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Nexus One, Google is after the iPhone

January 22, 2010
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HTC/Google Phone Nexus One, was released on January 5th 2010 in the U.S.. If you live in the U.S. you can now buy the Nexus One phone at http://www.google.com/phone. The Nexus One phone unlocked, it will cost in the U.S. $529, with T-Mobile (U.S.)  it will cost $179 with a two-year contract.

THe Nexus One operating system is Android. Android is the first free, open source, and fully customizable mobile platform.

These are the applications and features that Android offers:

  • Google Maps Navigation: turn-by-turn driving directions with voice output
  • Email: multiple Gmail accounts; universal inbox and Exchange support
  • Phone book: aggregate contacts from multiple sources, including Facebook. Sync with Facebook to automatically display profile photos in your contacts list!
  • Fast Contacts: easily switch between communication and social applications
  • Android Market: access to more than 18,000 applications (iPhone 100.000)

The Android platform comes in different flavors; The Nexus One uses Android 2.1, the latest version of the Eclair release. If you’re a developer or a device manufacturer, please visit http://www.android.com/

Size and weight

Height 119mm
Width 59.8mm
Depth 11.5mm
Weight
130 grams w/battery
100g w/o battery

Display

3.7-inch (diagonal) widescreen WVGA AMOLED touchscreen

800 x 480 pixels

100,000:1 typical contrast ratio

1ms typical response rate

Camera & Flash

5 megapixels

Autofocus from 6cm to infinity

2X digital zoom

LED flash

User can include location of photos from phone’s AGPS receiver

Video captured at 720×480 pixels at 20 frames per second or higher, depending on lighting conditions

Cellular & Wireless

UMTS Band 1/4/8 (2100/AWS/900)

HSDPA 7.2Mbps

HSUPA 2Mbps

GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)

Wi-Fi (802.11b/g)

Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR

A2DP stereo Bluetooth

Power and battery

Removable 1400 mAH battery

Charges at 480mA from USB, at 980mA from supplied charger

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

Processor

Qualcomm QSD 8250 1 GHz

Operating system

Android Mobile Technology Platform 2.1 (Eclair)

Capacity

512MB Flash

512MB RAM

4GB Micro SD Card (Expandable to 32 GB)

Location

Assisted global positioning system (AGPS) receiver

Cell tower and Wi-Fi positioning

Digital compass

Accelerometer

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