexus S 4G for Sprint at CTIA 2011.

Bonnie Cha
Bonnie Cha was a former chief correspondent for CNET Crave, covering every kind of tech toy imaginable (with a special obsession for robots and Star Wars-related stuff). When she's not scoping out stories, you can find her checking out live music or surfing in the chilly waters of Northern California.
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Nexus S 4G for Sprint

Sprint made several announcements on the eve of CTIA 2011, including the addition of the Samsung Nexus S 4G to its lineup. The Android 2.3 smartphone will be available this spring for $199.
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4G support

The Sprint version of the Nexus S shares a lot of similarities as the GSM model, including the contour 4-inch Super AMOLED touch screen, 1GHz Hummingbird processor, and NFC chip. However, one key difference is that this phone adds support for Sprint's 4G WiMax network. You can also use the device as a mobile hot spot, which costs an additional $29.99 per month but there is no data cap.
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Camera

On back, you'll find the smartphone's 5-megapixel camera and flash. The Nexus S also has a front-facing VGA camera for video calls.
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Side profile

From the side, you can see the outline of the contour display. In the hand, the Nexus S feels lightweight and though it has a solid construction, it's also a tad on the plasticky side.
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Bottom view

The bottom of the phone houses a 3.5mm headphone jack and a Micro-USB port.

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