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Google unveils $529 Nexus One smartphone

By Justin
Jan 5, 2010
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  1. Toward the end of last year, waves of rumors asserted the existence of Google's phone. Called Nexus One, it was speculated the phone was due for a January release. All of that became true today, with Google officially unveiling the phone during a morning press conference.

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  2. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,334   +381

    That's competitive pricing with the iPhone3G - but both are still too rich for my blood.

    Plus I'll wait for other people to test it out first. ;)
  3. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,925   +170

    The hardware specs sound very nice and phone looks like a more professional device than the iPhone. But one glaring omission is the lack of a multi-touch screen! This is one of the things which make the iPhone so user friendly. Let's wait and see how the usability is in everyday use.

    And yeah it's never good to be the first guinea pigs, e.g. the 2G iPhone.
  4. Who is making the ARM possessor for this and future google phones?
  5. Vicenarian

    Vicenarian TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 100   +9

    that thing has more RAM than a lot of people's computers haha
  6. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 961   +84

    The Nexus One does come fully ready to support Multi-Touch - but it's disabled. There's probably legal reason's for this, and a future patch should straighten that out.

    Qualcomm is the 1Ghz processor's daddy.

    I gotta admit that the phone looks pretty darn sweet. But I like my current provider and don't want to leave them for T-mobile. (Maybe if Catherine Zeta-Jones was tossed in the deal I'd come over to their side.)

    I'd love to hear about battery life on this phone. I can only imagine that that big 1ghz CPU would gulp the battery juice like a firetruck taking water out of your pool.
  7. tengeta

    tengeta TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 632

    Everythings going to cost a grand pretty soon eh... only computers have dropped in price. Gotta love these monopolies... err industries.
  8. Vrmithrax

    Vrmithrax TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,285   +232

    Pretty interesting (but hardly surprising) development. I actually hope they hit the Verizon marketplace soon - I need to replace my flaky and slow Blackberry, and have been contemplating the Droid.

    I would imagine battery life will be similar to the Droid Eris (very similar design by HTC) or the Motorola Droid (more similar in processor and overall features).

    And even though it has a half gig of memory, it's still going to get flogged by iPhone fans who will point out one serious limitation with Android - that half gig is it for app space, sure you can add a micro-SD card for more storage, but you can't run apps from it (yet, I hope).
  9. TorturedChaos

    TorturedChaos TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 843   +11

    I guess I don't pay attention to smartphones because when I read that price tag I was thinking holy crap! That's the kind of budget I built my computer on......

    But then reading the comments and see that as 'competitive pricing' it just blows my mind.
  10. I bought it. Really liked my Iphone 2G, not so much love for my current MyTouch 3G though. 560 with tax minus sale price of used MyTouch = $300.........not so bad. of course from iPhone to MyTouch was a free upgrade (sold Iphone, bought MyTouch)
  11. Check out the price and specification
    http://mobiles-prices.com/Google-Nexus_One
     
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