Google today updated the Nexus One product page with more information on its partnership with Verizon Wireless in the United States and Vodafone in the U.K. Just a quick recap: When the company announced the device back in January, the phone was said to be hitting both Verizon and Vodafone later in the year.
Unfortunately, that is no longer the case. While Vodafone begins accepting pre-orders for Nexus One for customers in the UK (shipping begins April 30) and will soon start selling the Nexus One in France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain, Verizon will not be getting the Nexus One at all.
"In the US, if you’ve been waiting for the Nexus One for Verizon Wireless’ network, head over to http://phones.verizonwireless.com/htc/incredible to pre-order the Droid Incredible by HTC, a powerful new Android phone and a cousin of the Nexus One that is similarly feature-packed. It will be available in stores on April 29th."
When contacted for comment, Google had the following to say:
"We won't be selling a Nexus One with Verizon, and this is a reflection of the amazing innovation happening across the open Android ecosystem. Verizon Wireless customers who want an Android phone with the power of the Nexus One can get the Droid Incredible by HTC."
Any jilted Verizon customers in the house?
In my mind, the Nexus One was an experimental flagship, with every phone thereafter being a newer, better itiration of "the Google phone."
If I were on Verizon, I'd gladly take an Incredible over a Nexus One.
First off CDMA is just as open as GSM. They could (and did) use sim cards on a few cdma phones. It is the carriers that are not open. Hell Verizon wouldnt let you install mp3 ringtones a few years ago. Second Cdma reaches way further than gsm. (hence why att's coverage sucks unless you are in a major city) So not to pratical in the rural areas. Not to mention CDMA is more secure.
But on topic, I thought that the whole point of the Nexus One was to be able to use the phone on any carrier.