A picture of an experimental Android handset given out to Google employees had blogs buzzing over the weekend amid signs that the company could offer a Google-branded smartphone next year.
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O'Brien offered a few observations about the phone, which appears to be an upcoming HTC handset called Passion. He noted that the handset is the same size as Apple's iPhone but has a screen that is roughly 5 millimeters longer.
News of the new Android handset spread quickly on Saturday, after Google announced in a blog post that its employees were testing a new Android handset.
The report did not say whether the handset distributed to Google employees is the same handset that will be sold under the company's brand.
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