Vodafone UK To Sell Nexus One From April

It looks as if the Google Nexus One smartphone will be available in the UK from April courtesy of Vodafone, almost at the same time when the HTC Desire arrives in the country.

As we exclusively announced two weeks ago, the HTC Desire will go on sale at Mobilephonedirect for as little as £30 per month on a 24 months contract on T-Mobile on the 1st of April 2010.

The Telegraph says that sources close to both companies have confirmed that the phone, Google's first consumer device, will be available in April. Vodafone has hitherto only confirmed that it will be going for a Spring launch.

The paper also said that the contract price of the Nexus One would be similar to comparable competitors like the iPhone; the older version of the latter which is currently from O2 for £35 per month with 600 minutes and unlimited texts.

Users have been able to order the Nexus One direct from Google in the US from around £359 excluding VAT.

The Nexus One was the first phone to come with Google's Android 2.1 and comes with some surprisingly powerful features like a 1Ghz Snapdragon processor and a 800x480 multitouch screen

You can jump over to the Nexus preview we did back in January complete with closeup photos.

Our Comments

We expect Vodafone to lower the price to £30 (or even £29.99, that would be cheeky) to match the T-Mobile offer from Mobilephonedirect. Otherwise, there will be very little to justify the £120 price difference between the two handsets over the full 24 months contract.

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