As you can see in my ringtone tutorial, I have an old cell phone. I’ve been planning on making an upgrade. One phone that I’ve been interested in is the Google Nexus One. I think it’s the answer to the iPhone. But I didn’t want T-Mobile, which is the only carrier the N1 has been available on until recently. The N1 site states (as of this writing) that the phone will be available on Verizon in Spring 2010. I had also read lots of rumors that the release date was March 23. Well, March 23 has come and only has a couple of hours left in it, and the N1 site still says “Coming soon” for Verizon. So I guess those rumors were just that. When you search for “Nexus One” on Verizon’s wireless site, you are automatically forwarded to Google’s N1 site. The rumors I’ve been able to find about it is that the N1 will be available for purchase only through Google, through which you will purchase your service with Verizon or whatever mobile carrier you choose. The phone will not be in Verizon stores.
The price of an unlocked N1 without a contract is $529. In recent days, the N1 site has updated to say that the unlocked version is now available on AT&T, Rogers Wireless (Canada) and T-Mobile. The subsidized price with a 2-year T-Mobile contract is $179.
Just today I heard about the HTC Evo, which will be available on Sprint this summer. It’s a 4G phone. Sprint’s site says 4G is 10 times faster than 3G. That sure would be neat. I haven’t learned much about the Evo. HTC is also the manufacturer of the N1.
Now I’m debating whether I should go ahead and get the N1, which I’ve kind of had my heart set on, or if I should hold out for the Evo. Tell me about your phone in the comments.