Samsung and Future Shop Launch the Nexus S

Samsung and Future Shop took to the streets of Toronto earlier today to celebrate the launch of Samsung’s Nexus S exclusively available from Future Shop. If you found yourself around Yonge and Dundas Square or even over by Union Station, you may have noticed people with white shirts displaying the Nexus S on the back. They were busy giving away scratch cards for a chance to win a Nexus S, as well as talking to people letting them know about the phone.

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A few of us were invited to the Future Shop for a pre-opening party where we had some good conversation and some yummy Android themed food – which included Gingerbread muffins, green pancakes with ginger maple syrup, and green smoothie made from Mango, Pineapple, Banana, and Spinach.  Cool geeky food aside, Future Shop talked about the incredible rise of Android – going from just a couple percent of smartphone sales a year ago, to accounting for 40% of smartphones sales today. Of course, there’s no surprise about who the second and third place finishers are in those sales numbers.

The Nexus S is powered by Gingerbread (Android 2.3) with a 4 inch super AMOLED screen, NFC, 5 megapixel camera, and the ever cool portable hotspot making your phone a WiFi gateway so your friends can access the internet. The Nexus S is available without contract and carrier unlocked, if that’s the way you like your smartphones. If not, then you can still get it on contract from Fido, Rogers, Koodo, and Telus. With a 3 year contract the phone starts as low as $99.99. Unlocked and contract free, you’ll see the price starting around $450. Check out on Future Shops website for all the options.

We managed to get a Nexus S here and we’ll be posting our thoughts over the coming weeks. So stay tuned! :)

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Mike Temporale grew up fascinated by computers since an early age. His first hands on with a computer came when he was 7 years old and a travelling lab of Commodore PET computers made a stop at his school. Hooked on the new world these devices offered, he took any chance possible to get in front of a computer. When Compaq launched the iPaq 3600, he was hooked again. This time on a whole new world of mobile computing. Today, Mike spends his day helping clients deploy and manage their mobile device around the world. From installing custom software, to locking and securing data, and everything in between. He is also the Editor in Chief at Mobile Jaw - a site focused on today's mobile world.