Google's New Super Phone � Nexus One �Takes Flight

by David Needle

Tired of being tied down to one mobile carrier? Google’s Nexus One is available in an unlocked version, so you’re free to use your provider of choice. And that’s just one of its many features.

It doesn’t come with a cape, but Google’s Nexus One — dubbed the “Super Phone” — offers a host of new features and capabilities. EnterpriseMobileToday.com has the details on the highly anticipated phone.

Google's smartphone cat is finally out of the bag. The search giant unveiled the rumored Nexus Phone, a new smartphone developed in conjunction with HTC at an event today here at its headquarters, known as the Googleplex.

In addition to new features, Google is shaking up the established way of smartphone distribution by offering the phone exclusively through its own online store at a price of $179 with a two-year service contract. The Nexus One is also available unlocked, meaning it is not tied to any carrier, without a service contract for $529.

While the initial service provider will be T-Mobile, Google said it has an agreement with Verizon Wireless to offer the Nexus One this spring in the U.S. and via Vodafone in Europe.

"The Nexus One belongs in a new category we called 'super phones,'" said Mario Queiroz, vice president of product management at Google (NASDAQ: GOOG).

Read the complete Nexus One story.

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This article was originally published on Wednesday Jan 6th 2010
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