Digitimes today reported that Google will "definitely launch its own-brand handset". Details are still highly speculative, but "sources at Taiwan handset makers" point to High Tech Computer (HTC) as the possible ODM.
The article also says that Google may also try use a "self-developed OS" in the handset.
According to a report in DigiTimes, Taiwan's Wistron NeWeb has entered design-in development for Wi-Fi phones with Google Talk compatibility.
Wistron has been shipping Skype-enabled Wi-Fi phones to branded network-equipment vendors since late last year, according to company sources.