"nexus one" going to tmobile..

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    who knows why companies make these decision
    i guess that verizon figured it didn't need so many GOOGLE-BASED phones.... right?
     
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    Verizon also said no a few years ago when Apple approached them with what was to become the iPhone. You would think that they would have learned something from that.
     
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    I believe there's quite a bit more to that story.

    The reason they went with t-mob was because it's a GSM based phone. So they only had a limited option to go with in the first place, and with so much flak that AT&T is getting about their network, it seems smarter to go with the company that is not being all out attacked by verizon.
     
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    I'm a little confused. What makes this a "Google Phone" any more than other android devices?

    I thought the Google Phone was going to be a data-only device that used google voice instead of getting in bed with a cell phone company. Is the Nexus One being built by Google. It looks like the same general specs as the Droid, with the exception of the AMOLED screen.

    Am I missing something?
     
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    From what I am reading the reason they went with GSM was because Verizon declined Google's initial overtures to promote the new device and T-Mobile was plan B. Considering HTC is making it, putting a CDMA radio in it would not have been an issue.
     
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    touché, my friend
     
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    But haven't they really limited their selfs to limited coverage? When I had T-Mobile coverage was pretty much limited to main highways/cities etc has it improved that much?
     
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    In my case, by going with GSM they have severely limited it. South Dakota currently has no GSM coverage but to answer your question, T-Mobile will only be a partner as Google also plans to sell the phone unlocked and unsubsidized so you can pop in a SIM from any GSM provider and use it.
     
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    i'm with you there... i thought exactly what you were thinking... however, rumors are rumors and nothing more. and it's too tempting for Goog to jump into the market early, for the $$$

    google phone 2.0 will probably be VoIP only, which will be an innovation. now it's just about pushing a brandname.
     
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    Good for them. Google is trying to monopolize the entire industry. Even Microsoft stayed away from producing a "Microsoft phone"..Apple has refrained also. Apple may produce their own OS and their own phone but they aren't licensing their operating system out to other companies to use.

    Google wants you to become a slave to them. Have you seen the advertisements? They want every company, every industry, and all the information of the world to be in a nest-egg of their own dictatorship and disposal. Every time an app is released that Google has not created, they try to make their own and promote it as superior.

    I did not approve of Verizon denying Apple, but there is some warrant to this decision.
     
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    Exactly....why would VZW convert and build out a GSM network for one phone : )
     
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    saw that phone yesterday. a friend of mine who works at google said he got it last fri. it's a pretty thin and light phone. a lot slimmer than the droid and iphone. didn't like the trackball nor the matte finish. feels pretty good around the hands though. i still hope to have the cdma version soon. i just hope the trackball is gone or put a optical track ball on it.
     
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    Cause it's Ugly and it's mother dresses it Funny......