WATCH HOW FAST the Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system runs on a 1GHz Cortex A8 Samsung Hummingbird processor in this video demo.
Available from Wednesday 22 December, the Samsung built Google Nexus S smartphone has a 4-inch Super AMOLED 480x800 WVGA capacitive touchscreen and a 1,500mAh battery. The battery life claims for 3G use are 6.7 hours talk time and 17.8 days standby. The handset weighs 129g and its 1GHz chip comes with 16GB of NAND flash data storage.
The phone also has a VGA front camera and a 5MP rear facing camera for video calling, which can be via voice over Internet protocol. The handset has all the usual connectivity including earjack and microUSB ports. It also has near field communications, which is very near, much nearer than Bluetooth and is intended for use with swipeless, just-wave-your-phone payment systems. µ