AT&T, Google cooperate, fight

If politics makes for strange bedfellows, so can business.

We reported last week that telecom giant AT&T and search giant Google are fighting about new Google telephone service that does not reach all rural telephones. They also are battling over the iPhone and other tech issues.

The Dallas Morning news reports Google and AT&T are ready to consummate a deal of a different type. Giant computer maker Dell is about to introduce a mobile telephone that uses a basic software made by Google. AT&T plans to offer the Google-based telephones on its mobile network.