The Nexus One
retail situation has been pretty dire since Google humanely put down its own online store
, leaving only paid developers with an easy option
to get an unlocked unit (and only an AWS 3G version at that). Now, even that's been taken away -- at least temporarily -- thanks to unexpectedly strong demand that left Google to "blow through the (substantial) initial inventory in almost no time" and run up a backorder with HTC. Interestingly, Google specifically points out that HTC is doing a good job with manufacturing despite the AMOLED
shortage, which leads us to wonder whether the SLCD version
is shipping in quantity yet -- and considering how the Nexus One and Desire are well into midlife, we wonder whether it makes sense to even bother at this point when we've got next-gen products just around the corner
. Good news is that Google still seems committed to getting Nexus Ones back in stock for developers, we just don't know when that's going to happen.