This morning, Google held a live press conference from their corporate HQ in Mountain View, California, and dished all the dirt on their new smart phone, the Nexus One, including where you'll be able to get one, and for how much.
First and foremost, the network you'll soon be cursing with your new Google phone will be T-Mobile's. The phone will be available for $179 with a contract (and free overnight shipping anywhere in the US), or $530 unlocked and contract-free.
And these are the technical particulars you'll get for that kind of coin:
- 3.7-inch, 480 x 800 AMOLED display
- 1GHz Snapdragon processor
- 5 megapixel camera with LED flash
- 3.5mm headphone jack
The phone also comes preloaded with a 4GB microSD card, but will accept up to 32GB. Charging and connectivity will be handled through a mini-USB port, and the Nexus One also sports an LED-backlit trackball for purposes currently unknown.
Is it an iPhone killer? It's still too early to say, but the reviews coming down the pike are definitely positive, and the inclusion of expandable and interchangeable storage, a decent camera with a flash, and a 1GHz chip should definitely be a wake-up call to some folks in Cupertino.