Google’s new Nexus One phone has been all over the news today, but the news for Aussies isn’t all that good: you can’t buy the phone direct from Google right now, and the only commitment the Big G will make to a release date is “soon”.
If you hit the official Nexus One site and try to order the phone, you soon get a message proclaiming:
We are not currently able to ship to your country. If you wish to continue with your order you must specify a shipping address in Hong Kong, Singapore, the United Kingdom, or the United States.
Nick over at Gizmodo asked Google directly for release plan information, and essentially got told “soon, but we won’t say one”. Sure, you can import the phone — and eBay’s bound to be full of them shortly — but it still feels like another Kindle/iPhone/NameYourGadgetHere dismissal of the Australian market.