The Samsung Nexus S has been available with AT&T-compatible 3G bands for quite some time, but not everyone's keen on shelling out $600 for getting some NFC goodness and Rethinking Possible at the same time. Thankfully, the device is now "optimized" on the network and will be sold exclusively at Best Buy this Sunday for $100 with two-year contract. If you just simply cannot wait, you'll be able to pre-order it today online. The subsidized version will only be sold in black -- in contrast to the white unlocked version launched in April -- and from the looks of it, will not have HSPA+ connectivity. We'll be on the lookout for the device to show up on Best Buy's site, but in the meantime, check out the PR after the break.
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Samsung Mobile announceS availabilty of NEXUS S on AT&T

Nexus S hits Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile specialty stores, as well as online on July 24; pre-sale begins July 21

DALLAS – July 21, 2011 – Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the U.S.1, today announced the upcoming availability of Nexus™ S from Google™ through Best Buy, Best Buy Mobile specialty stores and www.BestBuy.com/Mobile.

Optimized for AT&T's network, and powered by Android™ 2.3, Nexus S offers an experience with uniquely powerful technology. Nexus S is designed with Samsung's special Super AMOLED™ touch screen technology providing a premium viewing experience. Nexus S runs off of a 1 GHz Samsung application processor, producing rich 3D graphics, as well as faster download and upload times. With Nexus S AT&T customers will now have access to the latest and greatest Google applications and Android updates first.

Nexus S will be available at Best Buy in stores on July 24 for $99.99 with a new, two-year activation. In addition, the phone is available for pre-sale in Best Buy, Best Buy Mobile specialty stores and online at www.BestBuy.com/Mobile beginning July 21.

Key Features:

· Pure Google experience

· 4" Super AMOLED™ Contour Display

· 3G Network Speed and 1GHz Processor

· Latest Google Mobile Apps

· Full HTML Browser with Pinch to Zoom

· Android 2.3 Gingerbread

· Multitasking

· Front-facing VGA camera

· Rear-facing 5.0 Megapixel Camera and Camcorder

· Voice-enabled Keyboard

· Text-to-Speech

· Wi-Fi

· Bluetooth 2.1

· 3D Motion for Gaming

· Business and Personal Email, Contacts, and Calendar Sync

· Tethering

· NFC Support

· Internet Calling

· Google Voice

· Access to more than 250,000 apps in Android Market™

Specifications:

• Frequency: GSM850/900/1800/1900 UMTS 850/1900/2100

• Dimensions: 123.9 x 63 x 10.88(mm)

• Weight: 129 grams

• Display: Super AMOLED™, 480 x 800 pixels

• Battery: 1500mAh Li-ion standard battery

• Talk Time: Up to 6.5 hours

• Standby Time: Up to 450 hours