Google Nexus One Going On Sprint Nextel As Well?

After reports emerged about the Google's Nexus One coming on the AT&T network in the US, Sprint Nextel announced that it too would make available Google Superphone and self-proclaimed iPhone Killer on its network in the near future.

However, the operator hasn't revealed any details about the pricing plans and the possible launch date, though it claimed that it would announce more soon.

Pimping the move, Fared Adib, VP of product development at Sprint said: "Nexus One is a powerful device that belongs on a powerful network. This is another step in our continued partnership of innovation with Google."

Speaking about the expected pricing of the device, Adib noted: "While a pricing plan has not yet been determined for Nexus One, we are confident that it will be consistent with Sprint's commitment to deliver more value than our competitors and keep pricing simple".

The search bellwether asserted that Verizon Wireless and Vodafone would also support the Nexus One smartphone by as early as the coming spring.

While Verizon is speculated to launch the smartphone as soon as 23rd of this month, Vodafone may start offering the handset from sometime in the next month.

Google kicked off selling its Android-powered handset through its online store in January without any contract for $529, or accompanied with a two-year T-Mobile contract for $179.

Our Comments

Google needs to expand the number of operators that actually distribute the Google Nexus One if it wants to make any meaningful impact in the smartphone market. Around 150,000 Nexus One handsets have been sold in two and a half months which is significantly less than most of its rivals.

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