Samsung Nexus S

-- the newest "Pure Google" Android smartphone with a smattering improvements over the
Nexus One

-- is now available for purchase from Best Buy Mobile online. Best Buy's thrown in free overnight shipping, so if you don't mind waiting a day, you can save a few bucks. The phone runs $199 on contract, $529 outright.

Best Buy stores -- the only place you can buy the Nexus S -- open early today at 8 a.m. local time. Our man on the street, Dieter Bohn (who really should get off the streets) reported no line at a Best Buy in Miami -- and we're really not expecting anything other than a mild nerd rush for the Nexus S. It's just not high on the regular public's radar. That said, quantities are finite, there's a two-per-customer limit, so it's wise to get yours sooner rather than later.

A reminder that the Nexus S, while unlocked (meaning it can take any SIM card), can only use T-Mobile 3G in the United States. It'll get European 3G just fine, but note that while you can use it on AT&T, you'll not have the faster data speeds. [
Unsubsidized Nexus S

T-Mobile-subsidized Nexus S


And don't forget that we'll be announce the winner of our Nexus S giveaway tonight on the Android Central Podcast, which starts at 9 p.m. EST.

Update: Dieter reports that he wasn't allowed to purchase two phones. If anyone gives you any trouble,
show them this story


Update 2: And lest we forget our European readers (hi!), you can
snag the Nexus S from Carphone Warehouse

with none of that pesky AWS band stuff.

Nexus S available online now (with free shipping); stores open at 8 a.m.

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