Google Nexus One phone now shipping to Canada and AT&T USA

Google Nexus One phone - Photo: Flickr member Pittaya

It’s here Canada. Google’s Nexus One phone just got released for the Canadian market and US customers on AT&T.  Previous Nexus One phones would only utilize 2G and EDGE network connectivity, not the best for your Android experience, but good enough.  Now Google has announced a compatible 3G version, so T-Mobile USA is no longer the only one with a Nexus offering and Canadian Rogers Wireless customers can get on board.

The phone can be purchased from Google’s phone store for $529 USD, free shipping in the USA.  That’s also unlocked, no contracts, outright yours.  You can take this anywhere on any supporting network by just poping in a valid SIM card.

This means there are now two Nexus One phone versions. Both support four GSM radio frequencies (850/900/1800/1900), but 3G/UMTS bands will differ depending on the version selected. When ordering your Nexus One, you’ll need to choose from one of the following:

  • 3G coverage on networks that use the 850 MHz, 1900 MHz, and 2100 MHz frequency bands (recommended for use on AT&T in the US and Rogers Wireless in Canada)
  • 3G coverage on networks that use the 900 MHz, AWS, and 2100 MHz frequency bands (recommended for use on T-Mobile in the US)

Of course the Nexus One will connect with 2G/EDGE and WiFi.  For more information on country/carrier specific compatibility, check Google’s help page.


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4 Comments

  1. Steve says:

    How about a phone for all carriers? Otherwise, you’re still tied to a carrier with your hefty investment. It’s just that the legal details have been converted from contract to device expense.

  2. What’s the story on prepaid service with this phone tho?

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