More details about the Nexus One have emerged since it became official. Apparently, it will be up for sale for $180 with a 2 year T-Mobile Plan and for $530 an unsubsidized unit.
So if you do pick it up under the T-Mobile Contract via $180 and cancel within 4 months of purchase, you will have refund back Google the difference amount between the subsidized and unsubsidized units i.e. $350, or else you can return the phone back to Google.
Here are some more important bits of information that the leaked docs provided:
• Yeah, it’s $530 unsubsidized. Google’s not going to be selling the phone at cost, like so many people considered. They’re not going to save us from the “making money off of hardware” culture we’ve got right now, so this is basically just another Android handset, albeit a really good one
• If you want it subsidized, you’ll have to sign up for a 2 year mandatory contract and pay $180 for the phone
• There’s only one rate plan: $39.99 Even More + Text + Web for $79.99 total
• Existing customers cannot keep their plan if they want a subsidized phone; they have to change to the one plan, and this only applies to accounts with one single line
• If that doesn’t fly with you, you have to buy the $530 unlocked version.
• Family plans, Flexpay, SmartAccess and KidConnect subscribers must buy the phone unlocked and unsubsidized for $530.
• You can only buy 5 Nexus One phones per Google account
• There is language in the agreement of shipping outside the US.
• Google will sell it at google.com/phone.
• Google will still call it the Nexus One apparently, and not the Google Phone.
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