Vodafone will be selling the Google Nexus One from the 30th of April for as little as £35 on pay monthly contracts with customers being able to pick the smartphone from Vodafone stores.
Interested customers will be able to preorder the phone from today and Vodafone will be aiming to deliver it by the 5th of May. The cheapest plan includes 600 minutes, unlimited texts, 1GB internet and webmail and 1GB of data at premium WiFi BT Openzone hotspots.
An additional £5 gets you 900 minutes, the £45 plan ups the allocation to 1200 minutes and the £75 one boosts it to 3000 minutes. 18 months contract will cost an additional £5 per month for the duration of the agreement.
Price plans for the Google Nexus One starts from as little as £25 per month although you'd have to pay extra initially to get the phone.
The phone is the same as the HTC Desire; it comes with a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, a 3.7-inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 4GB microSD card and Google Maps Navigation beta.
Vodafone has not said whether the Nexus One will be launched on PAYG yet. Simply Electronics is currently shipping the unlocked version of the phone for £480 including free delivery.
It will be interesting to find out whether (a) Google decides to end the exclusivity agreement with Vodafone prematurely (b) whether Vodafone will take the risk of promoting the Nexus One ahead of the HTC Desire.
It could be that the fact that Vodafone waited for Google to launch its Google Maps Navigation service in the UK before opening the flood gates for the Nexus One. Not that the phone itself is going to sell by the bucket loads.