The HTC Nexus One and all we know about it

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The HTC Nexus One and all we know about it
The first rumor appeared out of thin air at the end of November and had it Google was developing and testing its own Android-based handset. Pictures of the handset leaked on the Internet two weeks later and the rumor got unofficially confirmed. The minute we saw the phone we noticed that it closely resembles another unannounced handset, the HTC Passion, that would supposedly roll out through Verizon in the US. According to Engadget, the Nexus One is nothing else but a GSM version of the same device. The first leaked pictures, however, proved to be just the beginning of a major flood, because what followed suit was no less but a veritable deluge of leaked images. It´s interesting to point out that, allegedly, most of them came from Google employees. So, what do we know about the the HTC Nexus One and its specifications?

The word has it the HTC Nexus One is quite thin and sports 3.7-inch, capacitive display that utilizes AMOLED technology and comes with extremely high native resolution, but lacks multitouch support. The device will be probably equipped with 5-megapixel camera with LED flash, controlled via trackball and not a camera shutter. We also know the handset will feature microSD slot, microUSB port and 3.5mm jack and they are more than welcome. 

Leaked images also reveal the HTC Nexus One will probably run Android 2.1 with a home screen that consists of 5 separate pages, but without any OS personalization. Supposedly, the CPU lurking under the hood is the powerful 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, but the amount of installed RAM and ROM remains shrouded in mystery. The Android-based handset will support HSDPA and HSUPA, meaning its owners will be able to rely on fast internet connectivity even with no Wi-Fi networks in the vicinity. The Nexus One will be a fully functional navigation device thanks to a built-in A-GPS module.

So, what about its release date and the carriers it is to roll out through? Google has already filed the necessary paperwork to register the trademark Nexus One and the fact implies the company does intend to sell the device. The rumor has it the internet giant plans to offer the HTC Nexus One without intermediary carriers and at a non-subsidized price via its own online store, but we´ve recently heard the speculation is actually inaccurate and the handset is to roll out through T-Mobile USA at a price of $199 on a two-year contract... and on January 5, 2010. If the latter turns out to be wrong, the Nexus One might end up being just another ultra-cool device, destined to collect dust on store shelves due to an overwhelming price tag – something that never fails to put off customers. We hope you found the current article informative and fingers crossed that we get to see official details on the HTC Nexus One soon.

HTC Nexus One Preliminary Specifications


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23 Comments

22. vzwman

Posts: 385; Member since: Oct 26, 2009

I wonder why there's alot of haten bitches on here

23. sleepyjohnny

Posts: 151; Member since: Dec 16, 2009

its a rival of the carrier... subscibers... ehh sounds odd lol

18. weetanhops

Posts: 12; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

I just want to know when it's due for release in the UK. I can upgrade on Jan 6, and at the moment I'm going for either an HTC Hero or a BlackBerry Bold 9700. If this is released in the UK on Jan 5 as well, then I'll be extremely happy.

14. surethom

Posts: 1777; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Android 2.1 on Moto Xt701 With xenon Flash is what i want, then finally sell me Nokia N82

11. Pr0cl1v1ty

Posts: 60; Member since: Oct 26, 2008

tmob is trying to pull out of 4th place... verizon seems complacent with where they are at in the rankings. and obviously dont care about yall :) like tmob does us :D its like a big family! @marcmaiden yea if the phone doesnt have the 1ghz processor then noone will want this phone other than the screen. which to me isnt enough to buy it.

8. ChiefD23

Posts: 16; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

Man...I am really hoping VZW comes out with something "Incredible" around the mid-January timeframe. I don't like the fact that T-Mo is gettng this phone...maybe...and the HD2...confirmed. What the hell does T-Mo have that Verizon doesn't ?

10. deschats

Posts: 193; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

i think its great that it has a faster processor than the droid, and its gorgeous in all aspects... but honestly, my droid is very fast no matter how you put it. i really think this is just another android phone. :(

13. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

you should become a fan of the moto droid on facebook buddy!

19. theman10

Posts: 93; Member since: May 16, 2009

That was gay!

6. Galen20K

Posts: 588; Member since: Dec 26, 2008

It doesn't lack Multi-touch support, it has it and the hardware is more than capable of it. Its just that the programs need to have the code written in it to support it. Get on it developers!

17. weetanhops

Posts: 12; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

There will be multi-touch in GSM regions like Europe, it's been the case with the Droid/Milestone. I don't know what the problem with it is in the States - do Apple have a patent on multi-touch or something?

20. sleepyjohnny

Posts: 151; Member since: Dec 16, 2009

there is nothing wrong in the states. in fact, there is a browser in the app store of the moto droid that does implement the multi touch. also, the droid eris has multi touch in the browser, although that may just be due to the fact that it doesnt run android 2.0. also, it only lacks multi touch in the browser (moto droid)

4. Steven58

Posts: 80; Member since: Nov 25, 2009

I am so hoping that this is the HTC Incredible for Verizon, too. My xv6900's D-Pad is messed up (water damage, my fault) and I want to hold off for this phone. I would take this over the Droid because of the processor speed, and the fact that I like HTC products.

7. Kappy

Posts: 108; Member since: Dec 14, 2009

me too! I have an enV2 and the battery is goin' to crap. I am due for an upgrade January 5th, but I am holding off to see what is coming! Anyone think iphone this summer?

3. fsjon

Posts: 120; Member since: Sep 03, 2009

Why would there be "OS personalization" when Google is the one who created the OS?? I'm so sick of hearing personalization right out of the box and any smartphones coming out without one will fail. When buying smartphone, buy for the hardware and not the software (other than that native OS...in most occasions). You can always tweak the phone to your own liking with softwares. For example, you can not make your QVGA screen to a WVGA screen.

12. cj100570

Posts: 204; Member since: May 12, 2009

Finally a voice of reason.

2. MarcMaiden

Posts: 25; Member since: Nov 24, 2009

if it doesnt have that snapdragon processor, then it honestly has nothing new aside from the nice screen. lets hope this isnt a bust!

1. vzwman

Posts: 385; Member since: Oct 26, 2009

F*** the phone all I want is the 2.1 OS

5. Galen20K

Posts: 588; Member since: Dec 26, 2008

F*** you, nobody cares what you think.

9. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Fuck you, i care what he thinks.

15. phone333

Posts: 331; Member since: Feb 04, 2009

F this..!F that ! ...Must be a verizon's fan thing...Very mature

16. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

thank you for not calling me a fanboy bro. :-)

21. vzwman

Posts: 385; Member since: Oct 26, 2009

That's my boy Thanks fanman

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