Google won't sell Nexus One to Verizon customers; suggests buying Droid Incredible instead
posted by Alan F. / Apr 26, 2010, 3:12 PM
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The N1 was a great learning experience for Google, but it didn't make sense for them to compete with the HTC Incredible.
posted on Oct 20, 2010, 1:46 AM 0
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I think he meant cannibalize...Google didn't want the N1 or Incredible to cannibalize each other considering they are both made by HTC with Google Android OS. It definitely makes sense from a business and sales perspective.
posted on Apr 27, 2010, 6:31 AM 0
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Could the reason be that the N1 has a drop call issue for them to not sell it, since the hardware has a flaw and doesnt hold calls.
posted on Apr 26, 2010, 3:17 PM 0
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Pretty much, and the GSM version had 3G issues too. I could see the N1 being a mistake in the making. The N1 was all flashy and sparkle but couldn't deliver, in other words looked good on paper but sucked in real life. The Incredible is the better choice from what I can tell. If I didn't already have the Motorola DROID then I'd probably get the Incredible too. The only thing I worry about the Incredible is the reception. I think they did a review of the Incredible and said the reception was weak compared to the DROID. We'll see when it comes out.
posted on Apr 26, 2010, 5:14 PM 0
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You can put any spin on it you want, but I believe the truth is that it's Verizon that shot down the Nexus One not GOOGLE shooting down Verizon. The Nexus One has way too many issues for Verizon and the fact that they have stopped supporting the main 3G issue was all Verizon needed to slam the door in GOOGLE's face!
posted on Apr 26, 2010, 4:00 PM 0
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My $.02, I think VZW didn't want a third party involved in their very lucrative partnership with HTC. I think that in Google announcing its intent to partner with Verizon at the beginning was done without actually having made any inroads on the issue. VZW has tightened agreements with MicroSoft (Bing, KIN 1/2), and this leaves its equipment makers to manage the OS builds with the carrier (RIM being an exception).
posted on Apr 26, 2010, 10:33 PM 0
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So since the N1 was originally planned to be released on Verizon, did they ever start building CDMA versions of the phones? I'm assuming since the phone was supposed to be release in the near future that they started making some in the factories. Did they just scrap this since the Incredible is coming out?
posted on Apr 26, 2010, 5:43 PM 0
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This is the most likely case. HTC builds both and the 3G issues on the GSM Nexus are more than likely an antenna issue, easy fixed in new production phones like a CDMA version. The incredible is better than nexus and costs less, it just makes sense to avoid the added costs of launching a product variant.
posted on Apr 26, 2010, 6:41 PM 0
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Does anybody know if this means that the Nexus 2, better known as the Motorola Shadow, is coming soon??? I've been waiting on an update about that phone since January.
posted on Apr 26, 2010, 7:14 PM 0
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the incredible lives up to its name...wait til you get this in your hand...just purely outstanding device
posted on Apr 26, 2010, 8:22 PM 0
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I love how people are sitting here and saying how the Nexus sucks because of all the ISSUES. Yet, not one person here actually OWNS the phone? Hmmmmm I'v had my Nexus since day one and it's worked flawlessly since day one. No 3G issues, no multi-touch issues...ect and now that it's rooted it's an even better phone. The Incredible is a good phone now, but we'll see who gets the first update of Froyo. I bet you I'll be running Android 3.0 on my Nexus by the time The Incredible or any other Android device with Sense, Blur, Touchwiz gets an update. I played with the Droid Eris and Hero and let me tell ya Sense on a Android phone is a battery eater for sure. Nexus w/Stock Android FTW :)
posted on Apr 27, 2010, 9:32 AM 0
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