Nexus S coming to Canada April 7th, Future Shop begins taking Pre-Orders

by: Derek ScottMarch 24, 2011

It looks as if the official Canadian release of the Nexus S is just around the corner. Samsung Canada has setup a page where you can submit your personal information to get the latest release updates. While Future Shop has just announced they have begun taking pre-orders for the Nexus S, you will however have to go get some exercise and go into an actual store to place the pre-order, they are asking for a $50 deposit. Though Future Shop or Samsung haven’t officially told anyone the exact release date, we have a good source who has confirmed to us that it should be April 7th.

We have also been told by an inside source at Future Shop that initially the Nexus S will only available to Rogers customers in the Eastern portion of the country, while Canadians out west will have to be with Telus in order to get the device.

It looks as if nearly all Canadian carriers will eventually carry the Nexus S, Rogers, Bell, Telus, Fido, Mobilicity, Koodo and WIND Mobile have all officially announced the availability of the Nexus S. This will be the first time a high powered smartphone like the Nexus S will be available on all carriers, usually top end phones are only available on the major 3 carriers in Canada. This is great news for Canadian consumers going forward as it will surely open up the prices and competition.

Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available to us.

Google Nexus S Specs

Nexus s Canada

  • Quad-band GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900
  • Tri-band HSPA: 900, 2100, 1700
  • HSPA type: HSDPA (7.2Mbps) HSUPA (5.76Mbps)
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 n/b/g
  • Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
  • Near Field Communication (NFC)
  • Assisted GPS (A-GPS)
  • microUSB 2.0


  • 4.0″ WVGA (480×800)
  • Contour Display with curved glass screen
  • Super AMOLED
  • 235 ppi
  • Capacitive touch sensor
  • Anti-fingerprint display coating

Size and weight

  • 63mm x 123.9mm x 10.88mm
  • 129g


  • Haptic feedback vibration
  • Three-axis gyroscope
  • Accelerometer
  • Digital compass
  • Proximity sensor
  • Light sensor

Processor and memory

  • 1GHz Cortex A8 (Hummingbird) processor
  • 16GB iNAND flash memory

Cameras and multimedia

  • Back-facing: 5 megapixels (2560×1920)
  • 720 x 480 video resolution
  • H.264, H.263 MPEG4 video recording
  • Auto focus
  • Flash
  • Front-facing: VGA (640×480)
  • 3.5mm, 4-conductor headset jack (stereo audio plus microphone)
  • Earpiece and microphone
  • Software noise-cancellation


  • Talk time up to 6.7 hours on 3G (14 hours on 2G)
  • Standby time up to 17.8 days on 3G (29.7 days on 2G)
  • 1500 mAH Lithum Ion


  • Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
  • Android Market
  • Calendar
  • Gmail
  • Google Earth
  • Google Maps with Navigation
  • Google Search
  • Google Talk
  • Google Voice
  • Voice Actions
  • YouTube
  • Great to see the “Google experience” phone finally getting out to more carriers. Hopefully word will get around that this is the phone to purchase if you want vanilla Android and to get the latest updates. If it sells well maybe manufacturers will get the hint that people like the vanilla Android and quick updates.

  • Ev

    I put a $50 deposit down at Future Shop on Monday with Fido. I took a peek at the paperwork the sales guy was getting the sku’s from and it said expected date of release is April 7th (subject to change). So looking forward to ditching my 3GS!

    • y

      ev, so i assume you have your phone now? what do you think? i’m on fido too, so limited in terms of android =( like the demo i saw of the xperia arc, but only available on rogers.