Google Poised to Unveil Nexus One

Smartphone launch expected at 'event' today
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 5, 2010 5:33 AM CST

(Newser) – The eyes of the tech world swing over to Google HQ today, where the search engine is expected to roll out its much-anticipated Nexus One "superphone." Google has stayed tight-lipped about the phone—confirming only that handsets have been handed out to employees for testing—leaving the industry guessing about the company's much-anticipated vision of a smartphone, the AP reports.

In invitations to today's event, Google said the industry has only seen "the beginning of what's possible" with its Android operating system. Analysts, however, are skeptical about the company's chances of unseating Apple. "Is this going to be an iPhone killer? I don't think anything is an iPhone killer," a mobile industry analyst tells CNN. "Was the iPhone a Blackberry killer? It's never going to be that one device that was promised to us a decade ago."

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