Google is supposedly working on its own cell phone that will probably reach markets within a year. The device is targeted at U.S. and European cellular operators. Today American service provider Sprint offers handsets bundled with Google's services and applications, and AT&T and Verizon Wireless are yet to follow, with the first already offering Google as a Web search option. T-Mobile and Vodafone incorporate Google search in their mobile Web service in Europe.
So far there was no official confirmation on the report of the prototype, but Google affirms that it is working with partners to expand its software applications from the traditional Internet to mobile devices.
Rumors about the Google Phone appeared long ago. The speculation became even more active in July when the company announced it was willing to spend $4.6 billion to buy wireless spectrum in an FCC auction and that it had invested in cellular technology company Ubiquisys.