Today Google has just announced (and released) the Nexus One Phone. You can buy it for $529 (or $179 with a two year T-Mobile contract). Nexus One represents Google’s vision of what an Android phone should be. Mike Arrington has reviewed of the Nexus One phone.
“I’ve been using the Nexus One with TMobile since mid-December as my primary mobile phone. This is the best Android powered phone to date. It’s also the fastest and most elegant smartphone on the market today, solidly beating the iPhone in most ways.“
According to Business Insider :
“Google’s biggest, most important announcement today isn’t the Nexus One smartphone’s feature set, specifications, or which carrier networks it will work on. It’s Google’s business model that matters.
Specifically, it’s that Google — not your local phone store — is going to be the place you buy the phone from.”
By contrast ZDNet says that selling direct is no big deal, Amazon does it, Apple does it and so do others:
“Apple sells its own phones. Unlocked phones are also sold by Nokia and Palm. What’s the big deal?”
As the smartphone wars continue to heat up the Nexus One is entering a marketplace that is currently dominated by the iPhone 3GS with and gaining popularity of the Droid by Verizon Wireless.
Currently it is not available in India so we have to wait. :((