Remember when Google was that thing you did when you were trying to look for something on the internet? They sure have come a long way from being just the search engine company. Now they’re dropping HTC designed “superphones” on the world.. Dubbed the Nexus One, it may not be faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, or able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, it features a number of hardware and software innovations that make it smarterer than the average smartphone On the inside there’s a speedy 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor that enables the phone to run multiple applications at the same time, 512 MB of RAM and ROM, an expandable microSD slot (up to 32GB), a capable 5 megapixel camera with flash, compass, accelerometer, and light and proximity sensors that allow the phone to save powerful by dimming or shutting off the screen depending on the situation. Software wise it runs Google’s latest and greatest version of Android (naturally), which features interactive backgrounds to play with, a 3-D photo gallery, and more Android apps than you can shake two or three sticks at. More interesting, though, is the fact that with the new software comes text to speech for just about everything. Who needs a physical keyboard when you can just say everything you want to type?
How do you get your hands on one of these “superphones”? Straight from the source: Google themselves. Just like our European cousins you can by the phone with or without service. Unlocked the phone will set you back $529, but you’ll get your choice of carriers between T-Mobile and AT&T (a Verizon specific version is coming later this Spring). Buy it on contract and you’re stuck with T-Mobile, but it’ll only set you back $180.
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