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Nexus 1 not coming to Verizon?

Discussion in 'Verizon' started by chrlswltrs, Apr 26, 2010.

  1. chrlswltrs

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    I was just on google.com/phone and clicked on the partnerships update link, here it is:

    Nexus One | News and Updates

    It says for US customers waiting for the Verizon Nexus that the incredible would be available on April 29th. Does this mean Google is giving up on a Verizon Nexus?
     

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    It's sure true.

    Interesting.. after all the Verizon hope given on the Google Nexus One order area ("coming to Verizon in early Spring," or whatever), it's now changed to, "For Verizon's network, you can buy the Droid Incredible by HTC, a powerful Android phone and similarly feature-packed cousin of the Nexus One."

    ... with a pre-order link included.
     
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    So does this mean that they will try to pawn that N1 off on Sprint? What did they do to deserve that? There really doesn't seem to be any reason for that CDMA version to go to waste... At least give it to CricKet.
     
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    It's either that or give them away to third-world orphans.
     
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    It certainly is no surprise. The Incrediable is the Nexus 1 in Beta 2. I hope HTC refined and debugged it and corrected the N1's woes. Apparently the google business model was indeed a complete failure.
     
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    The business model is a failure but I think they got the results they wanted from the N1 experiment. It's like when a car company makes some concept that gets 300 mpg, you wonder "why the hell can't I buy one?!" Well it costs millions of dollars to build, that's why. But they start to incorporate parts of it into their designs.

    Similarly, the N1 launched as the best smartphone on the market, even with its faults. And now the Desire and Incredible are available on both sides of the Atlantic, and they're both generally described as more polished versions of the N1. Whenever they release the N2, it will set a new standard, whether or not you can actually buy it. :)

    Ok, so the one big gaping hole here is that Google spent a lot of money to develop and build the N1, and now that its moment (unheralded by the non-hardcore public, since they didn't really advertise it) has passed they just kinda... shrug, tell people to buy the Incredible, and let us know that the N2 is in the works. I guess they have money to spare.

    Actually, given that HTC is the target of the famous anti-Android proxy lawsuit by Apple (with Microsoft joining the fray) maybe the N1 is really a cleverly disguised legal defense fund...
     
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    The day I saw there was an announcement that that Google Nexus 1 wasn't coming to VZW I ordered my Incredible, lol, this phone is better than a Nexus 1 anyways I believe.
     

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