Mountain View, Calif. – Google launched a version of its Nexus
One smartphone for use on AT&T’s 3G network, and a Sprint-network version
is on the way.
versions of the Android 2.1-based smartphone are intended for sale only through
today started selling the AT&T 3G-network version unlocked at $529 without
service plan, but it will offer the Sprint version at a subsidized price with
Sprint service plan, Sprint said. Details of the Sprint service plan, phone
pricing and availability date will be announced “soon,” the carrier said.
a Google spokesperson told TWICE that it still plans to offer a Verizon
Wireless version with service-plan subsidy “soon.”
new versions are joining Google’s original Nexus One, launched earlier this
year for use on T-Mobile’s 3G network. That version, which could also operate
on AT&T’s lower-speed 2G and EDGE networks, is available unlocked at $529
but also at a subsidized price of $179 with a two-year T-Mobile service
AT&T 3G version, like the T-Mobile 3G version, operates in 3G mode
internationally in the 2.1GHz band. They feature HSPA data technology to
download at peak rates up to 7.2Mbps and upload at 2Mbps peaks.
Nexus One offers 1GHz Qualcomm processor, an embedded navigation application
with spoken turn-by-turn driving instructions, five home-screen panels, Wi-Fi,
5-megapixel camera/camcorder with geo-tagging and 4GB removable SD card that’s
expandable to 32GB.
touted the market potential for mating the phone with its 3G coverage, which it
contended is twice as large in square miles as AT&T’s 3G network and 10
times larger than T-Mobile’s 3G network. The carrier also touted the potential
of pairing the phone with its Everything Data 450 plan, which delivers
unlimited voice, text, Web and navigation for $69.99/month. Similarly priced
plans from AT&T and Verizon, Sprint said, deliver only unlimited talk for