If the Nexus One is on your list of things to buy in the coming months, you may want to bump it to the top of the list. In a press release distributed today, Google announced that they have received their last batch of Nexus One devices:
"Earlier this year, we announced that we will be closing the Nexus One web store. This week we received our last shipment of Nexus One phones. Once we sell these devices, the Nexus One will no longer be available online from Google. Customer support will still be available for current Nexus One customers. And Nexus One will continue to be sold by partners including Vodafone in Europe, KT in Korea, and possibly others based on local market conditions."
With a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, 5.0-megapixel camera, 3G connectivity, and Wi-Fi, the original Nexus One announcement was lauded as a great move for Google, and a step towards the direct-to-consumer sales model. Given that the Nexus One is a Google-branded device, it was one of the first phones to ship with Android 2.1 in January. As Android 2.2 (Froyo) came on the scene, Nexus One users were the first to receive the official OS update. Unfortunately, a CDMA version never materialized, sales were lower than expected, and the project was eventually canned.
I hate to see a great phone (and project, for that matter) die, but I understand the business rationale behind it. That being said, who's planning to order one in the coming days?