Google Irons Out Its Nexus One Strategy
Feb 11, 2010, 17:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andy Patrizio)
"Google is moving quickly to get beyond its bumpy start as a
mobile device retailer, dealing with some of the complaints around
its Nexus One smartphone.
"Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) entered the smartphone market in January
with the launch of the Nexus One, an HTC-built phone running the
search giant's open source Android operating system and sold
directly to consumers online. Almost immediately, however, Google
ran into a few snags.
"There were complaints about the high cost for T-Mobile
subscribers -- Google's only carrier partner for the device -- who
wanted to switch from their current phone to a Nexus One, with some
complaining that the early termination fees (ETFs) were exorbitant.
And early users also complained about spotty 3G coverage."