Google Nexus One smartphone launched

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Google has offi­cial­ly intro­duced the Nexus One smart­phone made by HTC run­ning brand new Android 2.1. This mea­sures 119 (H) x 59.8 (W) x 11.5 (D) mm, weights 130 grams, and boasts a 1GHz Qual­comm Snap­drag­on proces­sor QSD 8250, 512MB of flash mem­o­ry and 512MB of RAM, a 3.7‑inch (800×480) AMOLED screen, plus a 5 megapix­el cam­era with aut­o­fo­cus and LED flash.

Nexus One comes with 3.5mm head­phone jack, and a mul­ti­col­ored LED under the track­ball. There are also two mics, one on the bot­tom and one on the back, for the pur­pose of noise can­cel­la­tion, and can be cus­tom engraved with two lines of text at the time of order.

Google Nexus One

The phone sup­port fea­tures of HSD­PA 7.2 Mbps, HSU­PA 2 Mbps, 3G and GSM, EDGE, WiFi and Blue­tooth 2.1, GPS, an accelerom­e­ter, light and prox­im­i­ty sen­sor and a dig­i­tal com­pass.

The Nexus One is cur­rent­ly avail­able from Google at $529 unlocked or $179 with a two-year T‑Mobile con­tract ($79.99 per month). The plan-free Nexus One can ship in the US, the UK, Hong Kong and Sin­ga­pore, with a wider avail­abil­i­ty being sched­uled for lat­er with­in the year. This spring the phone will also be offered with con­tracts from Ver­i­zon and Voda­fone.