The well-known Internet giant, Google has officially announced the launch of its first own-brand smartphone, named as Google Nexus One (built by HTC), which combines large 3.7″ WVGA AMOLED touch screen, 5MP autofocus camera, 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset and voice-to-text feature in a single powerful device, based on latest Android 2.1 OS.



Key Features and Specifications of Google Nexus One:

  • 3.7-inch wide WVGA (800 x 480 pixels) AMOLED touchscreen with 100,000:1 typical contrast ratio and 1ms typical response rate
  • 5 megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash and geo-tagging
  • Qualcomm QSD 8250 1GHz processor
  • Captures video at 720×480 pixels at 20fps or higher (depends on lighting conditions)
  • Built-in 512MB of RAM and Flash ROM
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR and Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n connectivity
  • Voice-enabled keyboard for any text field
  • Pre-installed with suite of Google Mobile apps including Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Google Talk and Google Voice
  • Assisted global positioning system (A-GPS) receiver, digital compass, accelerometer, and light and proximity sensors
  • Dual-microphone noise cancellation technology for improved voice quality and speech recognition
  • Explore your Picasa Web Albums with the 3D interface of new Cooliris Gallery application
  • Android Mobile Technology Platform 2.1 (Eclair) operating system
  • 1400 mAh battery provides talk time up to 10 hours on 2G, up to 7 hours on 3G
  • Standby time: up to 290 hours on 2G, up to 250 hours on 3G
  • Internet use: up to 5 hours on 3G, up to 6.5 hours on Wi-Fi
  • Video playback: up to 7 hours, audio playback: up to 20 hours
  • Micro SD memory card slot expandable to 32 GB
  • Dimensions: 119 x 59.8 x 11.5 mm ; Weight: 130 grams (with battery)

Complete phone specifications can be found here, or, visit http://www.google.com/googlephone/tour/ for a 3D tour. Below is an introductory video to Google Nexus One.

The new compact, sleek Google Nexus One Superphone that comes bundled with a 4GB MicroSD memory card is now available for $529 (unlocked version) and $179 (subsidized by T-Mobile with 2-year service contract). In addition, CDMA version of Google Nexus One is expected to be available through Verizon Wirelss and Vodafone in Spring 2010. Details of Google Nexus One pricing is as follow:

  • Nexus One without service: $529
  • Nexus One with new, 2-year T-Mobile US service plan for new customers: $179
  • Nexus One with new, 2-year T-Mobile US service plan for qualifying existing T-Mobile customers who are adding data plans: $279
  • Nexus One with new, 2-year T-Mobile US service plan for qualifying existing T-Mobile customers who are upgrading their data plans: $379

Customers can order and buy Google Nexus One phone via Google Phone Webstore at http://www.google.com/phone/ and get shipped to any US destination and selected International addresses for free. Presently, the free shipping is possible to four countries – UK, USA, HongKong and Singapore, although import fee and duties may apply, as all Google Phone fulfillment is shipped via DHL Express as the courier service and exported from US.

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