Rumor: Google to buy Motorola cellphone division

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Now this rumor would really put the cat among the pigeons.

The word on the street is that Google wants to buy Motorola's cellphone division.

That would give Google more than just a foothold in the mobile phone business.

The big question is, is it true? The answer is that it's a rumor. If it is true, then the antitrust authorities might well be interested.

And the rest of the industry would be, well fuming. Neither Google nor Motorola will comment on speculation like this.