Both Google and Vodafone would only say the smartphone would be available in the UK "in the spring".
For now, the Google Nexus One, which is manufactured by HTC and runs version 2.1 of Google's own Android platform, is only available through Google's own webstore, where it costs $529 (£339) plus £83 for delivery and VAT.
Powered by a Qualcomm 1GHz Snapdragon processor, which Google says is ideal for running multiple apps at the same time, the 11.5mm thick handset also features a 3.7in 480x800-pixel AMOLED screen.
Vodafone is the only carrier to have officially announced it will stock the handset. However, T-Mobile has said it is in discussions with Google about offering the Nexus One smartphone in the UK.