Sorry guys, Google's not changing the game today: the Nexus One will be priced like pretty much any other smartphone: $US180 on contract with T-Mobile, $US530 unlocked, both available through Google's online store. It's what we'd heard, not what we'd dreamt.
Google handed the Nexus One out to employees weeks ago, and we even had a change to play with one - in other words, little was left to mystery with the Nexus One, as a phone. As a product, though, it had potential: Google's a cash-rich company with a habit of giving things away for free, so... free phone? A subsidised, no-contract phone? A Google telco company? Ha, nope. But still, it's a hell of a phone at a competitive price, so that's worth something. [Google]