Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Google Phone Nexus One Leaked, $530 Unlocked, $180 With T-Mobile

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Some tipster just send the Nexus One screenshots to Gizmodo that have confirm two things: Google will sell it in unlocked form and without contract for $530, another is sign up for 2 year contract and pay $180 for the phone. But if you wanna cancel the plan within 120 days, then you need to pay another $350 to own the phone, or else you return the phone to Google. After we have watch the hands on video for the Nexus One, we can't wait for trying the phone our self. When will the phone arrive to Malaysia? If there is no any add on fees like tax then $530/RM1800+ is good enough for a smartphone price. Read more for more detail and image.

• Yeah, it's $530 unsubsidized. Google's not going to be selling the phone at cost, like so many people considered. They're not going to save us from the "making money off of hardware" culture we've got right now, so this is basically just another Android handset, albeit a really good one
• If you want it subsidized, you'll have to sign up for a 2 year mandatory contract and pay $180 for the phone
• There's only one rate plan: $39.99 Even More + Text + Web for $79.99 total
• Existing customers cannot keep their plan if they want a subsidized phone; they have to change to the one plan, and this only applies to accounts with one single line
• If that doesn't fly with you, you have to buy the $530 unlocked version—this actually might save you money over two years if you already have a cheap plan
• Family plans, Flexpay, SmartAccess and KidConnect subscribers must buy the phone unlocked and unsubsidized for $530
• You can only buy five Nexus One phones per Google account
• There is language in the agreement of shipping outside the US
• Google will sell it at, which explains what they were doing with that page a few weeks ago
• Google will still call it the Nexus One apparently, and not the Google Phone

And here is a big one:
• If you cancel your plan before 120 days, you have to pay the subsidy difference between what you paid and the unsubsidized price, so $350 in this case. Or you can return the phone to Google. You also authorize them to charge this directly to your credit card.

One weirdness in the Terms of Sale that we quickly glanced through was that Google made sure you acknowledged that the manufacturer is HTC, and not Google.


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