Vint Cerf HTC Nexus One


Vint Cerf owned this Google Nexus One phone manufactured by HTC during 2010. The Nexus One was Google’s first phone in its flagship Nexus line, where the search giant manages the design, development, and support for smartphones and tablets that are manufactured by various companies including Motorola, HTC, and Asus. The introduction of the first iPhone in 2007 made it apparent that “smart phones” with an always available data connection were the future of the mobile internet access. Google immediately began designing a competing smartphone around their Android operating system, releasing the G1 in 2008 before launching its Nexus line in 2010.

Vint Cerf is most well-known for his work with Bob Kahn in designing the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol in 1974. The TCP/IP architecture serves as the backbone of the internet and has led to Cerf being called “The Father of the Internet.” In 2005 Cerf joined Google as its “Chief Internet Evangelist.”

Maker: HTC Corporation

Location: Currently not on view (box; charging cable in sealed bag; instruction card; pair of earbuds in sealed bag; regulations and restrictions booklet; usb male to usb micro b male plug cable in sealed bag; warranty statement booklet)

Place Made: Taiwan

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Exhibition: American Enterprise

Exhibition Location: National Museum of American History

Credit Line: Gift of Vint Cerf

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2014.0093.01Catalog Number: 2014.0093.01Accession Number: 2014.0093Serial Number: HTO3PP900164

Object Name: cell phone

Physical Description: metal (overall material)plastic (overall material)grey (overall color)Measurements: cell phone: 4 3/4 in x 2 3/8 in x 7/16 in; 12.065 cm x 6.0325 cm x 1.11125 cm


Record Id: nmah_1462635

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