So Where is the Nexus One, Verizon?

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As a long time Verizon (s vz) customer I was ecstatic to hear that the Nexus One would appear for the Verizon network this week. I have played with the Nexus One (s goog) and it is one sweet smartphone. The BlackBerry (s rimm) Storm is getting long in the tooth and the Nexus One would be an awfully good replacement for it.

I must have hit the Google site dozens of times this week and I still find the lousy message that it is “coming soon.” Google and Verizon are still sending those who click the link to the Droid (s mot) web page. Come one, where is the Nexus One, Verizon?

99 Comments

Larry Gill

My wife has the Droid, but it is a major lemon. Drops calls, routinely. My vintage clamshell is much more reliable.

Larry Gill

I like the HTC Eris, but the Nexus One is the phone for me. WHAT’S UP, Verizon. Talk to us.

nickkkk

Im with Fuzzy – Verizon is awful…They NEED a bigger assortment of GOOD phones without spending time filling them with their useless Vcast stuff that no one uses anyway. Just give us a good phone for once.

TJM

Very disappointed with the lack of information being released on Verizon’s Nexus One availability. I think they had a great opportunity to sell a TON of N1s, due to the rumored March 23rd release. All that free advertising and hype down the drain.

I’m sure I wasn’t the only one checking google.com/phone constantly and searching for news stories containing release announcements; even a day later. Instead of taking advantage of it, they just gave us all the silent treatment. Makes me not even want one now, and I was ready to pull the trigger the second it became available on the 23rd.

Obviously, the rumor was not true, but would it really have been that hard for somebody at Verizon or Google to simply say so? They are just as guilty as the ones who started the rumor because they let everyone believe it was true.

Joe Wimmer

I am dying to get a nexus one but nobody knows when it will be released. I went and talked to 7 Verizon agents and they all contradict their own responses. They are keeping it a secret for some reason that I can not explain because half of them say they have never heard of the nexus one. I just want to know why they are keeping this so quiet!

custangro

If Verizon doesn’t get their act together I will switch to T-Mobile…

I never Travel….so I only care about coverage in SoCal :)

Droid Does

Verizon has no control over this issue at all so what is all this bs about Verizon being the bad guy here. Google is in full control of this phone release date so if you wish to kick your feet like a child then direct your immaturity to the right source of your frustrations.

Vic-Da Mixologist

That’s just retarded. Is google responsible? Yes, but Verizon, isn’t an innocent bystander. After all it is their network, and if they don’t want it on there, it won’t be on there. hence the whole iphone debacle. Its a pattern that Verizon users should simply expect. when was the last time Verizon got a phone that people really wanted and anticipated? and got it first? It’s never happened. As a matter of fact, with the exception of a maybe 3 handsets, Verizon has always been the last carrier to get devices. and the ones they got first were because of exclusivity rights and were never in direct competition with other carries for those handsets.

Jimmy

I switched to T-Mobile from Verizon just so I can get the Nexus One. The phone is cool, but the spotty 3G coverage and lack of any coverage in general sent my right back to Verizon. I would rather have a Droid with excellent coverage than a N1 with not so good coverage.

Matt

Is there supposed to be a Verizon-subsidized Nexus One (with contract) as well as a pay-out-the-nose no-contract version, or just the latter?

NexusEvoIncred

Hmmm… should I wait for the EVO on Sprint instead? I’ve really enjoyed Verizon’s service, though. So, maybe the Incredible instead? I don’t know.

QG

i read this morning on some site, i forgot the url, but i’ll gind it again, anywyas the site says that the htc incredible is the verizon’s version of the google nexus one, just bout the same specs,but underclocked processor and 8mg pixel cam. i really don’t know if its true or not, we been getting the runaround ever since march 23’d. if google got a dollar for everytime a verizon customer hit the google nexus one site, they’b b billionaires. everyone keep us posted if ya hear anything.

Dredj

Funny you would say that, because google’s net income last year was somewhat over 6 Billion. So, yeah, they’re already billionaires. So they do what they want, when they want, and they’re release the N1 when they’re good ‘n ready on their terms.

yeahright

i have been waiting for the N1 ever since i heard it was coming to verizon… im done with the bs.. waiting for the iphone 4g and making the dreaded switch to at&t as soon as it comes out.. Verizon will never have the iphone, N1, or any other phone they can’t totally control….

John Rodgers

Yea, if they don’t announce the phone, I am getting an iPhone. The market can only take so much hype before it cracks.

necco

It’s funny, if Verizon would have released Nexus One I would have bought it. Now I think I’m just going to wait for the HTC Incredible, don’t think I like the track ball sticking out on the Nexus One

jane k

when will the waiting stop?

1) first waited for the droid on verizon in the fall-
2) then heard rumors about the nexus one on t-mobile for january, so waited until january
3) then in january, found out the nexus one would be out in the spring on verizon: good phone, good network, win-win

so i’ve been waiting since last year, any news for us anytime soon?

Rod Gilbert

Okay, I’ve also been awaiting this phone for about a year now. I’ve been anxiously waiting for its arrival, and with the rumors spreading saying it would be released March 23 I was hoping I would get it on that day. Unfortunately, it was a sham. My plan ends in May for verizon and if the nexus one is not available by then I am switching to AT&T and buying it. I read this article yesterday stating it would be out April 2011, I, probably along with many of you believed this could be a fact or its a god damn typo that some jerk had to do to mess with everyone’s mind. Thank god it was updated. Lets just hope for the best, I would really like to get the phone unlocked and purchase it through google rather than those Verizon bastards.

http://www.newsopi.com/tech/nexus-one-verizon-pricing-release-date/401/

keith

@KD – you will have a brightness control that will more than likely be made available via a widget.

my Droid can’t be seen during the day without amping up the brightness.

Keith L.

“I was at Fry’s electronics Fri afternoon and asked the Verizon sales person when they were getting in the Nexus One and she said that her manager told the staff yesterday that they were not getting them in.”

Yes.. that is the rumor. “IF’ they are available on the Verizon network, they will still NOT be sold in stores. You will have to order it online.
Just what I read ….

kd

I was so excited about the Verizon Nexus One, and then a friend of mine showed me hers… and you can’t see anything on the screen when you are outdoors… SO now i wonder? is it worth it? and what’s all this talk about the HTC incredible???

mrcoffeepgh

HTC vs. Nexus One? The simple story is that they are SIMILAR

mrcoffeepgh

HTC Incredible vs. Nexus One? The simple story is that they are SIMILAR phones. The biggest difference is that the HTC will be purchased in bulk by Verizon and sold in their stores. Rumor has it that 150,000 units are already in the U.S. central warehouse. As far as Nexus One, it will be sold exclusively from Google.

JC

So, I was watching TV and saw a yet another add for Verizon’s Droid…their special where if you buy one, you get the second one for free? offer ends 3/31…do you think that Nexus one will launch then?

keith

@ Nelligan – if by “the Droid sucks..” you mean that it is more powerful than any other phone of its kind, then yeah, good point.

I’m anxious for the Nexus One…and I will be selling my Droid once I obtain it..

David Etkin

i wanna switch to tmobile as well. does anyone know how to get out of a verizon contract for free?

Vic-Da Mixologist

easy. Get an address where Verizon doesn’t offer service.

FB

I was at Fry’s electronics Fri afternoon and asked the Verizon sales person when they were getting in the Nexus One and she said that her manager told the staff yesterday that they were not getting them in. I hope she or her manager was is wrong, or at least get something better in the next few months, like the HTC Evo.

Droid Does

She was correct. As of this date the official word is that only corporate stores will get the nexus one. Official resellers will not have access to them due to contracts tied to the nexus one. Another Iphone like blunder since the premium Verizon retailers far, far, far, far outnumber and out sell the corp stores.

mrcoffeepgh

The official story is that the Nexus One will be sold exclusively by Google, with contract pricing for Verizon. This is why there are reports of the HTC Incredible being stocked in Verizon’s central warehouse, but not Nexus One. As far as current marketing strategy, though, you’ll never see a Nexus One in a Verizon Corporate store OR retailer.

nelligan

Verizon is just bending everyone over the barrel and laughing because all of us idiots are still on their shitty network and paying out the ass for oversold plans/data pkgs.
They will see that by this time next month, they will have lost at least 10% of their customer base just because of the non Nexus/Incredible release. They are just hurting themselves and all the other carriers are smiling wide with open arms.
Just look over the last 5 years of phones. AT&T gets Razor first, then iPhone. Verizon gets what? BB’s?? Whoopie.. every other carrier has them too. Droid sucks donkey balls and Eris is a Nexus wanna-be. Already outdated and will NEVER get the 2.1 update.

F YOU suckas!!!

Gmoney

You’re trying to be funny with a hint of ghetto, but you’re doing a much better job of being putz. Are you really still riding the at&t crappy network and dropped calls regularly train???? Yeah they get the technology first, but seriously if you can even put verizon in the same sentence with at&t about plans, service or call quality you’re whacko…you’d think in this day and age that at&t would get their act together and learn…FIX YOUR NEXTWORK, SPEND THE EXTRA TIME AND LOOT SO YOUR CUSTOMERs DON’T HAVE TO SPEW THINGS LIKE NELLIGAN to cope with being an at&t subscriber. But hey, then there’d be two verizons and no luke wilson comercials…ha

Gmoney

Joe Smalls

Nelligan…. To start out, AT&T was the first to get the Razor and in the long run that phone turned out to have more problems than most other phones out there. You may disagree, but you probably did not have access to the internal tech reports and materials that actually show all the issues and bugs the phone had. When it comes to the iPhone, Verizon actually was offered to be the carrier of choice and they turned it down. (they knew the issues the phone would go through and also did not like the exclusive warranty/troubleshooting requirements Apple wanted). Besides, how many incarnations has the iPhone had to go through to finally get some basic features that other phones have had for years (ie, picture & video messaging, and others) ? So far 3.. The actual ONLY reason that AT&T currently has the largest customer base is purely due to the number of people that got sneakily convinced to buy the iPhone on a shaky network. You also may not know the actual number of people that leave AT&T to go to Verizon.

Mozes

Calm your monkey ass down and stick with AT&T, it’s so not that serious…

jojoz11

I have figured out 2 things about technology. 1. Macs are better than PC’s, and Verizon has the best network in the US. Yes it is expensive, yes their stores are filled with village idiots, yes, their tech service is slow, and yes they are late as s*** with their phones, BUT, I hardly ever drop a call and that is why I have a f***ing phone, to make phone calls. The other stuff is cool and useful, but it is all crap if you can’t connect. So, I will bitch and whine about Verizon being lame and late with the Nexus Incredible and Nexus One, but in a month, I will have it and it will seem like this annoying delay never happened. Meanwhile, Mulligan will be dropping calls long after the Nexus One comes and goes. I will not leave Verizon, until someone has a network that compares. I may be waiting a long time.

ActuallyKnowsSomething

“1. Macs are better than PCs”

This discredited everything you have ever said in your life about technology. “Better” is a relative term, and can not be used to distinguish between Macs and PCs. You can like Macs better, but that is different than Macs being better than PCs.

kdubb

ACTUALLYKNOWSSOMETHING:

““1. Macs are better than PCs”

This discredited everything you have ever said in your life about technology.”

…Truth bomb.

JOJOZ11 is obviously a mainstream consumer, lacking a true tech understanding of computer hardware

Steve

I agree with KDUBB, if you knew anything about tech you would understand that when you say “mac is better than PC” you are really saying, “i like the fancy looking operating system”. if you are going to bash pc’s then understand that a “pc” is a PERSONAL COMPUTER, nothing more. therefore you like the mac OS better than Windows. which also means, like KDUBB said that you are another idiot consumer that will pay double what he should for a computer half as powerful as the comperable pc.

On the note of the Nexus one, it is going to be an epic release for verizon. so far the only thing that comes close to a decent smart phone are the blackberrys. the droid is nice, but the nexus has the snap dragon processorand the new nvidia chip. this phone should have been the killer of the all high and mighty iphone but i am afraid that when verizon recieves the iphone in 2011 that it will ultimately crush the Nexus.

that is just my person opinion on the matter and i welcome any critisism.

LarryMcJ

I couldn’t have said it better! Most of us have tried the other networks at one time or another and we (at least we who want our phones to work) come back to BigRed. Toys are cool, but phones that work are much better.

Edna St. Vincent Millay

I am very eager to get my hands on a Nexus One. Hope springs eternal in the human breast, but my hope is beginning to wane.

CJ

Why are you asking Verizon that question? Google is selling the phone!

Tomato

Exactly!! Why are you blaming Verizon?!! The phone will come out when it’s ready.

Steve Brandon

I’ve been hitting the Nexus One site for the same reason and getting the same result. I thought this week would be it–especially with the Skype announcement.

Now, I’m thinking…wait till summer??? Check Clearwire coverage in my area? The new phone from Sprint looked sweet. Last time I checked, Sprint’s network was growing, and I’ve waited this long for Verizon and the Nexus One, why not a few more months and a better phone?

Gmoney

I with all of you…nothing can hold a candle to Verizon’s network and the Nexus seems like the first legit state of the art phone to hit with them. I called Verizon this week and they said……drum roll……Next month….booooooo hissssss. Yeah I was bummed to hear that too. I think it’s cuz they had the trademark issue pop up earlier this month. What better time to announce this and hit the market hard then during CTIA…oh well…good luck guys.

Gmoney

Droid Does

“Nexus seems like the first legit state of the art phone” I guess you missed the Moto droid release… It will still be the best phone on the network even after the nexus one…

DanDan

yup, feeling your pain. I even tweeted it to @Vzwoffers no reply… someone stole my xmass!!! As these are the times of year I am excited for…

Keep up the good work and let us know if ya hear anything by posting it!!

Fuzzy

Verizon sucks a**!!!
If they don’t announce a release date by the end of this month, I am switching to T-Mobile.

Droid Does

Good riddance loser… cry cry cry…we don’t need anymore 12 yr old on the network so don’t let the door hit you in the ass.

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