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The G-Phone Cometh

Dan Jones

5:45 PM -- The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the long-rumored G-Phone will be unveiled by Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) soon.

The paper says the phone will be made by High Tech Computer Corp. (HTC) (Taiwan: 2498) and carried by T-Mobile US Inc. . It seems as if the phone will be a new rival for Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL), BlackBerry , and others.

I'm curious, however, over how much Unstrung readers care about the G-Phone right now. I suspect it's possible that you're all suffering from gadget overload after the endless stream of iPhone-related news.

Nonethless, I will likely buy one to check it out. I'm more interested in the software than the hardware, however. The G-Phone seems to me to be merely a Trojan horse to help establish Google as a major name in the mobile software game. I'm curious to see if the search giant has done any radical rethinking of the user interface and if rumored open-access policies regarding the handset code will bring more developers into the wireless sphere.

— Dan Jones, Site Editor, Unstrung

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12/5/2012 | 2:59:53 PM
re: The G-Phone Cometh
I am waiting until the G range is expanded further. First there was G-Mail and now the G-Phone. When they get to the String I'm all over it. Of course a string is unlikely to be of much interested to Unstrung readers.
12/5/2012 | 2:59:51 PM
re: The G-Phone Cometh
"When they get to the String I'm all over it. Of course a string is unlikely to be of much interested to Unstrung readers."

Depends, will the G-String connect two tin cans?

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