Is the Google Phone real?

google-phone.jpgThe Google Phone gets real as various scribes hint at prototype features: The Boston Globe on its Qwerty keyboard and three-dimensional animated buttons; Om Malik on its specialized browser, mobile-Linux OS and Java apps; TechCrunch on how Google's Gpay mobile-payment system could be the Google Phone's killer application; and Rational Security on the ads Google will run on the phone to make it free.

Is this the beginning of free phone service?