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Topic # 54037 15-Dec-2009 16:45
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Looks like Google plan to market their own unlocked android phone early next year (Jan 5th is one date mentioned). 


The "Nexus One" is made by HTC but not branded as HTC. 


 Here is a link to a good Engadget story including lots of pics. 







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  Reply # 282785 15-Dec-2009 16:50
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  Reply # 282866 15-Dec-2009 19:06
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freitasm: Yep. And if it was a 850MHz WCDMA device I would get it. Rather Android than iPhone.



There is a small article about it here so it may not at this stage.

http://www.myce.com/news/google-to-develop-nexus-one-phone-23532/

 

 




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  Reply # 282939 15-Dec-2009 21:42
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The 1GHz phones are definitely the way to go! :-)

Having said that, when you clock the existing 528MHz phones to top speed, they go very fast. Most phones do a "factory" 384MHz....to balance battery life with performance. But if you sit at a PC for most of the day, then plugging the phone into a USB slot to keep it charged makes running at 528MHz a non-issue. Unplugged, at 528MHz, the phone will operate for 5-6 hours in constant handheld data (not voice call) use. Wifi is better than 3G for your battery. 


If you'r running top speed with GPS, Bluetooth and 3G all humming away, with screen brightness on high....than you're looking at about 4-5 hours of constant use. I mean constant. 

My HTC Magic running WesGarner's Cyanogen-based "Build9" ROM is the fastest android I've EVER seen. Instant response. Amazing. Cyanogen Mod is fast....but Wes has somehow made it even faster. 


Certainly far faster than my iPod Touch.




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  Reply # 282949 15-Dec-2009 22:11
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The Nexus One may be my first foray into Android :-) :-) With Android 2.1, it's gonna rock!

Edit: Check out the link below at htcpedia UMTS/HSUPA 850/1700/1900 Bands for Nexus One. It's good to go for XT!

http://htcpedia.com/news/google-phone-one-step-closer-with-the-htc-nexus-one.html





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  Reply # 283017 16-Dec-2009 08:28
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Damager: The Nexus One may be my first foray into Android :-) :-) With Android 2.1, it's gonna rock!

Edit: Check out the link below at htcpedia UMTS/HSUPA 850/1700/1900 Bands for Nexus One. It's good to go for XT!

http://htcpedia.com/news/google-phone-one-step-closer-with-the-htc-nexus-one.html




Great to see.  Wonder how much it will sell for and will we have to buy them directly from Google to get them to NZ. Parallel imported??




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According to this Goolge will ship the phone to NZ (price rumoured to be USD530).
Interested to hear that it will run on XT. Might have to replace the iPhone. Will keep watching with interest

http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2009/12/rumor-google-nexus-one-530-unlocked-180-with-plan/ (via Slashdot)

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I'm very keen on getting this phone, hoping it to be under $800 incl delivery. First I have to sell off my HTC Magic w/ Sense UI though Money mouth My only concern is if users will be able to gain root access and install custom roms on it like we do with other android handsets. Not a huge issue since i'd expect this to be updated and carried by google in software support much more so than my htc magic. I'm new to the forums :)



looks like it'll cost around $900 with shipping

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