Google Phone To T-Mobile?


Let me just preface this post with a total rumor disclaimer, to be read only with serious grains of salt.

That being said, information has been passed along to me in a very James Bond type way from a trusty ninja who has yet to lead me astray. The information contains detail regarding the so called “Google phone.” According to this super ninja, magenta has landed the “Google Phone,” aka codename “Passion” (which we believe to be the HTC Passion, but again thats just the codename, but it makes sense) project with an expected launch in the first two weeks of January. One important thing yet to be determined is whether or not this is exclusive to T-Mobile or if they will just “support” it??? I’m hoping for the former, I’m sure you all are too!

Some lingering questions remain, such as what will the price be? Will there be any kind of a subsidy or is that just wishful thinking? Will Google only sell this product? Will this be offered with the recently launched standard Even More/Even More Plus rate plans? What about the rumors regarding VoiP service on the Google phone? Questions are abundant and we are just in the preliminary stages of gathering info from our sources, so we’ll be updating info as we can get it. For the moment, we hope there is truth to the notion that the Google phone successfully landed in the T-Mobile network, as it would be a huge win for T-Mobile.

Let us reiterate, this is total rumor at this point but we have it on good word, so if we’re right, terrific; if we aren’t, well bah humbug.

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  • ItsMichaelNotMike

    Here is the text in case the link does not work:

    HTC is likely to push back the launch of its first Android 2.0-based Passion smartphone to early 2010 instead of before year-end 2009 as originally planned, according to market sources.

    HTC is working to further advance the software attached to the Passion, explained the sources, who are familiar with the Passion roadmap. The Passion will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 1GHz CPU and equipped with a 3.5-inch multi-touch OLED display.

    Additionally, HTC is also expected to unveil a new Android-powered smartphone with a QWERTY keyboard during the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2010, which will take place in Barcelona in February, the sources quoted executives at HTC as indicating.

    Some other sources have speculated that the new QWERTY Android phone is likely to be named the HTC Espresso, which will succeed its predecessor, the HTC Hero.

  • ig0tno0dles

    The link workes.

  • @joehobot

    I’ll be in the waiting list for this one ;) I need new Touch Screen…

  • Domin8inchi

    T-mobile very well could be getting exclusive high end devices ( anyone heard about the merge with sprint?). That would make them a serious contender against the other two carriers.

  • Paul Tuggle

    Ok, is this for real? The articles are alright, but who did this one?

  • at&t

    t-mobile sucks and the whole,network…and google phone are junk i went threw 5 of them

  • Android Porn Movies

    Ugh.. again with the no QWERTY.

    We want realkeyboards!

    I don’t really see the point with going through Google to buy a phone, since the carrier isnt going to give you a break on the phone’s price if you buy it elsewhere.,

    I mean, Is Google gonna sell these things for $100?

  • google

    Hey there this is google here.. lvoe the site by the way.. keep up the good work