Nexus One, plain and simple.

I’m finding it difficult to find one page that lists out the Nexus One’s features, plain and simple. So, I’ll make one myself. I hope you find it useful. I threw in a quick wrap-up of the phone’s hardware, software, carrier lists and pricing. Help yourself.

Hardware:

  • A 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. In other words, its hella fast.
  • A  480×800 AMOLED screen, looking sharp and consuming less power than typical OLED screens.
  • A 5.0 MP camera with a LED flash. Nice.
  • A trackball with a multicolored backlight, for different notification.
  • Stereo Bluetooth and Wireless-N capabilities.
  • 2 microphones for “active noise suppression.”
  • Compass, GPS, light and proximity sensors, and accelerometers, perfect for augmented reality.
  • A 1400mAH battery, for 5 hours of 3G browsing or 7 hours of 3G talk.
  • Skinnier than a standard pencil.
  • A QR code printed on the back, which, when read, takes you to an android-themed game of Memory.

Software:

  • The Nexus One sports the new Android 2.1 firmware, which is gorgeous looking, and only available on the Nexus One for right now.
  • 5 home screens, for more space than ever.
  • Live Wallpapers, or interactive backgrounds.
  • A revamped photo gallery, with a bunch of pretty 3D glossy tricks.
  • Background syncing to online Picasa photo galleries.
  • Voice enabled text fields: you never have to type again!
  • Apps can now be stored on an external SD card. Finally.
  • A neat, redesigned app launcher.
  • Some tweaks to make it a while lot faster. Also, graphics look better.
  • Sadly, no apparent multitouch in the default Google Apps.
  • According to Gizmodo, “If you want Android phones, this is the one to get.”
  • The phone has been rooted, or, for you iPhone users, “jailbroken.” Check it out.

Carriers and Pricing

  • The phone is $530 to buy it unlocked: in other words, you can use it with any carrier, including AT&T (ew), although it won’t work with AT&T’s 3G service (for now).
  • The phone is $179 if you want to buy it with a 2 year contract with T-Mobile. T-Mobile offers a plan for $80 including 500 minutes and unlimited internet and TXT/SMS.
  • The phone is said to come to Verizon some time this spring. Awright.
  • If you live in Europe, the phone will come to Vodaphone sometime in the spring, as well.
  • You can get the phone custom engraved. :D
  • Buy it here.

Try it out.

If you want to have a neat little online demo of the Nexus One, you can check out Google’s new Nexus One page here.

Additionally, try out their 3D tour. Its pretty cool.

Thanks to Gizmodo and Wikipedia for the info and links.

Oh, and just for kicks, here’s what my Nexus One would look like, engraved.

Sleek, isn't it?

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    also I think the new theme is very sleek. Once I am done with exams again I will carry out some blog changes as well… :)

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    cant thank you enough.

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