Google Nexus One: Just the Facts, Ma’am

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 720×480 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,
  • $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.

With anecdotes of success coming from eBay and Zillow recently on the upswing in mobile use, Google’s smart to push forward in this space.

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