Last month, Google promised that the Nexus One will be released by Verizon some time this spring. An unconfirmed report may have revealed the exact day the flagship Android OS smartphone will hit store shelves.
This wider availability will reportedly start on March 23, when Verizon will become the second U.S. wireless carrier to offer the Nexus One. Rumors aside, March 23 is the first day of the CTIA tradeshow and is therefore a strong possibility for the launch date.
The Google Nexus One will also debut in Europe soon. Vodafone has committed to offering it, but is only saying the debut will be at some point this spring.
Information supposedly leaking out of this carrier says this model is going to be released in April, roughly a month later than had been first hoped.
There has been no word yet on what Verizon or Vodafone will be charging for the GooglePhone — T-Mobile’s price is $180 with a two-year service contract.
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.
The current version supports T-Mobile’s 3G service, and Verizon’s and Vodafone’s versions are also expected to offer 3G service.
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 T-Mobile service is available now at www.google.com/phone.