That's when LTE could hit.
The Nexus S is one hell of a smartphone. Google and Samsung have poured just about every next-gen feature they could think of into this slender, curved plastic frame. The result may be the best smartphone in the world right now.
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...chained to two of the lamest networks in the telecommunications industry. Sure, T-Mo and AT&T aren't that terrible, but a phone as zippy as the Nexus S deserves WiMAX or LTE. Thankfully, recent evidence points to a CDMA version of this smartphone due out in the not-too-distant future.
We were promised a CDMA version of the original Nexus One, too. It never happened due to poor sales and other market developments. But the Nexus S has a different manufacturer, a different sales strategy, and even more hype behind it than its predecessor had.
There are two big hints that point at an imminent CDMA device. First, the Nexus S contest rules from Google say this:
"The currently available Nexus S is a GSM device and is not compatible with CDMA networks such as Verizon and Sprint."
"Latest news from Samsung insider its better to wait to buy this Nexus S. February!!!"
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So you can buy an unlocked Nexus S for $529, a subsidized one from T-Mo for $199, or you can wait a couple of months in the hope of putting some LTE behind this bad boy. Or you can try to win a free Nexus S by solving the puzzles put up by the @GoogleNexus Twitter folks.