May 10, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka
And then there were two. Despite previous assurances that the nation’s #2 and #3 carriers would carry the Nexus One, a rep from Sprint just told Gizmodo that the Nexus One would not be offered on its network. Yes, Sprint released a press release proudly announcing the Nexus One two months ago, but the tide has turned on the Google Phone.
According to Gizmodo’s John Herrman, Sprint has followed Verizon’s lead and decided not to release the Nexus One in favor of another HTC-built phone with better specs. Herrman quotes a Sprint PR rep as saying the company changed its mind because of the “upcoming availability of the award-winning Evo 4G,” a phone that Sprint calls a “more robust, full-featured device.”
Of course, that makes absolutely no sense. Sprint announced the EVO 4G and Nexus One within days of each other, so it’s not like this wasn’t in the pipeline. Why would they suddenly change course and not offer the Nexus One?
I’ll be in New York on Wednesday to attend the EVO 4G event Sprint is hosting, so I’ll be sure to ask them what’s changed in recent weeks. Whatever the reason, anyone wanting a Nexus One will have to choose between AT&T and T-Mobile.