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Nexus One – Web Meets Phone

Google has launched their own Android-based phone, the Nexus One. It’s available for purchase immediately, and we lucky fellows in Singapore are one of the few countries which Google will ship to right now without any contract. Google’s Nexus One page lists the phone at US$529 without contract. Android phones are coming of age. Verizon’s Droid (from Motorola) isn’t too bad either, and this Nexus One adds on to the repertoire of high-spec’ed Android devices.

The Nexus One has about everything: quad-band GSM, tri-band UMTS, 802.11b/g/n, A-GPS, 3.7″ AMOLED screen, 5MP auto-focus camera with LED flash, and a really powerful processor. It’s 512MB of RAM is respectable, but non-volatile storage will depend on a micro-SD card (4GB bundled) because the 512MB of flash is too little. Perhaps the 512MB flash is really just for the OS and apps. It also has a digital compass, accelerometer, and bluetooth 2.1+EDR, all features one would expect in modern smartphones.

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