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Google Nexus One Android Phone Fully Revealed

Leave it to the guys over at Gizmodo to score some one-on-one action with the most talked-about device of December 2009 -- the Google Nexus One. They spent some serious time with it and come away impressed. Oh, and the spec list leaked, too.

Leave it to the guys over at Gizmodo to score some one-on-one action with the most talked-about device of December 2009 -- the Google Nexus One. They spent some serious time with it and come away impressed. Oh, and the spec list leaked, too.Man, the Nexus One is one poorly kept secret. Google employees spilled the juice the moment they got their hands on it via Twitter and other outlets. It wasn't long before everyone had seen pictures and even video of the HTC-made device. Now, Gizmodo coaxed a Googler into allowing them to play with it for a while. Their general impressions?

It is slightly thinner and lighter than the iPhone 3GS, has rounded edges and corners and feels good to hold.

It has contacts on the back for a possible docking station of some kind.

The screen is very impressive -- much more so than that of the iPhone 3GS and the Motorola Droid. It is also very bright.

It is very, very fast. It loaded web pages faster than both the iPhone 3GS and Droid. It also ran Javascript tests faster than the iPhone and Droid.

It has virtual sound meters that keep track of ambient noise, and the background of the home screen is interactive.

Gizmodo concludes, "In the end, it's still an Android phone. If you want Android phones, this is the one to get, provided Google goes ahead with the rumored plans of either selling it themselves or partnering with T-Mobile in a more traditional role. Droid, shmoid; Nexus is the one you're looking for."

Rumors currently suggest that the device will be available as soon as January 5 on an invitation-only basis. Yeah, that sounds like Google, all right.

Here's the spec list:

  • 3.7 inch WVGA AMOLED touchscreen display
  • Android 2.1
  • HSDPA 7.2Mbps, HSUPA 2Mbps
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon (QSD 8250) processor at 1GHz
  • 4 illuminated softkeys (Back, Menu, Home, Search)
  • Tri-color charging and notification LED
  • Haptic feedback
  • Accelerometer
  • Light sensor
  • Proximity sensor
  • A-GPS
  • Digital compass
  • Wi-Fi
  • 3.5mm headset jack
  • Active noise cancellation
  • 5MP camera with autofocus, LED flash, geotagging and 2x digital zoom
  • Stereo Bluetooth 2.1 (A2DP, EDR)
  • 512MB Flash memory
  • 512MB RAM
  • 4GB MicroSD card included (supports cards up to 32GB)
  • MicroUSB
  • Height: 119 mm
  • Width: 59.8 mm
  • Depth: 11.5 mm
  • Weight: 130 grams (1400 mAh battery included)
  • Teflon-coated back cover

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