Sprint says adios to the Nexus One and yes to the HTC EVO 4G instead

Sprint says adios to the Nexus One and yes to the HTC EVO 4G instead
Following Verizon's move to pass up on the much hyped Google Nexus One, Sprint is now looking to follow the same path as we ride into the last leg of the HTC EVO 4G's speculated summer launch. Although it's difficult to say who made the ultimate decision to pass up the Nexus One, it would've easily thrown a pickle in Sprint's way if both devices were to be available at approximately the same time. Seeing that the HTC EVO 4G is superior in almost every way, Sprint's decision to leave behind the Nexus One will charismatically pave the way open for HTC to kick start this hot summer season as there won't be any shortage of decent smartphones making their presence. If for some apparent reason the Nexus One did make its way to Sprint, it surely wouldn't see any price drop – especially when pricing looks to be uniform throughout the board with the other launch partners. Throwing it on the flip side, the $179 contract price of the Nexus One could easily push Sprint to potentially move up pricing just a bit more for the EVO 4G to substantially elevate its status. In the end though, there is one winner to be found through all of this – HTC. As the Taiwan based company continues to soak up success, it'll be interesting to see how they will move forward once the HTC EVO 4G hits the market.

HTC Nexus One Specifications | Review
HTC EVO 4G Specifications | Hands-on

source: Engadget



1. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

should have sold the nexus one at 99 and make it yet another choice for sprint customers

2. rshackindian

Posts: 21; Member since: Apr 11, 2009

i agree; the nexus 1 should fall after the hero, which should drop in price; but before the evo, in there line-up

3. sprintguy09

Posts: 79; Member since: Apr 17, 2010

Just got a email about this Sprint users hoping to get their hands on the Google Nexus One Android device should give up. Sprint has confirmed that it won't support the device, and Google has removed references to it from the Nexus One web site. Instead, Sprint hopes users will adopt the EVO 4G WiMax-powered Android smartphone. I think we can say at this point that Google's grand scheme to change the way people buy cell phones is pretty much dead. Even though Google contends that the Nexus One is a successful business (a.k.a, in the black), in both reality and perception it has been a failure. Here's why. First and foremost, most people who buy cell phones still do actually like to visit brick-and-mortar retail stores and put their hands on a potential cell phone before buying it. (As someone who recommends cell phones for a living, there's no substitute for the hands-on experience.) The idea of buying a cell phone sight unseen from a web site doesn't appeal to the masses. Yet that's exactly how Google hoped to sell the Nexus One. The Nexus One was announced in early January as a pure Google Android experience. It was to only be available directly from Google. It was initially sold with cell radios only compatible with T-Mobile's network. Later, AT&T, Verizon Wireless and Sprint all announced that versions compatible with their networks would eventually be available. Alas, it never happened.

4. shimmyx20

Posts: 280; Member since: Mar 03, 2009

Let's hope Google learned from this experience, and sells the Nexus Two through brike and mortar stores. Carriers probably won't allow them to sell their unlocked, unbranded phones in their stores, but they can at least sell it through Best Buy (I know HTC sells some of their unlocked phones through them), or some other electronics stores

5. ZaY

Posts: 11; Member since: Jan 25, 2010

Noooooo! I wanted the nexus 1 because i wanted a simple Android phone! i dnt want one that has that big of a screen and does too much also one that runs on a with google experience not a the scence UI. Ugh. Excuse my spelling...

8. IndoSlim

Posts: 7; Member since: Nov 12, 2009

You can always turn sense off. That's why I like HTC's UI over Motorola's. I tried to turn motoblur off on my brother's cliqXT but couldn't get it to turn off. Maybe I just didn't spend enough time on it, but sense is easy to turn off and go to stock android. So not liking sense is definitely not a good reason to not like the EVO. Also, uh, it's android (Hello!). No matter what phone you get they're all pretty much the same--they run android. I can see someone not wanting something like a surround sound receiver because it's too difficult to operate, but with android phones they're all the same except a few extra features here and there--that's the point. So you might want to rethink your reasoning. Just a thought.

6. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Smart move - NEXUS, like the DROID, are inferior ANDROID OS phones when compared to EVO 4G....not that those two phones are bad phones....

7. TechBlue

Posts: 81; Member since: May 06, 2010

i wonder if it also had to do with all of those screen breaking problems i have been reading about. some say its a battery expansion issue.

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