Walmart making the Google Nexus One Carrier Free

Posted on January 26, 2010


Walmart making the Google Nexus One “Carrier” Free


Today’s Nexus One may be the hottest keyboard-free Android smartphone on the market today, but it doesn’t exactly have the hottest network support. That looks like it’ll be changing soon thanks to Walmart of all places, which has put up a “Coming Soon!” page for the Nexus One, listing an impressive suite of wireless bands including 1xEvDO for 3G on Sprint and Verizon and UMTS/HSDPA 850/1900 for 3G on AT&T. Could this finally be the network-agnostic smartphone (or smartphones, as the case may be) that Google has wanted, or is it just a case of some optimistic web admin letting his fingers do the walking when writing up this teaser? We’re leaning toward the latter, and there’s also a rumor of a $99 price when purchased at Walmart. We’re having a hard time swallowing that one, too — if only because the Droid went for $188 there at launch.

(via Engadget)