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iPhone 4S Rival Alert : Samsung Galaxy Nexus on Preorder from T-Mobile for £30.64

A reseller for UK mobile phone operator, T-Mobile, has put the Samsung Galaxy Nexus on preorder, with delivery expected on 18th November. (ed : T-Mobile itself has told us that it has yet to announce the device, let alone launch it).

The cheapest deal (opens in new tab) on which you can get the phone for free can be obtained via BuyMobilePhones for £30.64 on a two year contract. Customers get 900 minutes, 500 texts, 500MB data allowance and unlimited web and email access. The Samsung Galaxy Nexus was only released last month and will be the first phone to come with Android Ice Cream Sandwich, the successor to Honeycomb and Gingerbread.

It has a dual-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz, a 4.65-inch Super AMOLED HD display (1280x720 pixels), 1GB RAM, 16GB onboard storage, NFC, a five-megapixel "zero lag" camera, a front-facing camera, 1080p video recording and, at less than 9mm thick, is one of the thinnest handsets on the market.

The phone is set to cost more than £500 SIM Free, which means that the actual cost of the contract is roughly around £10 per month, which is decent given the amount of free minutes included.

It is interesting to note that Google seems to be willing to allow Samsung to take over ownership of the phone and include it in its popular Galaxy brand.

Désiré Athow

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.