What makes the G-phone exciting is the open Linux based platform. Open source is truely revolutionizing the digital world. The Widgetization of mobile devices is here. The end result will be truly customizable mobile applications that are in complete sync with the online experience. There is no company on earth better equipped to make the net mobile.
On Monday, November 5th, Google is expected to officially announce the G-Phone and the entourage of partnerships that will make it possible. HTC, T-Mobile and Verizon are just a few of the possible players. The new phone could be here as early as the first quarter of 2008. Google's stock is already trading over $711 per share.
Google recently made a dent in the directory assistance category with 1-800-GOOG-411, a free automated 411 service. Google has a simple focus. They make it easier to manage information. The G-Phone is in line with their core competency. I predict some growing pains, but ultimately a success. I'd buy the product for historic value alone. Who wouldn't want a first edition G-Phone?
*The G-phone is more of an open source concept than an actual product, but who knows. A Google branded phone is a possibility.