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According to the recently discovered Terms of Sale pdf for the Google Phone it will sell unlocked for $429. It will be available through a carrier as a subsidized phone as well. So far T-Mobile is the only one mentioned. Of course if you sign up through TMo with the subsidized phone (2 year plan) and then cancel your contract you will be liable to Google for the subsidized amount, otherwise known as a product recovery fee.
Our take on the Nexus One/Google Phone: The sleek design will be a selling point for many. Many like their phone to look nice. Later on they will discover the power it has. On the subject of power, a 1GHZ Snapdragon processor may have been extreme 10 years ago when Google was first getting started but in our eyes that’s an expected development.
However, with more power, brighter screens and higher data speeds comes shorter battery life. Batteries haven’t seen significant advancements being brought to the general public in a long time. My expectation is that it’s going to be 2010, I should have a device that will last me through a long day of much use by now.
One thing that would be great is a solar panel screen, or back plate, so we have some method of charging it should we fall into a time portal.
Here is an update on specs ripped out of a ROM dump:
- Proximity Sensor/Light Sensor so we can tell if the sun is up or something is near us. Actually this can add incredibly to the applications available. An alarm that goes off when someone takes it out of your bag or if you leave it unattended for awhile and someone walks up to it.
- Accelerometer as suspected
- Magnetic Compass as suspected
- FM radio along with Bluetooth and WiFI
- A reference to a back mic
- A reference to Stereo FM speaker
- Noise Canceling Chip
There is a lot of commotion going around about the Nexus One. Who would have thought all those years ago that a search engine would be releasing their own phone? Chuong tells us it has passed through the FCC with support for T-Mobile’s 3G network and no sign of support for the AT&T bands so there are some doubts as to if this will be a completely open phone. For the full web roundup including many more photos keep reading! More >
Thanks to NeoBatman for sending this in!
WARNING: This is a long video for a boot but this shows off the fancy Nexus boot screen fairly well. If you have any other news involving the Nexus One (specifically some bootable ROMS) let us know in the Submit News page or in the Forums. Enjoy!
Update: Hoax at least someone is working on a Nexus One-like ROM for the G1!
More pictures have materialized of the new Google Phone. This time they are better looking and show off the style that is sure to impress many. CoolSmartPhone says the Google Phone with have 3D page transitions and an animated background. In the pictures you can see ’snake’ being played in the background. Of note is a link in the quick start guide pointing owners to a currently dead support page at google.com/phone/support. If you haven’t seen our original post on the Google Phone/Nexus One go ahead and take a look. Time will reveal more about this mystery phone that has the web buzzing so for now enjoy the pictures that engadget got their sticky hands on.
I have had a chance to use the T-Mobile Shadow for a few days now and I would like to report on my findings.
Overall it has a solid smooth feel when in hand. The Screen is slick and although you can get some fingerprints on it quickly they do not inhibit viewing the screen at all. The screen is vibrant and bright and works well with the device.
The sliding action is great. It is smooth and silent, almost like a well oiled folding blade. It doesn’t accidentally slide open either. There are settings to allow the opening/closing of the keyboard to answer/end a call. By default it is set to answer when opened and no effect when closed. More >