So, maybe there is a Google (NSDQ: GOOG) phone after all?
Google has just announced a press conference at its Mountain View headquarters for Jan. 5, the same day many people are flying to the massive CES show in Las Vegas. In an invitation sent to mocoNews, Google writes: “With the launch of the first Android-powered device just over a year ago, we’ve seen how a powerful, open platform can spur mobile product innovation. And this is just the beginning of what’s possible.” The three and a half hour press event does not mention anything about a Google phone, but other information drugged up today suggests that the Nexus One will be sold by Google and HTC, and T-Mobile will only support it on its network. TmoNews.com reports that an internal document leaked to them says: “Google, with support from T-Mobile, is scheduled to launch a new Android device in early January. The Google Android phone will be sold solely by Google via the Web.”
Remember, the Nexus One was passed out to all Google employees as an end-of-the-year present earlier this month. I also suggested that all the hype the phone was receiving was possibly not warranted, given that as usual, the phone was being built by HTC, and was running on the T-Mobile network (like many phones in the past).