The Google phone, now known as the Nexus one, is coming. So far we know exactly what it looks like, we have a rough idea of its specifications, and we know it's going to be a GSM device. Now, thanks to All Things Digital we know how we'll be buying the Nexus One as well. Come January, the current expected month of release, Google will begin selling the phone on its website. While both T-Mobile and AT&T will be capable of hosting the device, only T-Mobile has yet stepped forward to help Google with it. As previously reported, they'll handle things like billing and support infrastructure. But, this does not mean they will be the exclusive U.S. carrier of the Nexus One.Once your purchase is complete, Google will send users to another website that allows them to pick a carrier from a list, menu style. The idea of a carrier menu is intriguing, because 80% of the global mobile market uses GSM. It's possible customers will be able to select and sign up for coverage with multiple different carriers in different countries. That would make the Nexus One the first truly global device. The shopping experience would be the same for any customers world-wide. Businessmen and other frequent travelers would suddenly have a very powerful, simple, attractive device for all of their global communication needs. Google's been pushing to make their Apps more attractive for corporate use, and a recent app from Good Technology just added enterprise support to Android. It's possible the Nexus One is partly an attempt by Google to convince more businesses to look to their products. Photo of Nexus One via CoryObrian Twitpic.
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