As we reported earlier today, the Vodafone Nexus S goes on sale this Friday. As well as the 24-month contract plans, there are also 12-month deals available. But if you don't want to sign a contract, the situation becomes confusing.
According to Vodafone, the Nexus S has a recommended retail price of $699, which is roughly the sort of amount we'd expect. However, Vodafone's spokesperson emphasised that "it's only available on contract" — there won't be an outright buy option on offer. That makes us wonder if there's any sense in quoting an RRP, other than to claim potential savings over the life of a contract. If nothing else, I guess it gives people who decide to import the phone themselves a benchmark price for comparison.