It is not surprising news but Google officially announced this week its first Android phone, code-named Nexus One. Made by the Taiwanese HTC, the device will be sold through its online store and the price for the U.S. market will be around $ 529. If the consumer wants to buy a connection package from T-Mobile (unfortunately it doesn’t look like this model will be available as one of the T-Mobile prepaid phones), the price may be reduced to $ 179.
Nexus One can be used on any GSM network, but is designed to operate in its best potential at 3G frequencies. Currently online sales are restricted for only consumers in America and will soon open its “gates” to the respective markets in Singapore and Hong Kong. Google has also stated that Verizon and Vodafone will play a more active role in the immediate future of Nexus One.
The agreement for selling at Europe is not binding for Vodafone, as a spokesperson for the well-known company stated in BBC, which means that other mobile providers can support the device on their network. The Nexus One, as expected, will be equipped with 3.7-inch touch screen with AMOLED technology, 5MP Camera, connectivity via Wi-Fi, accelerometer and built-in compass. Its processor will be the Qualcomm Snapdragon at 1GHz and its front bottom trackball will be flashing when the phone receives e-mail or call.
The version of the Android operating system to be included in Nexus One will be the 2.1 with the code name Eclair and it is worth noting that the same version is also used at Motorola Droid. Currently you can find at the official website of the product all necessary details, while the following youtube video shows you a snapshot of the device from a hands-on user who has had the opportunity to come into direct contact with it.