Sprint and AT&T also getting the Nexus One

According to Gizmodo, both Sprint and AT&T will soon be carriers of Google's Nexus One "superphone." Speculation began when Walmart put up a site claiming they were going to sell the phone with 3G bands for all of the major US carriers. Walmart quickly dismissed the idea, claiming that the site was put up in error. Curiosity, however, still remained.

Now, a Nexus One FCC filing has been spotted that shows the phone running on WCDMA Bands I, II, and V. This would mean that the phone is capable of handling 3G on AT&T, as well as several other Canadian carriers. While this is great news for AT&T users, it's also sort of a letdown for those who already purchased the original Nexus One and decided suffer on AT&T with EDGE only support.

Regarding Sprint, there is still no FCC filing or official word. However, according to an email received from Customer Solutions, it looks like "lil' yellow" may soon grant passage to Google's flagship device.

"Thank you for contacting Sprint regarding the nexus one.

Unfortunately, this handset model is not on offer as of now.

Once it is launched, you will see promotional campaigns related to the launch date, cost and the features of the handset on our Web site and other promotional media.

Thank you for showing interest in our products & services. Please let us know if you would like us to assist you with anything else."

Google's new online phone selling model aims to offer customers their choice of Android device, on whichever carrier desired. Seeing only T-Mobile and Verizon participating in the US program seemed sort of odd. Sprint and AT&T joining the Google phone market makes sense. It's safe to assume that negotiations have been underway for quite some time now. Once details are ironed out, there is sure to be much more carrier specific hype.

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i just bought my sprint htc hero, i doubt ill upgrade again for at least 6 months. i do know im sticking with android unless wm7 really blows me away, which i doubt.

smooth3006 said,
i just bought my sprint htc hero, i doubt ill upgrade again for at least 6 months. i do know im sticking with android unless wm7 really blows me away, which i doubt.

Same here, I just got my Hero in January and while I like the Nexus One, I'm in love with my Hero and have no desire to set it aside.

Gahhh! My contract is up in 1 month...hope they let me stay month to month until all of these neat phones come out. Waiting hopefully for the Nexus One or HTC Supersonic

TokiToki said,
Yeah, when your contract expires, you just go month to month until you sign another contract.

Or you never sign a new contract and buy phones elsewhere for half the price.

I think Google does have a decent strategy going.."our phone on any carrier" ...while others do similar, most are not the exact same phone across all brands

bdsams said,
I think Google does have a decent strategy going.."our phone on any carrier" ...while others do similar, most are not the exact same phone across all brands

I was just thinking about this, which made me come back to this article to post a comment. It's a brilliant strategy honestly. Why tie your hardware down to only one provider when you can have it at almost any major carrier and make 3x the money? I think Apple really needs to take the proprietary stand out of their business model. I guarantee that someone at Apple is going, "F***! Why didn't we think of that?!?!"

Amodin said,

I was just thinking about this, which made me come back to this article to post a comment. It's a brilliant strategy honestly. Why tie your hardware down to only one provider when you can have it at almost any major carrier and make 3x the money? I think Apple really needs to take the proprietary stand out of their business model. I guarantee that someone at Apple is going, "F***! Why didn't we think of that?!?!"


because ATT pays an arm and a leg to have the iphone locked to them. when i say arm and a leg, I mean ATT is paying apple what apple could make if the iphone was on 3 or 4 different networks combined.

AT&T can barely handle the iPhone...(whos kidding...they can't handle the iPhone) what makes them think they can handle Google's?