What has become the Loch Ness Monster of the mobile phone world, the Google Phone, is once again purported to exist.According to today's Wall Street Journal: "Within the next two weeks, Google is expected to announce advanced software and services that would allow handset makers to bring Google-powered phones to market by the middle of next year, people familiar with the situation say."
As recently as last week, ValleyWag proclaimed: "There is no Googlephone, folks. Move along."
ComputerWorld, after ringing up a few analysts today concludes that "wireless handhelds running Google Inc. applications and operating software expected in the first half of 2008." See Photoshop artists' renderings of the proto-appliance here.
Ring me next spring, Nessie. On your G-phone.