Google set to unveil new phone

Google has confirmed it will unveil a new phone, expected to rival Apple’s iPhone, at its Mountain View, Silicon Valley HQ later today.

Reports suggest that the Nexus One will retail at £328 and use Google’s own Android software, a mobile phone operating system first launched in 2007.

Taiwanese mobile developer HTC has been involved in the design of the new phone, which will offer a 9.4cm screen and a five megapixel camera.

Examples of the phone – which was not meant to be unveiled until 6pm this evening – are thought to have been leaked after some Google employees were given the handsets as Christmas gifts by the company.

Meanwhile, it is believed that Apple will unveil its iTablet device, which is reported to feature a 25cm touch screen, later this month.

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