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iPhone, Imma Let You Finish But Google Had the Most Boring Launch Ever


… this according to everyone who really wants more from Google. As Google Launched it’s Nexus One, stock and reaction remained steady losing 0.44 on the day to close at $623.99 in comparison to Apples whopping 3.4 percent increase on December 24, 2009 just based on sheer speculation of their Tablet, but why the difference in treatment?

My guess is that Google is serious, and wants to be taken seriously as a contender in the mobile arena and will take less glam and a little more steady stride. I say this because that’s just Google’s style with just about everything, and let’s be fair, they really don’t have a Steve Jobs to demonstrate the kitchen table and napkin kind of passion over retail products- Apple’s got a little practice in nuance.

But looking at the landscape, reviews of the actual phone were favorable, noting it as an incremental improvement over Droid. This alone signals to us that Google’s real focus is to jump into retail, and our suspicion is that their real aim is to push the Android operating system.

As real estate agent mobile tools go, I’m really digging an all around alternative to Windows that is not only mobile but on my desktop and stored in the cloud that bundles Maps, Business Directory, Talk, Wave, Voice, Search, Docs, Calendar, GMail, Goggles, Alerts, and more in my hand- my mobile office in a way that makes sense (take the phone’s tour).

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Stats: (per Google)

  • Price Under $200 with T-Mobile
  • Price under $550 w/o carrier

Physical dimensions

  • Height: 119mm
  • Width: 59.8mm
  • Depth: 11.5mm
  • Weight: 130g with battery; 100g without battery


  • QUALCOMM QSD 8250, 1 GHz


  • Flash memory: 512MB
  • RAM: 512MB
  • microSD card: 4GB microSD card included (expandable to 32 GB)


  • 3.7-inch (diagonal) widescreen WVGA AMOLED touchscreen
  • 800 x 480 pixels
  • 100,000:1 typical contrast ratio
  • 1ms typical response rate

Power & battery

  • Removable 1400 mAH battery
  • Charges at 480mA from USB, at 980mA from supplied charger
  • Talk time on 2G networks: up to 10 hours
  • Talk time on 3G networks: up to 7 hours
  • Standby time on 2G networks: up to 290 hours
  • Standby time on 3G networks: up to 250 hours
  • Internet use on 3G networks: up to 5 hours
  • Internet use via W-Fi: up to 6.5 hours
  • Video playback: up to 7 hours
  • Audio playback: up to 20 hours

Benn Rosales is the Founder and CEO of The American Genius (AG), national news network. Before AG, he founded one of the first digital media strategy firms in the nation has received the Statesman Texas Social Media Award and is an Inman Innovator Award winner. He has consulted for numerous startups (both early- and late-stage), and is well known for organizing the digital community through popular offline events. He does not venture into the spotlight often, rather he believes his biggest accomplishments are the talent he recruits and develops, so he gives all credit to those he's empowered.



  1. Stillwater Real Estate

    January 6, 2010 at 3:20 am

    I’ll let you know how nice it is within a day or two 🙂

  2. celulares

    January 6, 2010 at 9:28 am

    You have a point here…no matter how much hardware you throw, It’s how you sell it. Let’s see how Google manages sell something real.

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