Google's Nexus One: It's the store, stupid

So on Tuesday, and yet life is strangely similar to how it was on Monday.

I did not attend Tuesday's highly anticipated press event, but based on the live blog coverage (as well as ), it appears to have been rather a ho-hum affair.

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Cool-looking phone? You bet: thin, light, OLED touch screen, voice-enabled keyboard, whizzy software, yadda yadda yadda. . Or at least, not any time soon.

As John Stokes of Ars Technica put it, : That's where U.S. consumers can buy an unlocked Nexus One directly from Google (for a whopping $529), as well as one with a two-year-commitment to T-Mobile (a less whopping $179).