Google Nexus One phone officially unveiled

Posted on Tuesday, January 05 2010 @ 22:22 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
The Google Phone has arrived! After months of rumors the search giant officially introduced the phone at a press conference in Mountain View. The Google Nexus One phone is referred to as a "superphone", it is designed and manufactured by HTC and runs Google's Android 2.1 operating system. The device is equipped with a large 3.7" AMOLED touchscreen with a 480 x 800 pixel resolution, 1ms response time and 100,000:1 contrast ratio.

The phone features the Qualcomm Snapdragon 1GHz processor and features UMTS, HSDPA 7.2Mbps, HSUPA 2Mbps, quad-band GSM/EDGE, a 5 megapixel digicam with LED flash, aGPS, 720 x 480 pixel video capture mode, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, cell tower and WiFi positioning, noise cancellation technology, 3.5mm jack, a digital compass, accelerometer, 512MB flash, 512MB RAM, 1400mAh battery, and a 4GB microSD memory card (expandable to 32GB).

The Google Nexus One weighs 130g with battery, it has a width of 59.8mm, height of 119mm and a thickness of just 11.5mm. Full technical specifications can be found at Google.

You can get it today in the US for $529, or with a two-year T-Mobile US contract for $179. It's unknown when the Nexus One will be released in other parts of the world.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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