Well, I think I am about to jump into the smartphone market. I think I am going to grab a Nexus One (AWS band), and join Wind here in Calgary. I use almost zero talk time, but I anticipate a fair amount of data usage. My only worry is that if I am not happy with Wind, I will be stuck with an AWS band Nexus One phone, which will have low resale value. Oh well, I guess we'll see.
Any accessories for the N1 that you can recommend? Do I need an extra battery?
I bought the spare battery too but I have never used it. With the wall charger and USB charging I never really needed it. Plus, I don't feel like taking the back cover off each time and potentialy damaging a clip or something.
I have the OEM dock which I really like since it just rests on there and charges via the contacts, not the micro-usb (which is what most 3rd party docks use).
I also bought a spare battery but haven't used it yet. I did buy a bunch of 99 cent mini-to-micro USB converters from eBay so I could continue using all of my old mini-USB chargers and cables. And the leather belt clip/holder also from an eBay store for $4.25.
And just remember that a non-contract iPhone is $799 so even with those extras, you're still probably $150 better off.
Ordered mine on Monday and received it today - pretty fast delivery!
Phone + dock + shipping was $603
COD: "Processing fee" was $7 and GST was $30
Glad there's no PST here in AB. We have to pay enough fees as it is. Perhaps Google should get a warehouse here in Canada so that everyone here can get a better discount?
Yup, bang on - I remember paying DHL $37 and change on pickup at the Calgary depot.
It's certainly not a cheap toy but even with accessories, cases, and shipping it comes in way cheaper than a non-contract iPhone. (Although I'm sure most people would only buy their iphone non-contract if it was a replacement for a lost/broken one.)