Nexus One, Official


Remember, Rememer, the fifth of January (wait, that isn’t quite right).  Well, at long last, today is the day.  Google has gone all official with the Nexus One, and with it a host of information.  So, we decided to put it all in a nice recap.  So hang on past the break, I hear it’s quite a trip.

UPDATE: In these times, it’s all about conservation, so I have decided to link all the hands on experiences and reviews to this one post, so keep checking back.

PhoneDog – Hands on (I’m sure they will have all sorts of very detailed reviews coming soon)

Engadget – Hands on

Engadget – Review

NexusOneBlog – Review

BGR – Unboxing/Hands on

Cnet – Unboxing

Cnet – Review

Gizmodo – Review

Let’s start with stuff that we already know.  The Nexus One is made by HTC with a bunch of involvement with Google.  You could buy it now for $180 on a two year contract or $530 unlocked.  You can purchase this phone direct from Google at their web store.  Speaking of the web store, you can do some live demos online, all transmitted through the tubes of the internet, somehow, and all you will need is a Google Account.

Now, for the basic specifications and features (see picture or read on).  It works on T-Mobile’s now faster 3G (yes, this does deserve its own sentence).  The Nexus One is powered by the now famous 1 GHz Snapdragon processor.  All action (you know, drooling over and typing on, and the like) will be done on the 3.7 inch, 480×800 AMOLED screen, which is beautiful.  On the back you have a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash, capable of MPEG-4 video and direct YouTube Upload.  You will also get GPS, stereo Bluetooth, 3.5mm headphone jack, a compass,  two mics for “active noise suppression,” light and proximity sensors, an accelerometer, and a fancy multicolor LED in the trackball for notifications.  Oh, and it’s thin, 11.5 mm (so thinner than a #2 pencil).

Now, for the software side.  The Nexus One will come with Android 2.1, which looks to be a better version of 2.0 (which is awesome).  It will come with five homescreens (yes, please), live panels, and the new card like view of the homescreens.  There will also be a snazzy 3D photo gallery, which will background sync with Picasa (go Google).  Voice commands will be implemented everywhere, including in every text input box (yes, texting while driving is bad, don’t do it.  Keep your eyes on the road, please).  Oh, and apps can be installed onto the SD, so no more rooting for just one feature.  Of course, no multitouch in Google Apps, still no idea why, but this shouldn’t be a deal breaker.  In addition, Google Earth is coming to Android, YAY!  On a completely different side note, Google is planning on bringing EVERY Android phone to 2.1, if they can support it, :(.

Lastly, I would like to leave you with a pleasant review of the Nexus One, by one Lucky guy over at Engadget(I hate you Josh, just kidding…..but seriously).  We also have a hands on by Gizmodo.  As more people get the Nexus One, we will surely do a Review roundup (so look for that).


  • ig0tno0dles


    • john

      Gay like guy on guy

      • jmts80

        LMAO my thoughts exactly

      • Galen20K


  • sg

    Yeah, except that people with existing t-mobile accounts can’t upgrade. T-mobile customer service has also been of no help so far..

    • Jeremy

      Yeah, I didn’t get too far either. The person I spoke with at T-Mo retentions said said that probably the easiest way to do it would be to add a new line of service, then they’d see what they could do about canceling the old line. Not entirely sure I want to do all that.

      You’d think they’d throw us G1 users a bone, especially after ordering it on day one.

    • john

      Read carefully sold by google directly

  • B

    Anyone having trouble ordering theirs with the plan?

  • Sean

    I so want one, but I have two basic issues: 1) If I can’t look/touch/feel/play on the phone FIRST, I’m not buying one, so if the local TMO stores don’t have one for me to handle, it is a NO-GO; and 2) Everything I’ve read says I have to “upgrade” my plan -> I’m on an unlimited loyalty plan & have no intent of giving it up – If I have to get this phone, I’ll have to pass, as enticing as it is. Have I mis-read this?

    • Galen20K

      If you buy it outright you don’t need to replace your current plan, you just don’t get a discount on the phone. So if you’re fine with the full price like me, you’ll be able to keep your Unlimited Loyalty like me.

      – D

    • Noel

      Sean..u can buy it unlocked for $530 and use it w/ur the long run it is cheaper than buying it subsidized.

    • Samantha

      I work for tmobile customer care and that is not true. You can still keep your current loyalty rate plan. If you are getting the two year discounted rate then you would be required to add the internet feature to your account. If you don’t want to have the internet (but why would you not want it on this phone….)then you would simply pay the full price for the phone.

      • john


  • Marcelo L

    It’s BOGUS….$379 for current customers upgrading ? And even TMo customer retention is powerless to do anything about it because it’s GOOGLE selling it. Bah Humbug………

  • Galen20K

    ORdered my #NEXUSONE!!! WITH ENGraving!!!Off Contract FUll Price of Course! I want the accessories tho also. Like the Docking station.

  • kevin niven

    Cant order! Called Tmobile and they said google is having order problems. They gave me an HTC number. I called HTC and they said they are getting hundreds of calls with the same problem! Told me to try and order in 24hrs. Sucks!!

  • Q

    You can upgrade but they’ll only give you 150 off the price the phone and they’ll want to change your rate plan. I’m saving my upgrade option for now

  • efjay

    Still dont see whats so epecial about this phone.

  • mikee

    I need an answer. i called many tmobile reps and they all give me a different answer. basically i’m asking this.

    Since i’m on a family plan with a sidekick data added on to that plan, am i able to purchase an unlocked n1 and change my sidekick data plan to an android data plan whilst keeping my current family plan?

    • Samantha

      Yes you will still keep your family rate plan. And you would also need to change your sidekick data plan to an android data plan. It is just simply swapping out your sidekick feature for the android feature. Nothing major at all…

  • sam

    i think it’s ridiculous that we have to change our plan to upgrade… so in order to not change my plan i have to pay an extra 300 dollars… uhhh

  • CameronWest

    I just don’t understand why Tmobile is doing this to people?

    The unlimited loyalty plan is by FAR the best plan that Tmo offers and, it also costs MORE than the 39.99/month PLus plan…This seems like a poorly marketed idea to me as it seems that tmobile is actually LOSING money on this? does this logic flow with anyone else?

    And yes, I agree that If i have to give up unlimited minutes and drop back down to 500, which i easily use in a week, I cant get this phone…because 530$?! that is Fucking insane…The iphone doesn’t even cost that much and, so far, even though I love my TMO, the iphone is the best phone on the market…

    Rethink this google and TMO…PLEASE…

    • Damian Wayne

      The only complaint I can really agree with is the plan requirement to get a discount or the subsidized price.

      Otherwise, buying it unlocked and using it with whatever plan you want is on par with any other unlocked phone.

      I think many of you miss the point… the deal w/ T-mo really is kind of bridge between traditional cellular sales and what Google is trying to do… which, to me, is stopping the practice of locked down handsets.

      And you are way wrong… try buying an iPhone not on contract and tell me how much it costs. Tell me how much a jailbroken iPhone costs from a 3rd party seller.

      And nevermind that iPhone year one was flipping $600 UNDER contract.

      Everyone’s just upset because they want the phone and cant find $530 to get it. I feel the same, but no reason to blame google or t-mo.

      Also, The ban on family plans is obvious: Everyone currently under contract would switch to a family plan and add a line to get this phone for cheap.

      The bottom line is Google is selling a $530 phone. If you’re lucky and qualify, you can get a nice discount. That’s it.

  • I am rather upset with the current subsidized phone plan. I watched the entire Nexus One conference, sold me on the new mobile phone, then crashed and burned it at check out.

    Called T-Mobile, and sounds like little information (both reps said) has been happening between the two. Finally I was told that I could purchase the phone from Google, then call T-Mobile back and have them place me back on the family plan. But since I am on an older “1000” minute plan, I would be forced to change my existing family plan to on of the new ones (750 or 1500 minute). BLEH.

    Google: I was sold, but the plan sucks. Why would I buy an unlocked phone ($530) that only works on T-Mobiles 3G network or AT&T’s slow-e-EDGE? I don’t understand the hype unless more providers were included initially for their 3G compatibility. Stupid Idea. Get better plans which support existing customers better and communicate with the providers.

    HTC HD2 Windows 7: Here I wait.

    • Damian Wayne

      Everything you said makes zero sense. So the T-mo reps told you that because you’re trying to get the $200 price point, right?

      Otherwise, you buy the phone for $530. Put your current sim in it and thats it. There’s no plan requirement to have and use the phone, only to get the discount.

  • JethroGibbs

    Its a really nice phone and all, but there are lots of other things I can spend 529 bucks on other than a phone. There will be other Android phones which will cost less and do more.

    • Randy

      No there won’t. Did you ever check the prices of unlocked phones? The iphone is over $1000 unlocked.
      The phone is $180 on contract so that also makes it one of the cheapest phones in it’s class.

      As far as the t-mobile plans go, i hear you can just call tmobile to switch to any plan you want once you get the phone

      • shane

        Thats not entirley true, the only plan u can order is the 500 min plan with unlim text data, etc. You can swtich your plan once you get the phone BUT you cant make it a family plan. I was told by Tmo customer service rep that you can only change the minutes within the individual plan, so you can make it 1000 min or whatever TMo offers. Hopes this helps

  • Rubin

    so why hasn’t anybody thought of this, sign the contract and when you get the phone cancel the service and pay the $200 termination fee and now the phone only cost you $379 instead of $529…


    • David M.

      Term Fee is 350 U beleive

      • Damian Wayne

        First, I lit up at the 1st post.
        Then I sighed and slumped after reading the 2nd.

      • john

        ActuaLly $200 to tmo and $320 to Google.

    • Greg

      If you read the terms of service with GOOGLE, if you cancel within 120 days google will chargeback you an additional $350 on top of the ETF that t-mobile will charge. and if you buy the phone and return within 14 days google will charge a $45 restock fee

  • artiepants

    512 MB for apps (i know that’ll change, but who knows how long…) + no multitouch in native apps = fail IMHO.

    • Poop

      You’ve got a hoarding problem if you use 512 mb’s of apps and the apps will be able to be put onto the SD card at some point.

  • clietz

    my first order failed (this was in the first 5 mins of the press conference), and tried again a few minutes later and it went through, fedex shipment for tomorrow. obviously this is a t-mo blog, but i think it is an awesome move to expand the phone store for all carriers and devices. i am totally behind any steps to destroy carrier/phone exclusivity and make them dumb pipes. maybe not a ‘game-changer’ – although google never said it was, it is a move in the right direction.

    @marcelo – why would you expect it to be 180 unless you are eligible for an upgrade?

  • cuervoyum

    been trying to upgrade my phone to this one through the google website but it keeps on saying that i am not eligible… EVEN THOUGH I AM! i confirmed it with tmobile and they said they’re having issues with it too. ugh, i just want to order my phone!!!

  • oisanteria

    thankfully, i’m not the only one getting the t-mobile server error:

  • Rich

    So… just spent a half hour with customer service at T-Mobile and this is what I’M being told. This is my experience but maybe it will work for others.

    I am on a 4 line family plan but off-contract on my line.

    What T-Mobile is willing to do (which makes it even more of a failure for Google because they should just ‘allow’ T-Mobile to do what they want anyway) is let me sign up for this phone with a new contract and then once I get the phone call them to cancel my current line – then ‘migrate’ the new line to the family plan and request my old number back.

    Basically, it’s a work-around and will allow me to not have to get on a new contract, and not have to pay full price for the phone.

    Now, obviously you have to be eligible for a new line and you have to be off contract otherwise this won’t work. But for those of you in the same boat as me, this is markedly better than having to pay full price.

    My faith is somewhat restored in T-Mo’s customer service and their willingness to basically do what’s necessary to keep their family plan customers happy to some degree.

    As I said, it’s a wonder that Google doesn’t just allow them to do this regardless and not have to jump through hoops since T-Mo’s going to do it anyway.

    • tmo rep

      I hope they told you requesting your number back is about 55 percent effective…I am in the retention dept at tmo and see it all the time when people will try and cancel then reactivate to get a discount on a phone,this only works half the time….hope you like your new number

  • ItsMichaelNotMike

    What I posted over at Engadget. My opinion and prediction:

    If Google’s line of thinking is like those whom think the price point this phone is accepatble then they are in for a big fail with this phone.

    I have spent $500 annually for two phones since 1990 (that’s $1000 each year).

    I only stopped doing that when in 2003 I got my first subsidized phone for $250. In August 2009 I paid $329 for a T-Mobile Touch Pro2.

    If someone like me, whom you have to admit is the exact customer Google wants to sell a phone to, then I think this phone debut is in trouble.

    I dunno, maybe Tes and Google are right, they think “Make anything Google and people will buy it, for the others…. let them eat cake.”

    But we all know what’s really going to happen, don’t we. What happened to Apple will happen to Google. Sales will be disappointing so Google will drop the price $300 by February. The phone will then cost $230-$250 unlocked.

    Google will then have to deal with those people who paid full price 30 days earlier. But that should not be a problem since I am sure Google has contingency plans depending on sales numbers.

    But Google will also have to deal with the bad PR because like anything, if sales are dismal the product is deemed a failure or flop.

    If I were Google I would have priced this as a phone for the masses, like the Volkswagen before WWII (which was the “peoples car”). I would have priced this to where millions of people would stop using their existing phone and simply paid $250 to get an unlocked Google phone.

    This would put the phone in everyone’s hands and make Google look like they are taking over the mobile world.

    But nope, this is priced to assure failure. Stay tuned to the news, watch the sales reports in 30 days. It is not going to be pretty and Google will have missed its chance to become the company for the masses, an image I thought they wanted to project.

    • beastly

      What makes it even more puzzling is that they have a perfect vehicle, through T-Mobile’s Even More Plus with installments, to market a “free” phone. Pay an activation fee, pass a credit check, and then have the cost of the phone split up and added onto your bill. How many existing Verizon and AT&T customers would jump at the new phone for free, with unlimited everything for $106.50 a month for 20 months? Or $87.50 per line per month on a 5-line plan. Why did Google partner with T-Mobile only to ignore one of the best things about their new pricing?

      There must be some logic I’m missing, but for the life of me, I can’t figure it out.

    • thechemist

      Very well put.

  • Kendrix_myrealname

    This is one beast of a phone. If you don’t know what makes this phone so great by now, then you must not have been living. I believe this just rendered the Moto Droid as old news now. Go Nexus One!!!

  • CO_yeti

    I’m so surprised Google is having issues with the ordering process… cool phone but not many people will buy it without trying out first and the only one plan with subsity or full price will turn most people off.

  • Poop

    Sadly…i coudlnt figure out a way to buy it for 180 but whatever, i was sooo sick of my G1 i wanted to get rid of it at any costs. So i got an unlocked nexus one, hey unlocked might make it easier to sell? probably not…whatever i like it! (or will like it…whenever it gets here)

  • JBLmobileG1

    What a bummer! I think Google has turned into a company like Microsoft… rips people off. I called Tmobile Customer Care and although they didn’t know too much about how Google is selling the phone they did tell me that I couldn’t keep my current Grandfather plan and to top it off I wouldn’t be able to upgrade until August 15th, 2010. I currently own the G1… was one of the first to even pick it up… and Google treats us this way??? I understand I may not be eligable for an upgrade (although I think anyone who pre-ordered a G1 should be since they were the testers and ended up with the beta versions (Id like to call them) of the phones. But why… why can’t I keep my plan? Even if I switch the Tmobile rep said I could get another plan but would never get my old plan back. Right now I have 1,000 mins with MyFavs and Unlimited Nights and Weekends for $39.99 plus I have the Unlimited Android Web with 400 messages for $24.99. No plan would give me that for what I pay now. I think its Tmobiles fault for not letting current customers keep their older plan. What a way to rid of MyFavs! Man I am pissed and unless I spend $530 I won’t be able to ever get this phone. Hopefully when August 15th rolls around Tmobile will have their Android one simular to the Nexus One…. although I might lose my plan then too. If that happends… I might as well go with Straight Talk with unlimited everything for $45.

    • Damian Wayne

      Or you can buy the phone for $530 and not change any plans.

  • G-Unit

    You can change your plan as soon as you recieve your phone. They only had that plan as an option for check out simplicity. You can switch to any plan on EVEN MORE.

    • MadProfessor

      Yes you can switch you plan, every billing cycle if you’d like to, with no questions asked. No you can not necessarily get your grandfathered plan back if you switch. Plenty of grandfathered plans are better options for certain people than the current EM and EM+ options.

      • Rich

        You need to call them and ask them.

        They told me and allegedly documented it on my notes that they are willing to switch me back to my grandfathered plan after I activate my new line.

        Granted I’ve been with them forever and maybe they will only do it for certain people but I doubt that. I’m willing to believe that T-Mobile is going to do whatever they can to get as many customers this phone as possible. It’s only good business sense for them.

        In fact the rep I spoke with was very apologetic for making me jump through hoops… almost as though they are blaming Google for this fiasco.

  • newspeak

    no payment plan option for the phone equals no go

    i guess i am still hoping for a new tmo phone

  • FAIL! No multi-touch.

    So far no regrets with my switch to AT&T and the iPhone last year. You could keep waiting for a dream to come true, or you could have it now!

    • Rich

      You people and your obsessiveness with multi-touch is humorous.

      In just about every other category this phone wipes the iPhone off the map… so all you can keep complaining about is multi-touch as though that’s honestly a make or break sort of thing.

      • MrNova

        Preach!!!!!! Lol, thank you, I dont know why people are so up in the air about multitouch.

      • Damian Wayne

        Because its the one thing Apple FanNuts can hold on to and wave like a flag. The weak fall for it and think they need multitouch too.

  • ZeZo

    I have a TMo blackberry plan right now (meaning I have unlmtd data). If I buy the N1 for 530 and just put my SIM card in, will it work? Or is the blackberry plan completely different than the current Tmo data plan?

    • Sarah

      Blackberry plan will work for the Nexus One. All TMo unlimited web plans are the same, except for the SOC codes. You will just need to call customer care or go in store to have your SOC code changed to the android web SOC instead of the blackberry SOC. Cheers!

      • ZeZo

        Cool! I didnt think that would be an option. I figure they will just try to force you onto a different plan?

  • Alex V

    That no-contract price is ridiculous.

    • Zapote21

      Why? the MT3G was 499 when it came out. Why is 529 horrible?

      • Damian Wayne

        Nokia N9700 is $599 on
        Sony Xperia last year was $1,000
        iPhone in year one was $400/600 and thats wasn’t even unlocked AND under contract.

        No, $530 is normal. It’s Americans use to the subsidized system that expects hi tech at bargain bin prices.

  • Vap1d

    Has anyone gotten shipment confirmation?

  • mark

    I wouldn’t expect shippment info until later tonight. Depending what carrier they are using the info doen’t get uploaded until after actual pickup by the carrier.

  • jp2dj1

    Where’s t-mobile eip??? (Equipment installment plan)
    Omfg… now this suck waffles.

  • mikee

    RT ZeZo:I have a TMo blackberry plan right now (meaning I have unlmtd data). If I buy the N1 for 530 and just put my SIM card in, will it work? Or is the blackberry plan completely different than the current Tmo data plan? >> I need to know also!

    • tmorep1234

      no it will not work, must have android data

  • cj2185

    I ordered mine this morning!!!sweet

  • JimBob

    Tmobile always knows how to screw up a good thing. How can they possibly be so poorly prepared for this release? and no-options for upgrades on family plans? Give me a break.

    • Travis

      It’s been terrible! Nobody at Tmobile knows anything. And, what’s with making it so difficult for existing customers to get this phone without paying fees that end up being just about as much as buying the unlocked phone.

      Major fail on Tmobile’s part with this one.

      • StevenG

        T-Mobile Rep I talked to said, “You know, if you buy it unlocked, it’s a really good deal and you don’t have to worry about contracts.” T-Mobile is really getting into this OHA thing. I think it’s a rough step, but a good step in the right direction.

  • Bryce

    I have a question. If the G1 actually gets 2.1, will I have the ability to save apps to the SIM card like with the Nexus One. I would presume so. And if all my apps were on the card, shouldn’t my G1 be able to handle the extreme upgrade a little better?

  • jtomm

    We are currently unable to process your request for service with T-Mobile.

    T-Mobile’s servers are busy or unreachable.

    You can try again later, or you can purchase the unlocked phone without service.


    • jtomm

      talked with t-mobile today and they said i get to keep my current 1000 minutes for $39.99 and just add texting and web for 34.99 with this phone…if i can ever order one.

  • Spent a while in chat with a rep. Right now I have a $49 Family plan with 400 minutes shared, and I can add android web for $25/line. ($100 total per month for two lines).

    The rep told me that I could buy the phones, and sign up for the $79 even more plus plan, and then call them and switch to an even more families plan. The problem with that is, the cheapest one is $59, and then I no longer qualify for the $25 web, and now it costs $30/line. So now the price is $120/month, but I save $350 on each phone to start with ($700 savings initially).

    It will take 35 months before it breaks even to do this, or just buy the phones outright and keep my current plans. But after that, it’s another $20 a month forever, and I’ll never be able to go back.

    Argg….this is so lame.

  • tato22

    Only cheap and broke ppl cry about the cost come on ppl buy it and if u don’t like it send it back thy do give u that much come on now. And stop crying about muti touch like really man all I see is crying. Damit

  • jtomm

    i called tmo today and they said i could just add $34.99 to the $39.99 1000 minute plan i currently have and i was good to go.

    so, um scratch that. google says $279 (not $179) and i have to use the 500 minute plan. could someone get their stories straight. i wanted this phone, but not that plan. wow. wth?

  • Luke

    Bought mine at 12:56 today still says not shipped hope it goes out I want it tomorrow!!!

  • Noel

    I think there’s nothing wrong w/ the price plan..the price is just inline w/ those of other smart phones and we should keep in mind this is a far better phone than some of the phones out there that cost abt $600 or more unlocked. The only fault i find is the restriction for the subsidized phone to just one price plan on Tmobile and also those already w/ Tmo trying to upgrade required to pay $379

  • Catsigh

    I am severely disappointed at the plans and prices. I have been a Tmobile customer for almost 6 years. I have a G1 I bought used from some one and have been waiting patiently for the Nexus, but my upgrade would be $379. I am more than half a mind to dump them when my contract is up in April. If they are driving the bus, they are making bad decisions if they want to keep us. If they negotiated this, they still did a bad job of it. I’ll sit on my G1 and decide if I go to Boost or someone else for a while. Maybe they’ll offer a decent deal to get me back.

    • Bryce

      You have to understand that this is Google’s choice. None of these terms of service were devised by T-Mobile.

    • tucker

      yeah go to boost, you’ll get an awesome phone and service. syke.

  • shane

    Goole released whats looks/sounds like an awesome phone, and completely dropped the ball on pricing. I understand releasing a phone unlocked, but to only offer the phone on one TMO plan is rediculous. Im sure that a majority of people have a family plan and in order to get this phone at the subsidized plan you have to switch your plan to an individual plan.
    I have 5 lines on my TMo family plan and in order for me to use my upgrade I was told by customer service that we would need to cancel our family plan and get 5 separate individual plans in order to get the price which is INSANE!!. Why would a company make getting a new phone such a hassle??
    And…who likes to buy a phone for $520 without even getting to touch one or see it in person? I know i wouldnt want to spend that kind of money for something i cant even see first!
    Nice job Google…what a let down

  • xita

    I have a TMo blackberry plan right now (meaning I have unlmtd data). If I buy the N1 for 530 and just put my SIM card in, will it work? Or is the blackberry plan completely different than the current Tmo data plan?

    >>> no it wont work with blackberry’s plan.. you will need to call t-mobile and get an “Unlimited Android Internet Plan”

  • abe

    simply put…. good phone bad plan. gonna opt to keep my blackberry and get the ipod touch 3g 32 gig. WHY GOOGLE?!

  • Iasthai

    I’m going to have to pass on this one. As much as I want it I can’t upgrade until August (I’m one of those early G1 adopters), and I really don’t have $530 to throw down right now. I’ll just wait til August. Hopefully something awesome comes out by then.

    • Damian Wayne

      Probably what I’ll do. We have HD2, Sony Xperia 3… not to mention CES and CTIA later this month.

      Not to mention… if the bubbling rumors of iPhone breaking from At&t and spreading out over other carriers comes true… how many of you will complain you wished you waited for it?

  • 9ooyan

    i ordered one! SO excited. to all the haters…piss off! in a month, there’s going to be a better phone, and the month after that, another one, so your hating is pointless.

    • umaluver

      you piss off

      • 9ooyan

        suck it long and hard umaluver, long and hard.

  • I’m going to wait until this settles down. T-mobile isn’t ready and it will be nothing but a pain for a few weeks. My G1 will hold out that long. I would really like a version that worked on another carrier (AT&T) to get some competitive pressure, plus better resale value.

    Somebody give me a plan where I can pay to always have my choice of device. Unlimited trade up. Unlimited data and tethering.

    Oh, and a 5 day battery, please and thank you.

    • Damian Wayne

      LOL. I once read somewhere last year about a company that was going to try to ‘rent’ phones. Not really ‘rent’ per se… but lease, like a car. Tired of your phone? Turn it in for something else.

      But since I read about it, I never heard of it again. Not sure what happened.

  • jtomm

    sorry google. too much work and not the plan i want. i tried. damn.

    • bigs12

      you can change your plan after you get the phone….

      • Janey

        TRUE, but you will have to PAY BACK the unsubsidized cost. This was verified by Gizmodo today.

        People are PISSED about the prices.

      • rayen321

        You can. Call a tmo rep.

  • Syko

    Woohooo!! Just ordered my Nexus One!! (Unsub & Unlock)

    After reading some of the comments, I think most people don’t understand that this entire sale have nothing to do with Tmobile but with Google! Why are people flooding the Tmobile Customer Care folks when you are buying from a Google’s website, NOT a Tmobile’s website. I can understand that people may have questions about the plans (switching, upgrading, etc) but don’t jam the Tmobile Customer Care with stupid questions regarding the Nexus One! Direct all your questions to Google Nexus One Customer Service!! Anyway, that’s my two cent!

    Live from California, USA! I’m Syko, have a wonderful day.

    • obe1

      true very true but where did google get that plan out of thin air no tmobile had to say this is the plan we would like new customers on right so thats why i was one of the ones calling tmobile to clrify to me why would i be stuck in choosing only one plan to begin with

    • bigs12

      I AGREE

      • bigs12

        sorry i don’t a agree i commented on the wrong person…..but T-mobile didn’t choose the plan and it doesn’t matter anyway cause you can change the plan after you get the phone, you just have to change it to an EM plan if you got to the EM+ plan you will be charged an ETF from t-mobile and what ever contract you have with Google….

  • I got an unlocked nexus one on the way! Regretting getting the “engraving” though… apparently it can take up to 72 Hours… i want mine now!

    • beej

      Yeah, and you won’t be able to return it if you have any problems. But really? If you weren’t sure you probably wouldn’t have bought it the first day, right?? :) Just ordered mine. Can’t wait to get it on Thursday (since I know it won’t ship until tomorrow at the latest…)

    • Smokeater980

      I ordered one as well. Overnight delivery and it was on my doorstep this morning. A great phone for Tmobile users!

  • Paul Roberts

    not t-mobile UK though :( is this due to the merger?

  • JBLmobileG1

    I really hope Google makes it up for the current G1 owners who are unable to upgrade and keep their current plan by atleast letting us be able to save apps to SD without having to root our phones. Hopefully the 2.0/2.1 o/s update is true… at least I will be content because for me this is the only real downfall to the G1… that and the battery. Hear me Google… we want apps to sd please.

  • sortamad

    i personally think this plan crap is so ridiculous. I’ve been following this phone since it was first rumored and was so hyped on getting it. I just got off the phone with tmobile AND htc and they both told me that i could not get it because i was on a family plan (which makes no complete sense on why google would want that) and i think it is just plain ridiculous. If i were to go on my own line, i would be paying the same thing that my father is paying for 4 lines. I really wanted this phone but im not ready to shell out $530 on a phone because i dont have all that much money. Man i wish they would just make it easier on the both of us and let anyone wanting to upgrade just DO IT! I’m so furious right now i dont feel like doing anything else. O and by the way the htc lady said that maybe in 90 or 120 days google will change their requirements for more plans to be accessible. (for some reason though i have a feeling that its still going to cost us a lot for a simple upgrade)

  • Manny

    Will it be shipped today? i ordered mine as soon as the site was up.

    • -ray

      I believe it will.. We were probably putting in our information at the same time… lol

      My status says not yet shipped, but they are three hours behind me so it will probably be updated later once Fedex get the phones.

  • Uche

    This phone is now for early adopters, i will wait for a few months and see if they will reduce the price for this phone

    • NiiDiddy

      Ah – good point. It’s only natural the price drops…eventually! I’ll wait…

  • chilimac

    I agree. I really wanted this phone, but I can’t see myself buying it. The subsidized option would have been great, but the 500 minute plan makes no sense for me (I have a family plan currently). I just can’t see myself shelling out $500 for this phone. SUCKS!!!

  • Josh

    I just got off the phone with t-mobile and they were cool and helped me out they changed my plan to a standard and so i could buy then after they will change it back no problem

  • RussianSolja

    I Ordered mine for shits and giggles. ill test drive it for the first 14 days and see if i like it. whats the worst that can happen? i just return it. :)

  • Nexus One so frustrated

    No family plan option, this is ridiculous, outrageous! Also google storefront needs live people behind it. T-mo tells me I can get the phone at the subsidized price, google storefront says, either I don’t qualify or I must pay more because I’m an existing customer, and/or I must pay more because I already have a data plan, or I must just buy several unlocked phones. In these economic times, many families just can’t shell out $1000-$1500 for two or three phones. The subsidized plan is best for families that use more than one phone. I have always liked google, but I am quite frustrated. I thought they would have thought about families as well as individuals. I guess they’re telling me to get an Iphone, problem is I like T-mobile, and don’t think I would like AT & T. I have had great experience with T-mobile and have never felt like they nickel and dime their customers. I’m actually a heavy google user as well, and have been embracing their products and services, because they have been the superior experience. With the current acquisition options for a family, I may have to look at the Iphone, don’t get me wrong, I have a macbook and love it, and have a love/hate relationship with apple already (love their stuff, don’t like their prices or their closed system philosophy. Intuitively, I want to go android/google (open system) and stay with T-mobile, but feel I may be economically forced into an Iphone with AT&T, a situation I didn’t think google/t-mobile would have me considering. I can’t believe the dilemma I’m in, I was all set to go to the Nexus One and never look back, but it would have been too simple.

    • stopcomplaining

      Dude wtf is your problem,were you born to bitch? Waaaaaaaaaaa waaaaaaaa waaaaaaaa shut the fuck up n buy the nexus one or settle for a mytouch,or fine go to att and spend 20 bucks more a month on a plan or teice as much on an unlimited plan…..everyone wants to complain grow up

      • Mat

        Thank you, Google is not special, every company limits options for purchase especially when your already a customer. Google is offering a phone, from them, that is unlocked! And better specs than anything so far, if you want an Iphone when it was new it was 500+. So like the man said shut the fuck up and either buy one or don’t.

      • Scritz Mcgritz

        Shut up If you have a problem with his complaining don’t read his comment.

      • Rale

        @Stopcomplaining Aside from being rude and a childish, you are totally oblivious to the implications of this approach, loss of revenue, huge dent in customer service reputation for t-mo, etc. And you are yelling the most, complaining about complaining.

        The plan and the roll out are a complete disaster. Just ask t-mobile customer service report. They are losing long time customers very fast. T-Mobile would be better of not even providing the service for this device. I hope that t-mobile does not take your attitude.

  • thechemist

    Thanks Tmobile/Google. You leave us with these options? My family plan contract is almost over. Time to jump ship. I’m so dissapointed.

    • Otto

      Dunno what you’re complaining about, at least you got options….T-mo employees have to pay the $530 regardless. Seriously you want the phone? Save up a couple of months then buy the phone, just because you can’t get it now doesn’t mean it’s the end of the world. Throw a garage sale! You’ll have your Nexus One in no time! Honestly if you crunch the numbers you save so much more money buy purchasing it unsubsidized. You just have to look a bit further into the horizon then how it’s affecting your pocket book right now.

      • Scritz Mcgritz

        you only save $130 dollars at the end of your two year contract. You will not have so much money left over. Know what your talking about. And no idiot is going to have a garage sale to purchase a phone.

  • money mo

    Im ordering mines tomorrow before all the verizon people start thinking about it!!!! Thinner than a number 2 pencil, google voice on every application, noise surpression, THANK YOU GOOGLE!!! APPRECIATE IT..

  • RussianSolja

    There are two ways of buying this phone. either you pay $530 bucks or you sign a two year contract to get it for $170. if your on a contract already you cant upgrade to this phone and you will have to buy this phone out right. trust me i’ve tryed getting this phone for $170 and i couldn’t because im on a non contract plan. so i cant ever go back to a contract plan as of yet. until t-mobiles terms of service change. Like Said before in a few comments above me. Quit trying to call T-Mobile about this phone… The only thing T-Mobile covers/supports as far as this phone goes is PLANS and some Tech Support. EVERYTHING ELSE GOOGLE HANDLES!!

  • MaxLaw

    QUESTION: What is the best horizontal belt clip for my newly ordered Nexus One….like the horizontal so that it does not dig into my side when I sit down. Also, the clip for the belt should be suitable for wider belts or for thinner ones.

    • just some dude

      I havee learned from my G1 and MyTouch to not get the magnetic button ones, they freak out the compass at least for the first minute or so than it re calibrates to the earths magnetic field. no biggy but in the long run it may crap out the compass. Velcro for me, or some kind of snap.

    • umaluver

      heres a tip: stop wearing your phone on your belt. you look like a douche.

      thank you.

      note: this also applies to the blue tooth headset you constantly walk around with in your ear.

  • Corey

    Well… I will be switching to Verizon. I was considering buying the phone at full price and switching to the Everything+ family plan… but it turns out that T-Mobile will charge me $35 per line!?!?!

    Total B.S.

    I can save some money by switching to Verizon anyways…

    • Titty!

      Really? Okay, uhh dont hate. uhm; ha $35? Yeah that’s called a migrating fee. Old news. & Not expensive! Come on, cheapness.

    • Natasha

      and Verizon will charge you a 35 dollar activation fee, and you’ll be paying at least 35 more dollars month with them … How does that save you money?

    • B Dogg

      False. Verizon is the most expensive carrier in the industry. I’m not saying that they aren’t a good phone service but they do have the most far out pricing of all the cell carriers.

      • Corey

        The company I work for offers a coperate discount through Verizon. No activation fee, and and the price/month is at par/cheaper than T-Mobile.

        Only reason I have stuck with T-Mo so long is that my wife goes though a lot of cell phones and it’s just convient to swap the sim card into a new phone.

  • mike

    is the nexu hspa+ compatible ?

  • Steven

    I ordered one early this afternoon and it shipped today, I’ll have it tomorrow! I can’t wait!

  • chaoscentral

    Hey Andrew fix your post!!! Installing apps to the SD card is not possible as of yet. They clearly said in a future update it will be possible. Don’t want people to be mislead now ;)

  • You guys enjoy your phone cause I can’t it because im leaving for Marines bootcamp on Monday !

    • 9ooyan

      sucks dude, good luck.

    • just some dude

      Good luck over seas bro, and remember don’t volunteer and keep your head down.

  • z

    another GD corporate FAIL. i’m so tired of mobile GD bullshit in the usa. current customers SCREWED. the only “plan” offered with it is a shaft job. way to go goog/tmo. FAIL.


    no UMA, i’ll wait for the verizon version. all my contracts are up this year and they have this thing called a network adapter.

    i’ll stick around ’til then on the outside chance that google voice comes through with some gizmo5 magic.

  • Why is everybody bitchin about t- mobile? It’s really about googles greedy asses!. Their corporate greed , is starting to remind me a little like apple. You all know t- mobile would never try to purposely screw over their costumers( unlike a LOT of service providers). When the htc hd2 drops , you’re gonna see a completley different purchase option- and a lot easier too. This is all about googles greed. First they say they wouldn’t have a phone, then they do. Now that they have a phone , then they want to lay in the sack with an not- so consumer friendly ,and arrogant service provider( verizon). Don’t get me wrong, I most likely will become a nexus one owner- but people don’t blame t- mobile , because we all know they have treated us fairly good.

  • Luke

    I got my tracking # says it will get here by 3pm today!!

  • Luke

    I remember when I first bought my iPhone 2g back when I was with att and in the forums everyone was bitching about the price and the plan, but look how many people bought it at full price back then. If you dont like the plan buy it unlocked and use it with your current plan you will still save money in the long run. As for all this Verizon talkgive me a break do you really think your gonna save money. If T-Mobile’s rate plan for this phone runs 79.99 then you can put your money on Verizon charging you 99.99 on there network to get the phone subsidized lmfao!!

  • cj2185

    Can’t wait until I get my Nexus One today!

  • kevin niven

    Nexus One Order problem! Telling me since I have 3 lines with t mobile i wont get the discount on my new line of service! I dont get it? Its a new line not a family plan. Tmobile said “yes i known but your not a new customer” $500 LOL

    • hahaha thats funny!

  • SexyNexy

    WOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO just got mine!!!! charging think i’m have an O

  • just some dude

    man it took a while to order kept on getting please try again. anyway I paid the full unsubsidized price. Spoke to tmo they said it is just a matter of swamping sim cards and my $80 unlimited everything plan talk, text, and web, carries over. And in the long run the price turns out to be cheaper than going for a contract.

    Got the best android phone out there my cotract is up no renewal and keeping my existing plan. life is sweet.

  • Ricardo

    how can i run andriod 2.0 on mytouch 3G?

  • Ricardo

    how can i run andriod 2.0 on mytouch 3G? email at

  • Justin

    So I’m confused after reading a bunch of posts…can I buy it unsubsidized and switch my sim card in and still be on my Family plan?? Or do you have to be on an individual plan for it to work???

    • Kitpogi

      You can buy it for its full price and use the same sim and you’re ready to go…it’s like buying or upgrading a new phone.

  • Kitpogi

    Sad to say, the only way to get the phone is to either purchase it for it’s full price of $529 or open a new line or upgrade the current INDIVIDUAL plan. So what it you’re currently on a family plan? Tough luck, you don’t have any other options but to purchase it for its full price….It’s a sleek phone but I think I can wait for the SE X10. If I’m paying that much for a phone, might as well get the best phone maker in the business, SE….no offense to HTC.

  • Thanzig

    I love how the majority of people are blaming TMO for the price of this phone when it is a phone sold directly by Google. I could see a reason for outrage if TMO was selling the phone directly and left us with these options, but that is just not the case. That is essentially like complaining to your cable company because you have to pay an outrageous price for a new flat screen.

    At least Google did attempt to partner with carriers and provide other options. Try buying an unlocked phone directly from Nokia and see how far you get with trying to get a subsidized/upgrade price.

  • Janey

    Reports are that only NEW customers get the $179 price.

    The T-Mobile forums are also full of complaints about this issue already.

  • google is so messed up for screwing t-mobile customers over, I justed called t-mobile and they said i cant get it for the upgrade price cause its just partial. I have to buy the whole phone, which i would never pay 529.00 for a cell phone. Very upset

  • Thanks people remember enjoy your phone.

    Damn bootcamp is will suck in this weather. Parris island, SC here I come.

  • Scritz McGritz

    Does this phone come with insurance? I can’t buy a phone without insurance.

    • Otto

      Nope, PHP doesn’t cover the phone since it’s not sold through T-mobile distribution channels. Wow, I know what I’m talking about? *Gasp*

  • Wilma Flintstone

    Have any of you seen the ETF (Early Termination Fee) for this device? Here’s the article on

    “According to Google’s terms of sale for the Nexus One, both Google and T-Mobile will charge customers an early termination fee for breaking their contract. Google said customers who buy the Nexus One for the T-Mobile contract price of $179 will be charged $350 if they cancel service within 120 days. That $350 goes to Google. T-Mobile will also apply an ETF of $200 to any customer who breaks their contract with more than 180 days remaining on that contract. The total ETF can hit $550, which is more than the unlocked version of the Nexus One costs ($529). Those who buy the unlocked version at full price won’t have to worry about these ETFs.”

    Sorry, but this Nexus One keeps going downhill everytime they speak about it now. What’s next, Only Unlocked Nexus One buyers get the real GPS (After buying it for $100 more from google even though it’s free on the net)? This phone has lost it for me.

  • Galen20K

    This is my Very First Post from my BraNd New Ne×us! OK have to charge the Battery now!

    Posted from HTC Ne×us One on T-Mobile

  • Waaaaaambulance

    Oh my goodness… all this damn crying. If your an existing customer you have to get it unlocked, big deal. If you can’t afford it, save for it. All of you talking about I can’t afford to buy it unlocked so I’m leaving T-Mobile are fucking idiots. That’s the terms of buying the phone so deal with it. I want one and my only option is to buy it unlocked. I can’t afford to spend $530 right now, so guess what… I’m going to save $530 and buy one when I can afford it. Some of you are just plain cry babies, grow up!

    • Scritz Mcgritz

      Dude shut the fuck up! I’m happy your an idiot for purchasing a phone for half a K.

      Oh and btw when you break your $500 phone I hope you have another half a K to purchase a new one. Fuck off you loser.

      Somebody Call the Waaaambulance.

    • Robert

      I got news for you, Braniac.

      If you CAN’T afford the phone now… truth is you can NEVER afford it.

      So to say you’re going to ‘save’ up is a joke. Stop blasting other people… in fact THOUSANDS of other people that obviously have a problem with this when in fact it is quite unfair.

      First and foremost NO phone costs this much to make so it’s a HUGE profit margin for Google. Or are you one of those that honestly believes that diamonds cost thousands and furniture costs hundreds and cars costs 10’s of thousands to produce… and oh yeah… a little phone actually costs $500 to make as well when they can make and sell computers for the same price that have 5 times the processing power.

  • terry

    majority of the idiots complaining here, are the same ones who pattern lock themselves outta their g1 and forget their information. stop complaining, you want in on the best tech, there is a price to pay. otherwise you wait til it’s no longer new, and at a lower price.

    • Scritz Mcgritz

      You get the same advice for the Waaambulance up above you rude comment. What is up with all the negativity on these blogs. You guys are all geeks. Why can’t you geeks get along?

  • Pixiwish

    Someone who has the Nexus One needs to help me with a very important question. You see I have the Behold II, it is great despite what you may think and in my opinion the Nexus One may not be that big of an upgrade and not worth the money. However I like the phone and want one my main draw back….HTC internal speakers. I have had G1 and Mytouch before the Behold II (yea I buy them at cost) the HTC phones have terrible speakers and I my Behold II is great I can stream my Pandora and fill my room with sound without needing attachments. So with the Nexus One did HTC fix all of their usual hardware downsides? My camera would have a flash, I don’t need a stupid headphone adapter, but no one has said anything about the speaker please help !!!!

  • rayen321

    I got mine today, it’s awesome!

    • Pixiwish

      How’s the internal speaker?

  • That’s what she said lmao

    Sorry guys I just had to do it!

  • -ray

    Got mine this morning and I must say that I am very impressed so far.. The great thing about buying it unsubsidized is that if something else better comes along on Tmo, then I will get it subsidized.

  • Justin

    A bit off topic….can you turn the phone and get the keyboard in a landscape setting when using txt messaging or email?? Seems like this would make a slightly larger keyboard…

  • T.P.

    I don’t even care, the bigger concern for me is that when you trail the competition you are at there mercy. T-MO has to agree to these terms to give us a phone we would crave, which would bring there total of smart phones we would crave to a whopping 2, while the evil empire AT@T anounces seven more smart phones including 5 new androids. Hopefully the upgrade in 3G speeds with sight for 4G will improve our phone selection, but as long as we keep working from behind, T-MO will never catch up!

  • TmoAsian

    Dude, Dude. Guys. I think google will change this cos so many guys are outraged at the pricing and the contracts, including me. I’m not getting the phone, but I’ve followed the phone ever since it was announced. And It’s not tmo’s fault goog simply picked a plan from tmo, and they told them to sell the phone only with that particular plan, and if they didnt listen then tmo would lose the rights to sell the phone. I’m not saying its true, but I’m guessin. I am assuming they are trying to make the phone more exclusive, much like aston martin did with the cygnet.

  • Scritz McGritz

    I don’t know how this phone is going to reach past the “fan boy” to the average consumer. What was google thinking. I know they wanted to have full control over their android platform but their business model is so wrong. This phone is not like the I-phone that had technology years past its time, this phone is pretty average in that it doesn’t stand out from the rest of the phone market. I don’t know what they were thinking. I was defiantly going to buy this phone until I heard about all the hoops that had to be jumped through (new tmobile customer, silly plan, no family plan…etc) and that it did not come with insurance. SMH this is a complete fail.

    • Wii60

      The iPhone debuted with very old tech in it. LG was the first to hit capacitive touch phones. It didn’t even had MMS or 3g at launch.

      The Nexus One, however, is the best phone in the world.

      • Scritz Mcgritz

        how can you even compare an old Lg or palm to the first I phone. That is like comparing a Game Boy to a Dream Cast, the iPhone being the Dream cast. Your reply complete fail.

  • Gene

    I’ve been playing with my nexus one for two days now and I love it! I popped my sim card from my old T-Mobile smartphone and it worked instantly! Typing this now from my nexus one voice recognition on my T-Mobile family plan. Definately much better than my old iPhone.

  • Mikey

    In all the talk about the Nexus One I haven’t heard anything about the desk top dock and the car dock. Question for those already using the N1: Was there an option to purchase docks? Does anyone know when they will be available?

  • jhonney

    i new help to order this phone i just got a contrat for 2 years w tmobile but when i order this phone still shown up not able to order because because u already have a line w tmobile . i call tmobile they told me tht i have full rebate for this phone. eh google need a costumer servic for this . please help i nd to buy this phone email at

  • Hi from Wexford, good post, deserves a Digg.