Google Nexus One To Launch On Verizon In Three Weeks?

The International CTIA Wireless 2010 event later this month could see the launch of the Nexus One on Verizon Wireless as one Google Employee has apparently confirmed that a CDMA version of the device will be unveiled on the 23rd of march, when CTIA starts.

The FCC has apparently already given its green light to a Nexus One with a CDMA chipset last week and the phone is already available on T-Mobile on a two-year contract and an initial fee of $180.

A Verizon Wireless version would not only offer better connectivity and network coverage but also bring in some much needed competition in the US. The phone is already expected to come in the UK via Vodafone some time in April.

The phone will be in direct competition with its blood sibling, the Desire, which is also manufactured by HTC. Both will come with a 3.7-inch WVGA AMOLED touchscreen, a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, Android OS 2.1 and a 5-megapixel camera.

The Nexus One can already be ordered straight from Google for around £350 excluding VAT while the Desire will be available soon on T-Mobile for £30 per month on a 24-month contract. You can read our preview of the Nexus One complete with nice snapshots here.

Our Comments

The Nexus One is certainly one of the better phones out there but Apple has yet to release its next generation iPhone and HTC is already preparing quiet a few Android-based phones as well. Then there's Windows Phone 7 models coming soon. 2010 will be exciting.

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