Looking at the oddities around Google's (GOOG) Nexus One handset marketing - sold online instead...

|By:, SA News Editor

Looking at the oddities around Google's (GOOG) Nexus One handset marketing - sold online instead of where people can hold it, with little or no advertising - and its setbacks (like Verizon Wireless (VZ, VOD) backing away), Jeff Bertolucci asks: Was it meant to be a flop? That is, as just a traction grabber for Android (at which it's been a success)?