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Google and UK cellular operator Orange may be pairing up on a Google-branded cellphone that would come pre-loaded with mobile versions of Google apps like Google Earth, Gmail, etc., reports The Guardian.

There are already handsets that come pre-loaded with Google software, observes Engadget and in recent months they’ve also offered mobile versions of Google Maps and Gmail.

The device would be manufactured by HTC, the Taiwanese firm specialising in smart phones like Sprint’s 6700 (right).

Om Malik, on the other hand, says the iPhone is here. Only it’s not that iPhone. It’s made by Linksys, a division of Cisco. The new line of voice-over-IP phones are branded the iPhone.

The $180 iPhone Dual-Mode Internet Telephony Kit for Skype CIT400 (above), lets you choose whether to make calls over a standard telephone line or with Skype.

Also announced is a $200 iPhone for Skype, the WIP320, a SIP VoIP phone.

The CIT200 (right), includes a handset, charger and a USB base station that plugs into a computer’s USB port. The handset lets callers take their free Skype calling off the PC and into other rooms using the compatible USB base station. It has an Estimated Street Price of $129.99.

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