"Nexus S 4G (Sprint)"
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CTIA Super Mobility Week
Nexus S 4G (Sprint)
-Hi, I'm Kent German, senior editor at cnet.com.
I'm here at CTIA 2011 in Orlando, Florida.
I wanna show you the Samsung Nexus S.
This is the new version for Sprint.
They're calling it the Samsung Nexus S 4G.
Two interesting things about this Nexus S, it is the first Nexus device that comes to a CDMA carrier.
It also is the first Nexus phone to be on a 4G network.
Of course this is Sprint, so it runs on WiMax, so 2 firsts really about this phone.
Now, it looks exactly like the T-Mobile device we saw last year.
It's pretty thin.
Feels a little bit fragile on the hand like we saw last year, but I think it's a nice looking phone.
It's is very slim.
It does have that contour display, so that means you'll see a very, very slight curve.
It is a Super AMOLED display, so it's really bright.
It's really colorful.
A couple of negative things about this phone is there's no LED notifications.
So when you get a message or voicemail and the screen is dark, there's not gonna be any sort of light that pops up here, you can see that a lot on Android phones.
Also, the phone does not have a microSD card slot.
It does have several gigs of internal storage, so that should be fine but we do like an external card slide just for extra.
Also, it has a personal organizer.
It does have a wireless hotspot.
Of course, if you use that feature you will have to sign up for the extra $29.99 Sprint plan.
That's $29.99 a month.
Also, you have to get the extra $10 a month for this 4G service and that's all on top of at least $69.99 Sprint Everything plan, so a little bit of investment when you get this phone as far as the monthly plan goes.
It's gonna be available in April, $199 with a 2-year contract.
But still if you like that stock Android experience.
Luckily, Sprint hasn't ruined that Gingerbread stock Android.
So, if you're an Android purist, definitely a good phone for you.
I'm Kent German at CTIA 2011 with the Samsung Nexus S 4G.