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They can build it, they have the technology…and the money…and ("probably" said CEO Schmidt, anyway) will have the spectrum…and maybe even the incentive…but will Google give us a Google phone? DigiTimes says "definitely."

Who?

Specifically, Daniel Shen of Taipei, and Steve Shen of DigiTimes, if I’m reading the bylines correctly, who cite, vaguely, "Taiwan handset makers" as their sources, who also say the Google Phone will launch later this year or the first of next year…

…with either EDGE or 3G

…and maybe Google’s own operating system, the Taiwan handset sources speculated

But DigiTimes seems fairly certain High Tech Computer (HTC) – careful not to get those letters mixed up – is "being marked as the manufacturing contractor."

Engadget appears to be true believers, though. Thomas Ricker pleading his case:

Come on Google, it’s post-Labor Day now so just go ahead and announce your plans already. We’re big boys, we can take it.

He’s referring to a rumored announcement that’s forthcoming from Andy Rubin’s team at Google, whose company Android was swallowed up back in a 2005 acquisition.

So…maybe. But maybe’s all we got and all we’ve been given – Google never comments on rumor and speculation. And I suppose I’ll believe it when I see it.

Google Phone Rumors Round…What Round Is It?
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