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New Nexus S exclusive to Best Buy & CPW

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Technology retailers Best Buy and The Carphone Warehouse (CPW) will exclusively be stocking the new Nexus S Smartphone from Google on a limited pre-Christmas release.

As the first phone to feature the new Android 2.3 operating system, otherwise know as Gingerbread, this product offer is set to be a big draw for customers.

Manufactured in partnership with Samsung, the new Google product features include Near Field Communication (NFC) technology which allows a user’s phone to interact with ‘smart’ objects embedded with NFC tags.

Andrew Harrison, Chief Operating Officer of CPW and Best Buy UK, said: “Nexus S from Google represents a giant leap forward for smartphones.

“It’s the most sophisticated Android phone to date and will make a big impression with its speed, advanced features and beautiful curved design.

“I’m absolutely delighted that CPW and Best Buy are working with Google to offer such a strong product exclusively to our customers.”

Nexus S is an innovative product but there are inherent risks in selling an untried new technology product.

CPW, which is in partnership with Best Buy in the UK, will hope that this promotion works better than Dixons Retail’s recent exclusive Toshiba Folio 100 offer.

The electricals retailer withdrew the Android based tablet from Dixons.co.uk PC World and Currys in November, after technical issues led to a high number of returns.

In another exclusive offer announced today, a music album from the makers of Coronation Street is being sold only through Tesco, helping to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the British television programme.

Published on Tuesday 07 December by Editorial Assistant

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