Speculation rife on Google phone
The web is awash with gossip and rumour about the imminent arrival of a Google-branded phone.
The search firm is widely expected to unveil the Nexus One phone at a press conference scheduled for 5 January at its California HQ.
It is believed Google will sell the gadget directly to customers and that it will also be available, subsidised, from mobile operators.
Google has remained tight-lipped about what will be unveiled at the event.
Photos of the Nexus One have appeared online at gadget sites such as Gizmodo, Engadget and many others. The first look at the slim phone reveals that it is built by HTC, has a 9.3cm (3.7in) screen, five megapixel camera and runs version 2.1 of Google’s Android operating system.
Early reviews were underwhelming, with Engadget declaring that it was “really not very different” from existing Android phones such as Motorola’s Droid.
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