the street is that Google's multitouch-lacking Nexus One will be
flogged unlocked and unsubsidised for $530.
It looks like Google's not going to be selling the phone
at cost, like so many people considered and will try to make some cash off the
hardware. Cheaper versions of the phone will be through a two year
mandatory contract and pay $180 for the phone Google will sell the Nexus at
google.com/phone and will call it the “Nexus One” and not the Google Phone as
many predictors predicted.
All up the news, along with various screen shots reveal
the Nexus One to be just an ordinary bit of Android gear. OK, nice looking, but
nothing really to see here. Certainly with some of the contract provisions that
Google want you to sign, it is going to be just as draconian as anything you
would have to face with AT&T and Apple.