Google's Nexus S official announced, coming December 16th to US at Best Buy Mobile stores

Google has announced the Nexus S smartphone today. According to the Official Google Blog, the Nexus S will be available for purchase after December 16th "online and in-store from all Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile stores for $199 on contract or $529 contract-free," either unlocked or with a T-Mobile plan. Across the pond, look for the Nexus S to hit December 20th at Carphone Warehouse and Best Buy UK.

The Samsung Nexus S runs on a 1GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird processor (found in the Galaxy S) with a 4″ Super AMOLED Contour Display, 512MB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, accelerometer, proximity sensor, digital compass, light sensor and Near Field Communication (NFC- which should be a standard in upcoming Gingerbread phones) which will be instrumental into turning phones into digital wallets for mobile payments.

The Nexus S will also feature a front camera along with a rear camera capable of 720p HD encoding and 5-megapixel digital still capture with LED flash. The Nexus S will be available in the U.S. through online and via Best Buy stores and will debut with Android 2.3, also called Gingerbread.

More details on the Samsung Nexus S are also available on after the break.