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Google To Sell Nexus Two Via Carphone Warehouse?

Google may be planning a new Android-based Nexus Two smartphone that will be exclusively available through UK high store mobile specialist Carphone Warehouse.

Financial freesheet City AM (opens in new tab) reported yesterday that the two companies have already brokered a deal and that the phone will arrive in the stores in time for Christmas.

It would, according to City AM represent a major shift in the sales strategy of the search giant as it moves from carrier to retailer exclusivity, one that it believes might solve an issue that has affected sales of the Nexus one, the fact that people were not able to try and test it beforehand.

Google stopped selling the Nexus One earlier this year, less than 12 months after it has been launched. It was the first time that the firm launched a consumer product on such a wide scale.

As for the Nexus One, it is likely to be a Gingerbread based model and City Am says that it is unlikely that it will be manufactured by Samsung although we know that the latter has scheduled an event for a Google-based handset next month.

It is interesting to note that Carphone Warehouse has a strategic partnership with US-based Best Buy. Will Google therefore sell the Nexus Two in the US via Best Buy?

Désiré Athow
Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.