I have finally started to see the first Google phone released. I am a little disappointed at this point. I thought there was going to be more competition, but I am not seeing very much.
From Google Operating System, I learned a little about the phone:
- The price is around $200 – $400 (article cited). This doesn’t seem too bad, but the sad part is that they require a 2-year contract. That seems to be normal for cell phone contracts, but I thought the Google phone was supposed to be different — more open.
- The Google services looks great. I use most of the services listed, and it would be nice to have access to those anywhere. My biggest request of a smart phone, would be to help me keep organized, and these tools would do it.
- The GPS in conjunction with Google maps would be great.
It is locked into the T-Mobile network. Where are the options?
On another note, I saw some news about M2Z Networks trying to create a free cell phone network. This would be great if we could get the Google phone on that network! I thought was interesting that T-Mobile was cited as one of the main ones against it.