The G-Phone Cometh
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