In a surprise move (to some), Sprint has reversed their earlier plans to carry Google’s Nexus One. Our friends over at Gizmodo are citing the upcoming release of the HTC EVO 4G as the reason, but let’s just call this what it is. The three largest carriers in the United States (Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint) have all rejected Google’s approach to selling phones directly to consumers.
All of the parties involved are going to play it cool and say nice things about each other, but something clearly went wrong here. The carriers are obviously not ready to give up the sale of a phone that operates on their network, so why did they announce support in the first place?