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Google Nexus One
Flurry estimates that Google has sold just 135k Nexus One smartphones

Google's Nexus One made big waves on the internet when its details were leaked late last year and again when it was officially announced ahead of CES 2010. The Nexus One was described as the next "iPhone Killer" by many and was billed by Google as the "next stage in evolution for the Android".

The smartphone -- which is powered by Android 2.1 -- hit all the right hardware notes thanks to a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 3.7" (480x800) AMOLED display, multi-touch, and a generous 1400 mAh battery. What could possibly go wrong with Google's full backing, a sleek exterior design, and geek-friendly hardware specs?

Well, everything has gone wrong according to Flurry Analytics. Flurry, if you recall, is the company that first spotted a few dozen iPad devices running iPhone OS 3.2 right before the official launch of the device. Flurry estimates that Google has managed to sell only 135,000 Nexus One smartphones in its first 74 days of availability – Flurry uses the 74 day benchmark because that's how many days it took for the original iPhone to reach the one million mark back in 2007.

If Flurry's numbers are accurate, the Nexus One appears to be actually losing momentum rather quickly considering that Google sold an estimated 80,000 units during the month of January and has only added another 55,000 sales in the past month and a half.

For comparison, another Android device which has made headlines in the past few months is doing quite well in the marketplace. Flurry estimates that Motorola sold 1.05 million Droid smartphones during the first 74 days of availability.

The reasons for the Nexus One's failure are plentiful. The device is barely known about outside of the tech circle, the phone has to be purchased directly from Google, and T-Mobile doesn't quite have the same clout as AT&T or Verizon. The Motorola Droid is backed by the United States' largest wireless carrier, Verizon. Apple's iPhone, on the other hand, is the crowning jewel of second place network AT&T.

“Despite the fact that the Google Nexus One is the most advanced Android handset to date, and enjoyed substantial buzz leading up to its release, the launch has been overshadowed by lower than expected sales,” stated Flurry on the company blog. “In our previous reports we offered several possible reasons including unconventional choices in marketing, pricing and distribution.”

The Nexus One is supposed to launch on Verizon's network later this spring, so hopefully Google will see an uptick in sales at that time.

Updated 3/16/2010

Google is now offering the unlocked Nexus One to wireless customers on the AT&T network.



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By Bateluer on 3/16/2010 11:18:48 AM , Rating: 5
^^ That is the question.




By MojoMan on 3/16/2010 11:24:55 AM , Rating: 4
This is a twisted post. How in the world can you compare iPhone sales to Nexus sales when iPhone is on a large network like ATT? Does Sprint, ATT, or Verizon sell this phone yet? No. I know at least eight to ten people, not including myself, that are waiting for this phone to hit big red.

Pardon all of us if we don't jump over to T-Mobile just to have this phone. Nope, waiting for the Verizon release thank you very much.


By MojoMan on 3/16/2010 11:25:51 AM , Rating: 2
By the way, I'm referring to the author of the post, not you Bateluer. You made a great point, and I wanted to expound on it. :-)


By Bateluer on 3/16/2010 11:31:33 AM , Rating: 2
Not a problem. I know of at least 3 people myself currently on Verizon, who are waiting for the CDMA N1. Once it launches on Verizon, there will be a large spike in sales. Whether it will beat the Moto Droid is up for discussion though.

I like my Droid and won't be buying an N1, but its a nice phone regardless.


By Spuke on 3/16/2010 11:39:53 AM , Rating: 2
You can add my wife and I to that waiting list. Our contract with AT&T is up and it's time to move away from The Beast.


By WheelsCSM on 3/16/2010 1:10:11 PM , Rating: 2
Agreed - same here. Been an AT&T customer for over 10 yrs and don't want an iPhone. As soon as the N1 drops on Verizon I'm jumping ship.


By seamonkey79 on 3/16/2010 2:04:21 PM , Rating: 2
I'm on Verizon using a Droid Eris and I'm waiting on the N1 for Verizon, no way I'm jumping ship to join T-Mobile just for a phone.


By quiksilvr on 3/16/2010 7:44:39 PM , Rating: 2
What's all this hating on T-Mo? Is their coverage bad? Not at all. Is their 3G coverage bad? Again, no. Granted you get more coverage with Verizon, but the prices on T-Mobile are much better and their 3G coverage is great (at least where I live).

Even if you go for a two year contract it's still the cheapest around.


By afkrotch on 3/16/2010 8:54:19 PM , Rating: 2
Coverage can be vastly different in different portions of the country. Course not of it matters to me. I use an AnyCall phone.


By Blessedman on 3/16/2010 11:32:30 PM , Rating: 2
you can't get any discount on the phone if you are on a family plan. The only discount to my knowledge was for new customers only, maybe my friend misheard the T-Mo representative.


By rudy on 3/16/2010 2:36:31 PM , Rating: 3
Also not selling it in stores is stupid as it gets. Anyone with any sales experience knows you have to close deals before a person walks out of the store. So knowing this T-Mobile sales people will just sell them a different phone if they come into the store.


By TMV192 on 3/16/2010 11:56:17 AM , Rating: 3
You guys do understand that this is not T-Mobile's phone don't you?

It's an unlocked phone that is compatible with T-Mobile's 3G network, but it's not T-Mobile's device, you can go to T-Mobile.com and you won't see it there. It's strictly Google's phone, and it is they who are responsible for advertising, sales, and support. So it can in no way, be compared to the way the iPhone or Droid is sold


By Jackattak on 3/16/2010 12:05:02 PM , Rating: 2
Yes, I understand that perfectly well, and not once did I mention that it was "T-Mobile's phone".

I said "starting with T-Mobile", which is precisely what Google did. Yes, you can get the phone unlocked. If you want the phone with a carrier plan however, you must go with T-Mobile.

Hope that clears it up for you.


By amanojaku on 3/16/2010 11:44:48 AM , Rating: 2
I think the iPhone's adoption was largely due to:

1) AT&T pushing the iPhone in a way T-Mobile hadn't with the Nexus One
2) A large number of iPhone users are corporate, and hate the look of the Blackberry and Palm offerings
3) A large number of iPhone users are people who never really texted or surfed and owned a standard phone, while a lot of T-Mobile users had the Sidekick, or bought unlocked iPhones before the Nexus One came out
4) Apple convincing the press, and therefore the world, that the iPhone was something more special than a pretty device (I actually don't like the design, and it looks uncomfortable to use)

I expect the Nexus One to do a little better on other carriers, but I don't think it has the chops to take down the iPhone. Perhaps the next revision.


By Drag0nFire on 3/16/2010 11:51:10 AM , Rating: 2
I also think the two phones are essentially different, and target different user bases. Linux is a great OS, but it is not for everyone; most consumers would be better off with Windows or Mac OS.

In the same way, I think Android is best for someone who is willing to tinker to get the results they want. The level of control available to end users is unparalleled among smart phone OSes, but this is only good if the user has appropriate experience and is willing to invest time and effort.

Many people want a smart phone that just works intuitively. This was the iPhone's great success, and Microsoft seems to be bargaining for the same in Win PHone 7. Android isn't designed for this market.

That said, I too will get a Nexus when it hits VZW.


By adiposity on 3/16/2010 12:50:39 PM , Rating: 5
quote:
Many people want a smart phone that just works intuitively. This was the iPhone's great success, and Microsoft seems to be bargaining for the same in Win PHone 7. Android isn't designed for this market.


I disagree. I love to tinker. But in spite of that, the reason I got my Android phone (Droid) was that it works intuitively. In spite of liking to tinker with my phone, I also want the interface to be consistent and easy to use. Even if I know how to do so, I don't relish the idea of going through several unnecessary steps to change a setting. I appreciate the simplicity of the settings menu in Android. Compared to Windows Mobile or even Blackberry, it is MUCH easier to change settings on Droid. It is also MUCH easier to install applications.

In truth, the Android phones are more like iPhones than any other phones. They really did rip off most of what makes iPhones good, while still retaining the ability to "tinker" and being much more open than Apple phones.

As much of a techie as I am, and as much as I would like to think so, Android phones are not some difficult-to-use techie phone. Heck, this receptionist at my company uses a G1 and she doesn't even know what Linux is. She loves it.

There is no reason Linux cannot be used as the base for a completely intuitively designed phone. The cost of development is much lower than that of a desktop OS and all the associated applications. The kernel (Linux) barely matters at all in the end result. The rest of it has largely been built from scratch. There is very little in the Windows/Linux usability debate that carries over to the Android/iPhone/WinMo/Palm/RIM debate.


By Bateluer on 3/16/2010 11:53:11 AM , Rating: 3
I don't think it will outsell the iPhone even if it launched on Sprint, Verizon, and T-Mobile, but there's a big difference between a sales failure and failing to outsell the iPhone.


By hiscross on 3/17/2010 10:28:00 PM , Rating: 2
What? I phone users don't surfer the web or text. Do you live in a cave? The reason the iphone and that google thingy does support tethering is because of all the data bandwidth the current customers use. You really need to understand the mobile phone market.


By bplewis24 on 3/16/2010 11:50:50 AM , Rating: 1
My brother is on T-Mobile as he awaits switching to Verizon after his contract expires. He had to get a new phone for his GF and he actually went to look for the Nexus One and couldn't find it and didn't see it on their website. It appears you can only purchase this through Google's Nexus One website, right? No wonder it is a sales flop.

While I DO believe it will sell much better on Verizon, if they keep up the current business model without tweaking it at all, it will still be a flop on Verizon. Tis a shame, for a phone as good as this one.

Brandon


By Jeffk464 on 3/16/2010 11:39:32 AM , Rating: 2
Of course it is, it comes at way too much of a price premium.


By homebredcorgi on 3/16/2010 11:51:11 AM , Rating: 5
Agreed.

"Failure"? I guess that depends on one's definition. Let's see:
1. Launched on the smallest US carrier
2. Online only sales
3. Absolutely no advertising campaign

Launch the thing on multiple carriers, get them in actual stores for people to see and touch and then inundate me with ads like the Droid has and we can make a valid comparison to other phone sales.


By trisct on 3/16/2010 12:37:03 PM , Rating: 4
Assuming Google pulls their collective top out of their collective bottom, and does the actual marketing. The current campaign is, agreed, a great recipe for failure.


By Dave2 on 3/16/2010 12:02:28 PM , Rating: 4
I plan on getting the Nexus One. I suggest you get the phone because you like it. Not because it is an iphone killer. Otherwise just go to at&t. Just like everything in life, do what you like and want to do. Don't like and do only what everyone else does. Otherwise we would all be driving the same cars and wearing the same clothes. Even though that is true to some extent. Nexus One. A small step toward independence. ;)


By crystal clear on 3/16/2010 10:06:50 PM , Rating: 2
How many people are waiting for the N1 to launch on Big Red?

^^ That is the question.


The answer is-
It is not an Apple product like the iPad that sold 120,000 on day 1 for pre orders.



Day 1 estimate: 120,000 iPads sold

The team at Investor Village's AAPL Sanity board have completed their initial analysis of pre-orders for the iPad tablet computer.

Apple (AAPL) began taking orders on Friday for delivery starting April 3.

"Apple has been able to generate over $75 million in revenue in one day on a product that 99.9% of purchasers haven't touched or for that matter, even seen in person," said Victor Castroll, an analyst with Valcent Financial Group.

"And, we're still three weeks away. That is amazing."



Yes Google will gain marketshare from Microsft & Palm for a start.

Google lacks experience in consumer marketing ...they really never sold anything,rather offered it for FREE.


By darklight0tr on 3/17/2010 10:54:34 AM , Rating: 2
Awww...come on. The only reason that Apple has so many preorders for the iPad is because there are plenty of Apple fanatics that will purchase ANYTHING Apple makes sight unseen, just because the almight Apple logo is on it! It doesn't matter at all if the product is good or bad.

The iPad could be the best product ever and I would NEVER buy it in its current form due to the lack of a user replaceable battery. That is just criminal in my opinion. $99 plus shipping if the battery craps out? HA! I got burned once by Logitech when I bought a wireless mouse that didn't have a user replaceable battery. A year later the thing was a paper weight and I swore to never buy a product that relies on a battery you can't replace.


By OBLAMA2009 on 3/17/2010 4:15:02 AM , Rating: 2
wait til they get phucking n1 for vz, then everyone including myself will go out and get it. 529 is too expensive imo though, 350 would be more reasonable


By mostyle on 3/22/2010 6:47:48 AM , Rating: 2
I would agree here. I'd already have an N1 on ATT if they would shave off say $130...


Count Me In
By Jackattak on 3/16/2010 11:25:12 AM , Rating: 2
Count me in on the group that went the Motorola Droid path versus the Nexus One.

The Nexus One is ugly and has no physical keyboard. It's basically everything I hate about the iPhone in the first place. It wasn't an "iPhone Killer", it was an iPhone Clone.

I wanted something different since the iPhone's inception, and the Motorola Droid was that device.




RE: Count Me In
By Dave2 on 3/16/2010 11:53:24 AM , Rating: 1
I have to laugh. You think the droid is a nice looking phone? Maybe you are really young but it reminds me of a Texas Instruments calculator from the 70's. Black and square with the styling only a brick mason could love. And its about as heavy as a small brick too. I am gonna guess you like bell bottoms and disco music too. Just funnin' wid ya....


RE: Count Me In
By SuperFly03 on 3/16/10, Rating: 0
RE: Count Me In
By Yawgm0th on 3/16/2010 1:54:55 PM , Rating: 3
quote:
You sir have the intelligence of the pet rock.
Why the hate for pet rocks? I'm going to have to try and console my pet rock after the insult you just delivered to it.


RE: Count Me In
By Spuke on 3/16/2010 6:01:51 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
I'm going to have to try and console my pet rock...
You know, most people just have them stuffed.


RE: Count Me In
By Jackattak on 3/16/2010 12:09:00 PM , Rating: 3
No worries, I can take a joke (and it was funny)! But no, I don't wear bell-bottoms. No comment on the disco. I plead the Fifth. ;)

I have to disagree with you, respectfully. I think the Nexus One is uglier than the Moto Droid. It's all personal preference, but I like the heft of the Droid in my hands. It's not like it weighs 2 lbs. or anything. It just feels right. Solid. Very clean styling and who doesn't like jet black? :)

I wish I were younger, actually. 33 is NOT the new 23, no matter what the kids say. :P


RE: Count Me In
By Lemurion on 3/16/2010 1:34:15 PM , Rating: 2
Is that a Fifth of Beethoven you're pleading?


RE: Count Me In
By corduroygt on 3/16/2010 1:21:35 PM , Rating: 2
The Droid might as well not have any keyboard because its keyboard, because it's the worst phone keyboard I've seen, with buttons that are way too stiff.
My friend's Samsung something on AT&T has a great keyboard that I wouldn't mind having though.


RE: Count Me In
By Bateluer on 3/16/2010 2:16:41 PM , Rating: 2
I disliked the Droid's keyboard when I first got it, but after a few days, you adapt. I'm able to type just as fast on the Droid keyboard as I used to on my old Env2.


RE: Count Me In
By Jackattak on 3/16/2010 2:30:14 PM , Rating: 2
Yep! I had an Env2 before making the smartphone plunge to the Motorola Droid as well, and I agree that while the keyboard takes a couple days to adapt to, it's absolutely brilliant to type on after adaptation.


It's a mystery to me!
By SiliconJon on 3/16/2010 11:40:06 AM , Rating: 3
Between the insane double-whamming ETF's, the fantastic customer service failure, privacy concerns, their participation with an oppressive government like China, my tiring of rising bills...I'm not sure why I didn't get one.




RE: It's a mystery to me!
By The0ne on 3/16/2010 11:45:33 AM , Rating: 2
Do what I do, stick with your old phone if that's all you need...a phone :) My 8525 is still serving me well, although the battery doesn't even last a full hour on a full charge :D

$39/month is already too much for what I use the phone for lol. But at least it's not twice that for iPhone and others :D


RE: It's a mystery to me!
By SPOOFE on 3/16/2010 12:09:25 PM , Rating: 2
I'm like you; I still have some Samsung POS that does 100% of what I need - make calls and texts. I could probably walk into a cell phone store and get a really spiffy upgrade by now... I dunno, it's been years, but I've never felt a lack of anything. Heck, I don't even have voicemail set up.


RE: It's a mystery to me!
By fic2 on 3/16/2010 12:55:39 PM , Rating: 2
Same here - Samsung A920 I got 6-8 years ago. Sprint SERO for $35/month. Use it to make phone calls and send texts.

I do have a non-tech friend who just got a Nexus One a week or two ago. She loves it. I can't believe she had even heard of it.


RE: It's a mystery to me!
By SPOOFE on 3/16/2010 2:53:27 PM , Rating: 2
I don't even know what model of phone I have. And I'm sure that if someone were to give me a Nexus One (or an iPhone, or a Blackberry, or a Droid) I'd enjoy it just fine. But I don't feel any need for what those phones can do.


RE: It's a mystery to me!
By Bateluer on 3/16/2010 2:17:56 PM , Rating: 2
Didn't set up your voice mail? Does you VCR blink '12:00' too? ;)


RE: It's a mystery to me!
By redfirebird15 on 3/19/2010 10:42:32 AM , Rating: 2
Haha, VCR? Most kids wouldn't even recognize one nowadays.

I used to have the HTC Touch Pro until the screen crapped out. They sent me the Touch Pro 2 as a replacement.
With the Touch Pro, it lacked the power to run it's TouchFlo 3D interface smoothly. The Windows interface pretty much requires you to use a stylus.
Now, with my Touch Pro 2, I use the Touchflo interface- and I must say, it is 10x better.

Me and my buddy were comparing phones (he has the Motorola Droid) and I do like the Droid better. Much easier to install apps and such, also very touch-friendly. I liked my keyboard better though. That's the main reason I don't want and iPhone or Nexus One. I prefer the physical touch of a keyboard.

Whatever makes ya happy!

Brandon


Google's sales model is the real failure
By HaB1971 on 3/16/2010 11:52:17 AM , Rating: 4
IMHO selling direct from a website without being able to physically see one up close and in person in the store, play with it, have fun with it etc makes for a poor selling experience for an item that most users will want to see rather than read about.

I was in a T-mobile store browsing for something else and 3 people within 5 minutes asked about the phone only to be told going online.





RE: Google's sales model is the real failure
By SPOOFE on 3/16/2010 12:14:28 PM , Rating: 2
On the other hand, no ad campaign means less initial investment in the phone, making it less financially stressful to engage in a prolonged campaign of market penetration. Google's the new kid in a market that's been growing for decades and has been recently "reinvented" by another recent entrant. I suspect they didn't believe an Apple-type of coup could be accomplished and adopted the "slow and steady" tactic instead. It also means that, if it's going to work, we won't see it for a while.


By MScrip on 3/17/2010 2:22:24 AM , Rating: 2
First of all... Google is an advertising company... they should know better.

Second... why does Coca-Cola still run commercials? Because Pepsi still does...


Nexus One Problems
By Dandapani on 3/16/2010 12:42:43 PM , Rating: 2
I would be more interested in the Nexus One if I was assured that the network problems have been worked out. Early phones had problems with the T-Mobile data network and no one (T-Mobile, HTC, or Google) stood up and said it was a problem and here is the fix.... Or have they?




RE: Nexus One Problems
By Dandapani on 3/16/2010 12:45:35 PM , Rating: 2
And have they fixed the unresponsive buttons?


RE: Nexus One Problems
By killerroach on 3/16/2010 12:51:51 PM , Rating: 2
From a Nexus One owner, never had a problem with unresponsive buttons. Wouldn't know on that one.

On the network connectivity issues, they pushed a patch about two weeks after launched that fixed that. My 3G connectivity is a bit weird in my apartment, but it's in a no-man's-land of being between towers. At work or out on the town I've got rock-solid 3G on it with T-Mobile (speeds have been usually in the 700kbps-1.4mbps range, but YMMV).

I upgraded my G1 for the Nexus One, and really couldn't go back. The G1 is a fantastic phone, and the physical keyboard is nice... but the overall responsiveness of the Nexus One is far above and beyond anything else I've used. It's less "cell phone" and more "handheld computer" in terms of performance.


T-Mobile
By SuperFly03 on 3/16/2010 11:57:40 AM , Rating: 2
You should have known this phone would fail if it was only offered on the worst excuse for a cell network in the entire US. Bar none.

Now, if this were on Big Red, as it is anticipated to soon, then you should see sales pick up quite a bit...

On another note. If Android 2.1 has been out for awhile on the Nexus one... where the hell is it on the Droid? Come on man... show the Droid owners some 2.1 lovin.




RE: T-Mobile
By ZoSo on 3/17/2010 6:52:30 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
If Android 2.1 has been out for awhile on the Nexus one... where the hell is it on the Droid? Come on man... show the Droid owners some 2.1 lovin.

Been running 2.1 on my Moto Droid for a while now ;)
It's not hard to get or install.
I've even been OCing it too. Had it up to 1.2GHz but battery life was too low for my typical usage, so I dropped it down to 800MHz.
Got to love the Droid!


By immortalsly on 3/16/2010 12:18:55 PM , Rating: 3
Not to go off on a tangent, but it'll be interesting to see how the new HTC HD2 will fare when released on TMO's network next week. This phone has similar specs to the N1 and also exclusive to TMO's (how they manage to get exclusivity to this is something I can't fathom). Yes, I realize the HD2 is WinMo while the N1 is Android (but hey, if you really want, you can run Android on a WinMo phone!) but since the HD2 is a TMO phone and they're marketing it, it should have more public exposure than the N1. Will it sell more than 135K in 74 days? All I know is, if either is available on my current provider (Sprint), I'd buy one immediately.




By Jellodyne on 3/16/2010 2:00:10 PM , Rating: 3
Pretty much all of the US carriers overprice their service and subsidize their phones. If I could use the Nexus on Straight Talk (aka non-overpriced Verizion but with no phone subsidy) I'd be rocking one today.

An unsubsidized phone on a carrier plan which has ~$10/month of "free" phone priced into it doesn't make any sense.




By Iaiken on 3/16/2010 2:01:27 PM , Rating: 3
I am sorry, but there is no story here, just bad journalism.

The Nexus One isn't just competing with the iPhone, but Blackberry, Palm in addition to over 30 other Android phones that are available from LG, HTC, Samsung, Sony-Ericsson, Dell, Acer, and the list goes on. Add that the Nexus isn't yet available on ANY of the major cellular networks and of course things are going to look dim for the Google branded phone.

Finally, if you compare the iPhone world wide to Symbian OS phones world wide and we're talking an utter market ownership by Symbian (over 76%). If you look just at the north american market, the iPhone is a yet dwindling 54% as Android (27%) and RIM (10%) continue to chip away at the lead enjoyed by Apple since their long and successful head start.

The REAL story is that the building success of Android phones hinges on the fact that you have 30 (and growing) different phones to choose from which all have differing capabilities built around a single unified operating system that is easy to program for. You only need look as far back as the age of the IBM compatible PC to see how this is gonna end.




comparing apples to oranges
By Mogounus on 3/16/2010 12:32:06 PM , Rating: 2
Comparing Nexus One sales to the iPhone is almost irrelevant. Apple had a highly publicized phone that was at its time quite unique in the marketplace. At the Nexus's launch not only where there many other comparable smart phones available it also had to compete with it's siblings, other Android phones. Since the comparison is clearly being made with the iPhone I assume the author is saying that it's dominant position is under no threat. Well the Nexus is only one phone in an Android army. Suffice to say it's clear Apple is scared s%$^less simply given it's spineless lawsuit against HTC... not even having the guts to go after Google directly.




When will T-mobile get it
By corduroygt on 3/16/2010 1:18:02 PM , Rating: 2
Nobody else in the world uses their crappy AWS 3G frequency. Good thing now this great phone can be used on AT&T with 3G support that will work almost everywhere in the world.




Google is not that dumb
By Shadowmaster625 on 3/16/2010 1:40:28 PM , Rating: 2
If you spend $100 million on marketing and sell a million units, that is $100 per unit spent on marketing. Why should Google do that? Why would they? All they would do is cannabalize other android phone sales.

Here is a relevant question: How many television ads do you remember seeing for google over the last 15 years?




Real keyboard please.
By Motoman on 3/16/2010 2:21:41 PM , Rating: 2
I would buy an Android phone if one was made similar to the Droid, but had a real full-length keyboard that doesn't suck.

Seriously - that keyboard is terrible. Make one that doesn't suck, similar to, say, LG phones of the past several years, and I'll buy one.

Otherwise...meh.




By geekgod on 3/16/2010 2:21:54 PM , Rating: 2
Windows Phone 7 FTW!!




Unlocked but not open.
By Devenish on 3/16/2010 10:30:13 PM , Rating: 2
The problem is while the Nexus 1 is unlocked and share all four GSM frequencies, each phone has separate 3G/UMTS bands requiring a different phone for different networks.

This was generally not considered an issue for most when they are already bound to a long term contract and rewarded a subsidy (approximately $350) to cover these set limitations, but when demanding a premium price for an unlocked device all bands should be offered to allow the user to use the device as they see fit.

At least if you have to cancel after 120 days the ETF is far cheaper.




MD2
By ZoSo on 3/17/2010 7:03:40 AM , Rating: 2
I'm not to concerned about the N1, as I have a Moto Droid already and it does everything the N1 does.
2.1 runs great on it too, as most Droid owners will find out soon enough.
Hell, I'm waiting for the Moto Droid 2(could be possible N2). Last "rumored" release time frame, could be by the end of this year. w00t!




N1 on both AT&T and T-Mobile
By mavricxx on 3/17/2010 5:52:46 PM , Rating: 2
Why doesn't Google just make 1 unlocked Nexus one type that supports both AT&T and T-Mobile? They're supposed to be smart and right now they're looking like idiots not just by their marketing campaign and the way they went about trying to sell this phone but also because they're selling 2 types of unlocked N1. If they made just 1 unlocked type of Nexus 1 that supports both types of networks they'd save money on assembly and hardware. Also, if they made it so, I truly beleive they would definitively sell more Phones. Just a thought...Google are you guys listening to us the consumers?




Google Marketing
By hiscross on 3/17/2010 7:50:20 PM , Rating: 2
Let's see. People wail because the iPhone is locked and AT&T network. the Dev Team gets it unlocked and it runs on T-Mobile network and That;s OK. Google sells on unlocked phone that Only runs on T-Moble and everybody blames T-Moble. Are you kidding me? It's Google fault. They had the thing built and can't see their phone. It's that simple. Steve Jobs must be smiling. OH, BTW that verizon network only works in the US. Sorry OH Canada, Europe, and Asia and everywhere else the iPhone is working.




I blame the advertising
By Phoenix7 on 3/19/2010 9:06:32 AM , Rating: 2
I don't think the commercials for this device made the phone stand out as much as the commercials for the orginial droid phone. The n1 commercials made the phone seem generic, as if it weren't even made by google,




Europe?
By Frallan on 3/19/2010 9:16:10 AM , Rating: 2
I dont know if my conclusion is right or not but here in Europe we are still waiting for N1. In Sweden we have just gotten the HTC desire for preorder and its selling very well I believe.

So the conclusion is that Google might have succeded better if they had done what they said they would.

My 0.02$
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