The blogosphere is a buzz about the Google Nexus One – but why?

03 Jan

Okay, a few days from now Google will officially start selling the Google Phone Nexus One.

If you have not been living under a rock there’s absolutely no way you don’t know about it, yet.

Otherwise, Engadget should bring you up to speed. That’s obviously also, where the image credit goes to.

Here is my question for you:

Do you see anything revolutionary with the Google Nexus One, that would justify the noise? To me it appears as yet another HTC manufactured device running a slightly tuned version of Android that ships unlocked for US$ 500.

Apparently no multi-touch, though Android has built-in support for it, and nothing else which sets it apart from the Motorola Droid/Milestone and other Android powered devices, except better hardware specs.

So why the buzz? Simply because it has got a Google sticker on it? Or, because it’s unlocked? You can get a factory unlocked iPhone 3GS in Europe for US$ 500 and run it with whatever carrier you like.

Irony warning ahead: I would understand some of the excitement if the updated version of Android would finally add support for IMAP folders. The IMAP protocol is only some 25 years old, so I totally understand why it took Google more than two years to support those on a platform intended primarily for Internet enabled smart phones. Email is such an edge-case these days anyway…

Seriously, what’s so exciting about the Nexus One?

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1 reply
  1. Sebastian says:

    where can i get unlocked 3GS for 500$?
    In Germany it is way more expensive >.<


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