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Google's Nexus One Headed for AT&T to Battle the iPhone



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    The Nexus One is heading to AT&T to try and clear up its troubles.

    See that chart above? The Nexus One hasn't been doing so well since its debut. In fact, compared by analytic firm Flurry to the Motorola's Droid and Apple's iPhone, the numbers are pretty grim: 1.05 million Droid handsets sold 74 days after its launch, one million for the iPhone and a 135 thousand for the Nexus One.

    The Nexus One had plenty of hype and advertising, and even quite a bit of critical acclaim. The one big thing it didn't have was carriers pushing it — well, carriers other than T-Mobile, which, compared with giants Verizon and AT&T, doesn't have the same clout. It may be too little too late, but Google is looking to rectify this, announcing official deals with AT&T, Verizon and even Sprint.

    You can get an AT&T 3G-compatible Nexus One from Google's store right now, though you still have to toss down a whopping $530 for it first, instead of getting it bundled with a plan as T-Mobile offers, though there has to be one in the works even as nothing has been announced.

    The Nexus One is currently the most advanced Android option out there, but some powerful alternatives are on the way. There's also that little problem of another heavy hitter on AT&T's network — you may have heard of it, it's a little something called the iPhone. Verizon and Sprint will be announcing their plans for the Nexus One later this spring, leaving the Nexus One to duke it out with the iPhone on Apple's home turf, where the old champ is entrenched — not to mention subsidized and cheap.

    If we retold the story of David and Goliath using phones, this would certainly be the match-up.

    Google Nexus One, via Fast Company