Google Phone Nexus One: Is it just another smartphone or a much smarter phone?DCI
It seems Google is trying to make its presence felt in all possible fields. The smartphone sector is Google’s next target. Google Phone is the new contender in the smartphone market. This time, Google has joined hands with HTC for designing the hardware and the new Google phone will be called ‘Nexus One’. According to Reuters, the Phone is expected go on sale from January 5th, 2010 and initially may be available on contract basis.
Google Phone has some exciting features which are pretty ‘smarter’ for today’s smartphone. It is believed that Google will push full VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) thereby making calls and messaging possible even without a service provider. Voice calls will use Google voice and SMS will be replaced by unlimited free gtalk.
Google phone would cost you $199 in stores and $100 in rebate online, if you are an old Google user. The phone can be purchased through Google online store or Android marketplace or Google Checkout websites. There is something more to cheer. Google will provide easy roaming data service in other countries. If you travel abroad, you can use the existing data network. This could be an incredible feature wherein you would not require to change your sim card.
The specifications are still unclear as Google is maintaining secrecy about Nexus One. However, certain things are clear: Nexus One will run on Android operating system 2.1. and will be powered by the fastest mobile processor on the world – Qualcomm Snapdragon 1 Ghz processor. Google phone is expected to be a GSM with 3G support. It features a WVGA high-resolution touch screen, with accelerometer. Most importantly its comes with 5 mega pixel auto focus camera with dual LED flash.
- 1GHZ Snapdragon processor
- 1400 mAh Battery
- Expandable card slot
- 4GB included
- WiFi, Bluetooth with A2DP, GPS.
- Trackball navigation
- Removable battery
- 3.7 inch WVGA display
- A GSM device sold unlocked
- Tri-band 3G (7.2mbpsD& 2mbpsU,quadband EDGE, both depends on network
- VOIP based services
In brief, its a phone everyone will be looking forward to. But we have to wait to watch whether Google phone will provide tough competition to Apple iPhone 3GS.
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