MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (
is in talks with
T-Mobile USA to sell its upcoming phone at a discounted price for the carrier's customers, reports say.
The Internet search giant also is holding discussions with other wireless carriers on similar lines, the
Wall Street Journal
reports, citing sources familiar with the development.
According to the deal, Google would offer the phone, dubbed the Nexus One, at a cheaper price to T-Mobile carrier's subscribers because T-Mobile would pay Google for helping sign up a new customer.
that runs its Android operating system to consumers directly through its Web site early next year. Some reports have sales beginning on Jan. 5.
A T-Mobile representative told
the company doesn't comment on rumors or speculation.