Secret phone coming to the Big Magenta in January.
Last month, TheStreet.com reported Google was planning to release their own unlocked Android phone direct to retailers. Many people attacked the author of the report and criticized the rumor because they thought there was no way Google would actually consider such an option.
Google is planning to launch an Android phone of its own this holiday season. In a surprise move, the device is expected to be available this year directly through retailers and not carriers. The phone is said to feature a Qualcomm processor and be produced by an unnamed smartphone manufacturer.