“Google will sell [their rebadged HTC device called “Nexus One”] unlocked and unsubsidized for $530, and that Google will sell it by themselves… so this is basically just another Android handset,” Jason Chen reports for Gizmodo.
“If you want it subsidized, you’ll have to sign up for a 2 year mandatory contract and pay $180 for the phone,” Chen reports.
“There’s only one rate plan: $39.99 Even More + Text + Web for $79.99 total,” Chen reports. “If you cancel your plan before 120 days, you have to pay the subsidy difference between what you paid and the unsubsidized price, so $350 in this case. Or you can return the phone to Google.”
Chen reports, “One weirdness in the Terms of Sale that we quickly glanced through was that Google made sure you acknowledged that the manufacturer is HTC, and not Google.”
More info in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Edward W.” for the heads up.]