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Is GPhone a pipe dream?

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Update (8/5): HTC’s CFO confirmed that HTC Dream, an Android based device will be out in Q4 2008. The Dream is similar in size and shape to the HTC Tilt, a candy-bar, slider. 

Given the recent developer discontentwith Android SDK from Google, it is clear that Google is learning what it takes to bring a quality Mobile OS to market. However, according to this report, analyst Jack Gold thinks, Google should tie up with the Symbian foundation and forget about Android. Now, that would make a lot of sense. Google could contribute its OS to the Symbian foundation, be a major player on the foundation and devote its resource to its core strength of developing multi-platform applications.

Google still contend that an Android-based device, aka the GPhone, will be out in the second half of 2008. Certainly, the pressure is mounting with iPhone 3G out in the wild, and RIM, Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Samsung and LG announcing a stellar lineup for the rest of year (see this post for RIM, this post for Nokia, this post for Sony Ericsson, post one and two for Samsung, and this one for LG). Not to mention, yesterday’s Microsoft employee memo by Steve Ballmer hinting at a Zune phone on the horizon. So is GPhone a pipe dream? I think not, and blogosphere certainly does not think so. However, when will it launch is debatable. I believe that Google will most probably announce the GPhone in 2009 at their major developer shin-dig.

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Written by dvdand

July 25, 2008 at 9:41 am

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  2. HTC Dream should be the first gPhone and come out with T-Mobile’s 3G expansion as I posted here http://www.googleandblog.com/free-htc-dream-google-phone-t-mobile/38/

    ,Michael Martin
    http://www.googleandblog.com/

    Michael Martin

    July 25, 2008 at 6:05 pm

  3. Hi Micheal,
    Thank you for pointing that out to me. However, I am really skeptical about Google and Open Handset Alliance’s abilities to deliver Android in a timely manner with the necessary functionality to compete with RIM, Symbian, Apple and Microsoft.

    dvdand

    July 26, 2008 at 8:30 pm

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    August 6, 2008 at 6:49 am

  5. I found your site on technorati and read a few of your other posts. Keep up the good work. I just added your RSS feed to my Google News Reader. Looking forward to reading more from you down the road!

    Alex

    August 12, 2008 at 9:52 pm

  6. Thank you Alex. Keep visiting and let me know your thoughts and views.

    dvdand

    August 13, 2008 at 6:36 am


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