Google re-entered the smartphone direct sales channel on Tuesday, introducing on its website an unlocked version of Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Nexus phone. The move comes two years after it tried in vain to sell its own device online. Google is charging $399 for the phone; consumers can buy AT&T or T-Mobile SIM cards to use the Galaxy Nexus or pay $200 to purchase the handset from Verizon Wireless or Sprint Nextel under a two-year contract.

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