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Nexus One Being Sold Exclusively By Google On January 5th For $530 Unlocked; $180 On T-Mobile Plan

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A lot of Google Nexus One news popped up yesterday, but I couldn't muster up a post about all of it since I was busy sleeping in bed after getting some food poisoning. All of that aside it looks like the Nexus One will be sold exclusively by Google. We're hearing that it'll launch on January 5th for $180 on a T-Mobile USA Even More contract or you can get it for $530 unlocked (via Boy Genius). $530 unlocked is definitely not a bad deal (at least I think so), and I'd actually scoop one up if I could.

To kick off the Nexus One launch it also looks like Google will be holding an event for Android on January 5th as well. If this opens up in Canada as well (and it will ship outside of the US), you'll be able to use it on WIND Mobile's 3G network.

• Yeah, it’s $530 unsubsidized. Google’s not going to be selling the phone at cost, like so many people considered. They’re not going to save us from the “making money off of hardware” culture we’ve got right now, so this is basically just another Android handset, albeit a really good one
• If you want it subsidized, you’ll have to sign up for a 2 year mandatory contract
• There’s only one rate plan: $39.99 Even More + Text + Web for $79.99 total
• Existing customers cannot keep their plan if they want a subsidized phone; they have to change to the one plan, and this only applies to accounts with one single line
• If that doesn’t fly with you, you have to buy the $530 unlocked version—this actually might save you money over two years if you already have a cheap plan
• Family plans, Flexpay, SmartAccess and KidConnect subscribers 
must buy the phone unlocked and unsubsidized for $530
• You can only buy 
five Nexus One phones per Google account
• There is language in the agreement of shipping 
outside the US
• Google will sell it at google.com/phone, which explains what they were doing with that page 
a few weeks ago
• Google will still call it the Nexus One apparently, and not the 
Google Phone


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