Unless you've been living under a rock or undergoing a digital cleanse (John Mayer), then you've probably heard something about Google releasing its own mobile phone, dubbed the Nexus One. Today, the Nexus One moved from rumor to reality with a big announcement out at Mountain View.
Here are the specs and details:
- Manufactured by HTC
- 3.7" OLED display (the iPhone's screen is 3.5"), 800 x 480 pixels
- Thin (59.8 mm thick) and Light (130 g w/ battery)
- Runs Android 2.1
- Voice-enabled keyboard lets you speak into any text field
- 5 mp camera with autofocus, zoom and flash
- Video capture 720x480 pixels at 20 frames per second or higher
- Wifi and Bluetooth-enabled,
- GPS and Accelerometer included
- 512MB Flash, 512MB RAM, 4GB Micro SD Card (Expandable to 32 GB)
- Removable battery, talk time about 7 hours on 3g, standby 250 hours, audio playback 20 hours, video playback 7 hours
- Flash Player 10.1 (eat your heart out, iPhone)
- Available on a Google-hosted web store, Google.com/phone
- $179 with T-mobile contract; $529 without service (you can insert your own SIM card).
- Will soon be available on Verizon in the US and Vodafone in Europe
- Pre-installed with Google Maps (including Navigation), Google Voice, YouTube, and GMail.
The Nexus One is just the beginning of a new mobile venture by Google. Expect the mobile web store to add additional devices and carriers in the future.