Google: No Verizon Nexus One, buy the Incredible instead
Sorry, folks, but I'm gonna have to say I told you so here. (See podcast Episode 9.) Google apparently put an end to the Verizon Nexus One, slipping it into an official Nexus One blog post "update on partnerships." (
Strangely, the post is dated April 21, but it just pinged RSS feeds today. Update: They've fixed the date.) The line you need to be worried about:
The official Nexus One order page also says as much. From what I've been told, Verizon rejected the Nexus One at least once -- and the trackball was said to be a major culprit. Guess that makes that decision a little easier, but sorry to those who were holding out for the N1. [Google] Thanks, Nick
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2) Could'nt VZW have allowed the phone on their network sans subsidized pricing? Just like ATT and Tmobile? Not the biggest deal in the world, since my Inc. will be with me in a few days (hope), but I dont recall ever seing a device so close to release that was completely kiboshed.
Where did VZW promote this phone??? Google apparently promoted the phone to be available on VZW's network before it was approved. VZW is tight-fisted yes, but Google shouldn't have done that till they were sure it was going to be approved.
Not once did Verizon publically acknowledge that the N1 was coming to their network. Not once. Google however, being Google, did. That's all I'm saying. If VZW did, please enlighten me.
They would not do this without permission, and if they did, we all would know about it and it would have been taken down long ago. Verizon's complacency is more than enough to prove their involvement, unless someone has facts and proof otherwise. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Occam's_razor
You're suggesting that Google just put that on their website, and it stayed there for months without anyone from Verizon seeing it, or they did see it, knew it was false information, and did not care.
This is pretty shocking... I don't think I've ever heard of a carrier give up on carrying a particular phone when it was so close to being release I wonder if Sprint will carry it instead?
You nor anyone you know have no idea why or if it was rejected.
Why have too much of a good thing?
Oh wait? Why not? Verizon, your lack of interests in good phones confuses me more everyday. I do agree though, the trackball is very outdated. Even the optical joystick is pointless.