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Blow to Google: Verizon says NO to Nexus One

by Slikkster / April 26, 2010 12:58 PM PDT

So much for the Google "sell it ourselves" experiment, or so it would seem. Since Google decided to one-up everyone else selling Android phones by keeping the best available (at the time) all to themselves, competition has made them suffer for it. Verizon has decided the "Incredible" from HTC is a better Android device, and even though they originally agreed to support the Nexus, they are backing out.

http://techcrunch.com/2010/04/26/verizon-nexus-one-incredible/

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No biggie. Google will just start their own Cellular network
by kwahhn / April 27, 2010 2:36 AM PDT

...then possibly their own country.

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(NT) Good chance it's a requirement for carrying the iPhone...
by shmody / April 27, 2010 8:36 AM PDT
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I didn't think of that...
by Slikkster / April 27, 2010 9:02 AM PDT

Good point, Shalin! I hadn't considered that possibility, thinking that it was really just Verizon wanting to have more control over the Nexus One than Google was willing, given Google's distribution model.

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(NT) hahaha nice thought! i like it.
by robstak / April 27, 2010 2:54 PM PDT
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So what
by Nicholas Buenk / April 27, 2010 1:59 PM PDT

HTC Incredible is already better.

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meh ill take the incredible over the nexus one anyway...
by robstak / April 27, 2010 2:55 PM PDT

although if the point was that verizon REALLY wanted their crapware on it, then im far less enthused... >:(

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