Google and Samsung officially announce Nexus S

After months of leaks and even a brief public appearance, Google and Samsung made it official and announced the Nexus S on Monday, the first smartphone to run Android 2.3.

The Nexus S will be sold from Best Buy, both online and in stores, and will be available for purchase on December 16. You can buy it unlocked for $529 or with a two-year contract with T-Mobile for $199. If you happen to live in the U.K., the phone will be available from Carphone Warehouse after December 20.

Android 2.3, aka Gingerbread, brings such new enhancements as a improved keyboard with multitouch support, VoIP/SIP support, a cleaner user interface, and support for Near Field Communication (NFC) technology.. Read More [via cnet]