Enter the Google Phone

Google has finally officially unveiled its own-brand Smartphone, the Nexus One, developed in conjunction with HTC. The phone is available via a web store hosted by Google, from where consumers can buy the phone to use with any SIM card, or choose which of Googles operator partners network they want to use the phone on. Operator prices and plan details will be featured on the site.
The phone is just 11.5mm thick and weighs 130g. It has a 3.7″ AMOLED (Active-matrix Organic Light-emitting Diode) 480×800 WVGA display, and uses Qualcomms Snapdragon 3G QSD8250 chipset. It has a 5 megapixel autofocus camera equipped with flash and geotagging, plus 512MB Flash and 512 RAM of onboard memory.
The Nexus One represents the unique combination of design and innovation two companies like Google and HTC can have when they collaborate, says HTC CEO, Peter Chou. The Nexus One continues HTCs strategy of offering people a portfolio of phones that meet their diverse needs.
The handset runs on Android 2.1, a version of the platform's Eclair software. Features include the ability to enter text without typing, using a voice-enabled keyboard for all text fields, including speaking a text message; instant messaging; tweeting; searching; or composing emails.
The handset is initially available from the Google web store in the US without service for $529 (331) or from $179 (112) on a two-year contract with T-Mobile. The handset will also be available from Verizon Wireless in the US and Vodafone in Europe. Google says it will initially take orders from consumers in the US, the UK, Singapore, and Hong Kong.

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