You knew it was coming – all the leaks and blog posts from all over the blogosphere – but now it has been confirmed and unveiled. Google has now made a mobile phone. Called the Nexus One, it is a HTC-produced phone that will run on Android 2.1 and will be sold by Google on its website, or by T-Mobile in the US. Verizon Wireless, another US carrier, along with Vodafone in Europe will sell the phone in the “near future”.
The phone will feature a 3.7-inch AMOLED touchscreen display, a 5 megapixel camera, 512MB of RAM, 512MB of Flash memory (and is expandable because of an SD card slot in the device – 4GB SD card included), a 3.5mm headphone jack and a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon chip inside. Design-wise, it is only 11.5mm thin and weighs 130g – making it thinner and lighter than the iPhone (yes, we actually compared the specs).
It will cost US$529 if you buy it from Google – and that means you are not tied to a carrier and is unlocked – or US$179 with a two year contract from T-Mobile. People from the UK, Singapore and Hong Kong are able to buy the phone from the website as well. No word on Australian availability. Gallery is below.