PORTLAND, Ore. Google will reportedly launch its Nexus One smartphone next week.
According to online reports, Google's Nexus One will be made by HTC.
|The Google smartphone dubbed Nexus One will likely resemble this HTM Hero model, which has been redesigned for the Android operating system.
Google has not divulged details about the new phone, but has sent out invitations to an "Android Press Gathering." According to a T-Mobile internal memo leaked to the press by TmoNews, Nexus One will use T-Mobile as its service provider. The phone will go on sale next Tuesday (Jan. 5, 2010) on a Google Web site.
The Nexus One prototype is currently being tested by Google employees, and is reported to use Qualcomm's Snapdragon processor running the Android operating system version 2.1.
The phone will sell for $529 as an unlocked phone purchased directly from Google without a service contract, according to documents leaked by Gizmodo, which also reported that the Nexus One will also be offered for $179 when purchased with a two-year service contract from T-Mobile.
Gizmodo also reported that a Nexus One docking station for cars will sell for $49.99; a desktop station is reportedly priced at $39.99.