Google may arguably be the most popular and most profitable search engine on the planet but that is not stopping the company’s think tanks from continuing to push the envelope as far as product development and innovation is concerned. After Google’s successful series of add ons, services and feature sets, the company is now settting its sights on hardware. Enter the Google phone!
According to announcements made a couple of weeks ago, Google seems to be getting its stride as far as development of the G-Phone is concerned. After years of delay, the company has finally found a manufacturer for the phone, and it’s none other than Taiwan based smartphone maker High Tech Computer (HTC). The company itself has made a name for itself for offering smart phones using Windows Mobile that have very attractive pricepoints and features. At this point, no company has yet been identified who will supply the Linux based operating system for Google’s phone.
Some of the other details surrounding the G-Phone that were released last week include:
- a large screen with a QWERTY keypad
- A succeeding model will use a Qualcomm chipset
- Call minutes as well as text message will be funded through mobile advertising
- T-Mobile is the selected carrier in the US, while Orange may be used in other countries
It will be quite interesting to see how the mobile phone landscape will change with the entry of both Apple and Google in the arena.
[tags]Google, Google Phone, G-Phone, Qualcomm, HTC[/tags]