Google Phones Home
The Google phone is nearly
ready to rock
. And while it has nowhere near the fanfare of the iPhone,
this is clearly a significant product. The idea is the phone will tie closely
to Google search and apps, making it easy to find information, get maps and
perhaps feed Google all your personal information.
From all reports, the Google phone (sold only by T-Mobile) is fully featured.
But the real keys are usability, reliability and how well these features work.
It took Microsoft a long time to get phones right, and even Apple has had its
hiccups (and Apple has been building operating systems since 1976, way before
Microsoft got into the game).
But is the real play Android, the OS that drives the Google phone? Could this
be the basis of a range of intelligent devices that ultimately replace our laptops
and desktops and thin clients? PC World weighs
in on this without reaching any major conclusions.
Are you excited about the Google phone? Don't call -- e-mail your answers to
me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted by Doug Barney on 09/25/2008 at 1:15 PM