So a telecoms consultant gossiped with us at the weekend and said that Google is planning to launch its phone in September. It will be much like the iPhone in appearance and tactile functionality but will be loaded with Google apps. Kinda makes sense. Google are working with the standard set of hardware makers – except they have excluded Nokia from the deal.

Whether you believe this news or you don’t, it does paint an interesting picture about the future of the mobile space. It suggests that the mobile market will be dominated by just three players – Apple, Google and Nokia.

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