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Google and Verizon are not saying when the Nexus One will hit Verizon, other than “real soon now.” I have been hitting up every source of information about Verizon products I have, and I have been told the hot phone will hit in April.

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The desire to see the hot Nexus One phone on the Verizon network is not under question, given the number of inquiries I am getting about it. There are obviously thousands of Verizon customers anxious to see the Nexus One hit the carrier. Unfortunately, neither Google nor Verizon are giving definitive answers about when the Nexus One will hit Verizon, other than “real soon now.” I have been hitting up every source of information about Verizon products I have, and that is quite a few, and while none of them can go on record, I have been told the hot phone will hit Verizon in April.

That’s nothing particularly new — we’ve heard a number of rumors lately that the Nexus One on Verizon will be appearing any day now. Google and Verizon have always said the Nexus One would launch in the spring, so April makes sense and fits the rumors I am hearing. What is new is that I have multiple sources telling me that when it is launched, consumers are going to be surprised. I am being led to believe the Verizon version of the Nexus One may contain something that the versions on other U.S. carriers lack. That has not appeared anywhere so I hope these sources are correct. They are in positions to know so we’ll just have to wait a little longer.

  1. john montagna Monday, March 29, 2010

    So what the heck is this thing that the other versions don’t have?

  2. A toaster oven?
    Steel belted radials?
    vcast?

    I’d be happy to see the trackball replaced with the optical (ala incredible).

  3. I suspect the surprise is a small software delight, something along the lines of the new gesture search feature, or maybe even proper Swype integration.

  4. Hmmm, remember a few weeks ago there was a screen capture of a Verizon internal webpage saying it has the Sense UI? Prescient?

  5. James Kendrick Monday, March 29, 2010

    Your guess is as good as mine. No one would elaborate further, and were concerned they would get outed.

  6. If it’s Skype or tethering, I wouldn’t say it’s a “big surprise.” Nice to have, but not big and not surprising. ;) We shall see…

  7. As far as the surprise goes, it would seem it should be Skypemobile…makes sense

  8. With Verizon having lots of Enterprise clients I’m guessing that on top of the “regular” version they should come up with a physical keyboard version.

  9. I like nice surprises. Maybe the surprise is the same day release of the Incredible?

  10. George Crossley Monday, March 29, 2010

    I’ve heard tale that android version 2.2 will be out on April 1st. I imagine that surprise will be “Ships with FroYo pre loaded”

    1. it makes a lot of sense… and yes, none of other nexus has it

      1. They’d release the SDK first…. normally it’ll take about 2-3 weeks for a firmware release from “launch”… They will do an OTA update for it after…

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