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A new phone today
By Dave Winer on Thursday, December 15, 2011 at 8:36 AM.

A picture named googlePhone.gifI've been waiting for the new Google Nexus phone to show up, and today's the day.  #

This is the one they were calling ice cream sandwich#

I went for the unlocked version that works with T-Mobile and AT&T. It's about $800 with tax on Amazon. Same day delivery in NYC. Woo hoo! #

I no longer do contracts. Never should have -- what a ripoff, and they take advantage of the lock-in to make you wade through their menus and talk to clueless support people when you want to make a change. For some reason the service is much better when there's no contract. :-) #

If you do the math on the Verizon deal: $299 plus a 2-year contract. Assuming $50 per month, which is probably pretty low, that's $1499. Pretty high price to pay for a little financing.  #

Also, why do we call these things phones? Can't remember the last time I made a call. For that I use Google Voice on my desktop computer and email when I'm out and about.  #

Next tech purchase, coming soon: My first XBox. It's time. #

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