Google's Nexus One coming to Verizon on March 23

Verizon will release Google's Nexus One Android device on March 23 according to sources familiar with the matter.

The Nexus One, originally released on T-Mobile in January, has passed FCC inspection for use on Verizon's CDMA network and according to a Google worker who wishes to remain anonymous it will be made available on March 23.

Verizon will introduce the Nexus One on the day the International CTIA wireless show begins in the US. It's not yet clear whether Verizon plan to hold a press conference at CTIA regarding the launch. Pricing and tariffs are not yet known but our source said they would be "competitive."

The Nexus One is available unlocked for a price of $529 currently. Consumers can also order the phone through T-Mobile for $179 with a two year contract. In related news the Nexus One is expected to be available in Europe from April on the Vodafone network.

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Now if they setup subsidies through Sprint and (god forbid) AT&T, they'll have complete US coverage with a single device. I don't think that's been accomplished by any other manufacturer.

vaximily said,
Now if they setup subsidies through Sprint and (god forbid) AT&T, they'll have complete US coverage with a single device. I don't think that's been accomplished by any other manufacturer.

Um hello.. the Motorola RAZR! One of the most successful cell phones.. EVER! haha :)

Edited by dt, Feb 27 2010, 2:00am :

vaximily said,
Now if they setup subsidies through Sprint and (god forbid) AT&T, they'll have complete US coverage with a single device. I don't think that's been accomplished by any other manufacturer.
Or just about any Blackberry.

Same here, however this definitely a positive thing. Possibly a replacement for my Blackberry Storm if all works out.

Edited by D!ABOL!C, Feb 26 2010, 11:01pm :

D!ABOL!C said,
Same here, however this definitely a positive thing. Possibly a replacement for my Blackberry Storm if all works out.

I was thinking exactly the same thing. I too am waiting for the iPhone to come to Verizon but I'm getting bored with my BB Storm so this may be a good fit.

sabrex said,
That probably means it will be available in Canada soon as well (on Telus & Bell's old 1X/EVDO rev A network) ... although I'm sure they'd rather get it for their UMTS/HSPA+ network instead.

And a quick visit to www.google.com/phone no longer says the Nexus One is not available in Canada, but instead allows one to track a phone shipment (?)

A version with NAM 3G also recently went through the FCC. They could easily get that one.

Pretty cool but they are also getting the Incredible fairly soon too (next 6 months probably). I just want the Supersonic on Sprint.

neodorian said,
Pretty cool but they are also getting the Incredible fairly soon too (next 6 months probably). I just want the Supersonic on Sprint.

Looks like it may be a tad less then 6 months on the HTC Incredible.

http://www.mobilecrunch.com/2010/02/24/htc-incredible-sneaks-into-verizons-inventory-system/

neodorian said,
Pretty cool but they are also getting the Incredible fairly soon too (next 6 months probably). I just want the Supersonic on Sprint.

From what I've read the Incredible has half the RAM of the Nexus One.

Awesome news, my contract with Verizon isn't up till the fall though and hopefully we will be looking at the successor of the Nexus one by then

bankajac said,
Des this mean that the Nexus One for Sprint is around the corner?

Couldn't you just get a unlocked CDMA and use it on sprint?

Klownicle said,

Couldn't you just get a unlocked CDMA and use it on sprint?

Sure, but that will cost me $529. If Verizon is similar to Sprint then it should be around $180. Unless you want to spot me $349?

bankajac said,

Sure, but that will cost me $529. If Verizon is similar to Sprint then it should be around $180. Unless you want to spot me $349?

I thought only GSM supports the use of SIM cards, and that all CDMA phones are permanently attached to whatever subscription and carrier you get. That would mean it won't be possible to sell an unlocked CDMA phone. I hope this isn't true. I've been with US Cellular since 1996 and would like to stick with them (I don't think I've ever had a dropped call).

That said, aren't there issues with connectivity and unlocked phones? For example, I've heard that people who got the N1 unlocked, and used it with AT&T had issues with EDGE (or whatever the internet technology is).

Calvin Miner said,

I thought only GSM supports the use of SIM cards, and that all CDMA phones are permanently attached to whatever subscription and carrier you get. That would mean it won't be possible to sell an unlocked CDMA phone. I hope this isn't true. I've been with US Cellular since 1996 and would like to stick with them (I don't think I've ever had a dropped call).

That said, aren't there issues with connectivity and unlocked phones? For example, I've heard that people who got the N1 unlocked, and used it with AT&T had issues with EDGE (or whatever the internet technology is).

You are correct (about the SIM info). Only companies that you can hop back and forth with are AT&T and T-Mobile, as they are almost compatible. You are close, its 3G that is the issue with Unlocked N1 on AT&T, as T-Mobiles bands are 1700 and 2100 I believe, whereas AT&T's is 1900 and I think one other not part of the 17 and 2100. So thats the only downside even unlocked :(.

I really hope this is true. I Placed my order for a Droid Eris on Thursday Feb. 25th and the next day I saw this story. I refused the shipment of the Eris today in the hopes that I can get my hands on a Nexus One in a few short weeks. Guess I'm stuck with my bum Blackberry Storm for a few more weeks! (Hopefully)...

suicide_pact said,
I'm a bit confused, and maybe someone can help me here. Is the Nexus for Verizon going to be a 'World' phone like their Blackberry 8830 and Storms? Or are they locked to CDMA only? All the hype on the website seems to deflect whether or not it will be, it seems like all Google phones (Droid, etc) are hobbled on Verizon's network.

If classified as a 'verizon' phone, then it is 'verizon' only. [CDMA]
If classified as a 'sprint' phone, then it is for 'sprint' only. [CDMA]
If classified as a 'nextel' phone, then it is for 'nextel' only. [CDMA]
If 'unlocked' then it is for T-Mobile or AT&T. Though which carrier releases it, will work 100% on (3G) [as the Nexus1 Unlocked currently only works on T-Mobiles 3G] [GSM]

You can use internationally, your carrier will just charge you arm and leg to do so. But CDMA has no SIM cards, so once purchased, its yours for good (Which is why I will NEVER get crappy CDMA, they lock you down)

Thanks for the info, theslam08. I guess I'll stick with my Storm for now. Every time I go into a VZW store I get conflicting information from the 'Sales and Support' staff there.

As someone that has run Verizon phones on Alltel and Alltel on Verizon. Never say it is for this carrier only because you are wrong. The Tmobile one will run on AT&T but not on their 3G. (do you think that this was not done on purpose.) T-mobile wants Iphone users to got to Tmobile. The limits that the Iphone makes you stick with are rediculous where the Android OS is very customizable and do not have to deal with Itunes for music and ringtones as well as other items. I will order this phone the minute it is available as I have spent hours upon hours researching every part of the UI and the current exploits the problems as well as the market apps workarounds, this assumes that the same issues that the T mobile version had are present with the Verizon which I do not think they will be.
I have played with the iphone as well as the droid (almost bought the droid)glad I didnt. with the amount of Ram/Rom and processor speed and the UI plus the advanced config stuff the only thing that is not superior to the Iphone is the amount of apps. But how many apps do you need to do the same thing like lite up the flash? With this phone coming to the Largest 3G network and the largest Network this might be the iphone killer.You have no clue how many times I deleted that last statement. I will let you know if I feel that it is the killer. As I have said if you have no 3G signal it doesnt matter if it is slightly faster as I will have 3G almost everywhere. ATT can not even make a call where I live much less get 3G. Verizon should let me make their commercials as the att guy wouldnt stand a chance.

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