Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Sprint welcomes the Nexus One

For a phone no one wants (I do, though) Google’s Little Phone That Could is making a lot of news this week.  First comes news that AT&T and Rogers are getting on board, and now Sprint is joining in the fun.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Early Nexus One sales just 865,000 short of iPhone sales

That’s John Paczkowski’s headline, and it’s so good I decided not to touch it.  That’s a header sure to put a smile on Dear Leader’s face, and a frown on the face of Squirrel Boy. The short version is, after 74 days on the market, they’ve moved 135,000 units. At the same time, Apple had moved a million units of the iPhone.  Motorola’s Droid did a better better than that.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

The shocking truth behind Nexus phone support

Earlier today, we mentioned about how Big G has launched phone support for their Nexus One phone. And that’s good, because they quickly saw online-only wasn’t gonna cut it. (How they thought it would is beyond me, and phone support should’ve been there Day One.  But I digress.)

The website eSarcasm has unveiled some new secrets about the phone support department. This report says that the phone support area “actually operates out of a rundown taco store/veterinary clinic in Tijuana.  But that’s not the most shocking part of all. Google’s phone support specialists, it appears………are all goats.”

The nerve center for phone support is shown below.


Who ya gonna call? Now, Google has a phone support line for the Nexus One, open from 7am til 10pm ET. Just call 888-48-NEXUS with all your Nexus worries. Google also announced the ETF for the Nexus is now $150, down from $350.  More here.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Linus loves his Nexus One

Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux, says his Google Nexus One is just swell.  Key quote:

I have to admit, the Nexus One is a winner. I wasn’t enthusiastic about buying a phone on the internet sight unseen, but the day it was reported that it finally had the pinch-to-zoom thing enabled, I decided to take the plunge. I’ve wanted to have a GPS unit for my car anyway, and I thought that Google navigation might finally make a phone useful.

Linus, there’s another phone out there that’s pretty good.  The iPhone- have you heard of it?  And what’s with the boring default Blogger template?

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Nexus One, Episode 1: Concept & Design

Big G’s put out a series of videos about how they created their new toy.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Nexus One: Who ya gonna call?

Google has determined rather quickly (and this should have been in place prior to launch, but whatever) that they need phone support for the Nexus One. So that’s what they’re gonna do, and here’s the gig.

Multitouch comes to Nexus One

The new smart phone entry from Google will get the “pinch to zoom” multitouch feature.  The update is rolling out this week.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Walmart plugs Nexus One, but isn’t selling it…yet

Remember the story from earlier today, where Walmart is showing off the Google Nexus One that they’re going to be selling?


Google says they’re not selling the phone at Walmart.


Walmart says they’re not going to be selling it, either.

So why is it on the website? A Wally World flak says: “Due to a technical error, this item erroneously was displayed on our site. We’re working with our partner Let’s Talk to have it removed as quickly as possible. We have no plans to carry Nexus One in Walmart stores or online at at this time.”

Right. “At this time.”  Key phrase to remember.

Guess who’s coming to Walmart?

You know, that Google phone?  The one that was only sold online?  Google has decided they’d sell more units if they put it in the biggest retailer in the US.