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iPhone 4S Rival Alert : Samsung Galaxy Nexus On Preorder At Three

Mobile phone operator Three has announced that it is starting to take preorders for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the first smartphone to come with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and the first to sport an HD screen.

The cheapest contract (opens in new tab) costs £34 per month on a two year contract and gets you 1GB of data, 500 minutes and 5000 texts. A £37 monthly fee swaps the 1GB internet for an all-you-can-eat package.

Another £3 extra bumps you to the One Plan which quadruples your number of minutes and provides you with the invaluable option to tether from the phone itself.

At £499.99, the PAYG version of the phone is one of the most expensive on the market, on a par with the iPhone 4S.

The phone should be available from the 18th of November which matches the launch date on the 17th, this coming Thursday.

The Galaxy Nexus has a 4.65-inch Super AMOLED HD screen with a 1280x720 pixel resolution, a five megapixel camera with AF and LED flash, a super slim 8.84mm curved design, a dual core Samsung Exynos SoC clocked at 1.2GHz, 1GB RAM, 16GB onboard storage, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC capabilities.

All other major UK networks that have confirmed the availability of the Galaxy Nexus.

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.