I really like the Nexus One, Google’s first phone, New York Times technology columnist David Pogue writes. It’s got some glitches, as I noted in my review, but in general, it’s a fast, sleek, powerful app phone. And it’s cool that Google is trying to bring its shake-things-up approach to the corrupt, calcified cellphone industry. But Google, my friends, has never been anything but a software company. And from the looks of things, Google was not at all prepared for its moment to become a hardware company overnight. Or has Google learned too fast how to make money selling hardware? It seems it has figured out how to collect an early-termination fee in addition to the one you’ll pay the carrier…

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