Friday, 19 March 2010

Nexus One Going to Sprint

Sprint is going to expand its Android lineup with Google's Nexus One "superphone:" availability and pricing to be announced "soon."

Mobile operator Sprint has announced that it will be offering the Google Nexus One will be coming to Sprint’s 3G Mobile Broadband Network…although the exact date and pricing options have not yet been revealed. Google launched the Nexus One in January with a $529 unlocked version that operated on T-Mobile’s GSM network, or a $179 subsidized version bound to T-Mobile; just yesterday, Google announced an unlocked version that operates on AT&T’s 3G network (as well as Rogers in Canada). The Sprint announcements means that versions of the Android-powered Nexus One “superphone” will be available for three of the four major U.S. wireless carriers—only Verizon Wireless is currently out of the Nexus One loop.

“Nexus One is a powerful device that belongs on a powerful network,” said Sprint VP of product development Fared

Although Sprint has not announced availability dates or pricing plans for the Nexus One, the company says it wants to “keep pricing simple.” One thing Sprint has been clear about: the Sprint version of the Nexus one will not be available in Sprint stores. Instead, users will go to Google’s Web-based storefront to purchase the phone.

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