I’m sorry to keep beating you over the head with Nexus Two stories the past 24 hrs, but this phone has me genuinely excited. Our friends over at Gizmodo have a tale from one of their sources that played with the Samsung Gingerbread phone.
They describe the mysterious phone and it lines up with about everything I’ve heard so far: “It’s black and shiny, built with glossy plastic. Up close, though, it’s “got this curve to it.” While the screen, which our source thinks is the same 4-inch AMOLED affair from the Galaxy series, is flat, the front is “sort of concave” with hard edges. And the back is curved. The tapering makes it feel thinner than Galaxy S, though it might be about the same thickness. “It feels really similar to the Galaxy S in a lot ways.”
Other details about the phone include a front-facing camera, which will go nicely with those video chats coming to Gingerbread.
Now here is where things get interesting. We already posted that the phone will be announced on November 8th, but I’ve also heard from multiple sources that Gingerbread will “release” on November 11th.
If Gingerbread is in fact released on November 11th, then so could this magical phone.
Remember the official Nexus One unveiling? Google announced the phone on January 5th and had it available to order on the same day. This time around Google will sell the phone direct to customers, but they will take a different approach according to the report by City AM.
They quote an industry analyst as saying: “It could be a solution to the problems it experienced when it tried to sell the Nexus One exclusively through its website. People like to be able to go to a store – this solves that.”
In the UK, the phone will be sold exclusively through Carphone Warehouse. No U.S. retailers have been named, so I’ll let you speculate on who might sell it.
For more details about Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), I’ll link to a post by Absolute Android who is pretty much spot on with most of his speculation.