Nexus One dock gets handled, features Bluetooth Docking
Rumors of a Nexus on Dock first surfaced with an FCC filing for the CR B410 in late December. It was a bit odd since most phone docks don’t go through the FCC for approval, but the inclusion of Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR is what made the CR B410 so special. Back then, we speculated that Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR could be used for streaming media from the Nexus One to the dock without being physically docked. Now, AndroidGuys has gotten a tip from someone who has had the chance to play with the Nexus One Dock and have confirmed our initial hunch.
…it’s a small dock where the phone sits in it vertically. My friend has a soft case around his Nexus one and it sat in the dock just fine even with the case on. The dock itself has an audio mini-jack allowing speakers to be connected to it, but unlike any of the iPhone docks that only play when you have the phone in the dock, the Nexus One Dock uses Bluetooth to transmit music. You can play music through the speakers or within Bluetooth range. The range was surprisingly good, able to play music with the phone 20+ feet with a wall or two between. He had computer speakers attached, so I’m assuming the audio port is a standard mini-jack.
The announcement or launch of the Nexus One is expected to be only days away. I have never purchased a dock for any of my windows Mobile or Android phones, but $45 for Bluetooth docking seems like a pretty fair price to me.