Friday, May 14, 2010

Google to stop selling smartphone on the Web | Reuters

The Nexus One is now officially a collector’s item.  Google will assimilate the knowledge it gained from the experiment and move on.  I suspect there is still a plan within the Googleplex to push the incumbent wireless service providers out of the picture, but we may have to wait a couple years to see the next part of that strategy play out.

Google said on Friday it will stop selling its Nexus One smartphone through its online Web store and will instead work with partners to sell the device through retail outlets.

"It's clear that many customers like a hands-on experience before buying a phone," Google Engineering Vice President Andy Rubin wrote on the company's official blog announcing the change on Friday.

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Google to stop selling smartphone on the Web | Reuters

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