Several weeks back, the Nexus One was reported to be sold out from their online store, marking an end for Google in the device game. After that, the device was only made available on selected telcos in Europe and Korea.
If you’re an Android developer, you would be happy to know that Google is now offering the Nexus One as Google’s official developer device for US$529 which is roughly RM1700. You would need to sign in to your Android developer account and click on “Developer Phones”. You can register as a developer and it costs $25 to sign up.
According to the Android blog, the device is shipped with Android 2.1 and will be prompted to download Android 2.2 Froyo the moment you switch it on. Most likely these are the earlier batch of Nexus One that still uses AMOLED screen instead of Sony’s SLCD.
Being a developer phone, the key advantage is having the opportunity to try out latest revisions of Android as we’ve seen how Nexus One gets the latest Froyo update. So if you’re looking for one, your prayers have finally been answered.
You read that right. Nokia’s Executive Vice President of Markets, Niklas Savander, will be taking questions from Twitter about anything related to Nokia and answering them on Twitter. Not sure how is he going to discuss issues in the depth but it will be interesting to see the kinds of questions that he will be getting.
Obviously, he won’t be able to answer all the questions that he will be getting but we’ll see if there’s anything interesting that he would like to reveal.
You can be a part of it too, provided that you have a Twitter account. All you need to do is tweet your questions to @NiklasAtNokia and he’ll be able to pick it up. Problem is the hour long session starts at 1800hrs GMT, for us +8GMT dwellers, that’s 0200hrs or 2am tomorrow morning.
None of these phone are in the Malaysian market officially but we have a feeling you’d like to found out how the new BlackBerry stacks up against the iPhone 4. Here we have a video that will reveal everything.
OK, some will argue that the Torch is a device for a different market, you can’t compare it with the iPhone 4. We beg to differ, both are smartphones, both have touchscreens and both have app stores, so why can’t we put them in a ring together to do battle?
Fact of the matter is, RIM and Apple are competing in the same market segment when it comes to smartphones and there will be people who will compare the two when it comes to making their next mobile phone purchase, so like it or not, both Apple and RIM will be marketing their devices to the same people.
So head on over to after the jump to see the browser battle between, the BlackBerry Torch 9800, the iPhone 4 and the Samsung Captivate (which is technically very similar to the Galaxy S we have here).
Note to BlackBerry fans: it doesn’t look good and so much for the massive browser improvements on the new BlackBerry 6, looks like there’s still some work to be done.
We’ve all had this problem before, you go to a IT supermart, get a 3rd party iPhone accessory, go home, plug it in find out that it can’t charge you iPhone.
And then you go “WTF! Stupid China made crap”, well it turns out there’s a reason for that and one smart hacker has found out why. To get the full explanation, check out the video after the break.
It’s something interesting for you to know but unless you’re in the business of making iPhone chargers from your home in your spare time, it’s not really particularly useful – but still fun to watch.