Over the past few weeks, we've had a few posts on rumors of the Google Phone. We've even had a few folks contact us saying the a major announcement is imminent. You've not doubt heard the stories of people who have seen prototypes of the "gPhone". However there are those who have doubts that Google is looking to market their own phone.
Richard Martin over at Information Week has outlined 6 reasons why Google won't sell a gPhone. He lists the following reasons as to why Google may not release the phone for public consumption. At least the gPhone may not be what you expect.
Well it's an interesting read, but I still can help feeling that Google will be releasing a phone product within the next year. (It may not be a traditional mobile phone as we have become accustomed to. Think of VOIP and other technologies.) Others think that the gPhone may be coming sooner than later.
- Google is a software-and-advertising company, not a hardware manufacturer.
- The margins are low.
- The competition is fierce.
- No carrier will sell it.
- It's not fun.
- Google doesn't need to market a phone.
Google (GOOG) is an innovative company. A gPhone isn't all that far fetched.
Editor's Note: I'm off to Vegas for a few days, but I hope to add posts from the desert. Have a great week everyone.
Labels: Google Phone, gPhone