This week we received our last shipment of Nexus One phones. Once we sell these devices, the Nexus One will no longer be available online from Google. Customer support will still be available for current Nexus One customers.
Guess who got one of the last orders in and received their Google Nexus phone in the mail today?
There is plenty of speculation as to why Google pulled the product from online sales, much of it to do with pricing and inadequate marketing, but also the presence of clones available soon after the release.
Most people, myself included, were reluctant to purchase the phone without trying it out. I was lucky enough to test drive one for a day and I was sold based on the simplicity, features, and emerging iPhone 4 problems. Besides, the screen interface appears near-invincible.
The continued customer service for Nexus users might not be something to be too excited about though, if customer satisfaction over the past few months is any indication. But at least the Android market is showing some promise with over 38,000 apps and growing. Google has been releasing updates to Android for the Nexus One before anyone else.
Although the custom engraving on the phone is pretty nifty it also limits your resale (or return) options, especially if you’ve opted for the UMTS band 4/AWS version that does not work on Bell, Telus, Fido or Rogers’ 3G networks.
I guess I’ll be surfing in the WIND for a while. And no, you cannot have mine, though if you’re nice to me I’ll let you play.