Yesterday Sprint confirmed to us that the CDMA version of the Nexus One would not become available on its network ever. It was only a little over a week ago that the “coming soon” Verizon version of the device was removed from Google’s Google.com/phone page, where it sells the versions for T-Mobile USA and AT&T. The Verizon link on Google’s site now points to the HTC DROID Incredible on VerizonWireless.com. Similarly, Sprint said that it is instead offering the HTC EVO 4G this summer.
Considering the amount of time it took to get the CDMA version of the Nexus One ready, this seems to have been inevitable. The DROID Incredible is a similar but superior in many regards to the Nexus One, and it would have made little sense for someone to have bought a Nexus One for Verizon as a result. And without potential Verizon sales, it makes even less sense to build the device for just Sprint.
The market just moved faster than Google. That, in the end, is a good thing.