We know we have a deep seeded love for the Iphone here.  But let’s break it down a bit.  There are still a lot of great phones out there that will do just about everything that you want them to do.  Next up from Google is the Nexus S ($199) which will release December 16th, 2010.  Just in time to pick it up for the holidays. 

Google and Samsung teamed up to bring you the Nexus S which will be powered by Google’s Android 2.3 software.  The Nexus S is available exclusively at Best Buy and for use on T-Mobile’s network.

At an onstage appearance last month at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, Google CEO Eric Schmidt eagerly gave his own demonstration of the Nexus S, pulling what he called “an unannounced device” from his pocket.

One thing Schmidt highlighted then is the inclusion of a technology called Near Field Communication (NFC). Similar to the chips in many new credit cards, an NFC-equipped phone, like the Nexus S, lets you tap the gadget against, say, a poster to connect with the internet for more information, or against a payment terminal at check-out.

“One way to think about it is this could replace your credit card,” Schmidt said.

For more on this check out the story on CNN.com.