Rather than cash, Google is distributing G1 to employees.
Google is now distributing HTC G1 Android phone for the holidays Bonus to employees.
Although the G1 phone distributed is better the one in retail store, it also has Android icon is etched and more, it is 100% unlocked - can be used with any GSM carrier across the world. However this phone can not be re-sold.
Google Inc. claimed the following in their internal mail : "We're proud to say that almost 85% of Googlers globally will receive Dream phones, including Googlers in the United States, Europe, Canada, Australia, Singapore, and Japan"
Employees in rest of the country are getting cash equivalent.
Thanx , Group Co-Ordinators