The Google Nexus One is set to go on sale in the UK via Vodafone starting on April 30th with the “superphone” being available for as cheap as free depending on the contract.
After just a couple of days on pre-order, the phone is already sold out, meaning either demand was very high or supply was low, with many assuming the latter.
For anyone ordering the device, Vodafone is sending off this message: “Thank you for placing your order, reference number [redacted]. Unfortunately we have suffered a surprisingly high demand for the Nexus One From Google, which means that it is unexpectedly out of stock. Please accept our sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused. We hope to have further stock available within 7-10 working days and will contact you again once your order has been dispatched.”
The U.S. launch was considered rather sluggish, but Google says the phone has already helped their bottom line.
The Nexus One has a 3.7″ AMOLED 480×800 WVGA display, a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 5MP camera with autofocus and flash, 512MB RAM and ROM, a microSD slot and noise suppression.
Result for: inconvenience
On it’s U.S. PlayStation Blog, Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) has confirmed that it is aware and is actively investigation isolated reports of PS3s behaving badly after the latest firmware, v3.0, has been installed. PS3 3.0 included a lot of aesthetic changes to the XMB as well as the addition of “What’s New, Status Indicator, Friends List, PlayStation Store Shortcuts, Personalization and improved Trophies.”
However, since it was released, there has been numerous reports made on forums about the console acting badly after the latest firmware update has been installed. “SCEA is aware of reports that PS3 owners are experiencing isolated issues with their PS3 system since installing the most recent system software update (v3.00),” the blog reads.
It continues: “Rest assured that we are looking into the matter and will provide an update here as soon as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience, as it’s our mission to deliver the best consumer experience on all PlayStation platforms.”
Result for: inconvenience
The anticipated iPhone 3G S was released on Friday and many users are still having delays activating their new phones.
Apple today, is trying to make amends for the delays, and is giving all users that are still experiencing the problems a $30 USD iTunes gift card for the “the inconvenience this delay has caused.”
Here is the full email customers received:
Dear Apple Customer,
Thank you for your recent Apple Store order. We appreciate your patience and apologize for the inconvenience caused by the delay in your iPhone activation.
We are still resolving the issue that was encountered while activating your iPhone with AT&T. Unfortunately, due to system issues and continued high activation volumes, this could take us up to an additional 48 hours to complete.
On Monday, you’ll receive an email from Apple with an iTunes Store credit in the amount of $30. We hope you will enjoy this gift and accept our sincere apologies for the inconvenience this delay has caused.
Thank you for choosing Apple.