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Google’s Nexus S price slashed

Mobile phone retailer Carphone Warehouse has reduced the SIM free and unlocked cost of the Google Nexus S, by just over a quarter.

The Carphone Warehouse exclusively sold Nexus S, manufactured for Google by Samsung, is now just £429 – brought down from £549.

The almost-£120 price reduction has taken effect from today, where the mobile phone retailer is still bundling the phone free on contracts from O2, T-Mobile, Orange and Vodafone. Those price plans now start from £30 a month, instead of last week’s reported £35 at 24 and 18 month contracts.

Samsung’s Nexus S arrives running Android ‘Gingerbread’ 2.3 OS, with a 4-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touch screen, powered by a 1Ghz Cortex A8 ‘Hummingbird’ processor with 16GB of internal storage, a 5 megapixel camera and LED flash, along with a front-facing VGA camera and with a near field communication chip.

In America, the Google Nexus S retails SIM free and unlocked for $529, which is around £340 – although shipping and import taxes haven’t been taken into consideration.

The Samsung made Nexus S is also available on pay as you go contracts from Carphone Warehouse with O2 and Vodafone for £429.99 with a £10 top up, although Orange and T-Mobile are still at the old price of £549.965.

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Rob has worked in the affiliate industry for many years with large publishers, and previously worked as a journalist on titles such as Wired, PC Magazine, ITProPortal, The Register, The Inquirer, Pocket-Lint, Mobile Industry Review, Know Your Mobile and The Gadget Show.