Brightstar takes over the distribution of the Nexus One to developers
Not long ago, Google announced that it won’t be selling the Nexus One through its dedicated online store anymore. A short while after that, the last shipment of Nexus One devices was received by Google and almost immediately sold out.
And while the Nexus One is still available from Vodafone in some markets and KT in South Korea, those who wanted to buy an unlocked and unbranded Nexus One were left in the cold until a ‘partner’ would start to sell Nexus Ones for developers.
That partner turns out to be Brightstar Corporation, who has started offering the Nexus One in nine markets: Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Singapore, Spain, United Kingdom, and the United States. Sadly, there’s no word on adding additional markets in the future, and you can only order a smartphone if you live in one of those territories.
The price in the US is $529.
To purchase a Nexus One from Brightstar you need to have an Android Developer account, sign in, and click on “Development phones”.
The Nexus One still ships with Android 2.1 preinstalled, but will update itself to 2.2 after you turn it on.
Accessories for the Nexus One are still available, for now, but only in HTC’s European store.