Google to pair phone with T-Mobile
Google plans to sell two versions of its own-branded mobile phone: one with a service contract with T-Mobile USA and another that is unlocked, a source familiar with the matter said last night. The phone, manufactured by HTC, has a number of code names such as HTC Passion, Dream or Nexus One and could be available directly though the Google website as early as 5 January, according to the source. Google said on its official blog that it was testing the phone. Its decision to sell an unlocked version of the touchscreen phone, allowing consumers to pick a carrier of their choice to provide wireless service, is a radical departure from industry thinking.