Android Phones

Nexus S for T-Mobile appears on Best Buy website, quickly disappears

November 11, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka

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Samsung says the Nexus S doesn’t exist, so why does Best Buy have it up for pre-order on its website? A tipster alerted Phandroid.com that a Best Buy Mobile page featured a section promoting a phone that’s “Pure Google” and featured a broken image link with alt text saying “Nexus S for T-Mobile.”

Best Buy quickly fixed the page and replaced it with a Taylor Swift Xperia X10 promotion, but I managed to get in before the page disappeared. The pre-order link also leads to an empty page. Is this confirmation of the Nexus S?

I’m sure there are people who will say that this is just a screw up by some Best Buy employee, and that’s very possible. I take this is a pre-emptive screw-up, however, meaning the information is real but wasn’t supposed to come out yet. I can’t help but think this is just another layer of proof that Samsung is building a stock Android phone for Google.

Best Buy via Phandroid

UPDATE: exhibits b and c now available.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/null/null/pcmcat224600050004.c?id=pcmcat224600050004