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.