The Nexus One from Google - let the App Store wars commence
The Nexus One handset - hailed the first serious threat to the iPhone - was officially launched this evening. It's been christened the first "super phone" - not surprisingly, by Google themselves. Offering spec that puts certain aspects of Apple's current iPhone to shame, you can order your Nexus One unlocked through the Google Store right store for $529, or wait a couple of months for a subsidised version to launch on Vodafone.
Here's the official Nexus One video - only 371 people have watched it so far so you're amongst the first in the world, you lucky devils:
Some very quick stats: the Nexus One has a 800 x 480 pixel screen, is as thin as a pencil and lighter than a Swiss Army Knife. That's your deal breaker for a new phone, right? We thought so. There's a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash, a removable battery and Bluetooth - all wins compared to the iPhone - and for those of you wanting number porn, check out the specs here.
Not that it was a coincidence or anything like that, honest, but Apple had its own announcement today - three billion apps have been downloaded from the iTunes App Store since its launch 18 months ago. Steve Jobs found reason to comment on the achievement, saying "the revolutionary App Store offers iPhone and iPod touch users an experience unlike anything else available on other mobile devices, and we see no signs of the competition catching up anytime soon." Not sure what you're referring to, Steve.