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.