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Google Phone Nexus One: 'Super Snappy', But NO Multi-Touch (UPDATE, PHOTOS)

Mar 18, 2010 | Updated May 25, 2011

UPDATE 12/18/2009 8:14AM ET: Tnkgrl has reportedly gotten her hands on the 'Nexus One' Google Phone and has details on the capabilities and features of the prototype.

She notes that the phone lacks multi-touch and AT&T 3G, but does have 3G that works on T-Mobile.

According to her description, the phone bears some similarities to the Motorola Droid: it has an OLED screen with the same size and resolution as the Droid's, as well as a camera face similar to the Droid's.

She also notes that it's "super snappy! Faster than the Droid and "extremely thin."

Here's an excerpt of Tnkgrl's description:

- It's extremely thin
- It's much nicer looking in person than in pictures
- There's a 4 GB micro-SD card installed
- The battery capacity is 1400 mAh
- The screen appears to be OLED (same size/resolution as the Motorola Droid)
- 3G works on T-Mobile USA :)
- I can confirm that there's no 3G on AT&T (EGDE only)
- It's definitely unlocked
- It's super snappy! Faster than the Droid
- There's no multitouch support in the browser or in Google Maps

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As we reported here, Google is believed to be working on Nexus One, a Google Phone that the search giant would sell directly to consumers.

Pictures reported to be of the Nexus One Google phone have been tracked down on Picasa, according to Mashable, EnGadget and TechCrunch. (See the slideshow below for photos).

EnGadget offers some context on the photos:

A quick search for "nexus one" on Google's Picasa photo service reveals several pictures taken with a camera pegged as the HTC Nexus One in the EXIF data. The very first of these geotagged 2592x1944 pixel (that's a 5 megapixel sensor folks, hardly "weirdly large" as described by TechCrunch) images were taken by user Bradley (who just happens to be a Picasa friend to Sergey... hint) in the SF Bay Area on November 27th. A few are clearly lit by an onboard flash as well. In fact, many of the pics appear to be taken from within Google's offices and at Google sponsored events. The quality is not exactly spectacular and that won't likely change in the final product because even Google's bound by the laws of physics when it comes to tiny cellphone sensors.

Nexus One

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