The Google phone is real. Google announced early yesterday they had given their employees a “concept of a mobile lab” and it “run(s) on Android”. Later that day, Wall Street Journal reported the phone was made by HTC, would go on sale early next year, and be called the Nexus One.
With hundreds (or thousands?) of the Nexus One now in the wild, we expected it would not be long before details began to leak. Blogger Cory O’ Brien tweeted the first pic and the device looks exactly like the much hyped HTC Passion we think is going to T-Mobile.
In fact, it looks like the intel TmoNews posted last week was spot on. The Nexus One will be sold unlocked by Google, but fully supported by T-Mobile.
Additional notes from TmoNews include:
- The phone will be sold strictly by Google, T-Mobile will NOT sell the device
- Billing, General Questions and General Troubleshooting questions will be handled by T-mobile
- Handset features, Handset Exchange and Advanced Device Troubleshooting will be handled by Google and/or Call Center Partners
- T-Mobile hopes that by supporting the launch, they will have the opportunity to add additional customers
- HTC is the definite manufacturer and the device IS believed to be the HTC Passion, the word Passion is tossed around everywhere according to our sources
- Postpaid and Flexpay accounts are both currently slighted for support
- No information is available as to whether or not T-Mobile is the exclusive partner
Ok, so now where is the video?