The Nexus phone is an intriguing announcments, moreso for me since it'll be available through T-Mobile. I've been very happy with T-Mobile, so switching carriers to get any other phone, no matter what vowel it's name starts with, has been a no-starter with me.
Rather than doing a typical review of its features -– frankly all that stuff has been blogged to death — I wanted to share with you what it’s like to live with this device, day in and day out. In other words, to tell you whether or not the Nexus One is worth the hype.
Speaking of cell phones, there's an interesting clash of strategies at play between Google and Apple in this market. Android phones are becoming more available across all carriers, and its only a matter of time before someone gets the hardware and software combination just right. Meanwhile, Apple's iPhone, which sets the bar for smart phones now, is available only through AT&T – unless you jailbreak it. Will this be an Achilles' Heel that Google and other carriers can exploit? At least it's nice to enjoy this much choice as a consumer.
We're at the AT&T presser here at CES, but it looks like we know what to expect: the carrier just announced that it's launching five new Android devices in the first half of 2010, including devices from Motorola, Dell, and HTC.