Sprint has announced that it is partnering with Google to allow all of its customers to turn their phone numbers into full-service Google Voice numbers, integrating all the included services without having to port them or take on a second phone number. At the same time, Sprint has announced that the Nexus S 4G with Android 2.3 (codenamed Gingerbread) will arrive on its network this spring.
Google Voice integration means Sprint customers will no longer have to activate a second phone number or port their current number to use the service; instead, their current number will be able to ring on multiple phones by default, and Google Voice's voicemail services will replace the Sprint voicemail interface. Sprint customers that already have separate Google Voice numbers will be able to switch to it as their primary phone number, and all of the Google Voice features will no longer require the dedicated app.
The Nexus S 4G features 16GB of internal memory, 512MB of RAM, a 1GHz Hummingbird processor, a dedicated GPU, front and rear facing cameras, and NFC support. It will be available for purchase online and in-store from Sprint retailers, Best Buy, and Best Buy Mobile in the US.