Google Nexus One Android Phone — What We Know

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It seems the mobile tech world is not happy unless there are rumored gadgets floating around the nexus. Google has been playing the Apple game with the leaks concerning the mystery Nexus One Android phone. Details have leaked out over time, and we now have an idea what the Nexus One will be, and how it will be sold.

First, here’s what we know about the phone:

  • 512 MB of RAM and ROM
  • 4 GB microSD card included with support for up to 32 GB of removable storage
  • 3.7″ AMOLED display with WVGA resolution
  • 5-megapixel camera sensor with 2x digital zoom
  • 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi support
  • 1 GHz Qualcomm QSD 8250 processor
  • Removable 1400 mAh battery
  • Voice supported on both AT&T and T-Mobile, but 3G is only good for T-Mo
  • AT&T’s network will provide EDGE

The phone looks just like a slightly bigger Droid Eris, complete with the four touch-sensitive buttons below the screen. The Snapdragon processor makes this the fastest Android phone yet, but otherwise the Nexus is just another Android phone.

Google will sell the Nexus One for use on the T-Mobile network. The phone is reported to go on sale Jan. 5, and will be available for both a subsidized and an unlocked price.

  • The phone will sell for $180 with a subsidy
  • The unlocked price is $530
  • The subsidy is only available with the one data plan ($80 monthly), providing unlimited web, unlimited texts, but only 500 talk minutes
  • Current T-Mobile customers with other plans must buy the unlocked phone for use with those plans, or switch to the new plan
  • You can only buy five phones on one Google account
  • Google will sell the phone online
  • If you cancel your new plan within the allowed 120 days, you will be charged the difference between the subsidized and unlocked prices ($350)
  • Two docks will be available, one for home and another for car use (a la Motorola Droid)

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