Google Nexus One announced but I can’t get one

As you can see from the screenshot above, it can be a curse to be Canadian (notice that the Nexus One is not available in my country. :( ). If you’ve been following the Google Nexus One news for the past month or so, you undoubtedly know by now that Google announced the phone today, ending any and all speculation regarding features and pricing. Sure enough Google is running its own Android phone storefront now, not only for the Nexus One but for future Android phones as well. I can’t wait to see how this affects the wireless carrier model of control in the US over the coming months.

As for features, the Nexus One has a giant 3.7-inch AMOLED touchscreen, a 5 megapixel camera with geotagging via the phone’s GPS, the 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, Android 2.1 OS, etc, etc. Everything we already knew and expected, really. Pricing is $179.99 on contract with T-Mobile or $529 unlocked. Not that any of this matters to me in Canada.

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