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How will the release of Google’s Nexus One phone affect Real Estate in Canada

March 16, 2010

Google’s Nexus One smartphone is now available in Canada!

Google’s answer to Apple’s iPhone is now available to Canadians.

I have to admit, I’m a big fan of Google’s technology and their android phone technology has definitely piqued my interest.  I would very much like to hear my readers’ thoughts on it – let me know what you think… Will it be better suited to the Real Estate industry than Apple’s iPhone? Or is a best app wins race?

Anyway, the Nexus One is now available to be purchased and shipped to Canada through Google’s website for US$529.  There is a model that comes unlocked and ready to work on the Rogers’ 3G network and the other is compatible with Wind Mobile’s network.

The Nexus One is not yet compatible with the Bell and Telus 3G network, Google says.

The Nexus One was first released in the U.S. in January.


Here are the key features and specifications of Google’s Nexus One:

  • 3.7-inch wide WVGA (800 x 480 pixels) AMOLED touchscreen with 100,000:1 typical contrast ratio and 1ms typical response rate
  • 5 megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash and geo-tagging
  • Qualcomm QSD 8250 1GHz processor
  • Captures video at 720×480 pixels at 20fps or higher (depends on lighting conditions)
  • Built-in 512MB of RAM and Flash ROM
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR and Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n connectivity
  • Voice-enabled keyboard for any text field
  • Pre-installed with suite of Google Mobile apps including Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Google Talk and Google Voice
  • Assisted global positioning system (A-GPS) receiver, digital compass, accelerometer, and light and proximity sensors
  • Dual-microphone noise cancellation technology for improved voice quality and speech recognition
  • Explore your Picasa Web Albums with the 3D interface of new Cooliris Gallery application
  • Android Mobile Technology Platform 2.1 (Eclair) operating system
  • 1400 mAh battery provides talk time up to 10 hours on 2G, up to 7 hours on 3G
  • Standby time: up to 290 hours on 2G, up to 250 hours on 3G
  • Internet use: up to 5 hours on 3G, up to 6.5 hours on Wi-Fi
  • Video playback: up to 7 hours, audio playback: up to 20 hours
  • Micro SD memory card slot expandable to 32 GB
  • Dimensions: 119 x 59.8 x 11.5 mm ; Weight: 130 grams (with battery)

Complete phone specifications can be found here, or, visit http://www.google.com/googlephone/tour/ for a 3D tour. Below is an introductory video to Google Nexus One.

What are your thoughts on the Nexus One? Comment and let’s compare notes… Cheers, Ryan.


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