April 26, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka
There’s madness afoot when it comes to Google’s Nexus One. While Vodafone UK is now accepting pre-orders for the Nexus One that will debut on Friday, the Nexus One slated to appear on Verizon may have gone the way of the dinosaur.
The Google Nexus One landing page now tells interested Verizon customers that instead of buying an N1, they should get the Droid Incredible, which is a “similarly featured-packed cousin of the Nexus One.” This is a bizarre turn of events as I’m sure that Google has been working on getting a Verizon-compatible version of the phone out this spring. While many wondered how the Incredible would affect the Nexus One’s viability on Verizon, that was an issue of sales based on consumer choice, not Verizon deciding to cast its lot with the Droid Incredible.
I hope this is just about promoting the Incredible and that the Nexus will still come to Verizon. UPDATE: Google confirms there will be no Nexus One on Verizon.
As for the UK, Vodafone is now accepting pre-orders for the Nexus One it plans to release on Friday April 30. Anyone who signs up for a plan costing £35 or more will get the phone for free. Unlike the all-online-all-Google-all-the-time approach held by T-Mobile, the Nexus One will appear in Vodafone stores and will have direct customer support.