When the Google Nexus One was introduced I almost pulled the trigger and bought one. T-Mobile recently installed four new cellphone towers in my neighborhood and is aggressively expanding its coverage in the San Francisco Bay Area. It’s the slickest looking android phone I’ve seen so far and I started fantasizing that this was the perfect phone. I ended up not being an early adopter and I’m glad I held off on the $500 purchase. The relatively high price tag is an early adopters tax (something that I’ve paid way too many times) and knowing my luck, I’d be one of the users affected by the problem demonstrated in the below video.
Apparently some Nexus One users are able to get a strong 3G signal as long as they don’t hold the bottom of the phone. Doing so forces the phone to switch from 3G to EDGE. I guess sometimes it’s better to let others Beta test expensive first-gen hardware. I’m sure glad that I don’t have TWO expensive smartphones that can’t connect to their 3G networks…
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