Vodafone is backing up its line of Android based smart phones with the Nexus One. The Nexus One is a Snapdragon powered, HTC smart phone including Android operating system 2.1, a 3.7 inch (diagonal) widescreen WVGA AMOLED touch screen with 800 x 480 pixel resolution, and a 1GHz Qualcomm processor.
Vodafone is the first carrier to bring the Nexus One to New Zealand. The Nexus One includes Google mobile apps like Google Maps, YouTube, and Gmail, as well as Android Market, so that customers can choose from 70 thousand applications to tailor their Nexus One to fit their needs.
Vodafone General Manager of Consumer Marketing, Kursten Shalfoon says, “Vodafone is delighted to offer the one of the world’s coolest Android-powered phones to our customers. The Nexus One operates on our extended 3G network so Kiwis can enjoy reliable, fast broadband speeds in 97% of where they work and play”.
The company has recently announced a series of other Android-based handsets including the Sony Ericsson X10i, Sony Ericsson X10i, mini Pro, and the LG Optimus.
The Nexus one is available from July 21, and will retail for RRP NZ$999 (less on a plan).
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