Nexus S will be sold unlocked and carrier-independent initially through Best Buy stores in the U.S. starting from December 16th the phone will arrive in UK after December 20th at Carphone Warehouse stores.
The capacitive touch super AMOLED display of the phone (800 x 480) is contoured and is protected by glass with anti finger print coating. The phone is powered by 1GHz Cortx A8 (Hummingbird) processor and has 16GB memory on board. The 129g (4.55 OZ) phone has a bunch of sensors and feedback devices like Haptic vibration, three axix gyroscope, accelerometer, digital compass, proximity sensor and a light sensor. It also has Quad-band GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900, Tri-band HSPA: 900, 2100, 1700, HSPA type: HSDPA (7.2Mbps) HSUPA (5.76Mbps), Wi-Fi 802.11 n/b/g, and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR for communication. The phone is powered by Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). It is made by Samsung this time!
But the most interesting feature is the Near Field communication (NFC) which allows the phone to act as a credit card, a BART ticket or a bank card, just like the phones now being used in Japan. I am sure this Android phone, if it ever reaches Japan, will certainly be a hit.
Battery is also pretty good with talk time up to 6.7 hours on 3G (14 hours on 2G) and standby time up to 17.8 days on 3G (29.7 days on 2G). It is a 1500 mAH Lithium Ion battery.
More info on the Nexus S phone.