Sprint has just announced that the Google Nexus One will soon be an option for its subscribers. This is the flagship Android OS smartphone, offering a wide array of high-end features, including a large, high-resolution touchscreen, 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS, and much more.
Although a version of the Nexus One for Sprint’s voice and data network is being prepped, it won’t be sold by Sprint itself in its stores or website. Instead, this product will be available only from Google itself. The same is true of the versions that support T-Mobile’s and AT&T’s networks that are already available.
Sprint has not yet revealed its launch date or price for Nexus One, but has promised to do so in the near future.
T-Mobile is asking $180 for its version with a two-year contract, or $530 without. Sprint’s prices are likely to be very close to these. The recently-released AT&T version is not available with a contract.
The Nexus one is now available for subscribers to two carriers in the U.S., it’s coming soon to Sprint, and Verizon has promised to release it this spring. It also recently debuted in Canada, and will be available soon in Europe, too.
An Overview of the Google Nexus One
This smartphone is the first to be released by Google under its own brand name, and it offers a number of high-end features.
The Nexus One runs Android OS 2.1 on a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, making it the first to offer this combination. As it uses Google’s operating system, it comes with a suite of applications with strong ties to this company’s online services for email, calendar, navigation, and more. There’s also a growing collection of third-party apps.
It has 512 MB RAM, and this device comes with a 4 GB microSD card. Users have the option to expand this up to 32 GB.
All version of this phone offer 3G, and Sprint’s will as well. In addition, the Nexus One also has Wi-Fi b/g and Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR with stereo support.
Other features include a 5 MPx camera with auto-focus and LED flash, 3.5 mm headset jack, a GPS receiver, accelerometer, and digital compass.
The Google Nexus One with either AT&T or T-Mobile service is available now at www.google.com/phone.