Anonymous, 30 Dec 2009180 is a great price for this handset to write that off just because of a mandatory data plan ... moreThe unlocked version may be a good option for some existing T-Mobile subscriber with no contract.
I hope my $10 plan works with it. Otherwise, it's just an extra $15 to get an unlimited access without text message service.
180 is a great price for this handset to write that off just because of a mandatory data plan for $25 is ridiculous....besides why would you buy it unlocked and NOT put the data plan with it...that makes no sense
lets do some math:
upfront unlocked (Let's just say you have the phone for a year)
upfront with contract
Anonymous, 30 Dec 2009My iPhone tethers fine, you don't know what you are talking about.It depends on which company you're at, or if you jailbreak the phone or not. At least at AT&T the iPhone doesn't have tethering and the company offers no features at the moment, unless you jailbreak it and use the Data Plan.
This phone is pretty good, nice specs and great OS. Just the design seems a little bulky, but it may not be a mayor problem anyway
With the correct publicity, it may sell vey well.
Will it really cost USD 530 ?
I think thats pretty reasonable. Its at the price of HTC Magic.
Specs are better than Magic though. Sounds unbelievable...
What a Great Strategy By Google, Selling Unlocked Phones Wow! Probably First Of its Kind in the US. There will be more sales(end users) out side of US than with-in US. Bad-luck To Unlocking Market in India & China Google Killed you folks, Well its good for the World..no hacking and no unwanted Hype. Apple come on its your time to sell Unlocked iPhones else history Will repeat this time Google will Over Take you in Mobile(you were beaten by MS in the past history)
Yigal, 30 Dec 2009Is this price even acceptable by regulatory bodies? it is obviously packing more hardware than... moreGoogle don't care what price they sell the phone for, they make their money from advertising, Android phones give them the means to sell more ads.
pls Iphone is one of the most expensive gadgets for kids or people who are still baby age in minde ,
4G, 30 Dec 2009Too expensive. iPhone still No. 1Oh, here comes the stubborn grand-mother.
Anonymous, 30 Dec 2009I think you meant "Simple Math"
Anywho, true once the math is done, it is better to buy it ... moreWell, X10 got stereo speakers, and an 8MP camera!
If you cannot wait, you will have to go with the Nexus.
If you can wait, get the X10.
If you can wait and can pick, get the HD2.
If you are confused, go get the 3GS.
If you hate all of 'em, get the N900.
"You know you cannot live without me."
N1 perfect spec, 30 Dec 2009the price is actually surprisingly good considering N900 and HD2 were much higher. personally ... moreActually the N900 isn't that much more expensive than the Nexus One. Both Unlocked, the N900 is only $30 more ($560) than the Nexus One ($530).
Nexus 1 Fan, 30 Dec 2009 "I see no reason why $180 is not acceptable"
I see a REASON why $180 is not acceptable. Lets... moreI think you meant "Simple Math"
Anywho, true once the math is done, it is better to buy it unlocked but if you don't have the money at the time to buy that device unlocked but still want it, $180 starts to look really good. I know if the N900 was $180, I would be posting this message from it. I really hope that Tmobile doesn't release this device in March, if they do, and the Xperia X10 is available, I may have to get the X10.
I'm trying to decide between the X10 and the Nexus One. Both are great devices but the reason I choose the Nexus One over the X10 is because I know Google will fully support it and because it's Android 2.1. The reason I choose the X10 over the Nexus One is because of the Secondary Camera, Color Choice (I really want a White phone that's not an iPhone), and it can most likely be upgraded to Android 2.1 after release. I'm having the hardest time debating between the two.
HD2 + Nexus 1 fan, 30 Dec 2009Please review the following to know why HD2 is beating everyone including iphone: 1- Hardware... moreUnfortunately, that screen on the HD2, while 4.3 inches is nice, is not temper resistant and cracks easily. A big screen size on a thin phone is not a good thing due to the easy ability to bend and break. The specs are great other than the missing keyboard and secondary camera.
the price is actually surprisingly good considering N900 and HD2 were much higher. personally HD2 is great but it's slightly too big.. let's just say there's no room for 2 big packages in my pants LOL! I would enjoy the AMOLED (owned a N85 before and it's amazing looking) and definitely would make sure of the 720p video capture given the opportunities. right now has MT3G and it has been great except that it lags from time to time during/after gaming sessions. so snapdragon and 512mb would definitely help that! 3.7" is just the right size b/c it's not too big and yet big enough to brag about against the iPhones, Long live THE gPhone!
Unless Google would put up at least a single service centre here in my country I would consider getting one. But if not then thank you. I don't want to own a disposable phone. And this is the same reason why I'm not tempted to get an Iphone or Blackberry.
Anonymous, 30 Dec 2009If the Nexus 1 is free, would you take it???
LOL, it is acceptable for free. I see no reas... more "I see no reason why $180 is not acceptable"
I see a REASON why $180 is not acceptable. Lets do some simple match:
upfront($180) + mandatory data plan"Lets say they apply $25/mo"(24X25) = 180 + 600 = $780.
upfront($180) + Mandatory data plan"Lets say they apply $30/mo"(24X30) = 180 + 720 = $900.
It is better to buy without contract at full price of $530.
Yigal, 30 Dec 2009Is this price even acceptable by regulatory bodies? it is obviously packing more hardware than... moreIf the Nexus 1 is free, would you take it???
LOL, it is acceptable for free. I see no reason why $180 is not acceptable.
If BP wants to give me a Porsche 911 for $180 with a 2 year contract agreement to only use BP gas stations, I will take it.