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Why Is The Price Of Google Nexus S Falling So Quickly?

One has to wonder why the price of the Google Nexus S is falling like there's no tomorrow; the handset, which was launched on the 6th December 2010, initially carried a preorder price of £35 per month on a two year contract. (opens in new tab), a subsidiary of Carphone Warehouse, is now selling the handset with 300 minutes, unlimited texts and 500MB worth of data for a mere monthly fee of £25.54.

To put things in perspective, this is the price you will pay for the Samsung Galaxy S, which is widely considered as the precursor to the Google Nexus S (manufactured by Samsung), on the same tariff at Orange.

The Nexus S comes with a 4-inch super AMOLED screen with a resolution of 800x480 pixels, it has a slightly curved body which is reminiscent of the first HTC-manufactured Android handsets (remember the chin on the HTC Hero?).

It also packs a 1GHz processor, 16GB on-board storage, a 5-megapixel camera with HD video capture, a front facing camera, Wi-Fi, NFC technology, but worryingly doesn't have a microSD card reader. The total cost of ownership is £612.96 with the phone costing £429.99 unlocked at

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.