Verizon version of Nexus One to be available March 23rd?

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Verizon version of Nexus One to be available March 23rd?
On Friday, we reported that the Nexus One had made it past the FCC. As we all know, the next carrier that will have the honor of providing service for the Android 2.1 device is Verizon. According to Neowin, we now have a date when Big Red will start supporting the phone, which is the first CDMA version of the handset. A tipster close to the situation has told the site that March 23rd is the day when Big Red customers can buy the phone from Google's web site and have it activated over Verizon's CDMA Ev-Do network. Currently, only T-Mobile supports the N-One. March 23rd happens to be the opening day of the CTIA show in the U.S. and it is not known if Verizon will be holding a press conference to discuss the Nexus One. Pricing also is an unknown. Currently the handset runs unlocked for $529 and costs $179 with a 2 year T-Mobile contract. The Nexus One is manufactured by HTC and is sold by Google at google.com/phone. Right at this moment, it is the only Android phone running the 2.1 OS and Flash 10.1 is expected to be made available as a download to the phone sometime in the first half of the year.

HTC Nexus One CDMA Preliminary Specifications | Review (GSM)

source: Neowin

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21 Comments

1. markalkema777

Posts: 5; Member since: Nov 29, 2009

This phone is better than the iphone. It is my next phone once it comes to verizon

17. darthray

Posts: 72; Member since: Nov 04, 2009

I agree.. cant wait! getting mine too.

19. testman22

Posts: 339; Member since: Nov 03, 2009

I really would want some hands on time with the phone before I make such a big purchase. Since its not at Tmobile stores and I don't know anyone with the phone i'm SOL. I have my droid and i'm happy with it! And for all you early adaptors, I would give the nexus one some time on verizon to see if its going to have the same 3G connections the GSM version was having.

2. lennydude

Posts: 23; Member since: Jun 06, 2009

I actually could care less whether it is better than the iPhone. It is the network that is the issue. Had a iPhone 3GS and was in upstate Vermont and not only didn't i have 3G service, i had NO service at all for over 3 hours! Sold the iPhone on fleabay next day, Great phone but unless your "in" AT&T's service area, doesn't cut it. Hopefully the Nexus One will be the answer for me.....................we will see :)

9. cellgeek82

Posts: 518; Member since: Dec 20, 2009

If its on Verizon then yes it will be the answer. I tried at&t and they sucked. Verizon really does have a better network. No carrier is perfect everywhere, but I've tried other carriers and I travel alot to visit family and I have to say that hands down Verizon is better.

3. trevor83

Posts: 19; Member since: Oct 07, 2009

Will the Nexus One and HTC Incredible be two different phones but almost identical in performance and hardware specs?

4. mthoren68

Posts: 66; Member since: Sep 21, 2009

Yes, basically. The N1 will be sold through Google, the Incredible will be sold through Verizon, which is why I am going with the Incredible. It has an optical track pad instead of the ball, it lacks the noise cancelation technology, it looks to have a better camera, the other differences are negligible. For something like this store support instead of having to go through a website means a lot to me.

5. trevor83

Posts: 19; Member since: Oct 07, 2009

Ok, thanks. I was confused at first that they were the same phone. I too will be waiting for the Incredible, I like the optical track pad as well.

6. herbiederb

Posts: 275; Member since: Jan 28, 2010

RAM may be less on the Incredible. Keep in mind that N1 will be updated directly from Google and software comes out 1st for their phone which may be important for many users. Poor Droid people dont have 2.1 yet officially.

11. odeccit

Posts: 5; Member since: Feb 02, 2010

Do you know if any of these phones will have GSM and CDMA together? It means a lot to me.

13. rehnhart

Posts: 103; Member since: Mar 27, 2009

Actually, it is the carrier who has final word on OTA updates.

7. TBONEJF

Posts: 17; Member since: Feb 16, 2010

How come Verizon always gets theirs early. Wheres the date for AT&T 3G version? If it comes out already for AT& I would of bought that first.

10. cellgeek82

Posts: 518; Member since: Dec 20, 2009

AT&T is too busy in bed with Apple. They don't care about Android like Verizon does. If you want the best Android experience and more Android devices, come on over to Verizon where open development and true multi-tasking is getting good :)

15. TheEclectic

Posts: 77; Member since: Sep 23, 2009

Wow - never thought I'd see the day where someone was complaining about VZW getting a sought-after phone first. Most of the time it was us crying about how Sprint and AT&T were getting all the "cool" phones while we were stuck with Treos and Crackberries.

16. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

+1 eclectic! I used to always complain about that as well, as sprint got the VX6900/TouchCDMA/Vogue literally 9 months before VZW did (I know I waited for it). I am excited that VZW is getting a better variety of phones now, but they still have no plans for a variant of the HTC HD2. So I will get the Incredible or whatever, becuase I love HTC products, and I will wait until WP7s to get a new WinMo phone. Ahhhhh how times have changed.

8. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

This thing is a beast.

12. TBONEJF

Posts: 17; Member since: Feb 16, 2010

AT&T you guys are starting to piss me off so badly. WHERE THE HELL ARE WE GOING TO GET OUR VERSION OF NEXUS ONE. Keep falling behind like that I'm cutting off my contract with you PERMANENTLEY.

18. omarc26

Posts: 360; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

ATT SUCKS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

14. spk

Posts: 36; Member since: Feb 03, 2010

bring it on! I gotta get rid of this enV9900

20. darthray

Posts: 72; Member since: Nov 04, 2009

I had a question. Iam a verizon member and have an upgrade on a new phone this april but they offer early upgrades only online even months before your upgrade is available.. does anyone know if I will still be eligible for an upgrade when purchasing on google?

21. dubracer223

Posts: 46; Member since: Mar 16, 2009

good question....im a csr @ a corporate vzw store & honestly doubt that your early upgrade will be avail with google usually early upgrades are for vzw purchases only. then again alot has changed so i would ask google on this.

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