While there is incessant buzz that the Google Nexus Phone is coming on T-Mobile’s mobile network in the UK, the search engine giant seems poised to pick out AT&T for the launch of the 3G version of the device in the US, it has been emerged.
Google is apparently drawing away from its initial marketing strategy of selling the device direct-to-customers, presumably after the inaugural edition of its smartphone failed to work with the AT&T’s 3G networks.
In a bid to deal with this, the search company had reportedly filed an application with the US Federal Communications Commission for launching a 3G iteration of the device compatible with AT&T’s networks.
Incidentally, recent reports are suggesting that the Commission has already given a nod for such a version of the Google’s highly-talked about Nexus One.
The 3G version of the smartphone will soon be made available. In addition to this, reports are also doing rounds that a Verizon edition of the Google phone is expected to hit the shelves by spring this year.
A Google spokeswoman said: “At this point we don't have any comments about specific new products or launches. More generally, our strategy continues to be to grow our new consumer channel through the addition of more phones, operator partners, and countries
The documents filed by Google and the hardware maker HTC indicated that the companies were preparing an iteration of the smartphone that supports WCDMA bands I, II, and V, and the band V, at 850MHz, is actually the 3G frequency being used by AT&T and other providers.