Posted by Mike Evans in News on September 26, 2008

HTC have revealed that they first engaged in discussions with Google about a new Google phone over five years ago. That, remember, is way before the iPhone, and before anything remotely like a smartphone came into existence. Indeed, back then the RAZR hadn’t even been released, and a 1 megapixel cameraphone was unheard of!

The fact that it’s taken so long to develop the new Android phone shows just how committed Google has been with the new platform, and how forward thinking the company has been with the mobile market. The Android platform is based on a company of the same name that Google bought a couple of years ago, but Google’s discussions with HTC began a couple of years before that.

I’m not sure what’s more impressive – the fact that Google has committed five years of work to their new device, or the fact that both Google and HTC managed to keep under wraps for five years!

[Source: EngadgetMobile]