Google tests new phone

Google Inc. is determined to gain more influence over how the Web is used on mobile phones, even if the next step in the quest tramples some of the relationships forged during its two-year expansion into the wireless industry.

The focus on Google’s mobile ambitions is sharpening now that the Internet search leader is working on a new phone called “Nexus One.” The handset is being tested by Google’s 20,000 employees, who received the device just before the weekend.

Google declined to comment on the reason for the Nexus One’s development.

Mobile is clearly the next big business opportunity and (Google) wants to do everything possible to control its own destiny.

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