Google Phone Might Launch Spring 2008

December 27th, 2007 at 12:00 am

The CSI team won’t call this conclusive damning evidence but speculation has been going around that the Google phone may be launching this coming Spring.

Apparently, Google has booked two stands at a mobile conference in Barcelona this coming February 2008.  APC speculates (quite lengthily) that this may actually be a launch of the much awaited open mobile platform from Google, the Android.

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"You can bet that if Google’s handset partners lift the covers on their Android phones during the Mobile World Congress expo, which kicks off on February 11th in Barcelona – or if Google itself trots out a flock of phones to impress this annual powerhouse gathering of the global mobile industry (the company has booked two stands on the expo floor) – that these will be shiny snazzy models endowed with a very high ‘cool’ factor." 

Could be true but my bet is, along with TechCrunch, MAshable and GigaOm, is that Google will only be unveiling Android instead of actually launching the product up for sale.

The Google phone is not actually a hard unit but instead it’s an Operating system, Android.  If Google is making a phone, it would be outsourced, most likely to Taiwan’s HTC.

So this might mean that some lucky geeks may be able to see for the first time a wide array of mobile units on the Mobile World Expo in Barcelona this February 2008.  Whatever Google is up to, it sure is exciting and we’ll be keeping an eye out for developments of this story.



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