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Tweets leaked revealing Google was crafting a new phone.  (Source: Gizmodo)

A leaked pic shows a curvy phone similar to the iPhone or a curvier HTC Hero.  (Source: Boy Genius Report)

Another leaked picture shows the GPhone. With hardware by HTC and software/OS by Google, the phone will feature a fast Snapdragon processor, GSM, and retail unlocked. It is reportedly named the Nexus One.  (Source: The Unlocked)
Company has given its employees "GPhones" to test drive

When Google announced that it was getting into the phone business, many expected that it was going to release the long rumored "GPhone", a high-tech smart phone akin to the iPhone.  The company surprised everyone when it instead released a smart phone operating system, Android.

Now knee-deep in the smart phone industry, Google has gained much in terms of experience.  While the first implementations of Android saw some mild enthusiasm, multi-touch ready Android 2.0 handsets like the Motorola Droid, available on Verizon in the U.S., are gaining even more traction.  One key to why Google's experiment has worked -- somewhat -- is that most of the hardware it uses is high-end enough so that cross-platform apps are feasible.

However, in a surprising decision the company is reportedly preparing to complete a complete 180, returning to the original rumored "GPhone" and looking to make it the foundation of its smart phone business.  The pivotal difference is that with the GPhone Google looks to write the majority of the software and tune the phone's experience, not just make the OS, as it has previously done. 

Rumors first cropped up when some loose-lipped Google engineers spilled the beans on Twitter.  Writes Google employee with Twitter s/n "identica", "Stuck in mass traffic leaving work post last all hands of 2009.  ZOMG we all had fireworks and we all got the new Google phone.  Its beautiful."

The phones handed out were reportedly unlocked.  A friend of another Googler, going by the s/n "GreatWhiteShark" chimes in, "A friend from Google showed me the Android 2.1 phone from HTC coming out in Jan.  A sexy beast.  Like an iPhone on beautifying steroids."

Google confirmed the reports, writing in its mobile blog that it was following an "eating your own dogfood" approach and testing "a device that combines innovative hardware from a partner with software that runs on Android to experiment with new mobile features and capabilities and we shared this device with Google employees across the globe.

Now more details are spilling out about what may be a huge launch for Google.  The new phone is reportedly named Nexus One.  Photos have leaked courtesy of Boy Genius Report and The Unlocked.  They show a curvaceous phone with one large button (similar to the iPhone's) and four smaller buttons in the screen margin.  The phone basically looks like a cross between an iPhone and a more curvy HTC Hero.

Reportedly the phone is powered by a Snapdragon processor.  Developed by Qualcomm, demoed chips featured speeds of 1 GHz or faster.  The latest chip, the QSD8672 featured dual cores running at 1.5 GHz with integrated HSPA+, GPS, Bluetooth, high definition video recording and playback, Wi-Fi and mobile TV technologies (MediaFLO, DVB-H and ISDB-T).  It is unknown which variant of Snapdragon Google will use (the Toshiba TG01 smart phone was the first mobile phone to use the 1 GHz variant).  The GPhone is also rumored to be packed with a OLED touchscreen (no keyboard) and dual mics for killing background noise.

The phone will feature GSM -- meaning it will work with AT&T or T-Mobile networks in the U.S.  Reportedly the phone will only be retailing unlocked, setting a tough standard that may give Apple, and others who have opted for an exclusive carrier, a headache.

Reportedly the phone will also get an even-more-refined version Google's voice-driven search, one of the hottest features on the Droid phone.  Google is eager to get users searching on Android handsets as more and more traffic shifts online.  The foundation of Google's business is advertising, and with mobile phones becoming increasing ad-ready Google feels the time is now to strike. 

In November Google purchased AdMob Inc., a mobile advertising firm.  Google hopes that its hardware and software efforts will give it a unique edge in a market that's expected to reach $2-3B USD by 2009.

A Google phone could come at a pivotal time for the company's mobile efforts.  Microsoft, struggling in the mobile industry, will soon launch its own first-party phones, dubbed "Pink".  And a summer iPhone refresh Apple seems like a safe bet.  Can Google crash these competitors' parties with a GPhone?  That remains to be seen, but we're sure watching carefully to see how this one develops.



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error?
By noonelives on 12/14/2009 11:13:44 AM , Rating: 5
"The phone will feature GSM -- meaning it will work with Sprint or Verizon networks in the U.S."

You mean AT&T and T-Mobile, right?




RE: error?
By xKeGSx on 12/14/2009 11:20:35 AM , Rating: 2
Damn.. you beat me to it. In other articles I've read, it's been reported that you need to add your own SIM card, which would lead me to believe ATT and T-mobile only. However, with advent of phones like the Storm, Storm 2, and other "world phones" maybe it has cdma technology on it as well. It's certainly big enough to hold both technologies.


RE: error?
By kufeifie on 12/15/09, Rating: -1
RE: error?
By CZroe on 12/14/2009 12:11:35 PM , Rating: 2
No, he means:
"The phone will feature GSM -- meaning it will [not] work with Sprint or Verizon networks in the U.S."

It's much easier to mess up a single word. ;)

I would've beat you to it if my Internet connection hadn't quit working earlier. :(


RE: error?
By OCedHrt on 12/14/2009 12:25:37 PM , Rating: 2
It's still worthless. There's no way they're going to support 3G for both AT&T and T-Mobile. They would need to support 850/1700/1900/2100 if they wanted to support 3G for both. No phone I know of has 4 bands on 3G.


RE: error?
By ebakke on 12/14/2009 1:43:11 PM , Rating: 2
T-Mobile needs to merge with AT&T. They can attempt to build a network that doesn't suck and get some decent customer service. ....ok, so I can dream, can't I?


RE: error?
By AEvangel on 12/14/2009 1:54:29 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
T-Mobile needs to merge with AT&T.


Never possible since t-mobile's parent company is almost as large as At&t.


RE: error?
By retrospooty on 12/15/2009 7:23:29 AM , Rating: 2
LOL -also, merging 2 networks that suck, doesnt make one good network. it will still just suck.


RE: error?
By T2k on 12/15/2009 9:31:44 AM , Rating: 3
quote:
t-mobile's parent company is almost as large as At&t.


I'd say if we count in all DT's subsidiaries and joints it's probably bigger, at least in terms of revenue... interestingly they are some ~70B EUR vs ~110B USD which is almost the same while DT has 50k LESS mouth to fdeed (250k vs 300k employees) and those are much better off working for DT then the disgusting slavemaster AT&T anyway.


RE: error?
By T2k on 12/15/2009 9:26:20 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
By OCedHrt on 12/14/2009 12:25:37 PM , Rating: 2 It's still worthless. There's no way they're going to support 3G for both AT&T and T-Mobile. They would need to support 850/1700/1900/2100 if they wanted to support 3G for both. No phone I know of has 4 bands on 3G.


But that's just because you're an ignorant loudmouth, nothing else.
There are many quad-band 3G phones already, the X10 I used for a few hours recently is just one of them (on shelves late Jan - early Feb.) - it's about the chipset they use and the Snapdragon kit COMES with quad-band 3G (all QUlacoom design).


RE: error?
By Alexstarfire on 12/15/2009 12:47:53 PM , Rating: 2
It doesn't have all those for 3G connectivity though.


RE: error?
By kufeifies on 12/16/2009 7:43:59 AM , Rating: 2
Christmas gifts come in to pick:
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jewerly $20
ugg boots$50
jordan shoes$32
handbag$35
h t t p : / / w w w . b h s h o e . c o m


RE: error?
By kufeifies on 12/16/2009 8:08:46 AM , Rating: 2
Christmas gifts come in to pick:
=====h t t p : / / w w w . b h s h o e . c o m====
jewerly $20
ugg boots$50
jordan shoes$32
handbag$35
h t t p : / / w w w . b h s h o e . c o m


RE: error?
By kufeifies on 12/16/2009 9:30:12 AM , Rating: 2
Christmas gifts come in to pick:
=====h t t p : / / w w w . b h s h o e . c o m====
jewerly $20
ugg boots$50
jordan shoes$32
handbag$35
h t t p : / / w w w . b h s h o e . c o m


RE: error?
By aqwan135 on 12/20/2009 8:06:57 PM , Rating: 1
http://ta.gg/3yu

fr ee sh i pp ing

(jordan shoes) $32

(air max) $34

+++

wow


RE: error?
By aqwan135 on 12/20/2009 8:18:55 PM , Rating: 1
http://ta.gg/3yu

fr ee sh i pp ing

(jordan shoes) $32

(air max) $34

+++

wow


The dawn of a new era?
By xKeGSx on 12/14/09, Rating: 0
RE: The dawn of a new era?
By mcnabney on 12/14/2009 1:22:36 PM , Rating: 4
You clearly don't understand the wireless market at all.

99% of US consumers would rather pay little (or nothing) now in exchange for a service contract. I know Verizon will sell you a phone at full retail without a service contract, but hardly anyone ever does this. Consider a service contract to be the same as 'free financing' offered by numerous other market categories. At least the termination fees have started dropping over time.

And you cannot compare MetroPCS or Cricket to the large national wireless providers. You might as well wonder why BMWs and Mercedes aren't dropping down to $15k because of the Nissan Versa. They are operated in fundamentally different ways. LTE should develop some new pricing tactics for data and VoIP, but don't expect a very drastic change. Wireless networks are amazingly difficult and expensive to buy spectrum, deploy equipment, and maintain service.


RE: The dawn of a new era?
By xKeGSx on 12/14/2009 1:48:24 PM , Rating: 3
You're clearly an ass who can't add to something without making an insulting remark prior to it.
Did the line "if you can get the phones at prices we're used to with our contracts" just slip passed you? And the MetroPCS reference was just an example of a price point..
Geeze I know you may disagree with my comments, but it was just me typing what I thought. Put down the pot of coffee and step away.


RE: The dawn of a new era?
By xKeGSx on 12/14/2009 1:59:51 PM , Rating: 5
Furthermore, the Nexus One hardly looks like a "Nissan Versa" of a phone and I'd seriously doubt Google selling the phone for what we'd typically pay for a phone without a contract. It's going to come in at a price point that we're used to when a new iPhone comes out, probably $300.
And MetroPCS isn't a Nissan Versa either. It's more like getting a burger at a regional burger chain rather than McDonald's, Wendy's etc. You still end up with a 6 dollar value meal and the service can be as good or better you just can't get that regional burger everywhere. But for many people good service in their region is all they need. Hence MetroPCS still continuing as a business. I wouldn't have made my comment if Google was releasing a piece of crap but the fact that they're releasing a AAA phone without a contract, and you know it will be priced reasonably, really could shake up how the wireless market works.


RE: The dawn of a new era?
By Keeir on 12/14/2009 2:59:25 PM , Rating: 2
We can all hope

In the US, it is difficult (not impossible) to get independent devices onto Sprint and Verizon and likely will still be after the LTE transition.

Why?

The following reasons:
Control over Phone Content
Control over Phone Review
Control over Phone Functionality
Control over Phone Consumption of Resources

Telecon companies do not want to reduce the advantage of controlling devices that access thier networks.

US consumers want to pay as little as possible.

Unless an unlocked device can perform the same as a device costing 2 or 3 times to make, Unlocked devices are -not- going to catch on without significant change elsewhere. (IE Google Phone + LTE won't do it alone). I just can't concieve of a phone selling for profit that can beat the Iphone in functionality at a reasonable price in comparison to the ATT subsidy one.


RE: The dawn of a new era?
By xKeGSx on 12/14/2009 3:35:47 PM , Rating: 2
Ah, a respectful reply. Thanks.
I'm going to continue on with this because I like good conversation and hopefully I get your opinion on the matter.
I don't think we're giving Google enough credit here, as I don't think they would dive into something without thinking they had a chance to make sales and an impact on the market.
If none of the national companies allow this phone on their service for whatever reason, contract, terms of use, etc. I can see Google bringing up a lawsuit stating that it is not only unfair to disallow independent devices on a company's network. They may use any one of the often used cries; freedom of choice, consumer acts, monopoloistic practices, etc. And with Congress constantly re-evaluating how "fair" wireless companies are to their concumers I think there may be more than a few congressman and judges willing to back any lawsuit Google brought up against wireless providers if it would make their practices seemingly more consumer friendly.
On the other hand, if only one company jumps on board than that's all Google needs. Once the "bring your own phone" and "no contract necessary" commercials start popping up from a major carrier every other one will follow suit eventually.
Lastly, wireless providers can still have their contracts but in ways TV companies have now. Sign up for two years and get our service for 39.99 a month instead of 59.99 a month. After that you go month-to-month at the no contract rate or sign another contract.


RE: The dawn of a new era?
By xKeGSx on 12/14/2009 3:37:05 PM , Rating: 2
Many trivial typos. Sorry.


RE: The dawn of a new era?
By icrf on 12/14/2009 11:06:00 PM , Rating: 2
Everything hinges on getting lower non-subsidized pricing from carriers who aren't used to it. Buy an iPhone for $200 with 2-year contract with AT&T at $70/mo. What is the monthly rate after 2 years, keeping the same old phone? Assuming it's appreciably lower, can that price be had with BYOH?


RE: The dawn of a new era?
By Veerappan on 12/17/2009 4:04:00 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
TextWhat is the monthly rate after 2 years, keeping the same old phone?


Same as the contract rate. The monthly price doesn't go down after your contract expires, but it doesn't go up either (I have the original iPhone and am still paying $20/month for my data plan, as opposed to those with the 3G and 3GS paying $30/month).


RE: The dawn of a new era?
By cochy on 12/14/2009 4:40:59 PM , Rating: 2
If it's ad-driven then Google might sell the phone unlocked for next to nothing. They can afford to do it, and would increase their market share quite nicely.


RE: The dawn of a new era?
By keith524 on 12/14/2009 8:00:27 PM , Rating: 2
The reality is that phone hardware is only about half the cost of a typical phone. For instance the iPhone 3GS 16GB was estimated to cost $178 to manufacture, granted this doesn't cover design, marketing, and profit. That price was in June so it's likely cheaper today. (estimated by iSuppli)

If we assume Google is more interested in getting Android into the market than making money off the hardware (I think that's their plan but I'm not sure) then they will keep the price as close to the manufacturing price as possible. So a $200-$300 price tag isn't out of the question.


keyboard a antique
By masimons on 12/14/09, Rating: 0
RE: keyboard a antique
By phatboye on 12/14/2009 12:14:57 PM , Rating: 2
I have yet to find a single device with a speech to text function that actually worked for me. Especially not one on a cell phone.


RE: keyboard a antique
By Alphafox78 on 12/14/2009 12:23:04 PM , Rating: 2
Dragon dictate is a free app for the iphone, works decently. you can send the text to the sms app and then paste it in.


RE: keyboard a antique
By angryhippy on 12/16/2009 1:37:54 AM , Rating: 2
I have the "Vlingo" app on my Iphone, and it works surprisingly well, and google spelling check usually offers corrections to what it doesn't understand well.


RE: keyboard a antique
By kellehair on 12/14/2009 12:17:04 PM , Rating: 3
Agreed. The voice search on my Droid is practically perfect.


RE: keyboard a antique
By kmmatney on 12/14/2009 8:10:12 PM , Rating: 2
The iPhone has the same google voice search, and it does work quite well - much better than I expected. I will give Dragon a try.


...dammit.
By Motoman on 12/14/2009 11:30:24 AM , Rating: 2
Had me all excited until I got to the part where it has no keyboard.

Gah! Will somebody PLEASE make a nice, Droid-ish kind of phone but with a good keyboard? The Droid keyboard is useless to me...well, less useless than on-screen...but the design is horrific. If I could graft the keyboard off an LG phone to the Droid, or something like it, I'd buy it in a heartbeat.




RE: ...dammit.
By dryloch on 12/14/2009 11:47:22 AM , Rating: 2
Check out the Samsung Moment Android phone from Sprint. It has an excellent keyboard. A friend of mine got one and I can honestly say it has the best Cell Phone keyboard layout I have ever used.It is not running Android 2.0 yet but it is a pretty stock android unit so it should get the upgrade fairly soon.


RE: ...dammit.
By MozeeToby on 12/14/2009 2:30:51 PM , Rating: 2
You should check out ShapeWriter on a Droid phone, it's $10 but a truly amazing onscreen keyboard. Basically type out whole words at a time as a single gesture, dragging from one letter to the next without stopping. You don't have to be at all precise with it and after a week of using it I have about a 95% accuracy rate (per word though, not per letter).

On my Motorola Droid I actually use ShapeWriter for writing out anything with whole words, and the keyboard is only for URLs, Names, email addresses, and games; stuff that isn't in the dictionary basically.


RE: ...dammit.
By Myrandex on 12/15/2009 8:31:42 AM , Rating: 2
The HTC Touch Pro 2 Keyboard > All.

I freaking love that phone. If only it had the snapdragon & more memory that this new phone will have, and I could see wanting to keep the phone for many many years.

Jason


Quote
By mherlund on 12/14/2009 1:20:46 PM , Rating: 2
This article really reminded me of the quote on the bottom of the page:

"A lot of people pay zero for the cellphone ... That's what it's worth." -- Apple Chief Operating Officer Timothy Cook

Hopefully this thing is not priced too high.




RE: Quote
By Ananke on 12/14/2009 1:55:19 PM , Rating: 2
At above $100 per month for 2 years of contract, just to browse net and be able to PURCHASE more music from Apple, I can hardly call it zero price :). It is more like "OMG, I pay more for iPhone than for my car", but you realize this after signing the contract :):)


.
By yacoub on 12/14/2009 1:50:08 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
leaked pic shows a curvy phone similar to the iPhone or a curvier HTC Hero.


Looks a lot more like a Blackberry shape-wise, than an iPhone.




RE: .
By Alexstarfire on 12/14/2009 4:38:13 PM , Rating: 2
It's a Mick article though. Everything is like an iPhone to him.


I'm excited
By ksherman on 12/14/2009 12:23:26 PM , Rating: 2
Love my iPhone, but I'm interested in having a phone that really works the best for me. Can't wait to see how this phone works out.

I really think Google should be calling it the gPhone. Even if its a SUPER lame name, Nexus One doesn't scream "THIS IS THE GOOGLE PHONE" like iPhone shouts that this is an Apple product. That counts for a lot.

Would be nice to get back to T-Mobile and save $30 a month!




Why the fuss?
By Helbore on 12/14/2009 12:26:58 PM , Rating: 2
It's just another android handset from HTC. It even says this in the article

quote:
"GreatWhiteShark" chimes in, "A friend from Google showed me the Android 2.1 phone from HTC coming out in Jan. A sexy beast. Like an iPhone on beautifying steroids."


Now, I'm sure it will be a great device, as I love HTC phones and my currnt HTC Hero is awesome - but why does this article seem to make out that this is some sort of phone made by Google or, simply, any different than the Magic, Dream or Hero?




Missing Info...
By jdietz on 12/14/2009 3:51:04 PM , Rating: 2
Reportedly, Google will sell this phone itself and expect carriers to support it. You will not be able to buy this phone at a Verizon store, for example.

Now all that necessary is for carriers to offer a no-phone-subsidy contract rate. Currently, only TMobile does.




Advertising
By strikeback03 on 12/14/2009 4:11:30 PM , Rating: 2
As this is currently GSM only the phone itself doesn't interest me much, but what worries me from this article is the talk of mobile advertising. I don't want my processing power and bandwidth being wasted on ads, thankyouverymuch.




Whims
By CalWorthing on 12/14/2009 4:13:09 PM , Rating: 2
Brands aim to "empower" the fickle consumer. Google is not unlike Apple in selling a profitable product made in Asia.

The Google offering is likely to affect a more 'open' wireless carrier rate structure in the U.S., perhaps more like that in the rest of the world.
The info that T-Mobile is the likely first-base for the 'Google' labeled device may relate to TM's recent rate offerings, and the expansion TM's high-speed services. Throw in a dose of investment/merger chat from a Euro phone giant & this could be of benefit to the budget-conscious consumer/user.




why worry about the price
By vapore0n on 12/14/2009 5:34:48 PM , Rating: 2
If the price is low it will encourage the big companies that can use this phone to pre-buy and sell you a free with contract phone. The lower the oem price the more money they make out of selling you a contract. This might still happen anyway if the companies expect the phone to be a big hit. After all they make their money out of contracts not phones.

I really don't care about the contract as long as the big companies don't mess with the phone. Aka put their un-removable logos or lock features out.




I am happy to know about it.
By kellyclin on 12/14/2009 10:03:40 PM , Rating: 2
This is a very exciting innovations. Please keep me posted on lauch of gphone in India.

http://www.articlesbase.com/health-articles/enhanc...




By thebeastie on 12/15/2009 12:41:19 AM , Rating: 2
What will help Google win in the phone space is the fact MS HAVE NO IDEA.

They have a small army of people going over forums like xda developers looking for people tweaking their MS winmobile OS to make it more enjoyable to use and shutting them down.
Like that kind of piracy makes any difference to MS.

The only thing MS are shutting down are them selves.




SE's X10 is around the corner...
By T2k on 12/15/2009 9:21:45 AM , Rating: 2
...with same or better specs and amazing physical and UI design - I held one recently, played around a few hours with it, it's the most impressive phone I've ever seen (and I'm a real HTC/smartphone junkie.) See yourself in your fav store in early February...




Yea.
By Spuke on 12/14/09, Rating: -1
RE: Yea.
By ksherman on 12/14/2009 12:26:19 PM , Rating: 3
Because they are making a phone that can be used around the world.

Plus, the SIM card makes it really easy to sell a phone unlocked. Its a much more difficult process to activate an unlocked CDMA phone, or so I have heard.

If you go on Newegg and look for an unlocked phone, most are GSM phones.


RE: Yea.
By Spuke on 12/14/09, Rating: 0
RE: Yea.
By heffeque on 12/14/2009 12:46:02 PM , Rating: 2
The rest of the world lives in the rest of the world and they'd love to use the phone too. There ARE people living outside the US, you know, right?


RE: Yea.
By Spuke on 12/14/2009 3:01:10 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
There ARE people living outside the US, you know, right?
Sigh. Look, I would like to use this phone but it looks like it's only designed for one carrier in the US. I don't care if you guys can use it. I am not YOU and vice versa! Why can't Google with all of their billions market a phone EVERYWHERE in the world? Is there a need to limit ANY paying customer?

See my point?

What the hell is up with DTers and their incessant bashing of Americans? Even the American DTers bash themselves. LOL! It's ridiculous. Some of you launch various accusations and make assumptions like you are God. You and I are equal. No one is better than the other. Get over yourselves.


RE: Yea.
By Alexstarfire on 12/14/2009 3:39:13 PM , Rating: 2
If you and I are equal then why are you complaining about not getting CDMA? The rest of the world is a bigger market than the CDMA carriers in the US. Seems pretty logical to make something that works for most of the market. They probably just wouldn't profit very much from either a) putting CDMA into the phones since most won't be on CDMA networks, or b) from making a CDMA variant of the phone.

They are about profit, not what you think you are entitled to just because you live in the US. Not to mention that many of us have no problems with AT&T at all, like myself. That said, I don't plan on getting this phone regardless of what network it functions on.


RE: Yea.
By Chaser on 12/14/09, Rating: 0
RE: Yea.
By Alexstarfire on 12/14/2009 4:40:10 PM , Rating: 2
And in what way was I narrow minded? Oh wait, you don't know do you. That's cause I wasn't.


RE: Yea.
By chick0n on 12/14/09, Rating: 0
RE: Yea.
By ebakke on 12/14/2009 1:35:11 PM , Rating: 2
Dude, the other 6.3 BILLION people in the world don't give a damn that you live in the US or that you want this phone. And for that matter, neither does Google. GSM is clearly the best decision when you want a phone that you can sell worldwide.


RE: Yea.
By Keeir on 12/14/2009 2:38:18 PM , Rating: 2
Although I don't disagree. Your taking it a bit too fair.

The US isn't the only nation that uses CDMA technology, nor are there GSM phones packing 3g that give similar coverage on 3g as the Quad Band GSM Phones did for 2g.

http://www.gsmworld.com/roaming/GSM_WorldPoster200...
Doesn't look to me like it covers all 6.3 Billion people, especially not the 3G coverage (Let alone that we know coverage areas on the US at least are... conviently interuptered)

What is clear to me, Europe and Asia are the main markets for Unlocked Cell Phones as these areas tend (more often) to purchase phone and plan seperately. If your not getting a carrier deal, its not worthwhile to tailor a phone to meet the US CDMA standards.


RE: Yea.
By DLeRium on 12/15/2009 1:18:48 PM , Rating: 2
which is why the great phones go to the rest of the world.

- Samsung Omnia HD
- Nokia N95 (N95-3 didn't come till so long)
- Samsung Omnia II
- HTC Touch HD
- HTC Touch HD2
- Sony Ericsson Satio/Idou
- LG Arena
and the list goes on....

People in the US need to get over stupid carrier subsidized phones and realize that phones on their own cost a lot. We end up paying carriers to subsidize the phone. It's kinda dumb. All that money should go into network improvements instead. That's why you get AT&T's quality of network...


RE: Yea.
By davemang on 12/14/2009 12:29:46 PM , Rating: 1
From what I have read the only supported 3g carrier for the device in the US is tmobile, so unless you want to run your google phone on edge, I suspect most people will run it on T-mo


RE: Yea.
By Spuke on 12/14/2009 12:38:13 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
From what I have read the only supported 3g carrier for the device in the US is tmobile
Well that sucks even more.


RE: Yea.
By ebakke on 12/14/2009 1:36:53 PM , Rating: 2
Now now, be fair. If you live in the 12.3091573 sq mile area of T-Mobile's US 3G network, you won't have to be burdened by edge. :P


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