In a recent press release, Sprint announced that the Google Nexus One would be available on our network.
Here’s the release: Sprint Nexus One Press Release
As of this post, details on pricing are not known – neither is availability for the device. In the release, it was made clear that Nexus One would be available directly from Google at google.com/phone. Despite these things, I wanted to take this opportunity to share some really excellent facts, news and video about the Nexus One.
Please take a moment to watch each of these short >5 minute videos. They’ll give you some exciting insight into the concept, design, and functionality the device has to offer. It also gives very helpful insights into how ideas for phones come to life, tested and manufactured. Very, very cool stuff. The last episode called “Day one” is a great example of device convergence and how a majority of customers use smart devices.
After you’ve watched these, I would hope you feel a sense of excitement and empowerment to tell the world “something” about the Nexus One – an elevator speech if you will. I know I got really excited and have been tweeting, blabbing, emailing this stuff out to everyone I know.
For this device, there are some great videos in the Nexus One channel on YouTube we can all leverage and communicate when needed. One of the simplest and most common questions about a phone is how to set it up. I'm not talking about programming, that’s easy on our network. I’m talking about setting it up for the user. Check this video out and think about how you, as a customer, would leverage this:
There are also a myriad of other videos for using search, using the voice recognition pieces of the phone, how to customize, using Gmail…the list goes on and on.
I have to say I am extremely excited and pleased with the announcement and can’t wait to keep updating this post and adding more details and tips / tricks as we get closer to launching the Sprint version.
Here are the detailed Nexus One specifications:
Nexus One runs on Android 2.1, a version of the platform's Eclair software, which offers advanced applications and features including:
· Google Maps(TM) Navigation: offering turn-by-turn driving directions with voice output.
· Email: multiple Gmail(TM) accounts; universal inbox and Exchange support.
· Phone book: aggregate contacts from multiple sources, including Facebook(R).
· Quick Contacts: easily switch between communication and social applications.
· Android Market(TM): 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(TM) 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. (Dual Mics)
· 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(TM) in the new 3D Gallery.
· Record Hi-Res MPEG4 video, and then upload to YouTube(TM) with one click.
· Read your voicemail messages.
· Get transcribed voicemail with Google Voice(TM) integration, without changing your number.