For a while now there have been rumors of Google launching their own “Google Phone”. Google confirmed in a blog post today that they are indeed working on a new phone and that they have already sent it for testing to employees across the globe. Google didn’t refer to the device as the Google Phone, but they confirmed that it runs on Android and has new features and capabilities.
Google employees and people who have seen the Google Phone have already started posting about their experience with the phone. Jason Howell, an employee at CNet posted on Tech Crunch saying the following about the Google phone:
* It resembled the HTC Hero, but was a bit smaller and definitely thinner.
* Looked sleeker, and was super light.
* Was unlocked and using an AT&T sim card.
* Running on Android 2.1.
Another person that goes by the name Great White Snark also got some hands on with the Google Phone and had this to say:
* “It’s like an iPhone on beautifying steroids”
* “Similar form-factor to the iPhone, but with a smooth-brushed-metal-looking shell instead of a glossy one. And perhaps a smidgen lighter.”
* “Super fast, speech-to-text in EVERY app”
* ” Awesome “live wallpapers” in the background that respond to touch in really beautiful ways. Like water ripples that emanate out from a touch.
So far there have been positive reviews, and the Google Phone is rumored to be launching in January 2010. If you plan on buying an Android phone this month, you may want to just wait until January and see if Google really does launch a Google Phone.