Google’s latest Smartphone may not challenge Apple’s iPhone when it launches Tuesday, according to reports.
Expected to be officially revealed at a press conference in California tomorrow, the Nexus One will mark Google’s first attempt at producing and selling an entire handset rather than simply outsourcing its Android operating system.
However, a recent advanced hands-on review by Engadget.com repeatedly referred to the Nexus One as comparable to Motorola’s Droid handset, only slightly faster and easier in the hand. Claimed to run on Android 2.1 with a 3.7inch touchscreen and a 5megapixel camera with LED flash, the Nexus One’s spec seems hardly groundbreaking.
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Rumours aside, the exact reason for tomorrow’s press conference has been kept tightly under wraps by the folks at Google, creating further excitement and speculation of a possible iPhone killer and major advancements in Smartphone technologies.
Its unveiling just 24 hours before the opening speeches of the 2010 CES conference will still ensure that the Nexus is one of the most hyped and anticipated handsets on display in Las Vegas even if the poor early reviews are to be believed.
Due to be sold directly by Google as an unlocked handset as well as being tethered to a network at a subsidised cost, the HTC produced handset is not going to be on the cheaper side of the spectrum. A leaked documentation suggests the Nexus One will set you back over $500 (a hefty £308).
All rumour and speculation should tomorrow become clearer as the behemoths of internet search engines attempt to replicate Apple and produce a generation defining handset.