If you are a smartphone enthusiast I am sure you have seen all the coverage of the Google Nexus One from today. I see that attendees at the press conference received a device and am bummed I didn't get an invite or I would have hopped over before CES. If you follow me on Twitter you will know I kept saying this was no big deal and while the hardware is nice there were no game changers. There were no killer surprises, but I have a very tough time resisting any device that supports T-Mobile's 3.5G wireless data network and readers knew I would give in a buy one. I have played with the HD2 and 1GHz Snapdragon so am looking forward to this processor on an Android device with an OLED display and voice text entry field support. It is actually my job to write about these latest and greatest devices so I couldn't resist and my own Nexus One will be arriving tomorrow here at my hotel in Vegas. I actually saved $50 in tax by having it shipped here instead of to Washington State.
You may also know I am on a T-Mobile family plan with five phones so the only option for people who want to keep their existing plans is to buy the $529 unlocked model. If you buy the $179 model then there is a single plan for you and that is:
- 500 talk minutes
- Unlimited nights and weekends
- Unlimited T-Mobile to T-Mobile minutes
- Unlimited domestic messaging including SMS, MMS, IM
- Android Unlimited Web
- $79.99 per month
There are also two other prices for the Nexus One that depend on your remaining contract length and current data plan. Buying the Nexus One with any kind of subsidization though will force you into the plan listed above.
- Nexus One with new, 2-year T-Mobile US service plan for qualifying existing T-Mobile customers who are adding data plans: $279
- Nexus One with new, 2-year T-Mobile US service plan for qualifying existing T-Mobile customers who are upgrading their data plans: $379
I am already setup for the Android Unlimited Web so I should just be able to pop my SIM in my new device tomorrow and be on the way. I will bring you my first impressions very soon and may have a very late night tomorrow night to get something up.