What I have gathered from this is that Google is selling it through them, and that Tmobile is supporting with plans to sell it in the Future.
You may be right, and it will be interesting to see if Google is going with their own product line or if HTC will be selling this to other carriers as well. Based on the leaked document though, only Google will be selling it for now. In any case, I like that options outside the contract model are becoming available.
I've heard as well that it will be available only through Google initially, with availability in other channels later.
Also keep in mind that this won't be the only really nice HTC Android phone next year, there will be a few others.
I haven't seen any that look that good to me honestly. I don't want a custom rom, I'd rather see apps that offer the same functionality that I can choose to have if I want them and I would prefer to be able to keep up with the latest releases. Also, T-Mobile is my carrier (through work) and they haven't really impressed me with their offerings yet.
In any case I'm not sure how much longer I can hold out with this sluggish G1, so timing is becoming a greater concern for me by the day. If I do get the Nexus, I'll be disappointed not to have the hard qwerty.
Are there any hints of a Verizon CDMA version? It's looking like the Droid's days are numbered, or is Google looking to bring a LTE version sometime later in the year?
Nothing that I've seen indicates a CDMA version, though I think I read somewhere that Verizon declined it 'at this time'. Don't give that much merit though, I'm probably wrong. LTE? no idea. I'm no insider, I just have the week off and have been scouring the news for Android info and MassEffect2 details all week. =)
I think if the Droid suits you, there's nothing wrong with it. It's a great phone.
Well, maybe Google might give us more insight at their January 5th press conference. And LTE is "Long Term Evolution", the new 4G adoption, to quote Wikipedia, "new high performance air interface for cellular mobile communication systems". I believe this is Verizon's foray into GSM
Yeah, the waiting is what sucks. I do know what LTE is just not if there will be an LTE version (had to restore my street cred there as a communications engineer =D ) but I'm sure it will be helpful to others.
I would hold out for a 4G LTE Android device. I've got till July on my AT&T contract then it's bye bye to my 3G. Unless Apple comes out with something really really compelling. I'm not holding my breath though.
Well although a sound Idea, this phone in theory will be able to use Tmo's upcoming 3G+ 21mbps high speed which is comparable to Sprints 4G, plus LTE won't be readily available until 2011 at least so at least with Tmo's contract free plan you could at least switch later on.
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The phones I'm talking about have not been announced yet. If you want a qwerty you should wait.
Do you have a rough time frame to go by? >/< 3 months? 6 months? Any idea what carrier? I'm willing to wait if there's a better option coming.
Thanks for the persuasion.
That's so true, waiting is what really sucks! Either you get the new tech now or wait for the game changer...if it ever comes...
how is google going to know who signs a contract to get the phone for $180? this sounds weird to me. And if Google is the only one who sells it how is tmo going to sell it With contract for $180? em+ rate plan is an unbundled plan. it isn't sold with phones. you can buy a phone with it but you buy it "every month". they add $20 a month to your bill for two years.
Yeah this whole thing makes little sense, they are also saying you can only use the cheapest plan, which makes no freaking sense.
I want a phone w/o a contract and I was looking at myTouch which runs at $400, but if Nexus One reviews well then I can just hold off a bit longer and save up and buy that one.
definitely wait for the nexus one. im tempted to get one and i already have the mytouch. im thinking of just replacing it but i'm gonna try and hold out until next holiday season at least since i just started my contract this summer.
That would be the better option, pound for pound the Nexus One is thinner, better screen, faster, more memory(In theory), and only $100 more so it would be very worth it.
I guess we just have to wait and see...
As others have said it's Yet Another Android Phone (YAAP?) at these prices. It would have been interesting if Google tried to subsidize the price through expected App purchases and other services, but we're not there yet.
I think its still up in the air that this price plan is real. Why would let you only pick the cheapest Tmo plan, that doesn't seem right at all. I have a feeling this is fake or like you said another android phone, although the fastest phone in the states which is still an impressive feat.
You may be right, think of all the impressions the blogs are getting over this thing.
Well Since this whole rumor started at Gizmodo with what almost looks like a fake info page, I am not holding my breath on this one yet, we will see in about a week and a halfish(I can't count right now) but I would be doubtful this is the plan unless they are really offering Voip with the phone which would kick the need for any data minutes.
The phone size and design looks really solid. I'm curious to see if HTC will make a comparable model running sense UI for the US and which carrier will it land on. Does anyone have any feedback on TMobile 3G speeds and coverage.
Thanks! I'm currently on ATT with the 3GS and yes its true in NY call quality sucks but the data speeds are excellent.
I've been watching this phone for a while now and would have have no problem changing over to Tmobile just hope their network is not a disappointment. Then again you never know what google or HTC will release down the line for verizon. I guess you can play this game forever!
After watching the latest video on Gizmodo & the new pictures on Engadget this phone is sick.