After a disappointing first week when they managed to sell only 20,000
units Google is getting more serious about their Nexus One smartphone
and seems to have partnered with Walmart Wireless to start selling the
device. Known for selling most of the high end Android handsets
announced in the last few months , Walmart Wireless have just listed the
Nexus One as a coming soon product.
What makes the announcement extremely interesting is the fact that
reading under network technology we found out that the Walmart Nexus
One will support both 1xEvDO networks, that's Sprint and Verizon 3G, and
UMTS/HSDPA 850/1900 bands used by AT T 3G.
It goes without saying that coming to Verizon is not a big surprise as
Google previously announced that the Nexus One will be offered to Big
Red customers in the near future, the juicy aspect is that AT T —
the nation's largest and the only iPhone carrier in the US – is in
the cards, too.
On top of that, another mind blower is that the Walmart Nexus One is
rumored to sell for a cheap $99 on a two year agreement — which is
much less, compared to the $179 T-Mobile subsidized contract, but don't
get your hopes too high, there's nothing official regarding pricing, yet.