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Google introduces the Nexus One smartphoneAt Google's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., Google VP of Product Management Mario Queiroz and Android Senior Product Manager Erick Tseng demo the new Google Nexus One smartphone, or as he calls it, "superphone." The new phone is made with HTC hardware...
[ Music ] ^M00:00:07 >> Nexis One [phonetic] belongs in a class of device which we call super phones. It's the first device, first phone, which we will bring to market with our operator and hardware partners from a series of devices. Now, you might be asking -- you may have read some of the speculation, you may have speculated, you might be asking how are we gonna bring this product to market? Well, today we're also pleased to announce a new way for consumers to purchase a mobile phone: through a Google-hosted web store. For $529 today, you can purchase a Nexis One phone without service. And that's one of your options. Your other option is to purchase a Nexis One phone in the US with service from T-Mobile USA for starting at $179. >> So the Nexis One really features some great hardware innovation. First of all, and if I just sort of walk through the device, if you look at the front of the phone, we've got a 3.7-inch OLED display. You've heard that. It's a 480 by 800 wide VGA resolution display. What that really translates into, especially with that OLED technology, is just really, really deep contrasts and brilliant colors. And when you take a look for yourself today, later this afternoon, you'll see what I mean. Play with the graphics, play with the UI. It's just very, very rich. Under the hood is that one-gigahertz Snapdragon processor from QUALCOMM [phonetic]. And this runs up to this one-gigahertz speed, and again, what that really translates into is... it's just really fast. If I rotate the phone around and look at that profile, again, we've been talking a lot about this form of the device. And it's really thin: it's 11.5 millimeters thin, which is no thicker than a number two pencil. Combine that with the weight of the device, which is 130 grams, which is no heavier than a Swiss Army keychain knife. Now, with that hardware, we think we've got half the story. And with the Nexis One, it's really not just about hardware alone. We think with the Nexis One, we've got this really great marriage of both hardware and software. And it's that combination that makes the overall package so amazing. What you have now with these really high-end smartphones like the Nexis One is really a mini-computer, sitting in your pocket. And we really wanted to push the 3D capabilities of -- that you get with these high-end chipsets to their limit and introduce a lot of these sort of 3D concepts onto the device. Earlier this year, we launched an app called Search By Voice. And this is available on all Android phones, on all Android phones today. And it allows you to actually speak your search query rather than just type it, saving you a lot of time. And then later this year, we launched something called Voice Commands. And just as an example, this is available on the Verizon Droid today. But if I wanted to -- this is my search widget up here on my home screen -- navigate to IKEA... so I just tap the phone once, and immediately it recognized my query, IKEA, is now going to do a Google search for that term, matched against my GPS location -- so it knows where I am. And it's gonna bring up my search results here. And because it knows I'm here in Mountain View, the nearest IKEA is actually just up the street in Palo Alto. I'm gonna tap on that. That's the second tap. And now, I get turn-by-turn navigation directions. That's pretty great that I can actually enable a search box with voice. What if I could enable every single text field in the phone with voice as well? What if I could speak my tweets? What if I could speak my Facebook posts? What if I could actually compose a whole email just by speaking it? So what we've done with Android 2.1 is actually voice-enabled every text field in the device. And I'll give you an example of that. I'm gonna launch here Gmail, and I'm going to compose a new message here. And -- let's see, what should I say? Here we go. "Check out this new voice keyboard," exclamation mark. "I just hope this demo works," period. ^M00:04:33 [ Silence ] ^M00:04:39 There you go. ^M00:04:41 [ Applause ]