"It's Time For Google To Kill The Failed Nexus One"

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    The media's approach to Google and the N1 is quite frustrating and (as usual) sensationalistic.

    Recall: When the N1 was announced, everyone questioned whether the Open Handset Alliance would crumble, because Google as a provider entered the market.


    The reason the N1 didn't make a huge splash was because Google has TACT, and didn't grab for short-term profits at the expense of it's vision. What they essentially did was quietly slip into the water. No one talks about Android dispersing because of the N1 anymore, do they? That's because it's obvious now that it can co-exist. But Google didn't want to fuel the flames, so they played the first one low.

    This is pretty simple marketing and economics. The N1 was built to be a great phone that you don't see that often or set market trends, yet was respectable and represented Google's potential. That's exactly what it does.

    The person who wrote that article not only failed to grasp this, they mistook a number of facts, like the significance of Verizon and Sprints reaction vs. Tmobile and ATT. Clearly, the fact that Google has a stronger marketing partnership with the N1 with those 2 indicates that they are focusing on the GSM model. Google probably wanted to bring the phone to all carriers, but troubleshooting and support became increasingly difficult, especially with 2 different models (GSM/CDMA).

    Not only that, but since GSM phones are more easily exported (see: iPhone), Google has a huge unofficial world-market for the N1. I can assure this, as I've ordered 2 N1s for people overseas.



    So yeah, the whole thing is ridiculous. The N1 wasn't a "failure", it just was never destined for market domination. The hardware presented the package everyone wants, and now HTC is milking it for every penny with the desire and Incredible. Each sale of those is basically equivalent to the N1s total popularity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaffronPlatypus View Post
    The media's approach to Google and the N1 is quite frustrating and (as usual) sensationalistic.

    Recall: When the N1 was announced, everyone questioned whether the Open Handset Alliance would crumble, because Google as a provider entered the market.


    The reason the N1 didn't make a huge splash was because Google has TACT, and didn't grab for short-term profits at the expense of it's vision. What they essentially did was quietly slip into the water. No one talks about Android dispersing because of the N1 anymore, do they? That's because it's obvious now that it can co-exist. But Google didn't want to fuel the flames, so they played the first one low.

    This is pretty simple marketing and economics. The N1 was built to be a great phone that you don't see that often or set market trends, yet was respectable and represented Google's potential. That's exactly what it does.

    The person who wrote that article not only failed to grasp this, they mistook a number of facts, like the significance of Verizon and Sprints reaction vs. Tmobile and ATT. Clearly, the fact that Google has a stronger marketing partnership with the N1 with those 2 indicates that they are focusing on the GSM model. Google probably wanted to bring the phone to all carriers, but troubleshooting and support became increasingly difficult, especially with 2 different models (GSM/CDMA).

    Not only that, but since GSM phones are more easily exported (see: iPhone), Google has a huge unofficial world-market for the N1. I can assure this, as I've ordered 2 N1s for people overseas.



    So yeah, the whole thing is ridiculous. The N1 wasn't a "failure", it just was never destined for market domination. The hardware presented the package everyone wants, and now HTC is milking it for every penny with the desire and Incredible. Each sale of those is basically equivalent to the N1s total popularity.
    I would go so far as to say Desire and Incredible owe thier (impending) popularity to the N1...it set the stage for them.

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