The Samsung Nexus S (or Nexus Two) that we've been hearing about is apparently suffering from a "serious hardware issue.". TechCrunch is reporting that during internal testing or usage by some of Samsung's own employees, an unknown hardware problem was discovered that will delay the phone for an unknown amount of time.
The phone, according to the TechCrunch article, may have launched as soon as November 11th. Considering the phone itself is unconfirmed, this situation could hardly get more ridiculously vague.
There were some rumors that the Samsung event scheduled for today would be the announcement of the successor to the Nexus One, but it now seems more likely that the phone to be announced today will be the Samsung Contiuum.
Assuming that the previous launch date, this problem, and this phone are real, there have likely already been thousands of copies of the handsets manufactured. Once the source of the problem is found and fixed, the old handsets have to be fixed as well, in addition to fixing the problem for future production for the device. I wouldn't be surprised to see this phone delayed at least another month before launch.
As for the hardware the phone will feature, nothing can be confirmed, but check out this story for some rumored specs.
AndroidandMe manages to take a look at the positive side of this development, noting that "at least Samsung has increased their quality control efforts which we hope we will result in a problem-free launch."
Androinica sums up my feelings when they state that "let’s hope that the hardware problems aren’t too serious and we can see what Sammy has in store for us before the holidays."
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