Google’s Nexus One

Main features include a 1GHz Snapdragon CPU from Qualcomm (same as the HTC HD2), 3.7 inch AMOLED, 480 x 800 capacitive touchscreen, accelerometer, WiFi, AGPS, 5 megapixel camera, and 3G on AWS (T-Mobile’s brand of 3G) and Europe’s standard 2100mhz bands which means AT&T users will only receive EDGE speeds. Android 2.1 is also featured prominently, and most other Android units will receive the update in time, except for the G1. The Nexus One is available now, unsubsidized & unlocked for $529.99 via Google’s web store or you can sign up for a two-year contract for $179.99 with T-Mobile. Already have service with T-Mobile and are due for an upgrade? It might not be as simple as you’d expect. My personal advice: If you want this phone, buying without the subsidy is the best possible option.

The Nexus One will be released by Vodafone UK in “a few short weeks” and Verizon by spring. Looking back, I think the more than 2 year wait for the “Google Phone” was definitely worth it. I just wonder how Apple will counter, with an inevitable hardware upgrade come June, the possibility of OS 4 and the end of exclusivity with AT&T here in the US.

~ by redspyda on January 6, 2010.

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