The Nexus One has bluetooth. The upcoming Nexus One Dock has bluetooth. The Nexus One Dock has an audio-jack for plugging in speakers. Connect those dots and its very likely that you’ll be able to bump tunes from your Nexus One without it being docked. Nexus One owners better brush up on their DJ skills and start dusting off their illmatic speakers.
The word comes from an Android Guys reader who said he had time to play with the dock itself:
…it’s a small dock where the phone sits in it vertically. My friend has a soft case around his Nexus one and it sat in the dock just fine even with the case on. The dock itself has an audio mini-jack allowing speakers to be connected to it, but unlike any of the iPhone docks that only play when you have the phone in the dock, the Nexus One Dock uses Bluetooth to transmit music. You can play music through the speakers or within Bluetooth range. The range was surprisingly good, able to play music with the phone 20+ feet with a wall or two between. He had computer speakers attached, so I’m assuming the audio port is a standard mini-jack.
I’m not sure how I feel about the whole “vertical” docking thing. I like the multimedia dock of the Droid and hoped the Nexus One would offer this same horizontal experience, but I haven’t given up hope yet. We shall see… but I might take the bluetooth music over that anyways. You?