Sprint has nixed plans to sell Google's Nexus One smartphone.
The Nexus One was supposed to be revolutionary in that it would be available directly from the manufacturer and users willing to pay the full price for the device could enjoy the benefits of an unlocked, off contract smartphone. Unfortunately, it's looking more and more like neither Verizon and Sprint are getting the device, which means no CDMA Nexus One.
Back in April, Google announced that Verizon would not be getting the Nexus One after all. The search giant had said at launch that the device would hit Verizon 'later in the year.' Instead, the company encouraged Verizon customers who had been waiting for a Nexus One to pre-order a HTC Droid Incredible instead.
Now it looks as though neither of the U.S. CDMA carriers will be selling the Nexus One. Yesterday Sprint announced that it too had canceled plans to sell the Nexus One. Sprint told customers in March that it would support the Nexus One, however, it seems that the upcoming HTC EVO 4G is more than enough for the carrier. Stephanie Vinge-Walsh, a spokeswoman for the third-largest U.S. wireless carrier told Bloomberg, "We really feel that it’s better than Nexus One."
Any disappointed Sprinters out there?