Either this is a vast Twitter scheme or the dawn of a new era for Android. Over at Google headquarters there has been reports of many employees carrying large-screened handsets, and according to the employees themselves, their Google phones are unlocked.
So far according to these tweets the Google Phone: runs Android 2.1 on HTC hardware (possibly Passion hardware), is coming out in Janurary, and for employees they’re unlocked. And according to one paticularly happy employee “It’s beautiful, and is “a sexy beast”.
A Twitter user, aka “Great White Shark” said this about the Google Phone:
Yeah, it’s a hot, sexy mess. And I mean that in a good way. 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.
Sounds good to me. We’ll see what comes out of this, but in the meantime — wait you know the drill: