Google phone the coolest thing you've never seen!

Looks like Twitter asploded overnight regarding the fabled Google phone. TechCrunch's Mike Arrington stopped crying JooJoo tears long enough to cull some of the Tweets, and here's what he found:

  • Google program manager Leslie Hawthorne kicked things off with: "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."
  • CNET's Jason Howell says he saw it, HTC did the hardware, it's unlocked and a buttload of Google employees got them this week.
  • And from Great White Snark: 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.

So hold on to your hats, folks. We've plopped a little Twitter search after the break, so you can waste what's left of your weekend waiting to see what else is said about the Google phone. Enjoy.

  • Why do I get the feeling this is a prank? Seriously, would you put it past Google?
  • When was the last time any new smartphone was released without at least 1 real pic of it leaking? And with this mystical beast supposedly in the hands of so many people, people that are tweeting about it so I'm guessing they're smart enough to know how to take pictures, how is it that not 1 pic, blurry cam style or otherwise, hast made it online yet?
  • Palm Pre. :) But that's the exception, not the rule.
  • I want to believe, but this does not add up. Google hands out tons of these things and there is not one single pic to be seen. You say: 'But Google told them to not allow any photos of it', I say: BS! No pictures, but you can show it to anyone you like, and tweet the bejesus out of it. Come on Google folks who supposedly have this... put up or shut up!
  • Funny how this is supposed to be released to the public yet the public has no idea what it looks like, how much RAM, screen size or anything else that we get when we're expecting phones like the Sony Ericson X10, Huawei U8230, LG Etna, HTC Click, etc. Yet we can find spy shots, videos and the like on all these devices. Were are the shots of this? It's probably a developer phone. Right now the only ADP phones (Android Developer Phone) are versions of the G1 and myTouch. No dev phones match the power of, say, the DROID or other devices slated to come out next year. That's probably why it will be unlocked. Great White Sharks' description above sounds a whole lot like HTC Bravo/Passion we've been seeing pictures of.
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  • i bet she loses her job for posting that
  • the title says the coolest phone youve never seen, well we have seen it before its the HTC passion now to be known as the Google nexus one. i gotta say the phone is great looking i cant wait to pick one up, but honestly i was hoping for something different from Google. I'm not saying it in a bad way. I'm just left wondering if Google could of done a design totally there own. as far as i know this phone existed in HTC's arsenal. anyway cant wait for it.