2010 Nexus One plans for Voda AU

"Sometime 2010" is when Vodafone Hutchison Australia has said it would commence selling Google's new touchscreen handset, Nexus One.

"Sometime 2010" is when Vodafone Hutchison Australia has said it would commence selling Google's new touchscreen handset, Nexus One.

On the heels of an agreement between Vodafone Group and Google that was announced yesterday, the local arm, VHA, has confirmed it will be selling the device to Australians at some stage this year.

"Our agreement with Google covers all Vodafone geographies," VHA said in a statement. "Details relating to Vodafone's Australian launch of Google Nexus One will be announced in due course."

The Australian Financial Review reported VHA chief executive Nigel Dews as saying it would need to optimise its network to ensure all of Google's services available on the device worked. Google's device, which runs its Android 2.1 smartphone operating system on an HTC corporation device, offers similar applications to Apple's iPhone, including email, Google Maps and support for Microsoft Exchange.

VHA said it would launch the phone in the UK within weeks, followed by other European countries.