Nexus One slips through the FCC, brings T-Mobile 3G with it

And ... Lookie what's slipped through the FCC. The ol' Nexus One. There's been a big of a tiff over exactly what U.S. 3G bands are on board, but T-Mobile is definitely there at 1700MHz. Still up for debate is whether AT&T's 850MHz and 1900MHz are supported for 3G, though it does look good for EDGE. But that would take some wind out of the "one phone to rule them all" argument.

Otherwise, the standard WiFi b/g, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR and MicroSD slots are there, and we learn that the FCC model number is PB99100.

Stay tuned, folks. Undoubtedly there's more to come.

[FCC (2) (3) via Engadget]

Phil Nickinson
  • Google is moving down in the stack to challenge B2C opponents with an open architecture and new sets of standards. In creating a post-revenue business model, Google can only manage success if consumers accept a co-branding and outsourced manufactured device ... NQ Logic recommends reading about the rest of the new Google's mobile strategy at
  • Google isn't challenging mobile operators in any way,2817,2357081,00.asp
  • I wonder what all the backlash against the Nexus One that I'm reading is about. Were people thinking that Google was going to completely revolutionize the cell-phone industry like Apple did? They can't do it from the software side, really...they have to go distribution.
  • Way to go Google. Bring out your first phone on the nations worst, least amount of coverage carrier. FAIL X100!
  • T-Mobile isn't going to buy Sprint. Google is going to buy T-Mobile. You heard it here first.
  • Engadget reported that the Nexus One passed through the FCC with support for 850/1700/1900MHz. My question is this: is AT&T 3G support still open to debate or is Engadget wrong? Aren't all of you guys reading the same Internets?
  • Not to mention that the thought that Google would sell (and possibly subsidize) an unlocked phone that works only on T-Mobile's 3G network, while supporting EDGE for AT&T is a stupid business model. Google's goal is to sell phones and a lot of them. Therefore it makes sense to include both AT&T and T-Mobile's 3G bands.
  • OK. Just went back and read the Engadget report again. They have back-pedaled on AT&T 3G support, which means Google can kiss my ass.
  • Google doesn't have to subsidize the phone people. T-Mobile will provide interest free payments on the hardware and the cheapest unlimited plan available. Check and Mate!