Nexus One specs -The Google Phone

Nexus one Will the Nexus One have iPhone success? More importantly why does everyone need to compare touch screen phones to the iPhone? It may because the iPhone was the first touch screen phone to the market that worked they way it was supposed to. Either way, the Nexus One looks interesting enough and has a few features which are denied to the iPhone.

Lets get technical

Display: 3.7-inch (diagonal) widescreen WVGA AMOLED touch screen. 800 x 480 pixels
Height: 119mm
Width: 59.8mm
Depth: 11.5mm
Weight: 30 grams w/battery
Camera: 5 megapixels, LED flash
Connectivity: HSDPA 7.2Mbps, HSUPA 2Mbps, GSM/EDGE, WiFi, Bluetooth, Bluetooth
Battery: Talktime – Up to 7 hours on 3G and Up to 10 hours on 2G. Can standby – Up to 290 hours on 2G Up to 250 hours on 3G
Memory: 4GB Micro SD card but you can expand up to 32 GB
Location services: Assisted global positioning system receiver, digital compass and accelerometer
Additional features: Teflon coated back, proximity sensor, light sensor, active noise cancellation

The software on the Nexus One runs Android) has  live wallpapers, which move around in the background with different shapes and combinations (seem a little distracting to me) has a number of different live wallpapers.

Scrolling through the apps has a clever 3D effect which makes it look very snazzy indeed.

Widgets screen, such as weather widgets, and search.

The gallery provides a 3D experience, swipe to view, but no multi touch.

Voice recognition for text input, for text messaging.

There are  a number of features which the iPhone has neglected, such as background applications. But will it be as user friendly after a few days use? Will it give other touch screen phone vendors a run for their money? Time will tell!

John Ryan

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