Happy Monday and welcome to GooglePhoneManiaWeek.
Want photos? Aaron beat me to 'em, so check out his post.
The latest from sources I trust enough to pass along to you. Again, none of this has been verified by Google, HTC, or T-Mobile, but I'm pretty sure this is all going to go down in a manner fairly similar to the following:
Obviously there's a ton that we're not sure of, and everything I just wrote could turn out to be wildly inaccurate. Rumors, people, rumors. But, again, I've gathered enough similar information from a few trusted sources - and that info lines up with much of what we're all reading on other sites today - that it's worth printing.
To me, the big question isn't about the specs and such, though. To me, the big question - or questions - is about the business model: Is this truly going to be a device that attempts to change the way Americans, in particular, consume and pay for mobile voice and data, or is this going to turn out to be basically "just another HTC-made Android phone on T-Mobile," that can also be used on AT&T if you're willing to live with EDGE-only data?
Nexus One with T-Mo 3G selling for $500 unlocked sounds an awful lot like a Nokia N900, in terms of the business model. Yawn. Not yawn at either phone, but yawn at high-priced unlocked smartphones because they haven't done much to shake things up in the US.
Nexus One (with a better name!) selling for $199 unlocked because Google wants to get all crazy and get this thing into as many people's hands as possible? Unlikely to happen, sure, but it'd make for quite a story to kick off 2010.
Oh, for the record, a T-Mobile spokesperson gave me the expected, "We don't comment on rumor or speculation."