Best Buy has build a supersized version of the Google Nexus S smartphone to be used as a marketing tool in one of its stores in San Carlos, near San Francisco.
Jason Kincaid from Techcrunch said that customers were being attracted to it like moths to a flame even during early morning hours. We haven't heard of such a device being rolled out in the UK, where Carphone Warehouse is selling the Nexus S.
The device not only works (i.e. you can make phone calls), but also has a 42-inch touchscreen, a working camera and internet connectivity; it is actually powered by the Nexus S smartphone albeit one that has some special video-out capabilities.
Google has a number of large (resistive) touchscreen displays showing Google Earth in its HQ in Victoria and it is likely that the giant Nexus S is just a modified version.
The Nexus S is only available at Carphone Warehouse in the UK from as little as £430 plus a £10 top-up either on Orange, O2 or Vodafone; it can be purchased for that price unlocked which makes the PAYG version sold on T-Mobile at £550, useless.