We’ve been tracking the details on the Google Nexus One phone for a while now, and it certainly seems like a great Android handset. With the release rumored for this coming Tuesday, more information is starting to leak out on the direct-from-Google phone. Read on for some interesting new hardware rumors as well as information on reviews that are already starting to come out.
On the rumor front, Boy Genius Report has heard (unconfirmed) from an anonymous source that a second Nexus One is going to be available, but sporting AT&T 3G instead of T-Mobile 3G bands. This is the first mention of any AT&T 3G compatibility, so take this with a grain of salt. Many have lamented that they would be interested in the Nexus One, but only if it was available on AT&T — you may get your wish!
Next, we have a hands-on from Engadget and a full review from NexusOneBlog. In both, we have several close-up photos of the Nexus One. Engadget has a video showing some of the unique features, and NexusOneBlog has a lot of detail, including some comparison photos with the iPhone and full specs of the phone.
(Photo courtesy of NexusOneBlog)
In the photo above, you can clearly see that there are three metal dock pins on the bottom of the phone, along with the micro USB connector and the microphone hole. These are most likely for the rumored desktop and car docks, and would seem to work similarly to the BlackBerry desktop docks.
If you go through the images on both reviews, you will notice other changes, including the five home screens (up from three) which are accessible as mini icons at the bottom of the screen, details on the new lock/home screen, and voice-to-text capability being available in all text entry fields on the phone!
All of this speculation on pricing, availability, and specifications will be over (hopefully), come Tuesday.