Written on 4/26/2010 02:42:00 PM by poison_ivy
Well, as they say, better late than never--or is it? Has the availability of the HTC Desire, HTC Legend, and Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 rendered the Nexus One obsolete? I guess Vodafone would soon find out since they've already put up the pre-order page for the Nexus One [aff]. The Google handset would be shipping on April 30.
With a price plan of free from £35 a month tariff, some may be turned off by the pricing especially since the HTC Desire is £5 a month cheaper and the HTC Legend £15 a month cheaper. But as I've mentioned in my HTC Legend vs. HTC Desire vs. Google Nexus One vs. Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 comparison, the fact that this is a Google Phone means that it's more likely to get frequent updates compared with the others who all have custom UIs (harder to update. see HTC Hero).
Check my Nexus One Review to see if this mobile phone might interest you. Alternatively, check out the separate HTC Legend Review and Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Review. Full press release after the break.
From today, Vodafone UK customers can order the Nexus One, the new superphone from Google™, at vodafone.co.uk/nexusone.
Vodafone is the first European mobile operator to offer Nexus One. Customers who pre-order online will be the first to get a Nexus One for free on a £35 monthly price plan (24 month), on April 30. The Nexus One will also be available via Vodafone stores and telesales, with Vodafone providing direct support to customers with the superphone when they need it.
Nexus One will be available on a range of great value Vodafone price plans, on both 18 and 24 month contracts. Price plans start from £25 a month on a 24 month contract.
Vodafone UK customers with the Nexus One can use up to 1GB of mobile data as part of their price plan as well as take advantage of unlimited access to Wi-Fi in the home and free, publicly available services throughout the country. Customers using Wi-Fi can also use an additional 1GB of data at premium BT Openzone hotspots throughout the UK.
Nexus One features the latest in Google innovation including Google Maps™ Navigation (Beta), which offers satnav-style turn-by-turn driving directions with voice output and Street View. Also included are other favourites like Google Mail, YouTube and access to Android Market™ with more than 40,000 applications.
Google Maps Navigation is an Internet-connected GPS navigation system that provides turn-by-turn voice guidance as a free feature of Google Maps for Android™. Key features include Google Search and Search by voice to find your destination, the most recent maps, businesses and live traffic from Google Maps, and street and satellite views.
Vodafone UK customers now have a wide choice of Android phones, truly establishing Vodafone as the home of the Smartphone.
Nexus One Hardware Features
* Display: 3.7" AMOLED 480x800 WVGA display
* Thinness: 11.5mm; Weight: 130g
* Processor/Speed: Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 3G QSD8250 chipset, delivering speeds up to 1GHz
* Camera: 5 megapixel auto focus with flash and geo tagging
* Onboard memory: 512MB Flash, 512MB RAM
* Expandable memory: 4GB removable SD Card (expandable to 32GB)
* Noise Suppression: Dynamic noise suppression from Audience, Inc.
* Ports: 3.5mm stereo headphone jack with four contacts for inline voice and remote control
* Battery: Removable 1400 mAh
* Personalized laser engraving: Up to 50 characters on the back of the phone
* Trackball: Tri-colour notification LED, alerts when new emails, chats, text messages arrive