AAPL Stock: 117.81 ( -0.22 )

Printed from

Verizon to carry Nexus One at retail?

updated 01:00 pm EST, Sat March 6, 2010

Verizon training on in-store Nexus One sales

Verizon today was rumored to be readying itself for a retail launch of the Nexus One. Carrier representatives have reportedly been in training not only to address Google's Android leader but to sell it in stores, which would be a first for the phone. With T-Mobile, Google has so far limited sales to its website and relegated the carrier to support.

The BGR contacts didn't have any of the launch details, such as a price or release date, although widespread claims have been made that it could ship March 23rd, at the start of the spring CTIA show.

A retail launch could be an admission of a failed initial launch strategy for the Nexus One. Google had tried the online-only strategy in an attempt to reinvent the US phone sales model, putting the importance more on the phone than on the carrier plan. The absence of retail sales or significant advertising, however, resulted in the phone moving just 80,000 units in one month, or a fraction of what retail rivals like the iPhone and Motorola Droid can manage.

by MacNN Staff



Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.


Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook


Most Popular


Recent Reviews

Ultimate Ears Megaboom Bluetooth Speaker

Ultimate Ears (now owned by Logitech) has found great success in the marketplace with its "Boom" series of Bluetooth speakers, a mod ...

Kinivo URBN Premium Bluetooth Headphones

We love music, and we're willing to bet that you do, too. If you're like us, you probably spend a good portion of your time wearing ...

Jamstik+ MIDI Controller

For a long time the MIDI world has been dominated by keyboard-inspired controllers. Times are changing however, and we are slowly star ...


Most Commented