"Nexus One is a powerful device that belongs on a powerful network. This is another step in our continued partnership of innovation with Google," said Fared Adib, Sprint vice president of product development. "Sprint customers already have the option of two amazing Android devices with Samsung Moment and HTC Hero. It is a natural fit for us to add Nexus One to the list of choices available for Sprint customers who want the best value in wireless with the best in Android."
Google's online consumer channel was created to provide an efficient way to connect online users with selected Android phones. Nexus One will not be available in any Sprint retail channels. It will be available directly from Google at google.com/phone The online experience of Google?s web store is designed with a focus on simplicity allowing consumers to match a phone with the service plan that best meets their needs.
Nexus One runs on Android 2.1, a version of the platform's Eclair software, which offers advanced applications and features including:
Google Maps Navigation: offering turn-by-turn driving directions with voice output. Email: multiple Gmail accounts; universal inbox and Exchange support. Phone book: aggregate contacts from multiple sources, including Facebook. Quick Contacts: easily switch between communication and social applications. Android Market: access to more than 30,000 applications.
Hardware features of Nexus One include:
Display: 3.7" AMOLED 480x800 WVGA display Thinness: 11.5mm; Weight: 130g Processor/Speed: Qualcomm Snapdragon 3G QSD8250 chipset, delivering speeds up to 1GHz Camera: 5 megapixel auto focus with flash and geo tagging Onboard memory: 512MB Flash, 512MB RAM Expandable memory: 4GB removable SD Card (expandable to 32GB) Noise Suppression: Dynamic noise suppression from Audience, Inc. Ports: 3.5mm stereo headphone jack with four contacts for inline voice and remote control Battery: Removable 1400 mAh Personalized laser engraving: Up to 50 characters on the back of the phone Trackball: Tri-color notification LED, alerts when new emails, chats, text messages arrive
In addition, Nexus One offers new functionality and software enhancements including:
Enter text without typing. Use a voice-enabled keyboard for all text fields: speak a text message, instant message, tweet, Facebook update, or complete an email. Tell your phone what you want it to do. Search Google, call contacts, or get driving directions by just speaking into your phone. Take personalization to the next level. Dynamic, interactive, live wallpapers react to the touch of a finger. More widgets and five home screen panels allow for further device customization. Capture camera-quality pictures and video with your device. 5 megapixel camera includes LED flash, auto focus, zoom, white balance and color effects. View pictures and Picasa Web Albums in the new 3D Gallery. Record Hi-Res MPEG4 video, and then upload to YouTube? with one click. Read your voicemail messages. Get transcribed voicemail with Google Voice integration, without changing your number.
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