The Unlocked Nexus One

paolo.franzoi 12/5/2012 | 4:45:17 PM
re: The Unlocked Nexus One

As I have a G1, but I use it on T-mobile's 3G network.  I recently got 3G coverage in my part of NorCal, but have had plenty of 3G experience in other places.  No complaints about the phone other than the lack of a regular headphone jack.

Not sure why I would upgrade to this new phone.



IPobserver 12/5/2012 | 4:45:16 PM
re: The Unlocked Nexus One

I'd be tempted by an unlocked version if it were available in the UK.

My current phone is 2 years old (Nokia N95 8GB). It's still a great device, but probably I should upgrade to something new to keep up with the Joneses, as it were.

Was thinking about Nokia N900, but the Nexus looks cheaper at first glance.

nmsguy 12/5/2012 | 4:45:13 PM
re: The Unlocked Nexus One

For me, the biggest motivation for paying for the unlocked version is that I have an opportunity to bail on TMobile if I find their coverage is poor in the areas where I use it most.  I'm sure I could get a decent price for it on eBay if I decide to go back to Verizon after a few months (maybe sell it to someone in Europe, perhaps? ;)

Still undecided though. Will probably just wait until it's offered by Verizon this spring.


IPobserver 12/5/2012 | 4:45:12 PM
re: The Unlocked Nexus One

Doesn't look like Norman Lewis is getting one:

"Nexus One is simply a poor clone of the i-Phone with some incremental improvements and one notable shortcoming – battery life."

... at the most basic level there is a fundamental question: Why does a company like Google not invest in research to help solve the achilles heel of all mobile communications: namely, short battery life?

What Goolge have signalled with Nexus One is that they are followers rather than leaders in the mobile communication space. More importantly, they are not solving key user problems but are thinking about their business models and focusing on their competitors instead."


paolo.franzoi 12/5/2012 | 4:45:10 PM
re: The Unlocked Nexus One


Will tell you what I did buy today - one of the Nokia Netbooks with the built in AT&T 3G.  Will write some notes on it over time.  I had been using my G1 as my travel PC but it was quite hard to use that way from a keyboard standpoint.




IPobserver 12/5/2012 | 4:45:04 PM
re: The Unlocked Nexus One

I'd be interested to hear how fast it is 'waking up' from standby mode.

When I reviewed a Dell (Atom, XP) a year ago with integrated 3G, this was one of the drawbacks. It just wasn't ready to use quick enough when I opened the screen.

Review: Netbooks & Integrated 3G 

Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes - Gabriel Brown - Comments (4)
March 13, 2009 : Testing the Dell Mini 9, one of the few 'netbooks' to support integrated 3G/HSPA


IPobserver 12/5/2012 | 4:44:54 PM
re: The Unlocked Nexus One

Instant-on. With all apps held in state in the background ready to use. Like a good phone.

That WinMo 6 wake-up time sounds bad.

bwolmarans2 12/5/2012 | 4:44:54 PM
re: The Unlocked Nexus One

How fast is needed for wake-up?

Are we talking blackberry fast, like the instant-on of the Storm?

I would be OK with 10 seconds for wake-up.

Currently windows mobile 6 smartphones take almost 30 seconds, that is way too long.

It seems like a short time, but of course, it is not.



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