Google Phone to Sell for $199: Report

The phone is expected to be introduced next week.
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"Android" mobile phone software is expected to sell for $199 and will showcase the Google brand, the

Wall Street Journal

reports, citing people familiar with the matter.

The move by Google is a departure from the standard practice of listing only the manufacturer and wireless carrier on handsets.

The phone is expected to be introduced next week, the

Journal

reported.

The Google phone, made by Taiwan's HTC Group, will require service with T-Mobile USA, a unit of

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.

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