I am happy to announce that the time of fuzzy images, all-to-short video clips, and tiny bursts of almost irrelevant information regarding Google’s first company-branded device are almost over.
This morning, TMoNews published a leak from magenta’s Intranet indicating that a new Android phone was coming from Google and that the demarcation of T-Mobile employees is limited to:
“billing, coverage, features and rate plans, as we have previously stated. All troubleshooting and exchanges will be managed by Google and HTC. Launch is ‘early January.’”
Here’s a screenshot:
Oh, there’s more. If you’re on the DroidDog home page, click the link to continue:
That was a pretty good leak to start the day off with, but check out this announcement published by Engadget not long after:
With the launch of the first Android-powered device just over a year ago, we’ve seen how a powerful, open platform can spur mobile product innovation. And this is just the beginning of what’s possible.
Please join us in Mountain View on January 5, for an Android press gathering.
Check out the theme at the top of the invitation:
Now, just in case you have some small, lingering doubt that these two leaks are tied together, I should point out that TMoNews confirmed a January 5th, 9:00 am announcement regarding the Intranet leak from Google before Engadget broke their story:
Update: Our sources are confirming a January 5th date, 9am, ordering through Google ONLY. Sadly, still no word on pricing.
This morning kinda has me wondering if Engadget has been sitting on the invitation for a bit and the T-Mo leak forced their, or Google’s hand. Of course, it could be that this information was intended to come out today or that it’s all just cooincidence. I suppose when you get this close to a big launch, information just tends to drop out in big chunks.
Via Engadget and TMoNews