Google Phone The much anticipated (by me) Google Phone is set to be released by the end of the year. HTC will be manufacturing it. They’ve made their mark making Windows CE Pocket PCs.

There have been rumors about the phone for a few months now. So far, Gmail and Google Maps have been confirmed and it won’t have GPS built-in. It will support 3G and EDGE, no word on HSPDA. Only a non-US carrier Orange signed up to carry it. It was rumored to be unlocked so you could probably use it with T-Mobile and Verizon. No word on pricing but it was rumored to cost less than half what the iPhone will cost since it doesn’t say Apple on it.