Best Buy has build a supersized version of the Google Nexus S cell phone to be used as a marketing tool in one of its shops in San Carlos, near San Francisco.
Jason Kincaid from Techcrunch said that clients were being attracted to it like moths to a flame even during morning hours. We have not heard of such a device being rolled out in the UK, where Carphone Stockroom is selling the Nexus S.
The device not only works (i.e. you can make phone calls), but also has a 42-inch touchscreen, a working camera and internet connectivity; it is actually powered by the Nexus S mobile phone albeit one that has some special video-out features.
Google has a number of large (resistive) touch screen displays showing Google Earth in its HQ in Victoria and it is likely that the large Nexus S is just a improved model.
The Nexus S is only available at Carphone Warehouse in the Britain from as little as £430 plus a £10 top-up either on Orange, O2 or Vodafone; it can be purchased for that price unlocked which makes the PAYG version sold on T-Mobile at £550, ineffective.