Looks like T-Mobile has confirmed the launch date, 5th January for the Google Phone, Nexus One. The phone will be available directly from Google, with T-Mobile acting as a service partner staring 9 AM, 5th January 2010. No word on pricing or plans is available though, we’ll have to wait for January for the information.
"Google, with support from T-Mobile, is scheduled to launch a new Android device in early January. The Google Android phone will be sold directly by Google via the Web.
- Support for the device including troubleshooting and exchanges will be managed by Google and HTC.
- T-Mobile will offer service support including billing, coverage, features, and rate plans.
Additional details Streamline content regarding the launch of Google’s Android phone will be coming in early January."
On pricing and plans, TmoNews has this to say:
According to our sources, through an internal system T-Mobile is reporting they are getting an Android device but won’t do any support for it other than “billing, coverage, features and rate plans, as we have previously stated. All troubleshooting and exchanges will be managed by Google and HTC.
The Google Press Conference on the 5th might act as the launch ceremony for the phone. The specifications for the currently known as ‘Nexus One’ Google Phone are already out, and we even have videos of the phone in action. January is ramping up to be a very interesting beginning to 2010. Apple will have to pull out a tablet from somewhere now (not to forget, a better iPhone 4G this year), since Google is coming out with all guns blazing!