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Google Nexus 4 set for Three debut on 13 December

Earlier today, we rounded up a couple of Google Nexus news stories, reporting on a camera bug affecting the Internet giant's new mobile OS and its latest flagship handset the Nexus 4, as well as speculation regarding the availability of the Nexus 10.

Google still hasn't gotten back to us to clarify the Nexus stock situation, but even in the absence of official communications, we have noticed that the Nexus 4 is now lined up for a dramatic reappearance on the retail scene.

Data-centric UK network Three has announced that it will begin offering the much sought after Google handset from 13 December - as soon as O2's exclusive rights to the device expire, in other words. Unfortunately, like its rival, it will attach a hefty premium to the product.

Three's PAYG Nexus 4 proposition entails a £399 outright payment, at least £120 more than the device goes for on the Play store. Contracts aren't much better, either: a £35 a month contract comes with a negligible but cheeky £29 upfront cost, which gets you a place on the carrier's One Plan and the all-you-can-eat data allowance that accompanies it.

That does mean you'll get on the network's HSPA+ 42, according to Three, but you'll also be tied down for the next two years. Good deal?