HTC Nexus One to launch January 5th 2010 for $199 on T-Mobile?

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HTC Nexus One to launch January 5th 2010 for $199 on T-Mobile?
According to ABC, the HTC Nexus One, the device that you might also know as the Google Phone, will be launched January 5th. While the choice of carrier is theoretically left to the buyer, those who buy the handset bundled with a 2 year contract with T-Mobile USA will pay a subsidized price of $199 for the unit. The phone will be made available through the Google web site. Are the competing manufacturers getting nervous? Are the carriers worrying about Google's sales process making them lose whatever control they have left over consumers? A Verizon rep that we were chatting with this evening asked if the Nexus One was something that he should be worried about-and this is from the operator that just released the 2009 Gadget of the Year! It is a real life drama out there and if  The January 5th date is correct, there is only 3 weeks left to sort all of this out. In the meantime, some more pictures have made their way to BGR. Ok, who is planning on buying the Nexus One on launch day?

HTC Nexus One Preliminary Specifications

source: ABCNews via AndroidandMe, BGR


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36 Comments

28. bagsofcole

Posts: 30; Member since: May 19, 2009

So is this the data only-voip-googlevoice phone i have been dreaming of?

27. darthray

Posts: 72; Member since: Nov 04, 2009

This is ridiculous, verizon carriers been waiting for the so called "htc passion" to come out for a long time since early october when the rumor got released. It should of came out in the holidays or "january 5th". Just a bummer.

22. livin4acti0n

Posts: 22; Member since: Apr 04, 2009

I see why Verizon didnt pick it up though. I mean they already have the Droid that just recently came and out and is doing OUTSTANDING in sales. Why would they mess that up with this??? which already looks similar to the Droid Eris.... I mean at least wait a year when the Droid hype dies down. ps.... Tmobile has TOO many Google phones.... They are competing with themselves which defeats the purpose.... =| Droid >>>>

36. htc_prep

Posts: 303; Member since: Oct 09, 2009

too true

21. 1eye4u

Posts: 35; Member since: Nov 17, 2009

Subsidized mean signing up with the $30.00 per month data plan. Or will TMobile allow sign ups just for the basic voice plans and allow pay per use $1.99 for 24 hours unlimited data use? Cost-wise the pay per use makes sense to me when the phone has wi-fi since I am almost always around wi-fi access at work, home and some free eateries, airports, etc hotspots. Paying $30.00 a month for 2 years does not make sense for a non-business user like me. My wish list for the Android/Google phones is the stand alone software for Navigation much like the TOmTOm, Navigon CO-Pilot model for the iPhone which does not need 3g data for the Navigation to work (maps are on-board). THis would allow GPS navigation, turn by turn directions even in the absence of network service out in the boondocks or Canada/Mexico or when traveling/hiking where no cellular service is available.

15. Arielnyc2006 unregistered

So my question is, will Tmobile retail stores have it in stock? Or must it be ordered from Google? I have the mytouch 3g and I really want the google phone lol

13. colalover25

Posts: 9; Member since: Dec 15, 2009

yaya new android tele

10. SamTime

Posts: 253; Member since: Nov 07, 2009

Google, why not throw AT&T a bone? Please? Maybe a nibble? Anything?

16. sinfulta

Posts: 279; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

AT&T is getting nothing from Google until exclusivity ends with the IPhone. Apple (This is just rumors, but now is proving true) did not want any Google touch screen devices with them and doing so would break the agreement/exclusivity with Apple/AT&T. Every other carrier has multiple google devices 2+ for each carrier, except AT&T. I heard this as rumor back in 2007 that it was part of there clause when google device was rumored when the first I-Phone was about to launch. So now I pretty much believe it.

17. baldilocks

Posts: 1561; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

The Sony Experia X10 will work with AT&T 3G. At least that's SOME Android love for AT&T.

20. tshow84

Posts: 65; Member since: Jun 11, 2009

except that at&t s agreement with apple is for a "apple voice device" just because apple doesnt want competition, doesnt mean that at&t having a "google touch screen device" would break any exclusivity - touchpro2, touch diamond, i can keep goingi f you think that touch screens break any agreement they have...

23. idiotwind13

Posts: 80; Member since: Dec 29, 2008

Nobody except nerds (like me) who read these sites wants a WinMo phone. Windows mobile is only good if you are a geek willing to fiddle with your phone, Android is much closer to the iPhone as far as ease of use and a user friendly interface. I could definitely see Apple not wanting an Android phone on AT&T because the type of customer looking for an iPhone is similar to the type of customer who will but an Android set.

35. htc_prep

Posts: 303; Member since: Oct 09, 2009

@idiotwind13 if you want to have an OS like the iphone's .............................................. wouldnt... you...... buy... the i.......phone?

8. xcalibur

Posts: 49; Member since: May 18, 2009

soooo.... verizon isn't getting anything? at one point the bravo=passion now = nexus one on t-mobile i'm confused.

11. SamTime

Posts: 253; Member since: Nov 07, 2009

I'm surprised at how much confusion there is surrounding the passion. Like EVERYWHERE posted the leaked HTC roadmap. PhoneArena claims that the Passion is also the Bravo set to be released in April/May in that leaked roadmap. It's still going to be a killer phone.

7. Yeco

Posts: 4; Member since: Dec 09, 2009

For a phone that is supposed to drop on January 5th there isn't much hype built around it and that may just be what holds this phone back from a successful launch.

6. vzwtech86

Posts: 20; Member since: Oct 31, 2009

This device is pretty much the same as the droid. The droid was the 2.0 flagship android device for vzw and this is the flan flagship device for t-mobile. Shouldn't be such a big deal as far as all these rumors are concerned. I think that this device will mark another step forward for Android in general and will probably add another big feature to the os like 2.0 did. What's sad though is that with the progress of android going so fast it seems to leave all these other devices (moment,cliq,behold 2 etc) in the dust. At least apple only has one phone, one screen resolution and one form factor to worry about so they can keep everything compatible. I have a cliq right now and I feel like getting rid of it because it seems so outdated. But the problem is I will probably be the same way if I were to get a new device because then android 2.5 will come and 3.0 and 4.0 way too fast all with new devices.

12. htc_prep

Posts: 303; Member since: Oct 09, 2009

even though im not a fan of apple products their marketing strategy is awesome... and theyre very organized with their product line and they make everyone wait a year on their OS updates (unless theyre pushing a fix) which is why people lose their minds because if you starve someone long enough they will jump for a morsel. but google started as a search engine, they have the internet at their disposal, they have everyones innovative ideas posted on blog sights thoughts, opinions, yays, and nays. not to mention that their OS is open source and can borrow ideas from manufacturers UI's so of course they are going to rapidly pushout updates and better their OS. odds are once they have a good stake in the market share they'll pull back. supply and demand follow me on twitter.com/the_savage_prep techno friends and ill follow you and we can start a movement!!!

26. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

vztech, the cliq right now is the only one with the moto-blur interface. it is ahead of the curve, not behind it. yea its based on android 1.5 but it wont be forever. I have it now, and i had the mytouch. i love the base android and i think the blur is killer. It needs a little more refining and it has been getting it through the updates. Be patient, next month you will hopefully have motoblur based on android 2.0, and then u will have all the new android stuff with the custom UI.

4. p_tr1ck

Posts: 8; Member since: Dec 04, 2009

all indications are that it will be GSM. When they make it available carrier-free I'll buy it for use on Rogers in Canada. Would be nice to see the UI, though. Hopefully they took some of HTC's Sense..

2. LiquidAmber

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 14, 2009

Regardless of whether you love the Android OS or any of its devices, you have to like how Google is trying to influence the cellular market here in the U.S.. Open source and a device not tethered to any provider. This is way things SHOULD be. The idea of whether the Nexus One is better than the iPhone or Droid is a negligible argument for small minds. This could and should be the beginning of a large scale change in how we use this technology. This is good.

3. vzwtechbill

Posts: 175; Member since: Mar 16, 2009

"those who buy the handset bundled with a 2 year contract with T-Mobile will pay a subsidized price of $199 for the unit." How is this any better than the current process of buying a subsidized phone from a carrier and being tied to a contract? I agree I like open source, but from reports I've read, the specs of this device pretty much limit it to T-mobile as the only carrier that can support it. Maybe one day in the near future, when everyone has LTE based network, a truly provider-free device may be possible. But we are not there yet. CDMA, IDEN, HSPA and GSM differences still require diff devices for diff providers, period.

5. LiquidAmber

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 14, 2009

If that's the case, then that's different than what's been reported on other sites. And would be really disappointing.

9. htc_prep

Posts: 303; Member since: Oct 09, 2009

more then likely it can be activated on any gsm network for voice but will need to use a wi-fi capability for data... basically forcing you to go to t-mo but i do agree whole heartedly on your first posting!!! follow me on twitter.com/the_savage_prep techno friends and ill follow you and we can start a movement!!!

25. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

VZW, its an open phone. As in you should be able to buy a vzw/sprint version a tmobile version an att version, ect, directly from google. It is just a different radio after all. Google just partnered up w/ tmobile for a specific contract version. Tmo and google have a good partnership. remember it was tmobile that launched the android platform. they have 4 android phones now with another half dozen on the way through Q1 if that HTC Q1 roadmap leak was right.

1. YouLostTheGame

Posts: 441; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

So if this is actually the "google phone", why was it first reported that it was going to be with VZW? Or is the Dragon/Passion a whole different device all together?

14. colalover25

Posts: 9; Member since: Dec 15, 2009

Because Verizon asked for this model but Google said they would rather give it to t mobile and rejected Verizon request sooo Yeah i think this is the passion with a new operating system version of android

18. mulda71

Posts: 42; Member since: Jun 25, 2009

based on what

19. tshow84

Posts: 65; Member since: Jun 11, 2009

hey watch this: iphone is coming to verizon tommorow - see, i can make stuff up out of thin air too...

24. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

umm.. cola lover?.. LOL. can you link the articles that your immagination is basing this off of? lol VZW would have been offered this phone and spit at it. It would undermine the way VZW does business. its VoiP calling and data if all the initial reports are correct. As in, you dont need a voice plan. YLTG, this is a whole different device than the dragon/passion. The D/P is a souped up android device the like if the Eris was an Accord, the D/P would be a Ferrari. It still operates the same as the current android phones on the market (voice/data/text plans). The google phone works differently even though they look the same.

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