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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by red33sox24, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. red33sox24

    red33sox24 Lurker
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    Where is it possible to test out a Nexus One? I want to play around with one before I get my hopes up for it coming to Verizon. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

  2. Phydeaux

    Phydeaux Android Enthusiast

    Best bet would be at a T-Mobile store. Maybe one of the sales reps has one you can play with.
  3. XM_JDM

    XM_JDM Well-Known Member


    i doubt it. I went in to 2 stores yesterday while out shopping (1st store to pay my bill, second to pick up a silicone sleeve for the wife) and at both stores, the reps practically blew their load all over my n1 when they took notice of it. I still seems from what I understood, that this will be a direct google online purchase.
  4. nyfinest32

    nyfinest32 Member

    Unless u know anyone with the n1, ur best bet would be checking YouTube videos of the n1
  5. XM_JDM

    XM_JDM Well-Known Member

    Yeah, YouTube videos are your best bet. You could also look on your local craigslist and see if someone is willing to let you molest theirs. My CL has Nexus Ones for 600.00+. lol
  6. FreshPrince

    FreshPrince Well-Known Member

    Youtube is as close as it gets unless a friend of yours picks one up or something.

    I went into the T-Mobile store here in Pembroke Pines, FL yesterday hoping to check it out and two of the reps had no idea that the Nexus One was even available for purchase yet. Unreal!
  7. JimmyHat

    JimmyHat Well-Known Member

    Wait a few weeks. I bet T-Mobile sets up demo kiosks because of demand and interest.
  8. red33sox24

    red33sox24 Lurker
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    yeah youtube was what i thought would be the only option..hopefully they do set up a demo eventually...im really tossed up between the droid and nexus....i love the droid, but don't really need the keyboard and i love the look of the nexus one..what do you guys think
  9. sooper_droid12

    sooper_droid12 Android Expert

    Doubt that T-Mo will set up any kiosks for the N1. That's the whole point of the N1 and Google's business model. NO MORE BRICK AND MORTAR PURCHASE SITES! If you want to test one, you're going to have either a) order one, or b) wait until one of your friends picks it up. IMO, this is an oversight failure on the part of Google. People buy their phones by holding it, picking it up, pressing buttons and seeing things like how great the screen is. No FLASH website is going to replace that experience. Even stuff you buy on-line, you've likely been to a Best Buy or retail store to see it before picking it up cheaper on-line. That being said, this is NOT a T-Mo phone, as evidence by T-Mo not handling any customer service issues with the phone. Someone had a glitch on their N1, called T-Mo, and they replied, "We are not offering customer service for the Nexus One as it is not a T-Mobile device."
  10. sooper_droid12

    sooper_droid12 Android Expert

    Get the DROID. The only thing that should separate you from buying either one of these phones is whether you want a keyboard or not. If you can live without a physical keyboard, get the N1.

    Correction, the other thing that'll factor in is what kind of service you want for your phone. Is VZW a better carrier in your area? Do you have an existing at&t SIM card? Is T-Mo acceptable in your area?

    If you can wait, I would hold off from buying either of these phones. With carriers moving to 4G later in the summer of 2010, none of these phones is going to work on 4G or LTE. Honestly, to me, it's not worth playing around with an N1 for 6-8 months, only for it to be left behind in the broadband connectivity department.
  11. 3rd-Geer

    3rd-Geer Android Enthusiast

    T-Mobile isn't getting the phone at all. I actually swung by one today to see if I could get an extra usb chord and they guy laughed at me. He said, "Us have the Nexus One? Not even...only way you can get any of that stuff is online because we won't have it."

    so.....best luck is find a friend. Good luck man!
  12. red33sox24

    red33sox24 Lurker
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    i have the droid and have since launch, i just love the look/sleekness/trackball of the nexus..so i will probably order that when it comes to verizon (my service never drops below 4 bars here )
  13. chaoscentral

    chaoscentral Well-Known Member

    Do you really believe the 4G networks will be big enough for any real consumer to care? Last I checked Verizon won't be finished rolling out 4G until 2013... Sure they may be starting this year, but it'll be smaller than T-Mobile's HSPA network and 90% of consumers won't care because they can't get the service. 4G is not a magical switch they turn on and say let there be speed, Verizon is switch technologies completely to LTE, so they will be juggling 2 different networks at the same time. So personally I'd say stop waiting for LTE and 4G and wait another year and a half and enjoy the nice phones we have now, because you won't be taking advantage of the faster networks for atleast another year and a half.
  14. red33sox24

    red33sox24 Lurker
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    lmfao i said sooper dooper, i meant super droid
  15. sooper_droid12

    sooper_droid12 Android Expert

    @chaos Honestly, I don't work at VZW so I don't know how much of the infrastructure is already in place. When they say they will roll out in Summer 2010, I don't believe they're just going to announce, "We'll have LTE and here's our first tower." I believe that VZW has been working ALREADY to put the towers and the infrastructure in place, so that when it is ready to roll, they'll have decent coverage, particularly of metropolitan areas. I don't know if it's Sprint or T-Mo who's already rolled out 4G for one metropolitan area to test. But I got to believe that VZW, with their clout has put something in place for roll out. I just can't believe it's not going to have decent coverage when they roll out.

    But that's just my thoughts on it...
  16. Promo

    Promo Lurker

    i would have to believe GOOG would the set up a booth or Tmobile would set one up in the store to continue the hype. you can't just rely online sales as business format for retail. specially for a young company.

    ...not just yet.
  17. SBERG

    SBERG Member

    But they are. I mean its happening now and im sure its going to be this way from here on out. Im going to assume the initial numbers on sales should be quite staggering so theres a ton of cash coming googles way by doing this. So in saying that why stop? Keep in mind this hasnt even hit Verizon yet so theres a whole bunch of new customers just waiting to jump on.

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The Nexus One release date was January 2010. Features and Specs include a 1400mAh battery, 3.7" inch screen, 5MP camera, 512GB RAM, and Snapdragon S1 processor.

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