Google Mobile Phones
Coming (G Phone)
been lobbying the U.S. government for changes in wireless policy. While it
did not achieve as much as it wanted in the planning for the upcoming 700
Mhz spectrum auction in January, it did push for the fact that consumers in
the U.S. can buy any phone and use it on any carrier in the future. Meaning,
that when the Gphone does drop, most likely you'll be albe to use it on any
carrier you please. The Googlephone will most likely be 3G as well, which
means video conferencing, yea you can't do that with the iPhone. For you
iPhones users though, would this be enough to make you switch?
Observer of London is reporting that Google might be working with HTC and
mobile/telecom giant Orange to build a Google Mobile Phone, which could
possibly have Google software inside the device, and would be able to do
many of the web tasks smartly. The device, article speculates, could go on
sale in 2008. (Of course, we would all have forgotten by then… if it doesn't
happen.) Orange and Google, both declined to comment.
centre on a branded Google phone, which would probably also carry Orange's
logo. The device would not be revolutionary: manufactured by HTC, a
Taiwanese firm specialising in smart phones and Personal Data Assistants
(PDAs), it might have a screen similar to a video iPod. But it would have
built-in Google software which would dramatically improve on the slow and
cumbersome experience of surfing the web from a mobile handset.