The website for the Google phone/HTC Nexus One, which is to be made live later today around 10am PST was seen briefly live earlier this morning and then it was taken down only moments later according to TmoNews. The screen capture, if it isn't fake, showed awesome peeks of several product pager, including the Terms of Sale. It was strange though that the page featured a video of Android 2.0, yet the Nexus One is to have Android 2.1 on-board. It is thought that this was just a test run of the site with the previous version of Android since there is not a official video for Android 2.1 yet. The real news, The Android Press Gathering event by Google, is to be at 10 AM PST today.
The word is out that Google will be selling their phone, the HTC Nexus One, next week. Additionally, the folks over at Gizmodo, through a tipster, were graciously able to look at a few screen shots of the online site for details on pricing and plans.
Surfacing today was an internal T-Mobile training document for the Nexus One—giving us all some hard evidence that T-Mobile will be supporting this device and clearing up who will be selling and supporting the device stating:
Straight from the FCC are a series of documents that clearly point to HTC manufacturing a desktop dock for the Nexus One. The dock is assumed to recharge the Nexus One as well as provide desktop synchronization through a USB connection to a computer. You can read the FCC RF Test Report to gleam additional information/speculation.
Have you been waiting for the Nexus One Google Phone? Maybe you’ve been waiting for AT&T to get it together and offer an Android phone. Well it looks like you can actually have your cake and eat it too here as the word is from Tnkgrl (for carriers tried) is that this phone is unlocked and can be used on AT&T, although only the measly EDGE network. If you have to have 3G, then you could also use this phone on T-Mobile. Also notable was the snappy and fast feel.
The HTC Nexus One, aka Google phone, will probably be released in the UK before going anywhere else. At least this is the opinion of those over at Top10 Mobile Phones, the UK’s No.1 mobile comparison website, stating that “this is because HTC products have a history of being released in the UK market”. Yet we can also assume that Google will probably make the phone available all over the world as quickly as possible.
Thanks to John Brownlee, and Google employees twittering, it would seem that the new Google Phone that we’ve been waiting so patiently for has actually been presented to Google employees in an all-hands meeting where they were given the new unlocked HTC Nexus One Android phones. While there is no official word that this particular device will be sold, distributing to employees gets all of us just one step closer to the real thing. Clearly we will have to keep our eyes on how Google employees like the phone and for additional information from them. For now, the phone seems to include a 3.7 inch AMOLD display, a 5MP camera, and runs on the Snapdragon chip. Additional specs, when this phone went through the FCC and noted by ubergizmo list: a microSD memory card slot, the inclusion of 802.11b/g Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR connectivity, quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE with UMTS/HSUPA on 850/1700/1900 frequencies.