Today, wireless carrier Vodafone UK announced the launch of Nexus One by HTC on its airwaves, and unveiled a few more details on the device and on the offering that it will bring along. Those interested in the first handset sold via Google's web store can head to Vodafone UK's website to secure one in advance, as the Nexus One will hit Vodafone's channels on April 30 (will be sold through stores, online
and via telesales).
As previously reported, the Nexus One
will arrive in the UK for free on a £35 monthly price plan (24 month), though other offerings are also available with the device. The carrier announced that Nexus One should be put on sale on 18 and 24 month contracts that start at £25 a month (for those who will choose a 24-month contract), and added that Vodafone would offer direct support to customers with the new “superphone.”
The specifications list of Nexus One
includes a 3.7-inch AMOLED touchscreen display that boasts a 480 x 800 pixel (WVGA) resolution, a 5-megapixel camera with auto focus, flash and geo tagging, 512MB of Flash, 512MB of RAM, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 3G QSD8250 chipset clocked in at 1GHz, 3.5mm stereo headphone jack, a 1400 mAh battery, and a microSD memory card slot with support for up to 32GB of additional storage space (a 4GB card included in the package).
“Vodafone UK customers with the Nexus One
can use up to 1GB of mobile data as part of their price plan as well as take advantage of unlimited access to Wi-Fi in the home and free, publicly available services throughout the country. Customers using Wi-Fi can also use an additional 1GB of data at premium BT Openzone hotspots throughout the UK,” the wireless carrier announced.
Not only does the Nexus One come to the UK with access to the Android Market
and to all the applications available for download there, but it also includes support for Google Maps Navigation (Beta), with turn-by-turn driving directions, and for other services, such as Google Mail and YouTube. Not to mention that users will find it easy to stay connected with friends via social networking sites straight from this device.