Google will introduce its first smartphone at the beginning of January, if an unconfirmed report is correct.
Not surprisingly, this high-end model — code-named the Nexus One — will run Google’s Android OS. It will also offer a range of high-end features.
It may also be sold unlocked for those who want to use it on AT&T’s network.
More about the Google Nexus One
Many Nexus One units were given to Google employees last week. According to this company, this smartphone is intended to allow its employees to try out Android software that hasn’t been released to the public.
However, quite a few unconfirmed reports say that Google plans to put this device on sale to those outside of the company.
The Nexus One is almost certainly a version of the HTC Bravo, a model that expected to hit the market next year. As such, it has a tablet shape with a 3.7-inch, WVGA, AM-OLED display and optical trackpad.
It runs Android OS 2.1 on a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, and it has support for both AT&T’s and T-Mobile’s 3G networks.
In addition, this model has a 5 MPx camera, GPS receiver, and a microSD memory card slot.