The first smartphone marketed directly by Google, the Nexus One, is available in the U.S. since last January 5.
Statistics are disappointing, indeed, according to the firm Flurry, the Nexus One would have been sold to nearly 20 000 models or 12 times less than the Droid Motorola when it was marketed in the U.S.
According to Google, the lack of popularity of its first Google Phone would be to the tariff plan and not its campaign. Indeed, T-Mobile is the operator that sells the Nexus One preview, since its price was funded for the current operator customers, it has been revised downwards.
Previously, it was sold $ 180 for new customers of T-Mobile for a 2 year commitment, from this moment the Nexus One has seen its price fall by $ 100 for renewal, from now to $ 279.
In addition, the first customers of T-Mobile who had bought $ 379 will be refunded $ 100 on the purchase price of the smartphone, in order not to penalize them regarding new buyers of Google Phone.
In Europe, news are different, a picture of a Vodafone document in german was recently posted (13/01/10) on the twitter account of telefoonadvies.
If this information is confirmed, we could see the Nexus One € 149.90 with a 24-month subscription at SFR, a subsidiary of Vodafone.
However, there is still no news about the price of Nexus One SIM free in Europe.