Vodafone Australia will start selling Google’s Android-based Nexus One handset in Australia tomorrow, but stocks are “strictly limited” and customers advised orders will only be taken through its website “on a first come, first served basis”, with no pre-orders available, according to a statement issued this afternoon.
As expected, Vodafone has exclusivity of the Nexus One in Australia. It will sell the device, which has similar specifications to the HTC Desire (exclusively on Telstra’s Next G network), for $0 upfront on a $79 cap on a 24 month contract with a minimum total cost of $1896.
The Nexus will be launched with Android 2.1 (Eclair). It comes with a muliti-touch 3.7″ 800×480 display, a 5 megapixel camera, 4GB memory with option to expand up to 32GB. Connectivity and other features include HSPA, Wi-Fi (802.11b/g), Bluetooth 2.1 and GPS.
The Nexus One is hugely popular within the Android modding community due to efforts of modders like Cyanogen, who are constantly pushing the Android operating systems and hand sets to the limit. In Australia, the Google hand-set will be released with the 2.1 OS, Eclair, although the full version of the 2.2 OS (Froyo) was released yesterday.
Delimiter asked Vodafone when Australian customers can expect a Froyo over the air (OTA) update, but the telco did not respond by the time this article was published.
The Nexus One was released globally back in January of this year. The availability of Nexus One by VHA was announced first last week via a VHA twitter account but no further details were provided at that time.
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