Despite many doubters (myself included) the Nexus One 'Google Phone' does look increasingly likely to happen...
Following up its initial leak, prolific blog engadget has now uncovered a full spec rundown of a device which has captured the Web's imagination in recent weeks. And based on what we're seeing here the excitement is now only likely to build.
The extensive breakdown gives you more information that you could possibly want or need, but key highlights include a 3.7in WVGA AMOLED display, HSUPA, a 1GHz chipset, wireless n, Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR and A2DP, aGPS, a 5MP camera with LED flash, digital compass and accelerometer. Remarkably, this whole package also comes in at just 119 x 59.8 x 11.5mm and weighs 130g, slightly less than the iPhone despite the larger screen size.
On the downside, Google has continued the trend of Android phones with very little native memory. Just 512MB is installed, though a microSD expansion slot supports cards up to 32GB and comes with a 4GB card included. Charging also uses the new industry standard micro USB which keeps in line with Google's preference for open standards and there's a 3.5mm headphone jack as well.
The only major omissions are in regards to battery life so we can only guess at talk time, standby and music and video playback – though with a removable 1400 mAh capacity battery it should be one of the longer lasting smartphones out there.
Which leaves the big question: when will it be 'out there'? Certainly the Nexus One doesn't sound like an internal reference device anymore (or if it was Google has realised the hype and pushed ahead with a retail model). Q1? It would seem reasonable...