Queiroz says the Nexus One is now available for purchase at Google.com/phone. The phone, captured here from Google's product page, will be available for $529 without carrier service, or $179 with a two-year contract from T-Mobile. Verizon and Vodafone are on track to sell the device by spring 2010, but their prices aren't available yet.
The phone is 11.5 millimeters thick and weighs 130 grams. A slide from the presentation showed that it is about as thick as a pencil and as heavy as a small Swiss Army knife.
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Queiroz then brings up Peter Chou, CEO of HTC, whose company designed and is manufacturing the Nexus One.
Chou, shown here with the Nexus One, starts off by remembering two years ago when Google announced the Android platform with HTC and others. HTC made the G1, the first Android phone, and with the Nexus One has developed seven Android phones.
Erick Tseng, Google's senior product manager for the project, demos the Nexus One's Live Wallpapers feature.
That's the background image behind the home screen. The device lets you set moving images behind the applications and widgets on the home screen.
Tseng says Google wanted to make Android's voice recognition better with this phone. Google already offers search by voice and voice commands on advanced Android phones like the Droid. But a new Nexus One feature is the ability to use speech to enter text into every text field in the device using your voice.
Tseng demonstrated Gmail dictation, recording a short demonstration
that accurately translates the speech into the correct text.
Another application soon to be released is Google Earth for Android, which is made possible by the Nexus One's 3D capabilities. You can also use the voice features in Google Earth, searching for things like "Mount Fuji."