Verizon’s Nexus One Will Only Be Available through Google’s Website

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When the Verizon Wireless version of the Google Nexus One is released, it apparently won’t appear in this carrier’s stores or its website. Instead, customers will have to go to Google’s website to order this high-end Android OS smartphone.

Google Nexus OneVerizon hasn’t officially announced this, but information leaking out of this carrier shows that the only option for consumers who want to buy this device is going to be online directly from Google.

This shouldn’t surprise anyone who has been following the career of the Nexus One. This model first debuted in January, and though the current version is bring offered with T-Mobile service, it is available only on Google’s site.

Pricing & Availability?
According to an earlier unconfirmed report, Verizon will start offering this smartphone on March 23.

There is no word yet on pricing, but this carrier is unlikely to charge much more than T-Mobile: $180 with a two-year 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.

Google Nexus OneIt has a tablet shape with a 3.7-inch, WVGA, AM-OLED display and a trackball.

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 version is 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.

Source: Android Central

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