Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Google's G1 Takes On iPhone and Mobile Web

by Mark Walsh: Move over, iPhone--the Gphone has arrived. After months of Internet-fueled speculation and hype, T-Mobile Tuesday unveiled the G1 mobile phone powered by Google's Android operating system and bundled with Google software including search, Gmail, Maps, and YouTube

Biggest storm in a teacup since Hurricane Hanna
Yeah it's new and it's cool and it is potentially very sexy- but it won't be anything we haven't seen before. There are no surprises anymore.
It's great that there is competition and it will be exciting to see how Google applies their thinking to smart phones- creating more options for the consumer and more healthy competition in the marketplace. But the challenge isn't overcoming the excitement at the new technology, it's about how you're gonna use it in the marketplace and monetise, baby.

Just keep it realistic and don't get too nuts. Keep perspective against the hoopla.

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