Will Google Nexus One be available at subsidised rates in Singapore through the telcos ?

This morning, we saw the breaking news which is covered on most newspapers that the Google NEXUS ONE Android 2.1 handset will be available for mail order in 4 countries. Other than USA, the 3 other countries are United Kingdom, Singapore and Hong Kong, China.

In USA, the consumers can purchase the phone independently or at a subsidized rate with T-mobile. The rest of the 3 countries will have to purchase and pay duties/taxes before they can get their hands on the Nexus One.

The question that most people will have in mind is, why didn’t the local telecom operators talk to Google and bring in the phones and subsidised it with a 24 months contract. In fact, the Nexus One is just like any HTC Android phones just that it has a better specifications.

We have spoken to the telecom operator in Singapore and this is their response “We don’t have much to share at this moment, except that we are keen to explore with Google to bring in the Nexus One”.

Looks like the operators are caught by surprise the interest in Nexus One while they are still busy handling the high volume of calls for the Apple iPhone 3GS.

I think there is a high possibility that it will be sold exclusively with a 24 mths contract just like HTC Dream in the past. If you can’t wait, just head over to google.com/phone and order it online.

* Do drop us a line if you have Nexus One powered up with either Singtel/Starhub/M1 SIM card.


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  3. zeppy March 28, 2010 3:56 pm  Reply

    Just noticed the Motorola Milestone available exclusive to Starhub. Should I wait for the Desire or get the Milestone now? Does anyone know any dates regarding HTC Desire and Legend coming to Singapore?

    • bluetooth March 28, 2010 9:58 pm  Reply

      depending on your operator of choice. If you are switching to Starhub, you get S$100 off. It is a pretty good phone less the weak flash light for its 5 mega pixel camera. Stay tuned to our review soon at http://www.ocworkbench.com

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    Your post is very helpful. Now, I am torned. Shall I avail of the HTC Hero from Singtel, or should I wait for the Nexus One to be available from Singtel?

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  15. NexusEager January 20, 2010 11:48 am  Reply

    i m fm spore. Nexus One is not avail in Spore yet. I am still waiting.

    • bluetooth January 20, 2010 11:51 am  Reply

      It is via online ordering I doubt it will be availabe from Singtel, M1 or Starhub with 24 months contract.

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  17. Sam Macfarlane January 10, 2010 9:01 pm  Reply

    Hey, I’m living in Indonesia but coming over to Singapore in a couple weeks to get my Kitas renewed. I was just wondering something, you can buy a Nexus One unlocked.. Does this mean that I could take it back to Indonesia with me and use it here? Or will it not work.. I’m not very tech savvy when it comes to phones since I’m still using one with a black and white screen.
    I was also wondering if they even sell them in Singapore at all yet.

    Thanks guys,

    • bluetooth January 10, 2010 11:42 pm  Reply

      It is not sold at the telecom operators or shops. It is sold via mail order. If you want to buy, you can get your friends in Singapore to buy it for you and mail it over from US to Singapore , Singapore to Indonesia.

      As it is an unlocked phone, it can be used with any SIM card from Indonesia so long it is GSM/EDGE/WCDMA.

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