Google Phone powered by Linux

Google has invested hundreds of millions of dollars in the cellphone project, say people who have been briefed on it. It has developed prototype handsets, made overtures to operators such as T-Mobile USA and Verizon Wireless, and talked over technical specifications with phone manufacturers. It hopes multiple manufacturers will make devices based on its specs and multiple carriers will offer them.

Taiwan's High Tech Computer Corp to design a Linux software-based phone for launch in the first quarter of 2008.

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