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Google Nexus One Now Available in Canada

The day Android users have been waiting for has finally arrived. Three months after it was announced the Nexus One is now officially available in Canada! Canadians waited a year for the iPhone, but Google has been quick to bring the Milestone (DROID) and now Nexus One to the Great White North.

Here’s what Google announced today:

Starting today, an additional version of the Nexus One is available from the Google web store that is compatible with AT&T’s 3G network. This new model can be purchased as an unlocked device without a service plan. In addition to AT&T’s 3G network, this device will also run on Rogers Wireless in Canada. And like the first version of the Nexus One, it can be used with most GSM operators globally.

Additionally, Nexus One devices can now be shipped to Canada from Google’s web store, and will work with a SIM from Rogers Wireless. To find out which version you should purchase, based on your mobile service provider, please visit our Help Center.

The Nexus One Will Work on Rogers and WIND–What About Telus/Bell?

The Google website will now allow you to order the Nexus One unlocked and shipped to you for $529US. With our Canadian dollar almost at par, this could be a great time to buy.

The website says Rogers only but if you are a WIND user just select the T-Mobile version. What about Telus/Bell users? The phone will work too since the new HSPA+ GSM network is up and running. However, with Telus/Bell there is no 2G GSM network to fall back on like Rogers.

Rogers did not bring the Nexus One to Canada. It seems Google is listing Rogers on their website because they have been the long time GSM provider, whereas Telus/Bell still have existing CDMA networks up and running.

This is exciting news for Canadian Android users. The Milestone. Paid Apps. Nexus One. Yay!

Now all Google has to do is work better with carriers to roll out updates in a consistent manner for every device (*cough* HTC Rogers owners)!

Are you going to buy the Google Nexus One?

https://www.google.com/nexusone

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  • midtoad

    Hilarious, using an iPhone's web browser to order the Nexus One!

    I've ordered mine already and am now waiting with bated breath for its arrival.

  • Ordered mine.
    So happy for Android in Canada.

  • 3ti3nn3

    Silly Question : If it works on Rogers, it means it works on Fido, right?

  • Billy_Android

    That's right!

  • Ordered mine. Cannot wait!

  • dryswabbie

    I am really glad Google is giving the Canadian market more attention. It seems like Google will need to release phones such as the Nexus One on a regular basis both as a product geared towards enthusiasts, and to provide a baseline for other manufacturers to follow.

  • brunoqc

    It's a hard choice. If I chose the Rogers model, I'll be sure to be raped by them but I'll have 3g right now.

    If I get the AWS and wait for Vidéotron, I might not be raped as much but I'll be on 2g until june.

  • GabrielBB

    Just placed my order, even though I have only had my Milestone for about two weeks LMAO. I'm so weak!

  • Just ordered it. I have an unlocked Milestone on Roger's now, but my wife needs a new phone/pda so this is perfect. Nice to see Google giving us Canadians some love.

  • For whatever reason I was unable to order it from my Magic. Made sure to order it the second I got back to my office at lunch. Also ordered the desktop dock and the spare battery.

    CANNOT WAIT FOR IT TO ARRIVE!!!

  • I'm in MB where the MTS/Telus network is still being upgraded. I've had to watch the rest of the country recieve the Pre, then the Droid.. I think this time I have to make the jump to Rogers. Any suggestions for how to get away from my Telus contract for which i have 10 months left?
    Also, I'm thinking of maybe maxin' out the whole unlocked/open thing and just getting a sim from 7eleven and going wifi only for a while. Anyone else considered this?

  • brunoqc

    Anyone got their nexus one yet?

    Mine is stuck in the nearest big city :(

  • tony8red

    three months too late, got locked into a contract and spent all my money, ill save up though

  • KnightFire

    I'm itching to make the switch from Apple but hold on a sec…. no WiFi and only 512MB internal (paid app only) memory? Other than unlocked why would I want this over my old JailBroken and unlocked 32GB iPhone 3G on Rober$ ?

    PS How does it handle “Augmented Reality” apps like DishPointer?

  • Where did you get THOSE facts? Wi Fi is definitely in there, 512MB is your RAM, not your storage, and why would you not be able to get free apps? And why would it have any problems with Augmented Reality apps? It's a faster phone with all the bells and whistles of an iPhone, and more. You make no sense.

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