Are you ready to meet Google’s phone?

Today at CES 2010 in Las Vegas Hilton, Google will be announcing their first smartphone called ‘Nexus One’ manufactured by HTC.

Google and HTC have combined a phone to look similar to the iPhone/Palm Pre. The body of the handset as you can see from the pictures has a metallic case that’s smooth all around which is an excellent idea unlike the sister phone Droid which is rugid and thick.

Specs:
3.7-inch display
Phone is 11.5mm, measures 59.8mm & 119mm across

Front:
Four hardware buttons just like the Droid
Back, Menu, Home, Search
Trackball like the Blackberry although the OS system doesn’t require usage

Left side:
3.5mm headphone jack
micro-USB port
mic hole
3 gold dots for docking

Back side:
5 megapixel camera with a LED flash
Google’s Android mascot holding up a QR code (something geeks would understand) which will probable not be on the final retail versions.

Inside:
1GHz Snapdragon CPU (fr: Qualcomm)
512MB of both RAM and ROM
Display is AMOLED
480×800 capacitive touchscreen
light sensor on handset
proximity sensor
accelerometer
HSPA-capable GSM radio
WiFi
prerequisite AGPS chip
microSD (4GB card expandable to 32GB)

Software should be different from the Motorola Droid (2.0.1) with a new OS but according to people that tested the phone they see no difference.

Features: Gallery App of being able to view pictures should be a flick of the finger and easy to view – hmm sounds like the iPhone. For emails there is a microphone key on the keyboard to let you use google’s voice recognition which doesn’t work perfectly but for those in a meeting or on the road and don’t have time to type your email it may be a good feature for you to use minus some editing before hitting send.

There’s no multitouch on the Nexus One. There is no pinch to zoom so if your planning on zooming in to see a street your outta luck. Hmmm… something us iPhone users are spoiled on.

Battery life is suppose to be way better then the iPhone. One user mentioned she used it on and off for 14 hours and no need to recharge unlike the iPhone and other smartphones.

Nexus One is manufactured by HTC and destined for use on T-Mobile and AT&T, Google will be the only one selling the device online. There is an unsubsidized unlocked Nexus One selling for $529.99 or you can do the two-year agreement contract and pay $179.99.

Now the question is would you buy a Nexus One and if so would you purchase the unlocked phone or do the 2 year contract?

About Shiny Otaku

Creator of Shiny Otaku. Webmaster for CBS Radio in Las Vegas market. I write, I travel and I love new technology.
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10 Responses to Are you ready to meet Google’s phone?

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  8. Drew Janszen says:

    The Nexus is a awsoume phone feature wise.I think it wont be succesfull in the long run.Why would people buy this when the can buy an iPhone from at&t for 100 bucks?Its all about brand recognition!

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