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Re: Google Digs Up Old Direct-Sales Nexus Strategy
Posted by: Richard Adhikari 2012-05-17 01:38:43
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Two years after its initial attempt to sell Nexus smartphones directly to consumers flopped, Google is apparently trying to revive the strategy. This time, though, it's added a few new touches. It's going to work with up to five device manufacturers at a time to create a portfolio of Nexus-line devices that include smartphones and tablets, and it will sell direct both through its website and possibly through some retailers, according to a report.

Re: Google Digs Up Old Direct-Sales Nexus Strategy
Posted by: ricegf61 2012-05-17 04:35:54 In reply to: Richard Adhikari
I bought my wife a Google Nexus for Mother's Day (at the new $399 price), and she loves it. T-Mobile has been very supportive of our penchant for buying 3rd party phones - the local store helped her enable 4G on her Nexus, and their phone support even helped me resolve a configuration issue with my beloved-if-aging Nokia N900 a couple of years ago.

Plus, our non-contract data plan plus phones cost less over 2 years that the contract price with "free" phones.

It's a better way to do mobile.
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