I think the saying goes a little something like this, "If you love something set it free, if it returns it was meant to be." It looks like Google is finally showing some love to the Nexus One by allowing third party retailers to get the device off Google warehouse shelves and into warm new Android-loving homes, where they belong. Today, i wireless, a third party wireless retailer based out of Iowa has announced that they will be carrying the Nexus One. The N1 will be available for $299.95 on a two-year contract after the standard mail in rebate, and you'll have more liberty to choose a plan that suits your needs than was offered through the Google store. The pricing (in my mind) is still not where it needs to be to get people running out the door to buy one, but I suppose it's a step in the right direction. So, T-Mobile, any chance you'll be selling the N1 for $179 to us loyal customers who are ready and willing to re-up?
i wireless Introduces Android 3G Smartphones
Devices Offer Personalized Look, Feel, and Functionality
Coralville, IA (PRWEB) May 19, 2010 -- i wireless continues to offer the latest smartphones by announcing the arrival of new Android operating system devices. Customers will be able to purchase Android devices, including models that are 3G capable, at over 250 retail locations or at the i wireless website beginning May 18, 2010.
Android devices allow users to personalize their phones look, feel, and functionality with over 40,000 applications (apps) available via download through the Android Market store. Preloaded with Google apps and built to multitask, Android feature-rich devices create a superior mobile experience.
"We are excited to add the most popular Android devices to our complete line-up of smartphones," says Gary Baron, vice president of marketing, i wireless. "Customers will be given the option to choose from Motorola, HTC, and Samsung models that best fits their lifestyle."
i wireless will offer several Android devices including the Motorola Milestone, 3G Nexus One by Google, HTC Hero, and 3G Samsung Behold II, all designed take full advantage of the wide array of available apps.
i wireless customers will have immediate access to 3G coverage and 10x faster data speeds in T-Mobile markets including Des Moines and Ames, Iowa, and over 130 cities in the U.S. serving over 200 million people. i wireless will rollout 3G service in the Quad Cities, Cedar Rapids, Waterloo/Cedar Falls, and Iowa City markets throughout the summer, with completion scheduled for August 2010. In addition to faster speeds, customers will experience the ability to multi-task – text, email, or surf the web while talking on their 3G phone.
Founded in 1997 and headquartered in Urbandale, Iowa, i wireless is a partnership between T-Mobile USA and Iowa Network Services (a consortium of 127 Iowa Independent Telecommunications Companies). i wireless has over 250 full-service company stores and authorized dealers across Iowa, western Illinois, and eastern Nebraska, offering customers the largest regional and nationwide coverage on the most advanced high-speed voice and data network. For more information, visit www.iwireless.com or contact Sarah Harpring at 319-390-7254.