Google set to unveil Nexus One at press event

Google appears poised to reveal all of the details about the Nexus One smartphone at a press event tomorrow at its headquarters. Ahead of the unveiling, several blogs leaked the HTC-made device's purported specifications as well as its price.

Google said it will hold an "Android press gathering" tomorrow beginning at 10 a.m. PST. According to documents leaked to Gizmodo, the device will cost $530 unlocked and $179.99 with a two-year contract from T-Mobile USA. Google plans to sell the gadget on its website, according to the blog. Rumors of the Google-T-Mobile tieup first surfaced in December.

The device also received some hands-on treatment from the blog Engadget, which reported the Nexus One runs Android 2.1 with a 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, has a 3.7-inch touchscreen display and a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash, among other features such as a light sensor, proximity sensor and an accelerometer.

Google's press conference precedes by a day the start of the Consumer Electronics Show, a tactic Apple used to introduce the original iPhone. Interestingly, Google has employed such a tactic before; the company announced a partnership with Verizon Wireless last year a day ahead of the CTIA Wireless IT & Entertainment show in Las Vegas.

For more:
- see this All Things D blog post
- see this Gizmodo post
- see this Engadget post
- see this Wired post

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