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Google Nexus One unboxing: From America with love

The Google Nexus One has landed on our shores, and we took the time to photograph our loving unboxing of Google's first foray into phone

Flora Graham

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We've already told you everything you need to know about buying a Google Nexus One from the UK, and now we can walk you through the fun part -- opening the box and revealing what your hard-earned dosh has won you.

We bought our Nexus One from the same online Google phone store everyone else uses, so there are no differences between our sample and what anyone would receive. Oddly, we haven't been dinged for any tax or duty on our shipment -- yet. It's conceivable we could get a bill after the fact. In the meantime, we've saved £63.40 and made the national debt that little bit bigger.

We can crush one rumour about the Nexus One immediately -- it doesn't support multi-touch in its native apps, as reported by Engadget. Our quick tests in the browser, photo gallery and in Google Maps revealed no pinching to zoom.

Stay tuned for our full review of the Nexus One. In the meantime, click 'Continue' to see it emerge from its transatlantic cocoon like a slightly boring-looking butterfly.

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The Nexus One came with an optional UK charger, in a very white box trimmed in the Google colours. Its packaging is similar to the HTC Hero, which is no surprise since the Nexus One is also made by HTC.
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Pop the top and your new pocket-rocket is revealed, empty of battery and the spark of life.
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Under the phone, there's another layer of packaging supporting a trim neoprene case with a cheeky Android printed on it.
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The case covers a single colourful card to get you started, plus some warranty info.
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The bowels of the box hold a US charger, the battery, earbuds and a USB cable.
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The Nexus One comes wrapped up like an onigiri rice ball. Pull up one of the adhesive flaps and the phone is released.
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The front of the Nexus One's wrapping includes some encouraging chat.
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Packed into its included case, the Nexus One is neat and protected and ready to rock the free world.

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