More pictures and latest update on the HTC Nexus One

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More pictures and latest update on the HTC Nexus One
According to Engadget, the HTC Nexus One, aka the Google Phone, has been visiting the FCC. And while the visit did reveal some expected features like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1 and memory expansion via a microSD slot, more importantly, the visit revealed the bands that the device will operate on. The frequencies suggest that in the U.S., while the idea is to sell the phone unlocked, 3G capabilities would be available on T-Mobile. The Engadget story notes that bands I, IV and VIII reveal the T-Mobile connection and that an incorrect placement of the 815-880 MHz frequencies in VIII by the test lab puts AT&T compatibility in doubt. Hopefully, this will get cleared up soon. In the meantime though, besides T-Mobile in the U.S., there is also a host of European bands covered and as one would expect, upload speed should hit 2Mbps and download speed should reach 7.2Mbps. As for the pictures, note that they show the handset running on Android 2.1 and that the lock screen and the car navigation screen both are the same as seen on the Motorola DROID.

HTC Nexus One Preliminary Specifications

source: FCC (1), (2), (3) via EngadgetMobile





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11 Comments

9. rwolf1984

Posts: 536; Member since: Jun 06, 2009

In my mind Android phones in functionality and intuitivenes are now superior to Windows phones, iPhone and the dingleberries in most aspects. I would like to get my hands on this phone before I rush to judgement, but I am not digging the HTC trackball. Blackberries are all touch or now include a digital trackpad. If I were to get an android phone I would probably go for a Samsung, Sony or a Motorola (the droid is really nice). Those devices dont have that G-1 "Jay Leno" chin. No offense to Jay, but I think chins are meant for people not phones. I favor the Android and Windows app store over the iPhone app store. The blackberry app store and the Palm are the lamest of them all! I feel there are more fun, free and useful apps interesting apps on the google and Windows platform versus the iPhone. It looks like all the latest cutting edge apps from Google like Google Goggles are going to launch on Android platform first. With all these innovations coming to this operating system why can't we get a browser similar to Skyfire. This is the biggest thong holding me back from getting a new phone other than a Windows phone. . .I am stuck. . .So Google get your goggles on and help me make my decision!

8. Kappy

Posts: 108; Member since: Dec 14, 2009

I read online that this phone was also the Bravo... They are one in the same. Anyone think that is true? I also heard Verizon turned this down (although if it isn't made to run on cdma I don't know how they would have been offered it...) I guess I just wanna know is Verizon getting anything like this? I think Android is awesome and/or I'd love an iphone, but I won't leave Verizon. I like their coverage and customer service. My friend has a droid and I think it runs awesome and is a great phone, but I don't like it for me. Something a little lighter and less bulky would be nice. The eris is nice too, but I think better things are coming... I mean geez I have an enV2. I need an upgrade!!! lol

7. dandirk unregistered

SamTime... I admit I don't know much about how phones are chosen for which service but... AT&T's selection of smartphones is pretty old. They really do bet on the iphone as being one of the few options... They have the bold/pear/curve which is nice, probably to keep their corp accounts. Verizon was kinda the same way a year or so ago, but they seem to have changed their ways, well at least for now until THEY get the iphone lol. I don't think they put any effort into getting new smartphones, but that will change once they loose the iphone.

11. deschats

Posts: 193; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

im actually pretty happy for verizon. they are getting both the palm pre and the palm pixi, most likely the bravo in spring, and their dumbphone selection is moving up the line.

6. SamTime

Posts: 253; Member since: Nov 07, 2009

Note to the whole Android World: Please stop kicking AT&T in the balls. It's really starting to hurt. I would rather take the Nexus One over the Xperia x10. Unfortunately for me, the x10 looks like that's the only Android phone for AT&T on the horizon. =(

5. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

woot, another toy for tmobile. gives me something to look forward to :)

4. htc_prep

Posts: 303; Member since: Oct 09, 2009

these prototype and early production pics and speculations are always fun

3. rtimi26

Posts: 42; Member since: Mar 16, 2009

did anyone notice the tabbed cards like the pre on the pics on engadgetmobile

10. deschats

Posts: 193; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

those are actually just preview of the 4 extra home screens. pretty gimicky if you ask me.

2. prettyboy1974

Posts: 56; Member since: Mar 16, 2009

I, agree I would love for VZW to get everything but, well, we know that just won't happen still praying for the Bravo/Passion though cause that is just as hot.

1. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

i'm happy for tmo.

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