Web Meets Phone: Google Phone Nexus One Packs Android 2.1, 1GHz Processor

Web Meets Phone: Google Phone Nexus One

After all the hands-on reviews and final build speculations, we’ve finally gotten an official release for the Nexus One from Google. So what sets this HTC-built Android phone from all the others before it? Well, for one, it’s got Android 2.1, the latest build of the rapidly growing OS. On top of that, it’s got a slim body with a whole lotta goodness – 3.7-inch AMOLED display, 1GHz Snapdragon processor, compass, GPS, accelerometer, light and proximity sensor, 5 megapixel camera with LED flash, 3.5mm headphone jack, and a multicolored LED under the trackball. Beyond the essentials, it’s also got two mics onboard, one on the bottom and one on the back, for the purpose of noise cancellation à la Motorola’s CrystalTalk.

The unit can be custom engraved with two lines of text at the time of order and can be bought today off contract with a T-Mobile compatible radio for $529 unlocked, with shipping to the US, UK, Singapore and Hong Kong, or with a two year T-Mobile US contract for $179 (both with free overnight shipping in the US).

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The Ten Most Popular Phones in the US [Nielsen]

The Ten Most Popular Phones in the US [Nielsen]

The Nielsen Company recently released some stats that outline mobile usage giving us a look at what Americans are doing through their phones and with which device. From January to November, the iPhone, BlackBerry 8300 and Moto Razr stand as the top three most popular phones among Americans. Also, the company turned us to a chart that outlines the top ten websites accessed over the mobile web. Hit the jump for that list, but it’s safe to say that no one was surprised when they saw Google Search as number one.

Lacie Rikiki portable HDD

Lacie Rikiki Portable HDD

Lacie‘s always been known for crafting aesthetically pleasing products but the Rikiki portable HDD is also said to be the world’s smallest portable 2.5″. At 4.3 x 2.9 x .5 inches, the drive is smaller than Seagate’s FreeAgent line. The USB 2.0, self-powered drives are available in 250GB, 500GB and 640GB flavors for $75, $109 and $149 respectively.

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Price + Details: Red Scarlet 2/3

Price + Details: Red Scarlet 2/3

Anticipation for the perfect professional-grade camera has been building ever since the Red Scarlet 2/3 was initially announced about a year ago. An additional ASIC and four additional boards bring plenty of new features to light from the December 2008 announcement, maybe enough justification for the price-bump from $3,750 to $4,750. Scarlet starts with a 2/3-inch sensor in the $4,750 Scarlet 8X Fixed package (including “brain” and fixed 8x zoom lens, side CF module, REDmote, 2.8-inch touchscreen with “touch focus tracking,” REDVOLT battery, and travel charger) or $2,750 for the Scarlet Interchangeable which includes the brain-only with adapters available for electronic RED, Canon, and Nikon glass. The resulting cam shoots 3k REDCODE RAW video at 120fps (150fps burst mode) and scaled 720p or 1080p recording at 60fps. Expect both models to ship in May or June assuming nothing goes wrong with the ASIC or firmware.

More images after the jump. (via engadget)  

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Sleek Audio SA1 Earbuds [Kleer Wireless]

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Official: Motorola Droid, Coming to Verizon November 6th

Motorola Droid on Verizon

Hello, Moto. It’s been a while since we’ve seen a positive headline from Motorola but launching the first phone with Android 2.0 will do that. Coming to Verizon on November 6th, the Motorola Droid will be packed with a 3.7″ WVGA capacitive display, sliding QWERTY keypad, 5 mepapixel camera with autofocus and dual-LED flash, and 720×480 video capture at 24 fps, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Exchange support, 6.4 hours of talk time and a pre-installed 16GB memory card. Oh, it’s also got Google Maps Navigation (Beta) which provides free (yes, FREE) turn-by-turn navigation.

For $199 on a two-year contract, you get all the goodies listed above running on Android 2.0, an OS that’s got more new features than we can list. Check the close-ups after the jump. (via BGR

What’s New in Android 2.0 [Video]

What's New in Android 2.0 [Official Video]

The official video outlining the new features of Android 2.0 is out. Searchable SMS, Exchange support, more in-depth camera controls, a better keyboard with full multitouch, a revamped browser with a better UI and HTML5 support are just a few of the things that are new on 2.0, but there’s much more, my friends. The new contacts setup is pretty versatile now as well as it pulls in data from multiple sources, supports two-way syncing to any backend and boasts Quick Contact, a bar that pulls up all possible ways of getting in touch with someone when you touch their icon.

Hit the jump to watch the video and let us know your thoughts on this one!