MOBILE OPERATOR Vodafone can shout first as it is the only UK network so far that has got the Google Nexus S phone to sell.
Announced in December, the Android 2.3 Gingerbread powered handset could be bought from Carphone Warehouse that month and provided with service thanks to O2, but O2 did not offer the Nexus S separately.
Patrick Chomet, Vodafone's group director of terminals said, "It's great news that our customers will very soon be able to get Google's Nexus S direct through our stores."
But despite Vodafone's glee at having it, the firm isn't saying when it will be sold or how much it will cost. Attempts to call Vodafone resulted in a ringing phone being disconnected.
If Vodafone wants to grab some of that Android marketshare goodness, it will have to do better than Carphone Warehouse in pricing. The reseller prices the Nexus S at £30.64 a month under a two year contract with unlimited texts and 600 free minutes that can be used anytime with any network. On pay as you go, the handset is priced at £429 with a normal £10 top up cost. µ