Searching for the phone

March 18th, 2007

It isn’t only Apple who are designing a new phone. According to The Register, Google have one coming too.

It makes a lot of sense – others will follow, I’m sure. There are many more phones sold each year than PCs, and you have more opportunities on that platform for branding, for promoting your services, charging for them, and locking customers into them. I’ve often found it useful to have Wikipedia and Google in my pocket, and for many people a phone which made that really easy could be attractive, especially when it might be subsidised by advertising, and tie in location-awareness, and…

Mmm. The PC is so 2006…