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Didn't see this discussion until it hit Techmeme, but: Venture capitalist Simeon Simeonov says he has more info on the long-rumored Google Phone, including the following:
- The Google Phone is called Switch
- Google has 100 folks working on it
- Danger founder Andy Rubin is heading the team
- Google is using tech from two companies it bought: Skia and Reqwireless
- Google partnered with Samsung earlier this year, and it could be a distributor/handset maker
- Switch is a "BlackBerry-like, slick device" running Java on a C++ core with perhaps a Linux bootstrap
- Google will sell and market the phone online, relying on the carriers for their networks only. Simeonov calls this a "dumb pipe."
Below, a supposed image of the Google Phone, leaked to Gizmodo a few months ago.