Walmart to sell Nexus One on ALL carriers?

AndroidGuys, as well as many other sources, are reporting that Walmart will begin selling the Google Nexus One, "soon." Walmart now has a page up, on their LetsTalk site, that lists the Nexus One in all of its Android glory. The site says that the phone is "coming soon!" and that you can have Walmart email you when it's available.

While Walmart selling phones is nothing new, the eye catching thing about this particular phone is the specs. Up until now, the only Nexus One available in the US is only capable of 3G on T-Mobile's network. A Verizon 3G version of the phone is also coming in the spring. However, according to Walmart, their Nexus One could, potentially, work on every major US carrier's 3G service, including AT&T and Sprint. Both of those carrier's 3G bands are listed on the Walmart site. Unless this proves to be a typo, or just some loony webmaster trying to make trouble, customers may finally get their chance to pick a single phone on any network, greatly altering the current phone/carrier landscape in America.

Pricing has yet to be revealed, but phoneinferno believes that the phone will debut at $99 unlocked, completely undercutting all other channels of acquiring Google's latest "superphone." It's unclear what their source is, so take it with a grain of salt. Either way, Google teaming up with Walmart seems like a step in the right direction. Both companies operate with similar values and the desire to reach all consumers. First Sprint may be teaming up with Walmart to build their 4G network, and now Google is going to sell Android phones through them? Is there anything Walmart can't do?

UPDATE: According to Android and Me, Ravi Jariwala, of Walmart, has issued this statement of denial:

"Sorry to disappoint but we have no plans to carry Nexus One in Walmart stores or online at Walmart.com at this time. Due to a technical error, this item erroneously was displayed on our site. We're working with our partner Let's Talk to have it removed as quickly as possible, and apologize for any confusion."

It's unclear how an entire page about a phone was posted "erroneously," bearing no truth what-so-ever. Some think this may just be Walmart trying to cover up the leak, while others firmly believe that the device will never come to Walmart. If the latter is the case, it seems odd that the site existed in the first place. There's still no word on whether the 3G specs were real or not.

Walmart Nexus One

 

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