Mar 17 AT 4:01 PM Taylor Wimberly 27 Comments

Sprint joins the Nexus One party

It’s official. The Nexus One is coming to all four nationwide carriers in the United States.

Sprint just announced they will officially support the Nexus One and we should have pricing information and a launch date next week at CTIA.

“Nexus One is a powerful device that belongs on a powerful network. This is another step in our continued partnership of innovation with Google. Sprint customers already have the option of two amazing Android devices with Samsung Moment and HTC Hero. It is a natural fit for us to add Nexus One to the list of choices available for Sprint customers who want the best value in wireless with the best in Android.”Fared AdibVP of product development, Sprint

The announcement comes just one day after Google began selling a Nexus One that supported AT&T’s 3G bands (and Canada too). T-Mobile was the first carrier to support the Nexus One and the Verizon version should also go on sale next week.

I’m glad that Sprint is now on board, but I would probably hold out on purchasing the Nexus One until the full details of the upcoming HTC Supersonic are announced.

If you are a Sprint customer, let us know what you think. Nexus One or Supersonic?

Source: Sprint

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  • http://Website Joel

    Supersonic FTW

    • Manly Man

      Nexus one>>>>>>Supersonic!

  • http://Website treefq

    I am a sprint customer holding a 2 yr old palm in my hands. I have been drooling over all the android phones the other carriers offer.

    I have decided to wait for Supersonic a few months ago but depending on just how long it will take to market, N1 is also a possible choice.

  • http://Website Nunya

    Who really cares? Sprint sucks.

  • http://Website Nithin Jino

    That is great but I wonder why the N1 is going to all major carriers? Is it because it is not selling enough on one or two carriers?

    They need to sell the N1 in stores and at a discount price for any plans if they want to overtake the iPhone. Most people don’t know about the N1 so they will choose something else.


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    • http://Website mjv

      This is pure speculation on my part, but I don’t believe that the real goal of the N1 was the sale of copious numbers of units.

      the goals were to demonstrate the capabilities of the Android platform, generate a lot relatively inexpensive publicity (this is basically the same phone as the desire), and to try to open a new channel to sell wireless phones. And in the process, not anger their hardware partners (Motorola and HTC, primarily) by competing with them.

    • anakin78z

      I think the reason it’s available to all carriers is because it gives everyone the option to get one. It’s a very different approach to selling phones. I think blackberry had several models available to most carriers, but they weren’t really the same, each coming with a different set of features.
      I’m very curious to see if Google actually starts advertising the phone using channels other than online advertising once the phone is on all the carriers. I do think that they will be advertising their website (/phone) more than the Nexus One though, and in the not too distant future, I imagine there will be a competing Motorola phone on that site as well, both phones featuring the latest Android, and being supported by Google.

      As far as touching phones in a store, that’s a total joke. Most of the time they don’t have working models, and you don’t really get a feel for a phone until you’ve used it for a while.

  • Jonathan Frederickson


    I just got a new phone and now this happens.

    • http://Website William

      If it was less than 14 days ago, you can take it back I think.

      • anakin78z

        30 days in california

  • http://Website William

    Being CDMA, will this run cyanogenmod? I know gsm/cdma roms for the same model phone have not been very cooperative in the past.

    • Taylor Wimberly

      If they can port CyanogenMod to the Droid, I expect we will see a version for the CDMA N1 on Sprint and Verizon.

  • http://Website jack

    I am currently a Sprint (htc hero) customer , formerly an at&t (iphone,iPhone 3g) customer and I’m definatly selling my current phone and trading up for the nexus. Any advantages that the supersonic might offer pale in comparison for the convenience of getting update directly from Google. In my opinion the Nexus one joining all four major carriers was the reason why the nexus was so poorly advertised. I imagine when phones like the droid or the iPhone sign carrier exclusive deals, both the carrier and the handset maker split marketing cost. Since it was never the plan for the nexus to be exclusive, Google has to pay for all of the nexus ones marketing, thus limiting the amount of money available for any kind of tv/radio advertising. Google would also be hesitant to sink any substantial amount of money into advertising their virgen attempt at selling their own product.

  • http://Website Ali

    i think i’ll wait to see if supersonic comes with sense ui… and yea, sense is that important… can’t imagine my hero with out it… it just seems more polished than stock android.. at least it does to me… good to know i can pick N1 if i change my mind though…

  • http://Website Tony

    I currently have a hero and my wife has the Nexus One on the T-mobile network. After playing with both and reading the specs on the Supersonic i will hold out and wait for the SuperSonic. Sprint is already in gear with the 4g and the WiMAX. For those that dont know what WiMAX (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access) is a telecommunications technology that provides wireless transmission of data using a variety of transmission modes, from point-to-multipoint links to portable and fully mobile internet access. The great thing about it will also be that this technology provides up to 10 Mbps. So Lets be patient and Wait for the SuperSonic.

  • http://Website Andres

    Supersonic all the way

  • http://Website Rsoe

    Help me!!!! I have a Hero but i want a better phone and I want the N1 cuz its way faster than the Hero but it doesnt have Sense UI. Ive somewhat seen the Samsung Moment and Sense UI makes a big difference. Im also waiting on the Supersonic cuz of 4g but grrr. Should I wait for the Supersonic or Just go right ahead and get the Nexus One? So Confused.. o_O?????

  • Dan Lehman

    I’m glad the Sprint has decided to pick up this phone but literally 1 week ago I bought the Samsung Moment so I’m a little disheartened that I won’t be able to use my upgrade for the Nexus One like I did with the Moment.

    Oh welllll, Viva Android!

    • http://Website Cool Beans

      Take it back immediately. I’ve had the Moment since December and although it is a good phone, there is little support for it from both Samsung and the developer community, which is actually Sprint/Samsung’s fault because of their poor advertising. This will be my last Samsung phone. When it comes to Android devices, HTC is the way to go.

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