CTIA 2011: Sprint debuts Google Nexus S 4G
Sprint has debuted Google's Nexus S 4G smartphone as CTIA 2011 kicks off in Orlando, Florida.
The next-gen device is expected to offer "unprecedented controls and services," which are enabled by Google Voice integration with Sprint's network.
For example, Nexus S customers will be able to easily use a current Sprint wireless phone number as their Google Voice number without having to port.
It also allows users manage up to six different phones through a single number - with intelligent call routing and advanced features like call screening, blocking and recording.
Manufactured by Samsung Mobile, the Nexus S 4G runs Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and boasts a 1GHz Hummingbird processor, super AMOLED 4-inch touchscreen, high color contrast, 5 megapixel rear-facing camera, camcorder and front-facing VGA camera.
Additional specs include:
- 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot capability, supporting up to six Wi-Fi enabled devices simultaneously.
- Corporate email (Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync), personal (POP & IMAP) email and instant messaging.
- Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, which allows the device to read information from everyday objects, like stickers and posters embedded with NFC chips.
- 16GB Internal Memory (ROM)/512MB (RAM).
- Wi-Fi - 802.11 b/g/n.
- Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR.
- Integrated GPS.
- 1500 mAh Lithium-ion battery.
The Nexus S 4G will will be available exclusively from Sprint this spring for $200 with a new two-year service agreement or eligible upgrade.