There is no doubt about it, the Nexus One is the hot topic right now, and while it’s starting to pain me to update every small finding on this phone, this one is important. Tnkgrl was allowed a moment or two with the Nexus one, and while unable to take pictures or video she did come away with some nice impressions. She found, to my dismay, that there is no multitouch in the browser or in Google Maps, yet.. (why Google, why?). Not only that, but it is reportedly fairly thin and all together gorgeous. Let’s hope that something changes in the next month, because the lack of multitouch is starting to get annoying. Full list of impressions after the break and leave your thoughts in the comments!
– It’s extremely thin
– It’s much nicer looking in person than in pictures
– There’s a 4 GB micro-SD card installed
– The battery capacity is 1400 mAh
– The screen appears to be OLED (same size/resolution as the Motorola Droid)
– 3G works on T-Mobile USA :)
– I can confirm that there’s no 3G on AT&T (EGDE only)
– It’s definitely unlocked
– It’s super snappy! Faster than the Droid…
– There’s no multitouch support in the browser or in Google Maps
– There’s no dedicated camera key, but it’s the same camera interface as the Droid
– The trackball can be used to focus (like on other HTC devices)
– Low-light performance is decent, but the flash is weak
– Calls are routed the normal way, not using data (VoIP), and sound fine
– The home screen is divided into 5 panes (like the custom interface on the Motorola Cliq)
– It’s using a micro-USB connector for data/power
– There are some gold contacts at the bottom edge, for a dock perhaps?
– Did I mention it’s fast?