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Google Nexus S Price Cut To £430 Because Of Sales Concerns?

Carphone Warehouse has slashed the price of the handset from £549 to only £430 for the unlocked version, a price that includes delivery.

We're not sure why Carphone Warehouse and Google would cut the price of the Nexus S by £119, only days after it was launched; the move might be motivated by concerns about poor sales.

The phone, made by Samsung, is now a better deal compared to the Samsung Galaxy S, the phone on which it is based, one which can be had for £380 including delivery, only £50 less although a "refurbished" will cost well under £300.

We mentioned price as being one of the reasons why the Nexus S would be a failure and it looks that Google choose to play it safe with an early price cut.

You will need to remove the Geek Squad Max Mobile annual insurance worth £130 at check out. Strangely enough, the Nexus S costs £559.95 on PAYG at Vodafone from Carphone Warehouse.

We're also please to see that the cheapest Nexus S package costs only £540 (£30 on 18 month contract) with 300 minutes, 500MB data allowance and unlimited texts.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.