Google Nexus One Smartphone has arrived
The Nexus One was released today! Built by HTC, the unlocked version is $530 (the phone works with “nearly all” GSM SIM cards, according to Google) or you can pay $180 for the typical two-year contract with T-Mobile. if you already have tmob service, but don’t have a data plan, it will cost $280 for the phone. Google says there will be other carriers and plans coming sometime in the future.
If you already have AT&T service, and you swap your SIM card into the Nexus, you can make voice calls, but you won’t have 3G network access. I’m sure other GSM networks will have similar functionality for now.
====Specs & Features====
the 1GHz processor is much faster than the Droid’s 550MHz Arm chip. The speed is most noticeable when you go to open a web page. The screen resolution is 800×480 with a 100,000:1 contrast ratio, so it looks unfracking believable. But I think my favorite feature right off the bat is the dual microphones. There’s one on the front and back to provide for noise cancelling during voice calls!
Here’s some more specifications from the wikipedia
The phone features a 1GHz Qualcomm 8250 processor, 512MB of RAM and 512MB of internal Flash storage, a 5MP auto-focus camera with LED flash and digital zoom, GPS receiver, light and proximity sensors, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, and 802.11b/g/n Wifi capabilities. It provides hardware decoding for H.263, H.264 and MPEG-4 video, and is capable of playing MP3, AAC+, Ogg Vorbis, WAV and MIDI audio, and displaying the JPEG, GIF, PNG and BMP image formats. It has a standard micro USB port rather than the proprietary HTC connector, and has a microSD card slot to allow expansion to upto 32 gigabytes of storage.
I think the arrival of the Google phone pretty much spells the end for the Droid. If you’re thinking about buying a droid right now, i’ve got an old Pentium with MMX technology and a 15″ CRT I’d like to show you on craigslist :)