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No Google Nexus One for Verizon Subscribers

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Since January Google’s been advertising the Verizon version of the Nexus One as ‘Coming Soon’ over at Google.com/phone. James Kendrick from jkOnTheRun noticed that Google’s changed the the Nexus One product page and there’s no mention of a Verizon ready Nexus One. Instead, Google’s encouraging visitors to check out the Droid Incredible if they’re on Verizon’s network.

Google’s trying to mix things up by getting people to buy the Nexus One sight unseen. I’d been toying with the idea of buying a Nexus One since I saw it in person at CES 2010, but haven’t pulled the trigger yet. ¬†Instead, I’ve simply bought T-Mobile SIM cards to use in my old Blackberry Pearl. Had the ocal T-Mobile store stocked Nexus One units I probably would’ve ended up buying one on impulse.

There’s a chance the notice on the Nexus One page is temporary, but I wouldn’t be surprised if Verizon ditched the Google phone for good. There’s already plenty of Android powered phones that Verizon customers can actually touch and try before buying.

Xavier Lanier is the publisher of Gotta Be Mobile and a photographer. He uses too many devices to count, but his current favorites are the iPhone 5s, HTC One, Nikon D800 and Sony RX 100M II. You can follow him on Twitter and Google+.

3 Comments

  1. Sumocat

    04/26/2010 at 1:52 pm

    Verizon really has no incentive to support the Nexus One at this point. The Droid Incredible is pretty much the same phone but with more on-board memory and a better camera. They’ve invested a lot of money into the Droid brand. And the N1 sales have been extremely lackluster. Doesn’t take a genius to decide to stick with the better phone with their own branding.

  2. Joe

    04/26/2010 at 4:10 pm

    They don’t need Verizon’s blessing to sell the phone themselves Sumocat, just look at the AT&T version for proof of that. There’s something else at play here.

    • Sumocat

      04/26/2010 at 4:26 pm

      Pretty sure a carrier-based subsidy needs to meet their approval beforehand; that graphic (and this news) is from the subsidized pricing section of the Nexus One site. No mention of a CDMA version in the unsub pricing.

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