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Nexus S Launch Details from Best Buy

December 14, 2010 - Written By Anthony Hardy

Interesting in getting the Nexus S from Best Buy on Thursday? Well, all of the need to know information has been released.  The wait is coming to an end and here we have the answer to most of your purchase-related questions directly from the source Best Buy.

  • Timing: Online sales of Nexus S begin at 8 a.m. Eastern time to coincide with the opening of Best Buy stores on the East Coast. As a reminder, all Best Buy stores have adjusted their holiday hours to open at 8 a.m.
  • Availability: Nexus S is available in all Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile specialty stores. Exact inventory will vary by store. Nexus S will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis with a limit of 2 per phones customer.
  • Demo phones: All Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile stores will have a Nexus S demo phone on-hand, so customers can see and experience the phone.
  • Pricing: The Nexus S is an unlocked phone and can be purchased without contract for $529. The Nexus S can also be purchased for $199 with a T-Mobile two-year service agreement and qualifying voice and data plan. Nexus S can also be purchased for $249.99 for add-a-line activations.
  • Upgrade Checker:A quick and easy service that gives customers the ability to see when they are eligible for their next phone upgrade. When the upgrade time is nearing, customers receive a complimentary reminder call, e-mail or text message.
  • Walk Out Workingâ„¢: Free in-store smart phone setup by a Best Buy Mobile Phone Specialist who will sync personal email accounts, set up Bluetooth headsets, transfer contacts and activate other services to allow the customer to leave the store with a fully functional new smart phone.

Those of you already with T-Mobile and who plan on adding this as another line must pay attention to the $249.99 price up from the $199 for new contract customers.  The phone, as always, can be purchased contract-free for $529, but remember you can only use T-Mobile for your 3G needs, as AT&T service will be on their 2G EDGE data network.

Enjoy this video tour of the Nexus S, thanks to IntoMobile.