HTC Nexus One Specifications | Review
source: Wall Street Journal via IntoMobile
1. SamTime (Posts: 253; Member since: 07 Nov 2009)
Their direct to consumer model will only work if they open it to all carriers. Tmobile as the only carrier to get a subsidy so far is mindblowing and terribly lame
3. biggles (Posts: 222; Member since: 15 Oct 2009)
Well, they're opening it to Verizon for certain, and we've heard rumblings of AT&T and Sprint as well. Seemingly, the big four will all support this phone eventually. The one carrier launch is annoying, but you're breaking a long standing paradigm in the US mobile market. You add carriers one at a time, space them out, and give them each time to generate sales. Slow and steady.
2. DonLouie (Posts: 594; Member since: 22 Dec 2008)
That's no different than Palm did with Web OS and Sprint. Give it time vzw is next with the other carrier coming later
4. jundibasam (Posts: 119; Member since: 05 Aug 2009)
Sounds promising, but difference is that unlike tmobile, i don't think verizon will be offering any subsidy on the nexus one. If you're a verizon customer, then your going to be able to purchase this phone, but it will be at the retail price. How many verizon customers will pay full retail for the phone and avoid a two-year contract and a potential ETF will be the real test. I personally plan to buy one when it comes out for verizon in a month or two.
5. prettyboy1974 (Posts: 56; Member since: 16 Mar 2009)
First off, how do you know that? Second, do you think Verizon would sit back when every other carrier subs this phone and not do it to. Thirdly, you made that long statement about how no one will buy it at retail, only to follow it up by saying "I personally plan to buy one when it comes out for Verizon in a month or two." Wow, let's recap, you made up an entirely fictional statement, only to discredit your own belief. Umm..... you get an "F"
11. redstu36 (Posts: 38; Member since: 28 Sep 2008)
jundibasam stated a question about the public at large not buying the N1 if it is not subbed by VZW and his own personal decision to buy the phone. These are NOT contradictory statements. The statement concerning whether VZW customers would pay full retail was more of a question or a supposition rather than a statement of fact or opinion.
6. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
LOL, pretty boy u called him out before i could :) have u ever known vzw to launch a phone at full retail?? what precident are you using for this? Imaginationland VZW? No, like ALL OTHER VZW phones and the Tmobile version, there will be a subsidy for a contract. The question is, will it still be online order only, or will VZW make google give them instore stock? even if you lowball it and say they throw 20k per week, per carrier when all carriers launch it, thats about 1,120,000 sold per year. If they fix their silly requirements and make them availible in stores as well, id quadruple that number.. big stuff.
7. BrokenImaege (Posts: 173; Member since: 27 Jul 2009)
I am there with you on the numbers. I work for Verizon Wireless and I had a T-Mobile customer come up to me with it and I got to play with the device. It's amazing. On top of that, it looks a lot like the IPhone physically and lets face it, people buy the IPhone just because of the look. Google is not going to be stupid when it comes to this device. They will let us subsidize it and I can see them letting us have it in the store due to our relationship with them. That being the case, I can easily see them selling close to 5 million of this device alone. Now the only other thing I am waiting for is the tablet that Google and Motorola are working on :-)
12. redstu36 (Posts: 38; Member since: 28 Sep 2008)
Do you think that VZW will sell 5M of these devices, subsidized, if all current VZW customers(ones that are in the market for a smartphone) are locked into contracts after buying their Droids back in the fall?
8. testman22 (Posts: 338; Member since: 03 Nov 2009)
I was going to wait for N1 on verizon but ran out of patience and just bought a droid. Now that I've done so I don't regret my decision at all. The extra speed of 1 gig would be nice, but the droid is plenty fast for me. I'll definitely take the hit in processor speed knowing that I have verizonwireless tech support available at a call away (which obviously will not be an option when the nexus1 is released)
9. nak1017 (Posts: 328; Member since: 08 Jan 2010)
Google is pragmatic and don't seem to follow standard business practices, but they did build a hell of a phone :) I'm personally thinking Google has a soft spot for T-mobile since they were the original Android launch partners...