"A little over two years ago, the world — or at least a
whole lot of geeks — waited with baited breath for the
revelation that Google would be entering the mobile phone market.
The eventual announcement proved a curveball, however, as what the
search giant unveiled were plans for an operating system, not a
handset. Now, that curve has finally straightened.
"Tempered though it was by the Open Source success that is
Android, disappointment has lingered among some over the gPhone
that was not. As of yesterday, however, those grieving their Google
handsets can finally dry their tears: Company executives announced
Tuesday morning that the gPhone is finally a reality.
"Christened the Nexus One and manufactured by HTC — the
acknowledged expert in Android phones, with nearly half of those
available to its credit — the handset is what most observers
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