As expected today, the Google Nexus One has finally been released for public consumption.  The specs are as expected with a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 3.7inch AMOLED display, GPS, compass, accelerometer, light and proximity sensor, 3.5mm headphone jack, 5 megapixel camera with an LED flash, and the familiar trackball, but with a colored LED presiding under it.  It also contains two microphones of which one is for talking, the other is for noise cancellation.  This is all bundled into a nice package running Android 2.1.  The phone also has HTC markings of which were absent on reviews we saw from some sites earlier.

You can buy the phone for $529 unlocked or for $179 with a 2-year contract from T-Mobile.  The other good news is a version will be coming to Verizon and Vodaphone in Europe this spring with an unspecified price tag.

[Nexus One]