Friday, December 11, 2009 9:06 PM
We told you the Google phone was confirmed. And now some Googler's seem to be confirming it, too. There is a lot of chatter on Twitter about Google employees with HTC-built unlocked Google Phones running Android 2.1. And the devices look to be coming out in January.
We noticed a Twitter message from a Google Program Manager, who writes "Stuck in mass of traffic leaving work post last all hands of 2009. ZOMG we had fireworks and we all got the new Google phone. It's beautiful."
Another guy, Jason Howell, says he had his hands on the device, which he says is made by HTC and is running Android 2.1: "The new Google Phone runs on HTC hardware. I saw it w/Android 2.1. Homescreen has new visual enhancements like animated desktop wallpaper."
"Supposedly, Google employees were given tons of these phones today. unlocked," he adds.
And one last one: "A friend from Google showed me the new Android 2.1 phone from HTC coming out in Jan. A sexy beast. Like an iPhone on beautifying steroids."
It looks to us like Google may have handed out a lot of the new Google Phone devices today to employees, and naturally they're showing it to friends.