Kissing Cousins: Verizon Dumps Nexus One Because Incredible Is Better
April 26, 2010 at 16:18 PM EDT
Google's Nexus One phone was supposed to be the Internet giant's big entrance into the mobile market. It was the first so-called " Google Phone " in that Google was entirely in charge of selling the thing, and it carried the Google branding in a more prominent way than other Android devices. Today, the Nexus One just got kicked in the pants -- big time -- and it's Google fault. Verizon, the nation's largest wireless carrier, will not sell the device . Big deal, you might think -- after all, the carrier also doesn't sell the iPhone, and it seems to be doing just fine. The problem for the Nexus One though, is that Verizon had originally agreed to sell the device. In fact, Google announced the partnership at its Nexus One unveiling event in January. So what happened?