Big Red closer to seeing the Nexus One as it enters the FCC?

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Big Red closer to seeing the Nexus One as it enters the FCC?
Big Red's lineup is about to get even more red and green seeing that a CDMA HTC-made smartphone with the model name PB99300 was passed by the FCC. This undoubtedly is the CDMA version of the Nexus One that Google officially announced during the handset's unveiling back in January because the GSM/HSPA version is the PB99100. Now this may throw some customers in a deep pickle seeing that they'll have to really sit down and think about their potential future purchase when they take into consideration the vast mix of top Android handsets that the carrier supports. The Nexus One for Verizon will follow suit with the others before it as the smartphone will probably sold directly through Google's online store and offered at the same price; hopefully. Additionally, there are other rumored HTC Android powered handsets that's expected to launch soon like the other Android 2.1 smartphone; the HTC Incredible. Considering that the Motorola DROID is still in the competition, customers again will need to weigh down all their options before making a finalized decision – from the looks of it, HTC definitely has a niche on Verizon's lineup.

HTC Nexus One CDMA Preliminary Specifications | Review (GSM)

source: FCC via Unwired View


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22 Comments

1. theGodpapa

Posts: 181; Member since: Dec 15, 2009

great news, this is a great addition to their line up. Verizon is really busting the doors down, pretty much showing the world they are trying to have the best of everything on the best network. Very impressive considering 2 years ago, the best thing they had going was a Dare and a Storm. Way to learn from your mistakes VZW and lets see how well this sells for them.

2. stuntz

Posts: 178; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

lets just hope they dont make it look as ugly as the Droid Eris.

5. nak1017

Posts: 328; Member since: Jan 08, 2010

My guess is Google will sell it directly, just like the Nexus One for GSM, so it'll probably look exactly the same (except for that nerdy guy following you around with a crowd).

6. phonedemocracy

Posts: 98; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

That nerdy guy probably gets more pussy than you ever will. No offense, but he probably does. He's also written an independent movie and has a twin brother.

10. laceejay

Posts: 12; Member since: Oct 06, 2009

Actually Verizon will cary this phone in their stores just like the rest of the Droids.

3. theGodpapa

Posts: 181; Member since: Dec 15, 2009

droid eris was ugly??? I like the design of it, very compact and sold build. I went with the Moto Droid just because of the higher specs and more available on board .

4. Phullofphil

Posts: 1824; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

what about the omnia two years ago it was a very good phone considering what was out. Actually it was my favorite. I really would not be surprised if the verizon version of the nexus one is actually the htc incredibale.

7. numberonenygfan

Posts: 211; Member since: Oct 19, 2009

Omnia=Terrible

17. Phullofphil

Posts: 1824; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

when the omnia came out i think it was one of the best smartphones. *gigabyte storage with additional 16 and really nice camera. Now i cant stand to play around with it at all

18. Phullofphil

Posts: 1824; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

meant 8 gigabyte

8. qbanpete

Posts: 7; Member since: Feb 25, 2010

Ok...I'm pretty new to researching upcoming Verizon phones...is the HTC Incredible and Desire essentially the same phone?

15. jogutier

Posts: 324; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

pretty much other than the desire is the GSM version for ATT or T-mobile (most likely ATT)

20. qbanpete

Posts: 7; Member since: Feb 25, 2010

Thanks

9. Clintster

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 15, 2008

Ok, so two questions here 1) How long after passing the FCC do companies generally wait to release the phone? 2) Will the Nexus one only be available through Goole, or will you be able to purchase it at a Verizon store? Thanks Guys!

11. ace1122

Posts: 237; Member since: Mar 23, 2009

How would you buy anything through google? i dont believe theres a google store so yes you will be able to get it at verizon. And i think it take about 4 months. Maybe a little more or less.

12. spk

Posts: 36; Member since: Feb 03, 2010

Currently, the GSM Nexus One avail fro T-Mobile is only available through Google by ordering online. If you head into a T-Mobile store you will not find onje. If it's the same for VZW's CDMA version (and chances are it will be),the phone will NOT be carried in stores. Online only.

13. scottmbolt unregistered

duh ...

14. spk

Posts: 36; Member since: Feb 03, 2010

"duh ..." well yeah, it's clear to me and most everyone else but I was saying that in response to ace1122 who seems to think VZW will carry it in stores.

16. jogutier

Posts: 324; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

Not sure if it will only be sold online with google. That was one of the deal breakers with the iphone. Apple wanted and did have att just sell the item and had to activate online. Apple basically just used ATT for a hand off store. ha ha

19. biggles

Posts: 269; Member since: Oct 15, 2009

4 months? More like 4 weeks. I don't think anything collects dust for more than 2 months before seeing a release.

21. g44x

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 15, 2009

yay i am excited...cept i want the htc desire. i heard it was going to at&t now which sucks because it was MY iphone killer (noticed i said MY and not THE iphone killer). I honestly love my droid eris cept i would like a faster processor, bigger screen cuz i have bigger fingers, and flash 10.1 would be awsome...LOVE htc sense UI. so hopefully htc desire comes to verizon soon. if not, i will settle for nexus one

22. spk

Posts: 36; Member since: Feb 03, 2010

I am patiently awaiting this phone. Holding onto my EnV9900 until then

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