Nexus One Heads to Sprint
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Google Nexus One
The Google Nexus One impresses with a stunning AMOLED display, speedy performance, and cool tweaks to the Android OS; but some network issues prevent it from being a superphone.
Sprint says Google's Nexus One smartphone is headed to its network, but is mum on pricing and exactly when it will be available. Sprint becomes the fourth U.S. carrier to offer the Android OS phone.
Earlier this week AT&T announced it will also sell its own versions of the Google Nexus One smartphone. Verizon vouched its support in January and T-Mobile is currently selling plans with the device.
Google has sold around 135,000 Nexus One smartphones since January, eight times less than the Motorola Droid or the original iPhone did in their first 74 days of availability.
However, not all carriers have detailed when and for how much they will be selling the Nexus One, despite the device being available unlocked to customers on Google's site.
The Nexus One on T-Mobile
T-Mobile is the first U.S. carrier to sell the Nexus One, since its launch in January. It comes at a subsidised price of $179 ($529 unlocked) with a $79,99 per month price plan that includes 500 talk minutes, unlimited nights and weekends, unlimited T-Mobile to T-Mobile minutes, unlimited domestic messaging including SMS, MMS, IM and unlimited web.
At the time of writing, the Google Nexus One on T-Mobile is shown as temporarily out of stock.
The Nexus One on AT&T
AT&T started selling the Nexus One this Tuesday too, but without a carrier subsidy. The smartphone is available only at full price ($529), and it's unclear whether it will be offered in the future at a discount.
The AT&T version of the Nexus One will work on the carrier's 3G network and comes unlocked, without a service plan, which means you can choose lower monthly tariff to compensate for the full price paid for the hardware.
The Nexus One on Sprint
Sprint also announced on Wednesday that it will start selling the Google Nexus One, though no exact availability timeframe or prices have been mentioned. Sprint suggested it would use a similar pricing scheme for the Nexus One on T-Mobile.
Sprint hinted at its $70 per month Any Mobile, Anytime plan, which includes unlimited texts, data and voice. This two- year contract that could be applied to an unlocked Nexus One, though nothing is set in stone so far.
The Nexus One on Verizon
Verizon has been the most elusive of the four carriers of the Nexus One. The company said in January it would sell the Google smartphone sometime this spring, yet no word on pricing, availability or call plans have been announced since.
On Google's Nexus One website, the Motorola Droid on Verizon is recommended if you can't wait for a Verizon Nexus One. The Droid is now being updated by the carrier to the latest version of the Android OS (2.1), as found on the Nexus One.