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Nexus One Officially Coming to Sprint!

March 17, 2010 3 comments

Sprint just dropped a bomb shell! They have announced the Nexus One is officially coming to their network with an availability date coming soon! Looks like Google is doing what they need to do in order to get the Nexus One on every carrier in the US. Below is the full press release from Sprint.

Nexus One from Google Coming to Sprint; Availability Date Announced Soon
Nexus One(TM) is planned for the Sprint Mobile Broadband Network with twice the network coverage of AT&T and ten times the network coverage of T-Mobile, both by square miles; Expands Sprint’s Android(TM) portfolioOVERLAND PARK, Kan., Mar 17, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Nexus One, the first wireless phone sold through Google(TM)’s web store, is planned for Sprint’s 3G Mobile Broadband Network. Sprint (NYSE:S) will announce pricing and an exact availability date soon. Nexus One will benefit from Sprint’s 3G network with twice the coverage of AT&T and 10 times the coverage of T-Mobile, both based on square miles.1Sprint currently has America’s largest voice calling area of any carrier reaching more than 307 million people in the U.S., Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands with a Sprint phone and plan that includes roaming. PC World recently said no one has a more reliable network than Sprint in a 13 city 3G performance test.2 Customers can check the quality of network coverage with street level mapping at sprint.com/coverage.

“Nexus One is a powerful device that belongs on a powerful network. This is another step in our continued partnership of innovation with Google,” said Fared Adib, Sprint vice president of product development. “Sprint customers already have the option of two amazing Android devices with Samsung Moment(TM) and HTC Hero(TM). It is a natural fit for us to add Nexus One to the list of choices available for Sprint customers who want the best value in wireless with the best in Android.”

Google’s online consumer channel was created to provide an efficient way to connect online users with selected Android phones. Nexus One will not be available in any Sprint retail channels. It will be available directly from Google at google.com/phone. The online experience of Google’s web store is designed with a focus on simplicity allowing consumers to match a phone with the service plan that best meets their needs.

“While a pricing plan has not yet been determined for Nexus One, we are confident that it will be consistent with Sprint’s commitment to deliver more value than our competitors and keep pricing simple,” Adib said. “Right now, our Sprint Everything Data 450 plan with Any Mobile, Anytime(SM) gives customers unlimited calling with any mobile phone in America, unlimited text and unlimited Web for just $69.99 per month – the same price AT&T and Verizon charge for just unlimited talk. Our Everything Data plans include unlimited GPS Navigation at no extra charge and annual phone upgrades with Sprint Premier.”

Nexus One runs on Android 2.1, a version of the platform’s Eclair software, which offers advanced applications and features including:

  • Google Maps(TM) Navigation: offering turn-by-turn driving directions with voice output.
  • Email: multiple Gmail(TM) accounts; universal inbox and Exchange support.
  • Phone book: aggregate contacts from multiple sources, including Facebook(R).
  • Quick Contacts: easily switch between communication and social applications.
  • Android Market(TM): access to more than 30,000 applications.

Hardware features of Nexus One include:

  • Display: 3.7″ AMOLED 480×800 WVGA display
  • Thinness: 11.5mm; Weight: 130g
  • Processor/Speed: Qualcomm Snapdragon(TM) 3G QSD8250 chipset, delivering speeds up to 1GHz
  • Camera: 5 megapixel auto focus with flash and geo tagging
  • Onboard memory: 512MB Flash, 512MB RAM
  • Expandable memory: 4GB removable SD Card (expandable to 32GB)
  • Noise Suppression: Dynamic noise suppression from Audience, Inc.
  • Ports: 3.5mm stereo headphone jack with four contacts for inline voice and remote control
  • Battery: Removable 1400 mAh
  • Personalized laser engraving: Up to 50 characters on the back of the phone
  • Trackball: Tri-color notification LED, alerts when new emails, chats, text messages arrive

In addition, Nexus One offers new functionality and software enhancements including:

  • Enter text without typing.
  • Use a voice-enabled keyboard for all text fields: speak a text message, instant message, tweet, Facebook update, or complete an email.
  • Tell your phone what you want it to do.
  • Search Google, call contacts, or get driving directions by just speaking into your phone.
  • Take personalization to the next level.
  • Dynamic, interactive, live wallpapers react to the touch of a finger.
  • More widgets and five home screen panels allow for further device customization.
  • Capture camera-quality pictures and video with your device.
  • 5 megapixel camera includes LED flash, auto focus, zoom, white balance and color effects.
  • View pictures and Picasa Web Albums(TM) in the new 3D Gallery.
  • Record Hi-Res MPEG4 video, and then upload to YouTube(TM) with one click.
  • Read your voicemail messages.
  • Get transcribed voicemail with Google Voice(TM) integration, without changing your number.

For more information on Nexus One, please visit www.Google.com/phone. Follow Sprint on Twitter @sprint to keep up with news on Nexus One for Sprint’s 3G Mobile Broadband Network.

Image Via [Android Authority]

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Nexus One with AT&T and Rogers 3G Now Available

March 16, 2010 Leave a comment

When the Nexus One was first announced it was with T-Mobile and a promise of Verizon in the fall. Before you CDMA loving fans get all the glory, Google has released an AT&T/Rogers 3G compatible version for $529. There is no subsidized price on the AT&T/Rogers version, so if you want one, you gotta pay to play.

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Verizon Nexus One Coming March 23rd

February 27, 2010 Leave a comment

 

The steps of a phone release are starting to come together for the Verizon flavored Nexus One. 1. It’s announced, 2. It goes through FCC, and 3. We get a leaked release date. So here we are with a rumored March 23rd launch date for the Verizon Nexus One. So far we have no details on pricing, but I am sure it will be along the same lines as the T-Mobile subsidized price. My only question is how will they handle upgrades? Time will tell.

Via [Android Community]

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Want Sense UI On Your Nexus One?

February 17, 2010 Leave a comment

Feeling a little jealous your Nexus One just got HTC Sensed up via the HTC Desire and you’re left with vanilla Android? Fret not my fair readers, as some fine young hackers at Modaco have managed to score the Desire ROM and started to port it to the Nexus One. Hit the THIS thread to find out more.

HTC Desire’s Sense Keyboard on Nexus One

February 17, 2010 2 comments

Coming from a HTC Hero to the Nexus One, I have missed the HTC Keyboard. Well that is all over thanks to the work over at xda-developers. We now have an apk that can be easily installed once put on your memory card. You can snag the apk file HERE, and see screen shots below.

Nexus One Still Having 3G Issues?

February 11, 2010 Leave a comment

In this video, Droidstory shows how he can force his N1 to loose 3G signal simply by covering the bottom of his phone with his hand. I remeber I used to have this same issue with the original iPhone. Hopefully this will be addressed ASAP by Google.

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The Gadget Gurus Podcast Ep 47 – Window Lickers

February 9, 2010 Leave a comment

This week the Gurus talk about, GASP, Windows Mobile, the Nexus One update, HTC Legend/Incredible, and Mike learns some new English slang.

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