Nexus One: Interesting phone, unexceptional design

With its trackball and prominent display, the Nexus One looks a bit like the HTC Hero and the HTC Droid Eris. The phone's 3.7-inch AMOLED display, however, really is a wonder with its 16.7 million color capability and an 800x480-pixel resolution.
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Slim as a pencil

At (4.56 inches by 2.36 inches by 0.47 inch), the Nexus One measures about the same size the Droid Eris, the Hero, and the iPhone.
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An iPhone twin, almost, as far as size goes

The Nexus One looks about the same size as the iPhone and weighs just a fraction of an ounce less than one at 4.58 ounces.
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Touch-screen keypad nothing to write home about

The Nexus One's touch-screen keypad is similar to all others on Android phones.
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All hail the standard headset jack

A standard 3.5mm headset jack and a power button line the top of the Nexus One.
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Scroll ball doubles as indicator

Hearkening back to the BlackBerry Pearl, this scroll ball on the Nexus One lights up and doubles as an indicator light.
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Two-toned backside

The two-toned gray color scheme is standard in smartphone design.
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No bigger than your palm

The Nexus One has a comfortable feel in the hand.
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Travels well

The Nexus One fits easily in a pants pocket.
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