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Nexus One and the “Superphones”

January 5, 2010 Leave a comment

Image of the Google Nexus One Anroid PhoneWe have had about a month of the Nexus One orgy and today is finally the day. Just minutes ago the press conference concluded and we finally now know that the Nexus One will be available on Verizon this spring. We also know that the Nexus One is just the first piece of a larger initiative by Google to bring a series of “superphones” to market by working tightly with a number of manufacturers and these devices will be released on multiple carriers in several countries. It sounds like Google was no longer content to let manufacturers coast with the status quo of Android devices and the only way to ensure that wouldn’t happen was to step in and take a more proactive role.

I like where it is taking them for now, but it does seem that Google is making the switch from kindly benefactor to benevolent dictator with this announcement. I’ll be very interested to see how much Android becomes focused on these “superphones” and whether hardware development outside of this program begins to fall by the wayside. I’m sure if that is the case the developer community will be ecstatic as it will pare down the presently wide variation in screen size, resolution and power.

Lastly I would like to just thank Verizon for finally signing on to something worthwhile and having it apparently go somewhere. After their stupid “Any Apps, Any Device” announcement seemed to yield next to nothing I was beginning to believe that they were just going to forever pay lip service to openness without ever backing it up. I would love for Verizon to take a powerful stake in Android and WebOS and just say the iPhone be damned.

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HTC Passion

December 12, 2009 2 comments

Image of the upcoming HTC BravoA few days back some news on the HTC Passion popped up again, unfortunately the news was that it won’t be available until January.

On the positive side we have this pretty new image of the rumored device to stare at longingly over the holidays. This is actually the HTC Bravo, but that is simply the European version of the Passion so we can assume this is roughly what we will be looking at stateside come January. It seems plausible that this is the polished version of the previously leaked device images. I’m sure Verizon will probably require that the buttons be squared and lined up to match more closely with the Droid and Droid Eris aesthetic, but hopefully they don’t mess with anything else as this is a slick looking device and creates a nice separation from the hard lines of the Droid.

I’ve made my peace with waiting through January before committing to anything as this is just too tantalizing to let go and presumably we will also know by then if the Motorola Sholes Tablet is just a unicorn or something that will actually find its way to Big Red.

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