According to reports coming out of India, Google will launch a mobile phone in the country within the next two weeks. A report from Rediff claims that Google is in talks with Indian carriers Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Essar and state-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam for exclusive carriage deals for the device. The report goes on to say that Google will launch the device in the U.S. and Europe in the next two weeks as well. The company reportedly plans to invest $7 billion to $8 billion for its "global telephony foray."
A Google spokesperson told Rediff: "We don't comment on market rumor or speculation. However, Google is committed to providing users with access to the world's information, and mobile becomes more important to those efforts every day. We're collaborating with partners worldwide to bring Google search and applications to mobile users everywhere. However, we have nothing to announce at this time."
For more on the wildly speculative report:
- read this article from Rediff
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