仅从外表看，Nexus One与iPhone颇为相似，同样沿袭了触摸屏操作方式，但前者稍显苗条轻盈。Nexus One厚度11.5毫米，与一支铅笔相仿，iPhone厚度12.3毫米。装上电池后Nexus One重量130克，比一把瑞士军用小型折叠厨刀还轻，iPhone略重五克。
作为送给员工的圣诞节礼物，Nexus One在三周前就已经在谷歌内部测试。使用过黑莓和第一代AndroidG1手机的一位工程师告诉记者，与其它智能手机相比，Nexus One使用最新的Android 2.1操作系统，界面更漂亮，显示屏分辨率更高，上网速度更快，搜索反应更快。“简直就是一部随身携带的Notebook。”
Google on Tuesday officially unveiled its own smart phone, which represents the Internet search giant's strongest challenge against Apple's popular iPhone.
Dubbed Nexus One, the new handset is an exemplar of what's possible with mobile phones on Google's Android operating system, Google executives said at a press conference held at the company's headquarters in Mountain View, the U.S. state of California.
Mario Queiroz, Google's vice president of product management, said Nexus One belongs in the emerging class of devices which the company calls "super phones."
Manufactured by HTC Corp., Nexus One features a 3.7-inch OLED display, a 5-megapixel camera and delivers speed up to 1 GHz.
The handset runs on Android 2.1, the latest version of Google's mobile operating system that includes innovations such as a voice-enabled keyboard.
Google noted that Nexus One is the first phone to be sold directly to consumers through its new web store, touted by the company as a new model for consumers to buy a mobile phone.
Through the web store hosted by Google, consumers can buy Nexus One without service or purchase the phone with service from one of Google's operator partners.
Nexus One is initially available from the Google web store in the United States without service for 529 U.S. dollars or starting at 179 dollars with a two-year contract from T-Mobile USA, Google said.
It added that Verizon Wireless in the United States and Vodafone in Europe plan to offer services to customers in their respective geographies in the near future.
"In the coming months Google plans on partnering with additional operators, offering consumers access to a broad set of service plans. In the future we expect to launch more phones with Android handset partners and to expand the web store to more countries," the company said in a statement.
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