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The real Google phone coming in January

So, it's been confirmed, Google has been building a phone that they will be self-branded, and for sale by themselves.
Written by Garett Rogers, Inactive on

So, it's been confirmed, Google has been building a phone that they will be self-branded, and for sale by themselves. Google has given a truck load of these phones to Googlers so they can "eat their own dogfood" before giving it to the general public -- smart. There is nothing more damaging that assuming something is ready for the masses without any real solid user testing.

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[image from Google Blogoscoped]

Pricing? Well, it sounds like they will be selling the phone by themselves -- so you can rule out any kind of carrier subsidy. You are probably going to have to shell out somewhere in the neighborhood of $500 if you want one of these puppies.

Based on pictures floating around, the HTC manufactured phone looks quite sexy. It sports a 1ghz processor, a beautiful large capacitive touch screen, and features the Android 2.1 operating system. Here are a list of specs:

  • Google Android 2.1 OS
  • 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor
  • 320MB RAM and 512MB ROM
  • 4.3-inch capacitive touchscreen
  • Wi-Fi (with router capabilities)
  • 3G with HSDPA and EDGE/GPRS
  • Bluetooth, USB
  • GPS with A-GPS
  • 5 Mega-pixel camera
  • MicroSD card support
  • 3.5mm headphone jack

According to someone who has had the opportunity to play around with the device, it feels very snappy and responsive -- comparable to the iPhone which is good news. I have an HTC Magic, and it really isn't as responsive as I would like it to be. With the lightning fast processor and loads of RAM, this device certainly would rock.

Will you buy this device once it's available?

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