CNET News Daily Podcast: Secret Google phone revealed
On the podcast: Google reveals new mobile-phone plans, AOL may sell ICQ, Toyota to sell plug-in hybrids, and more.
Over the weekend word leaked out that Google was launching a new Android phone, and more importantly, that it was doing it independent of any carrier--putting the search company potentially in competition with T-Mobile, Verizon, and other carriers that sell their own Google phones.
How the phone may eventually be sold, and by whom, is a story that's still developing. One of the first people outside Google to see this phone is CNET podcast producer Jason Howell, who got a glimpse of it on Friday, and who joins us in the studio for the newscast.
In other news: Toyota to make a plug-in Prius, AOL may sell ICQ, the European Commission warms to Oracle's acquisition of Sun, and playing Guitar Hero on Christmas lights.