Monday, May 10, 2010

Sprint Drops Plan to Offer Google's Nexus One

Maybe AT&T, which is apparently confirmed to have iPhone exclusivity until 2012, will help Google advance its strategy of disintermediating carriers…

Gizmodo reports that the carrier will instead focus its efforts on the upcoming HTC EVO 4G it will be launching this summer. Both devices are Android(Android) phones, but the EVO is arguably more full-featured and will take advantage of Sprint’s 4G network — the next-generation cellular service that will be more akin to true mobile broadband with faster speeds than current 3G networks.

This comes as a one-two blow to Google(Google), considering Verizon also recently opted out of carrying the Nexus One. The other major U.S. CDMA carrier will in turn be focusing on its Droid Incredible handset as its flagship Android model.

In the meantime, Google’s Nexus One “Get your phone” page now includes

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Sprint Drops Plan to Offer Google's Nexus One

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