The phone everyone is waiting for has come up against a delay. The Google Android handset won't be available until the fourth quarter. The phone uses a suite of mobile software called Android.
The delay is in part due to the number of partners that are in on the deal. There are 30 of them. Some of them may not come up with with their programs for the operating system until after the fourth quarter.
T-Mobile's roll out in the fourth quarter is sucking up all of Google's energy so that other carriers like Sprint won't be able to come up with the Android-based phone till after the fourth quarter.
Another part of the problem is that it takes time for the partners to develop new features. Phone companies are sorting out what broadband networks the phone will run on.
Some companies are forgoing involvement in the Google venture until Google figures out distribution and revenue issues.