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HTC Nexus One is the Google Phone?

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HTC Nexus One is the Google Phone?
It has been an amazing day in the cellular community as pictures and reports are circulating about the HTC Nexus One, which appears to be the Google Phone. According to Engadget, while the device is being identified as being the Google Phone, the EXIF data on pictures taken on the model show the title Nexus One, a name that the site feels will be changed before the phone hits the public. Another code name for the model is Phone 88. As we previously reported to you late Saturday, the device was handed out to Google employees who sent out Tweets about the handset, some of which accompanied our previous story. No official comment has been made by Google about selling this model to the public. According to a story in the Wall Street Journal and circulating the internet, Google plans on selling this phone unlocked with the buyer going to the carrier of his/her choice. The frequencies on the device indicate that AT&T or T-Mobile will be the choices in the U.S. as this is a GSM device. Engadget says that the phone is the HTC Passion/Dragon with similar specs of the Bravo. All have 3.7 inch AMOLED displays with 5MP camera and run a 1GHz Snapdragon processor. As far as the OS is concerned, it appears to be running the same version of Android as the DROID (2.01) or perhaps 2.1. Either way, it is very similar to what Motorola's 2009 Device of the Year currently has. This story is in flux right now and information keeps coming in. Keep checking in to catch the latest news on what could be one of the biggest cellular stories of the year.

TechCrunch has received a Tweet from someone with the Google Phone and he passed along the URL of a game that works only on the Nexus One. If you have any other phone, it will redirect you to the standard Android homepage. The game is a fairly simple memory game with a holiday twist. Click on this link and you will see the rules for a quick second before being redirected. That is, unless you do have the Google Phone/Nexus One. In that case, have fun playing.

HTC Nexus One Preliminary Specifications

source: Engadget, TechCrunch (Game)

HTC Nexus One is the Google Phone?

HTC Nexus One is the Google Phone?
HTC Nexus One is the Google Phone?


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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:44

1. saneok (Posts: 77; Member since: 01 Oct 2009)


This is the same phone that was expected to hit Verizon (HTC Passion) but now its says that its a GSM phone soooo, dose this mean that it will not be available for Verizon? I hope not.....

posted on 13 Dec 2009, 22:08

2. hmcougar09 (Posts: 137; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


I would rather have this phone with the snapdragon processor go to the GSM carriers and hope that Verizon gets the HD2 with it's snapdragon processor as well. I just feel that that is a better phone than this SEEMS.

posted on 14 Dec 2009, 01:13

5. SamTime (Posts: 253; Member since: 07 Nov 2009)


@saneok Dude, those were rumors. I read the same rumors as you. As with all rumors, you have to take it with a grain of salt. And if you haven't seen the leaked HTC roadmap yet, the HTC passion/bravo is to be released in April/May.

posted on 13 Dec 2009, 22:27

3. michaelearth (unregistered)


If Verizon does end getting a new Android device like the Pssion in the coming months, do you think they will offer some sort of discount for upgrading to it if you bought the Droid? Thanks

posted on 14 Dec 2009, 01:16

6. SamTime (Posts: 253; Member since: 07 Nov 2009)


I'm sorry, I'm having a hard time understanding why Droid users would want to already jump shit to a "better" Android device. The Droid is a very capable phone; tried and true. There's absolutely nothing wrong with it. Consider yourselves lucky Verizon customers, I'm on AT&T and can't find a device to upgrade my iPhone to.

posted on 14 Dec 2009, 01:11

4. htc_prep (Posts: 303; Member since: 09 Oct 2009)


theres a couple things up with these postings. ive been googling this nexus one every 8 hours since yesterday and a couple things seem contradictory. A. if you look at the x its the 4 windows colors. B. they say that they are selling it independent from any carriers... yet they are only releasing it on gsm. biased? or loop hole around the carriers device upgrade/ activation discount C if its truly and solely a google phone why draw a contract with an established company (erhm HTC) and share the glory when they could go the apple route and either comprise their own hard ware or contract a lesser known firm. D. theres some B.S. going around stating that the tweets are from apple to cause strife between google and the manufacturer's... its convoluted and confusing but its turning out to be an exciting drama. i hope that when the dust settles theres both a cdma and gsm version

posted on 14 Dec 2009, 06:16

7. deschats (Posts: 193; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


idk wtf your reading. a) the 4 colors represent googles logo. b) they are selling it from google stores, probablly online because it can be activated on t-mobile or at&t. c) hardware costs alot more than you think it does and even though google is rich, they arent going to build a factory anytime soon, hiring htc was a good start. apple didnt build their iphone soley by themselves, foxconn was a huge part.

posted on 14 Dec 2009, 11:42

11. htc_prep (Posts: 303; Member since: 09 Oct 2009)


you are petty and i dont have time for argumentative people who try to belittle others over trivial matters, opinions, and speculations. im going to say this and be done. blue yellow red and green and an X is USUALLY winmo (its an early prototype and blurry photo). your b is the same as mine. even tho its SAID and still to early to tell it is being sold independently by google network restrictions require ppl to activate on select carriers. and i also said contract a lesser known entity for cheap labor and less thunder sharing when it comes to the hardware. thanks for your 2¢. but the buckets already full.

posted on 14 Dec 2009, 07:12

8. Kappy (Posts: 108; Member since: 14 Dec 2009)


Verizon is supposed to get the HTC Bravo right? I assume the Bravo is going to look similar to this? If you notice the soft keys (I guess you'd call them) above the trackball resemble the droid and eris very closely (at least I think). Could this be a version for Verizon or is Android in general moving more towards that design? EDIT: Okay, I just looked more closely at the Eris and droid and it seems the keys are pretty smiliar but in a different order and some have a slightly different design. I am thinking this might be a design of newer android type phones? I haven't noticed this on Android phones for other carriers though?

posted on 14 Dec 2009, 11:30

10. htc_prep (Posts: 303; Member since: 09 Oct 2009)


verizon is going the logical route and giving some uniformity to their "droid" series so that you know its a verizon model. very smart of them.

posted on 14 Dec 2009, 07:35

9. Kappy (Posts: 108; Member since: 14 Dec 2009)


I just saw this picture online. Looks like the phone is definitely going to work with T-Mobile.... http://dvice.com/archives/2009/12/google-phone-un.php

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