December 5, 2009 | by Evan Selleck
Yeah, you read that right. But just to be clear, let me reiterate right from the get-go that this is strictly classified as a rumor. The rumor mill is churning this out, and that’s it for right now. But if this turns out to be true, and for some reason I believe it may be, this is, well, huge. Not just for T-Mobile USA either, even though they’re definitely taking up the majority of goodness out of this deal, if it comes to fruition. Truth be told, for the company who began the Android run here in the States, they deserve this device.
Over at “Tmo News”, David got a drop from one of his trusted ninja about what was being planned for T-Mobile. It looks like the carrier has landed the “Google Phone”. Yes, at this point in time the Google Phone is still a #digitalunicorn, and hasn’t even come close to an official announcement from anyone, let alone Google, but there’s a slight addition to this that makes it all the more plausible. As code names go, Passion is one of the titles that’s pretty high up in the rumor mill within the Android community, and let’s face it, everyone wants this phone. The Google Phone that T-Mobile is supposedly getting has been hidden under the guise of “Passion”. It’s an entire project devoted to this device, and even better, it’s apparently being launched within the first two weeks of January. That isn’t too far off.
However, the fact that the Google Phone has been reeking of VoIP services leaves one to question: why T-Mobile? Has Google worked out a deal with them to sell the phone, and have T-Mobile USA support it on its network? That seems a bit strange if it’s true, but I guess stranger things have happened. And before I forget, let me just go over the quick nitty-gritty about the supposed HTC Passion (or Dragon, if you still want to call it that) so you can be just as excited all over again: a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor; 4.3-inch capacitive multi-touch touchscreen; 5MP camera with LED flash; Android 2.x; 3.5mm headset jack; and 512 MB ROM/ 256 MB RAM. And let me end this by saying that David over at Tmo News is a great guy, and he knows what he’s talking about. He’s also not one to just make stuff up, either. So, while we hope you take this with a grain of salt, we might see a big change coming here very, very soon. All those Verizon Wireless customers out there, what do you think of the fact that the Passion might not be coming to your network at all anymore?
[via Tmo News]