Google Phone 'confirmed' - kinda

Yet more reports are coming from Asia of a Google phone in the works. Taiwanese component manufacturers have apparently told plugged-in tech rag DigiT

Yet more reports are coming from Asia of a Google phone in the works. Taiwanese component manufacturers have apparently told plugged-in tech rag DigiTimes that they are working with Google - but that much about the handset is yet to be finalised.Stew all the rumours around in a big pot for a few hours and the picture that emerges is that the phone will be designed by HTC – who makes the Touch (pictured) – and run Google's own Linux based OS to rival Microsoft's Windows Mobile and Apple's iPhone OS X.And it seems Google's been learning from the mistakes of Apple. It had originally planned an EDGE device but given the reception to the iPhone's pants data speeds from us HSDPA spoiled Europeans, it 's now looking at bumping the spec to 3G.That looks set to delay the rumoured 'end of 2007' launch but we could still expect to see a gPhone arriving by the first half of next year - right about when we're expecting the 3G iPhone. Roll on next year.EssentialsGoogle PhonePrice: £TBAOn sale: TBAContact: GoogleRelated stories:Google phone rumours start to ring trueSTUFF ESSENTIALS: iPhone rivalsTouch the new HTC