So it’s going to take a “superphone” to knock out the iPhone? Google hopes so. The online giant officially touts Nexus One, the brand’s first signature device, as a “superphone”, not a smartphone, when they unveiled it at a press conference earlier this week. And while it looks to be a faster, more powerful specimen of Android, the Google mobile operating system that already runs on other devices, reaction aren’t all praise and hallelujah. So, just how much soup does Google’s HTC-produced mobile device have?
Let’s find out.
Unlike the iPhone, the Nexus One will support flash. Also, it will be available unlocked so it can work in most other countries and you can choose your own carrier, but will cut deep into your pockets at $530. You can go the subsidized route and only pay $179 but get locked into a contract for two years with T-Mobile or Verzion for an unlocked Nexus One. Google’s service plan, which can only be ordered via the company’s website, is 500 minutes/unlimited SMS/unlimited data for $80/month. The phone will be powered by a faster version of Android, which already has it’s impressive open-ended application market.
- 3.7 inch 480 x 800 OLED capacitive touchscreen
- Tri-color clickable trackball
- 5MP camera w/ LED flash
- Haptic feedback
- Teflon™ coated back
- Two microphones, a second one for active noise cancellation
- Removable battery
- 4 GB Micro SD storage card (expandable to 32 GB)
- SIM card slot
- Proximity sensor
- Light sensor
- Snapdragon 1 GHz core processor
- Flash Player 10.1
- It weighs only 130 grams and it’s about the width #2 pencil.
- Customizable interface with dynamic touchscreen features
- Voice-enabled text boxes, which allows you to turn your speech into text every time you speak.
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