Nexus One: Google’s Mobile Phone Coming Soon

January 2, 2010

8:56 pm

Google Nexus OneThere has been a lot of buzz lately about the Android mobile phone platform by Google. Well it just so turns out Google is set to launch it’s own phone called the Nexus One on January 5th at a private event at Google in Mountain View, California. Keep in mind the timing as it appears Google is looking to try to get a jump start on CES festivities which will also be kicking off in Las Vegas next week. This launch could take the wind out of the sails of some but they can be brought back to Earth by the reality of the the Nexus One price tag, said to be $530 unlocked and $180 subsidized by T-Mobile.

So here is the skinny on the Nexus One, the HTC-built and Google-sold device runs Android 2.1 with a 1GHz Snapdragon CPU, a 3.7-inch, 480 x 800 display. It has 512MB of ROM, 512MB of RAM, and a 4GB microSD card which is expandable to 32GB. Engadget is the first publication to get their hands on one and they have even created a Nexus One video demo. Since the phone runs Android 2.1 it is very similar to the Droid phone by Motorola that was released a few month ago but it appears to have process faster. My favorite feature is the “live wallpaper” which move as you move or swipe the phone.  They don’t add any functionality but they are a nice little user interface touch.

So my question to you is, do you want a Nexus One?

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Frank Gruber is the cofounder, CEO and Executive Editor of Tech.Co (formerly Tech Cocktail). He is the author of the book, Startup Mixology, Tech Cocktail’s Guide to Building, Growing, and Celebrating Startup Success. He is also a startup advisor and investor to startups.

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