Nexus One

Remember, for a minute, what your mother used to tell you about talking to strangers. Now replace that with cell phone carrier customer solutions representatives and automated chat robots. Not that they're out to mislead anybody. It's just that sometimes the facts aren't always there, though they're more than willing to talk to you.

And that brings us to today's rumor of the Google Nexus One making its way to Sprint. Gizmodo quotes the following:

Thank you for contacting Sprint regarding the nexus one.

Unfortunately, this handset model is not on offer as of now.

Once it is launched, you will see promotional campaigns related to the launch date, cost and the features of the handset on our Web site and other promotional media.

Thank you for showing interest in our products & services. Please let us know if you would like us to assist you with anything else.

For all we know at this point, this could be true. The Nexus One may one day come to Sprint. But here's what left us scratching our heads: Once it is launched, you will see promotional campaigns related to the launch date, cost and the features of the handset on our Web site and other promotional material.

Again, that may happen. But consider this: The Nexus One has been out for nearly a month now, available unlocked and on contract with T-Mobile. And it's "coming soon" on Verizon. And you know how many promotional campaigns we've seen from those two carriers regarding the Nexus One? Zero. Zip. Nada. Google is doing all of that itself. (And, yes, using us to do it, too.)

Maybe the growing pains Google has experienced with the Nexus One will cause a shift in strategy. Or maybe things are going according to plan. Maybe the Nexus One is coming to Sprint. Maybe it's not.

We're just sayin': Remember what your mother said about talking to strangers.