It was certainly not a quiet weekend in tech land as rumors about a Google phone spread out like fire the moment the Google Mobile blog posted something about the company handing out a “mysterious” device to employees to get feedback and all. Â Then the buzz about Google coming out with its own Google-branded Android phone grew loud. Everybody jumped on to the story.
A few hours later, actual photos of the “real” Google phone was posted via Twitpic by a certain San Francisco blogger. Then the Wall Street Journal put up a piece about the Google phone as well and the article even has a name for the Google phone – Nexus One.
So, what’s the deal? Is there really a Google phone? Are we finally seeing the real deal? The one Google phone that will give the iPhone finally a run for its money? Nothing is certain at this point. Unless Google comes out with an official press release this week, we will remain to be adamant about it.
Alright, here’s what we’ve gathered so far about this so called Google Phone:
- it will be an unlocked GSM phone running on Android 2.1
- it will be powered by Snapdragon processor
- it will have a large OLED touchscreen
- it will have no keyboard
- it will have dual mics
- it will have enhanced voice-to-text functionality
- it will be sold by Google online
- it has HTC for manufacturer
And most importantly it is supposed to come out in January 2010!
Alright folks, enjoy looking at the photo of the Nexus One and watch out for more information this week as I’m pretty sure big news such as this doesn’t die easily.