To Nobody’s Surprise Google Announces the Nexus One Android Phone

That’s right, as expected Google’s big announcement [so far] is the next phone in the Android family, The Nexus One. Pictures and reviews have been floating around the web for a couple weeks now so this announcement is no surprise.

Nexus One Specs

  • 3.7″ AMOLED Display 480×800
  • Trackball – mutli-color notification LED
  • Light/Proximity Sensors
  • 1 ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon Processor
  • Compass
  • GPS
  • Wi-Fi
  • Accelerometer
  • Thinner than a #2 Pencil
  • Lighter Than a Swiss Army Keychain
  • 5 Megapixel Camera w/ LED Flash
  • MPEG4 Videos w/ Direct YouTube Uploading
  • Stereo Bluetooth
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • 2 Microphones, 1 on front and 1 on back for noise cancellation
  • Custom Engraving on Back
  • Android 2.1

You can buy the phone today directly from Google at Currently the phone will work with T-Mobile in the US, but they are expecting to add more carriers in the future, two of which are Verizon (Spring 2010) and Vodafone. The phone will cost $530 unlocked and $180 on T-Mobile with a contract. Now my issue is if the 3G doesn’t work on AT&T’s network in the US, why would you buy it unlocked right now? I guess if you travel the world a lot and use prepaid sims, but I don’t get it… maybe I’m missing something.