T-Mobile customers in the United States can currently take advantage of subsidized pricing on the Google Nexus One. On the other side of the ocean, T-Mobile UK customers will soon be able to purcahse a variant of the Nexus One called the HTC Bravo which adds an optical trackpad and more G1-ish buttons:

HTC-Bravo-Android-T-Mobile-UK

Among the details are:

  • Late February release
  • Multi-touch
  • HTC Sense
  • Android 2.1+
  • 3.7-inch display
  • 5MP camera with autofocus
  • £35 per month tariff

Not too shabby my British friends!

[Via Omio]

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27 Comments

  1. Can this please come to sprint. Need this phone.

  2. Hawt. I hope HTC continue to produce awesome phones with sense and hardware buttons.

    Needs phone and hang up buttons though.

  3. Someone help me out here…

    Would a T-mob phone from the UK work on T-mob here in the states? I can never remember which bands everyone uses.

    Thanks in advance.

  4. This looks crap compared to the nexus one.

  5. I believe a T-mob UK phone doesn’t necessarily mean this will be a T-mon USA phone.

    Personally, I’m hoping for a Verizon version. I know they are getting the Nexus Juan, but I really like the Sense UI.
    Verizon’s network in my area is hands down better than T-mob or ATT.

  6. What exactly is an “optical trackpad” im assuming its the little circle where the scroll ball thing would usually be? but how does it differ?

  7. Awesome. What the N1 should have been.

  8. @FisherP
    You my friend are an idiot. This phone and the Nexus One are essentially the same exact phone. There are minimal differences, the biggest one being that this phone has Sense UI. This phone has an optical pad where as the Nexus One has a trackball. This phone has dedicated hardkeys where as the Nexus One does not. All the hardware in both phones is identical besides that. I can totally see how you came to the conclusion that this phone is crap compared to the Nexus One… Not really:/

  9. “What exactly is an “optical trackpad” im assuming its the little circle where the scroll ball thing would usually be? but how does it differ?”

    Take your optical mouse, turn it over, run your finger over the sensor. That’s an optical trackpad.

  10. how come T-Mo UK is so much better than T-Mo US… hahaha

  11. @mike, matt
    it’s like a laptop “mouse”. or a closer example is the little track pad found on older (or some current) laptops on the corner of “g”, “h” and “b”.
    http://media.arstechnica.com/reviews/hardware/x60.media/01-LaptopSolo.jpg
    the red dot…

  12. Ok I was like totally told that this is a to be Verizon phone as well

  13. I like this phone a lot more than N1…

  14. @Matt: The trackball is mechanic, while the optical track pad is simply an optical sensor. The advantage of trackball is, that you actually feel the scrolling. But since it’s fine mechanics, it might not be as durable as a digital sensor.

  15. @Ignorance Is Not Bliss: FisherP said it LOOKS crap, he didn’t comment on the software or hardware inside. I would agree that the device itself doesn’t look as nice as the Nexus One.

  16. Ohh! Totally sexy! It looks better than the N1 for sure. Like someone took an N1, blacked out the casing, added some buttons, and named it something else. I hope thats what the Verizon version ends out to be!

  17. it does look different than the pictures we got earlier huh?!
    a more plastic look, and the colour of fading black…

  18. I am an Nexus 1 owner and I also like the look of this phone more. The Nexus 1 looks too much like an iphone and I really wish it had hard keys. Hard to tell from the picture but I think I like the color scheme better too.

  19. How much RAM is this beast sporting?

  20. @Usman: The T-Mobile brochure said 256MB, but I think there was info saying it would be more. Hopefully it’ll match the 512MB of the Nexus.

  21. Nice, but like another poster said, I would prefer hard buttons for the phone on and off. Or, at the very least, one of the current hard buttons should double up as the phone-on button when incoming calls are received.

    I like Sense, and don’t mind the fact that updates to the OS come later due to the UI on top of it – as long as the specs of this phone are already good. That would free me to experiment with rooting my Hero and installing custom ROMs. Haven’t had the guts yet!

  22. I want more than 256MB… My Rogers Magic has 288MB and I can’t imagine loosing some from there with Sense running.

  23. Thank you t-mobile for providing the upgrade path for us early adopters who’s contracts expire march 30th

  24. I work for T Mobile UK, and desperately want this phone! As soon I find out dates and pricing, ill let you guys know :-)

  25. The Nexus One looks way better than the Bravo.

  26. yup, agreed. nexus one looks a lot better, but the optical trackpad is a good thing I’d like to see on more android phones.

  27. @pieter
    it’s like a laptop “mouse”. or a closer example is the little track pad found on older (or some current) laptops on the corner of “g”, “h” and “b”.
    http://media.arstechnica.com/reviews/hardware/x60.media/01-LaptopSolo.jpg
    the red dot…”

    no, thats a horible example as its nothing like that.
    those are basicly tiny joysticks that dont move much shoved into keyboards (which are kinda better in laptops than the pad at the bottom sometimes, but ugly as hell).
    this is like an optical sensor on the bottom of newer mice. it has a eye like a disc reader and it detects shifts in whatevers in front of it, then it responds by telling the phone to navigate in the direction of the moving object (finger in this case).

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