Google: “We Won’t Be Selling a Nexus One With Verizon”
Verizon Wireless (VZ) subscribers waiting for the launch of the Nexus One should just buy an HTC Incredible instead. This according to Google, which has evidently scrapped plans to bring its marquee Android handset to the carrier. “In the US, if you’ve been waiting for the Nexus One for Verizon Wireless’ network, head over to [Verizon] to pre-order the Droid Incredible by HTC, a powerful new Android phone and a cousin of the Nexus One that is similarly feature-packed,” the company says in a new post to the Nexus One blog.
Google’s Nexus One store offers similar advice in place of the “Nexus One with Verizon Wireless coming soon” promo that it once featured.
An odd change of course, particularly after recent reports claiming HTC began shipping a CDMA-version of the device to Verizon in March.
Google isn’t really saying. “We won’t be selling a Nexus One with Verizon, and this is a reflection of the amazing innovation happening across the open Android ecosystem,” the company said in a vague e-mailed statement. “Verizon Wireless customers who want an Android phone with the power of the Nexus One can get the Droid Incredible by HTC.”
Not much of an explanation for forfeiting a channel with more than 90 million customers, but the best we’ve got for now.