Thursday, December 31, 2009

Nexus One - 10 minute Video - official iphone killer?

Google has learned and harnessed the power of open source. When used correctly it can topple or shake any regime(ask Microsoft, Rupert Murdoch, Yahoo, etc...) IT ALLOWS THEM TO RE-WRITE HISTORY IN REAL-TIME. From Search, AdSense, G-mail, Google News(top 5 largest news sources), Google Wave etc... And now the maturing Android phone the Nexus One! The G1, MyTouch 3G, HTC Hero and Verizon Droid were only warm ups to the new possibilities. As amazing as the Nexus One is, it's only the beginning but a glimpse of what we will expect with future phones...

* Android 2.1
* 11.5mm thick
* 512MB RAM, 512MB ROM, 4GB microSD in-box expandable to 32GB
* 5 megapixel camera with mechanical AF and LED flash
* HSPA 900 / 1700 / 2100, 7.2Mbps down and 2Mbps up -- in other words, yes to T-Mobile 3G and won't work on ATT 3-G
* 3.7-inch WVGA AMOLED display
"a noise-cancellation chipset, OpenGL ES 2.0-capable graphics, and references to an auto-focus camera with LED flash. These are Droids also notes that the ROM 2.1 hints at a Snapdragon processor inside.

The Snapdragon is capable of clock speeds that top 1GHz--nearly double the processor speed of Motorola's DROID. The OpenGL ES 2.0 support should also satisfy gamers, and put the Nexus One on par with the iPhone in terms of graphical power."

Pricing: $530 unlocked, $180 w/ T-mobile $79.99 per month(500 Minutes, unlimited text)

Press Release: at Google Headquarters Jan. 5th, those invited will recieve a free Nexus One.


Reblog this post [with Zemanta]

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Verizon HTC Eris Android $9.99 on Amazon!!

This has to be one of the fundamentally best values for a SmartPhone or App phone as David Pogue of the New York Times would say. $9.99 for a touch screen, open source, google powered, gmail loaded, freaking flickr'd, twitter able, facebook packed, google mapped, bar codable AND HTC SENSED!!!!... Verizon offers it BOGO(Buy ONE, get one FREE) but it's $99... Well the customers can do math now, after being brutally trained by the hard hitting Wireless carrier tactics... for $99 we can buy 4 from amazon and give one free to Verizon... any back to the lecture at hand...

HTC Eris is a cousin of the hit sensation HTC Hero. The HTC Hero rounded up raving reviews and crital acclaim world wide. The HTC Eris is Verizon's tailored version of this Google Android Powered Device. see here why the Eris/Hero are great devices, it's the HTC Sense that differentiates it from other droids,

Operating System

Google Android (Cupcake)

Qualcomm® MSM7600™, 528MHz
Internal Memory

512MB ROM / 288MB RAM

3.2-inch 320 x 480 HVGA Resolution Capacitive Touch Screen


CDMA: Dual-band 800/1900MHz, CDMA2000 1xRTT/1xEVDO rev. A

Support for Office Outlook Mobile® and Microsoft Exchange® with Direct Push

4.45” (L) x 2.19” (W) x .51” (T)

4.23 ounces

1300 mAh Li-on
Talk time: 214 min
Standby: 373 hrs
(The above are subject to network and phone usage)

Built-in Camera

5.0 MP w/ Auto Focus

MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV
I/O Interface

Bluetooth® 2.0 with Enhanced Data Rate and A2DP for stereo wireless headsets, WiFi®: IEEE 802.11b/g

microSD™ memory card slot
Device Navigation

Ultra slim bar type phone with capacitive touch display, end/power button, send, home, menu, back/clear button, search, volume keys, TrackBall

Internal antenna
In-Box Content

Phone, 8GB SD Card, Standard Battery (1300mAh), A/C Charger, USB Cable, Quick Start Guide (link to UM), Safety Brochure, Warranty Card

Reblog this post [with Zemanta]

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Most watched YouTube 2009 all in one place

In case you missed out a few of these memorable moments, here they are all in one place so that you can catch up before the new years...

Most Watched YouTube videos (Global):
1. Susan Boyle - Britain's Got Talent (120+ million views)

2. David After Dentist (37+ million views)

3. JK Wedding Entrance Dance (33+ million views)

4. New Moon Movie Trailer (31+ million views)

5. Evian Roller Babies (27+ million views)

Most Watched music videos on YouTube (Global)*:
1. Pitbull - I Know You Want Me (82+ million views)

2. Miley Cyrus - The Climb (64+ million views)

3. Miley Cyrus - Party In The U.S.A. (54+ million views)

4. The Lonely Island - I'm On A Boat (48+ million views)

5. Keri Hilson - Knock You Down (35+ million views)

Fastest Rising YouTube search terms by month (Global):
January: inauguration
February: christian bale
March: the climb
April: susan boyle
May: pacquiao vs hatton
June: michael jackson thriller
July: michael jackson
August: usain bolt
September: kanye west
October: paranormal activity
November: bad romance
December: tiger woods

Fastest Rising YouTube search terms by month (U.S.):
January: obama inauguration
February: on a boat
March: watchmen
April: susan boyle
May: pacquiao
June: michael jackson thriller
July: wedding
August: send it on
September: kanye west
October: paranormal activity
November: adam lambert
December: tiger woods


Reblog this post [with Zemanta]

Orange sells $3500 for a iPhone in Uganda???

I'm sure this won't last long but it sure is madness and exploitation. And it's not a April Fools joke.  These guys are dead serious.  I wonder what Steve Jobs thinks about this...

Orange Uganda Chief Executive Philippe Luxcey said the initial excitement that has been registered for the service is immense.

“Since we announced the arrival of iPhone on Orange, we have already seen several hundred customers register their interest on our Web site,,” Luxcey said.

“We will be matching their enthusiasm with a 3G+ mobile broadband network that covers more people in Uganda than any other operator, a commitment to deliver the best 3G+ experience on the iPhone and best-in-class applications and plans.”

The iFlex price plan will offer 400MB of data traffic, 300 minutes of local calls and 240 SMS per month, while the iMax plan includes 800MB per month of data traffic.

The iPhone models on offer range from an 8GB iPhone to a 32GB model with prices ranging from US$1,421 to $3,421.

Orange Uganda Chief Executive Philippe Luxcey said the initial excitement that has been registered for the service is immense.
“Since we announced the arrival of iPhone on Orange, we have already seen several hundred customers register their interest on our Web site,,” Luxcey said.
“We will be matching their enthusiasm with a 3G+ mobile broadband network that covers more people in Uganda than any other operator, a commitment to deliver the best 3G+ experience on the iPhone and best-in-class applications and plans.”

Reblog this post [with Zemanta]

Monday, December 14, 2009

Reuters Jan 5th Nexus on Google phone launch

Looks like the hyped phone of the year, atleast last few weeks. The Google Phone = Nexus will be launched January 5th with Google in Conjunction with T-mobile.

link fixed

The cost of the phone looks to be a surprising $200 and down to $100 with the mail in rebate.

Rumor has it that the phone will be VoIP and will only need a data plan. Which is why the other Carriers like HTC, Motorola etc aren't upset because it looks to be a completely different model. Though it looks like it will compete heavily with them.

Reblog this post [with Zemanta]

Fox, NBC on Google Phone Nexus

View more news videos at:
Reblog this post [with Zemanta]

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Mobile Lab = Nexus 1 = Google Phone

The phone is called the
Nexus One
Google by HTC Corp.,
runs Android

Google Phone becomes official!! After rumors for all over the web. One thing is for sure, the pace at which Google is evolving is stepping on everyone's toes even their own allies. This might make HTC, Motorola & T-mobile a bit nervous... Posted by Mario Queiroz, Vice President, Product Management confirms that it is true the phone is being tested. What's not clear is why they felt that they should make their own phone rather than improve on what their partners are doing. Steve Ballmer thinks their confused and can't figure them out.

While the rest of the millions that went out to buy the dozens of new Androids and waiting for the Eclair Update 2.0. Google's on to the next one.

We recently came up with the concept of a mobile lab, which is a device that combines innovative hardware from a partner with software that runs on Android to experiment with new mobile features and capabilities, and we shared this device with Google employees across the globe. This means they get to test out a new technology and help improve it.

Unfortunately, because dogfooding is a process exclusively for Google employees, we cannot share specific product details. We hope to share more after our dogfood diet.

Posted by Mario Queiroz, Vice President, Product Management

But rest assured that whatever Apple releases this summer that's currently being tested in San Francisco might blow out the steam from this project if Google doesn't get it right.

More on the Google Phone:
CNET TV Associate Producer Jason Howell, who had a very brief hands-on with the gadget Friday night and first relayed the news on Twitter, confirms that the "mobile lab" device is an HTC phone running the Android 2.1 operating system.

"I knew it was an HTC device," Howell said. "It looked like the Touch, but was a lot was a slick-looking thing and very nice." He also spotted a trackball and four standard Android menu controls, and he said the display was "supersharp" and rivaled that on the Motorola Droid.
The phone is “really, really fast,” says someone who has seen one in action. It runs on a Snapdragon chip, has a super high-resolution OLED touchscreen, is thinner than the iPhone, has no keyboard, and two mics. The mic on the back of the phone helps eliminate background noise, and it also has a “weirdly” large camera for a phone. And if you don’t like the touchscreen keyboard, a voice-to-text feature is supposed to let you dictate emails and notes by speaking directly into the phone.

Reblog this post [with Zemanta]

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Got Droid? Now what? Android Apps

Well the Droid is highly customizable so after the first few days of learning how to use the basics, you then need to get started on the APPS?

One of the best sites with a quick review and readily accessible bar codes is They list some of the coolest apps currently available on the Android market.

Second, go to the default Android market web site.

There countless of apps available based on your preferences. Here's a short list of a few we've tried. All happen to be Free;)

We found these on many more available on the site with better descriptions.
Androids Around 2:
Show you Android users world wide on a map

Bar Code Scanner:
One you'll find using the most

keep tabs on your adsense account.


Xtremelabs Speed Test:
test your evdo connection speed 570 Kbits/s download and 145 upload

Other notables from Android market.

From the GoogleSuspects->


Google Finance,
Finance for Android brings you streaming real-time quotes in this stock quote and portfolio application. It synchronizes with your Google Finance portfolios, allows quick access to charts and lets you view the latest market and company news. -New widget for quick access to quotes -Android 1.6 support for Quick Search Box. To enable, go to System Settings > Search > Searchable items. -Now supports AMEX, ASX, BIT, BOM, HKG, LON, NYSE, NASDAQ, SHA, TPE, & currencies

Google Talk

Google Voice,

Listen from Google Labs brings podcast search, subscribe, download and stream to your Android-powered device. Subscribe to programs and searches to create a personalized audio-magazine loaded with fresh shows and news stories whenever you listen. This release searches thousands of popular English-only audio sources.


Places Directory

Google Maps
Download the latest release of Google Maps, and never carry a paper map again. New features: * Search by voice * Transit & walking directions * Business details and reviews * Latitude Updates Also includes: * My Location * Business listings * Driving directions * Traffic * Street View

and Gmail

Facebook for Android™ makes it easy to stay connected and share information with friends. You can share status updates from your home screen, check out your news feed, look at your friends’ walls and user info. Share photos from your phone and can even look up up to 125 friends’ phone numbers from the home screen.

FBabble lets you stay in touch with your friends on Facebook wherever you go! Features include real-time chat, uploading photos, changing current status and even automatic tweets to your Twitter account.

Battery Widget,
Graphical Battery Widget showing the exact battery level and charging status in a 1x1 space. Touch the widget to get shortcuts to Display/GPS/Wifi Settings Efficient implementation, waits for system battery change notifications, not polling.

Funny Jokes
Browse the funniest jokes. You can add your jokes, share them with others, and send them via email or text message. Thousands of jokes in 12 categories We added photo profiles, flagging and deleting of messages, and a nicer user interface!



Terminal Emulator,

Math Workout
Test your mental maths and exercise your brain once a day. Maths Workout is a daily routine for thousands of players worldwide – both young and old. Get competitive! Play the World Challenge and submit your score for ranking with other players around the world.

Brain Genius Deluxe(Google need this to keep up, coffee won't work;)

You won’t be looking for a paper puzzle ever again! With four difficulty levels, intuitive interface, and all the functions right at your fingertips, this Sudoku app is sure to be your favorite. Interrupted? Exit Sudoku, and the puzzle is saved exactly as you see it!


For New Yorkers theirs NYC Subway Bus map,
The NYC Subway Map provides simple, quick and offline access to the real NYC Subway map. Join the 50,000+ Android straphangers who will never awkwardly peek over someone's forehead for directions again!
TED Talks allows you to watch the latest TED videos based on Themes, Talks and Tags. To learn more, go to: We want to make this app better! If you experience any problems or have any suggestions, please email to
Whether you're planning your week, your day, or the next hour, The Weather Channel delivers the tools you need to be prepared. From customizable weather maps to video forecasts and severe weather alerts, The Weather Channel has you covered.

Opera Mini Browser

Browse the entire Web on your Android phone and save time and money. Opera mini is compressing pages up to 90%, making web browsing fast. Synchronize your bookmarks, history, notes and more between your computer and mobile phone, and a lot more...

Twidroid is the first full-featured twitter client application on the android platform with features like native photo posting, location support, auto-completion, a fully integrated notification system and the latest news from twitter buzz.

I wish I had a barcode to like all these web sites, common developers?

Google RSS Reader

How to Keep up with the flurry of news information and updates... This video was taken via To keep up with Google earth, but it can be used for any field/subject/nook/kindle etc....

Reblog this post [with Zemanta]

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Google is rolling out 'Favorite Places on Google'

I have to say the way Google's Universe is expanding their gently stepping on a lot of toes but in a such a productive way to the end user that you can't be mad at them... This is the latest that may or may not rub Zagat the wrong way... A favorite place on Google is likely to be more favorable than a zagat listing...

Reblog this post [with Zemanta]

This Blog is Moving to

moved to

Google Voice for Chrome, Macs not yet supported

more info on Google Voice

Creative use of google googles
one of the things Google Goggles is pretty good at recognizing is landmarks. Knowing this, I’ve been able to figure out where many of my pictures were taken simply by taking pictures of my pictures!

more on Google Goggles:

Reblog this post [with Zemanta]

Google Chrome for Mac Available in beta!

Google Chrome for Mac. Available today in beta!

Google Chrome is now available in beta for Mac OS X.

Here are a few fun facts from us on the Google Chrome for Mac team, shared in their email...:

* 73,804 lines of Mac-specific code written
* 29 developer builds
* 1,177 Mac-specific bugs fixed
* 12 external committers and bug editors to the Google Chrome for Mac code base, 48 external code contributors
* 64 Mac Minis doing continuous builds and tests
* 8,760 cups of soft drinks and coffee consumed
* 4,380 frosted mini-wheats eaten

**** How they meticulously caculated the above I don't know

Here's one of the reasons it's faster than the competition...

Google Chrome Team

Reblog this post [with Zemanta]

Verizon Motorola Droid Systems Update

s over the air (OTA) update, a software version AP:ESD56/BP:C_01.3E.01P,

* OS stability is improved.
* Battery life is improved.
* Camera auto focus functionality is improved, and time between
shots is reduced.
* Enhancements for three-way calling.
* Audio for incoming calls is improved.
* When receiving a call on call waiting, the speakerphone now
remains on.
* Bluetooth® functionality is improved; background echo is eliminated.
* Improved Bluetooth phone book transfer of contacts to in-vehicle
Bluetooth solutions.
* After closing a GPS application, the GPS icon will now automatically
be removed from the notification panel.
* Users can now receive SMS and MMS messages after an EMS
message is received.
* SMS and MMS may now be sent to seven-digit addresses.
* Google® contact merging has been updated to accommodate
seven-digit numbers.
* Visual Voice Mail notices now arrive instantaneously.
* The corporate calendar widget user interface is updated.

Reblog this post [with Zemanta]

Google's Real-Time Search, Google Googles

Today's sensor-rich smartphones are redefining what "query" means. All from a mobile device you can do what you see below.  Visual Search is only available to Android phones for now.

you can now search by
location using the location of your mobile phone to launch some helpful features, like showing you "what's nearby.
sight Google Goggles, a visual search application that lets you search for objects using images rather than words, using your camera phone.

using the location of your mobile phone to launch some helpful features, like showing you "what's nearby.

HTC Legend, Salsa, Tide, Buzz, Bravo

Just when you thought you finally had tabs on the flurry of Android phones(MyTouch, HTC Hero, Motorola Droid), the Storm continues.  Below is a list of next years line up from HTC alone!!  


HTC Legend
Release: March 2010
Processor: Qualcomm MSM 7227 600MHz
Memory: 512 Flash Memory, 256 RAM
Screen: 3.2-inch AMOLED touch screen
Camera: 5.0 mega-pixel with flash
Thickness: 11.4mm
New Sense widgets
Clickable Optical Mouse
Metallic Design
FM Radio
3.5mm headphone jack

HTC Salsa
Release: June 2010
Processor: Qualcomm MSM 7225 528MHz
Memory: 512 Flash Memory, 256 RAM
Screen: 2.6-inch QVGA touch screen
Camera: 3.2 mega-pixel
4-row QWERTY
Thickness: 8.6mm
FM Radio
3.5mm headphone jack

HTC Tide
Release: April 2010
Processor: Qualcomm MSM 7225 528MHz
Memory: 512 Flash Memory, 256 RAM
Screen: 2.68-inch QVGA touch screen
Camera: 3.2 mega-pixel with autofocus
Thickness: 13mm
3.5mm headphone jack

HTC Buzz
Release: May 2010
Processor: Qualcomm MSM 7225 528MHz
Memory: 512 Flash Memory, 256 RAM
Screen: 3.2-inch touch screen
Camera: 5.0 mega-pixel with autofocus, flash, face tagging
Thickness: 11mm
FM radio
3.5mm headphone jack

HTC Bravo
Release: April 2010
Processor: Qualcomm QSD 8250 1GHz
Memory: 512 Flash Memory, 256 RAM w/ 16GB microSD card
Screen: 3.7-inch WVGA AMOLED touch screen
Camera: 5.0 mega-pixel with flash, autofocus, and HD video capture
Thickness: 11.7mm
Optical Joystick
DivX, Dolby support
FM Radio
3.5mm headphone jack

more info on:
Reblog this post [with Zemanta]

Moore's Law for handhelds - A New Era of Computiing

A New Era of Computing

Mobile devices straddle the intersection of three significant industry trends: computing (or Moore's Law), connectivity, and the cloud. Simply put:

  • Phones get more powerful and less expensive all the time
  • They're connected to the Internet more often, from more places; and
  • They tap into computational power that's available in datacenters around the world
These "Cs" aren't new: we've discussed them in isolation for over 40 years. But today's smartphones -- for the first time -- combine all three into a personal, handheld experience. We've only begun to appreciate the impact of these converged devices, but we're pretty sure about one thing: we've moved past the PC-only era, into a world where search is forever changed.

Just think: with a sensor-rich phone that's connected to the cloud, users can now search by voice (using the microphone), by location (using GPS and the compass), and by sight (using the camera). And we're excited to share Google's early contributions to this new era of computing.

more info
Reblog this post [with Zemanta]

Monday, December 7, 2009

HTC Hero Android 2.1 Eclair preview

HTC Hero Android 2.1 Eclair preview

Some of what it includes:
On 26 October 2009 the 2.0 (Eclair) SDK was released.[36] Among the changes are:[37]
Optimized hardware speed
Support for more screen sizes and resolutions
Revamped UI
New browser UI and HTML5 support
New contact lists
Better white/black ratio for backgrounds
Improved Google Maps 3.1.2
Microsoft Exchange support
Built in flash support for Camera
Digital Zoom
Improved virtual keyboard
Bluetooth 2.1
more on Android:

HTC Hero Adobe Flash first Android

Adrian Ludwig from Adobe Systems, Inc. demos websites with Flash on the HTC Hero, the first Android smartphone with Flash.

e.g yahoo movies you can see the full movie site and trailers. E.g The Transformer movie e.g. Penguine Swings and thousands of other Flash Games content on upper right can only be used on Flash.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Friday, December 4, 2009

Content coming soon

visit for now

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Dana Hanna @Tracypage @TheSoftwareJedi Twitter @ the altar.

Dana Hanna updates his Facebook and Twitter, at the altar.

Stolen Belgian iPhones recovered in Russia

Police recently cracked a big case involving hundreds of stolen iPhones(iPhone 3GS). PC World recently reported how the phones were snatched from the warehouse The crafty thieves dug a hole in the warehouse in Belgium and took the phones. Supply and Demand always breeds the best in competition and crime. The iPhone 3GS isn't yet available in Russian and many other countries where there is a high demand.

It's likely that most of the phones will be recovered. The Interpol has a list of the IMEI #'s. Yes indeed you can run but you can't hide.

More information:

David Pogue of the NY Times recently wrote an article on who pays for the stolen iPhones.

Reblog this post [with Zemanta]

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

download HTC Hero 2.1 via XDA-developers & AllDroid

The HTC Hero now has the sweet Eclair(2.0) update leaked(not the official version). Only the Motorola Droid had the 2.0 and the good folks at HTC were left out. The new update includes the following below.

* Optimized hardware speed
* Support for more screen sizes and resolutions
* Revamped UI
* New browser UI and HTML5 support
* New contact lists
* Better white/black ratio for backgrounds
* Improved Google Maps 3.1.2
* Microsoft Exchange support
* Built in flash support for Camera
* Digital Zoom
* Improved virtual keyboard
* Bluetooth 2.1

The HTC Hero 2.1 ROM with SenseUI is apparently bow available. NEws from

via XDA-developers and AllDroid!

Reblog this post [with Zemanta]

how-to iphone stream live video Knocking

You can download Knocking Live Video from the itunes store

The app was initially rejected by the iTunes store. The motivated developers appealed directly to Steve Jobs via email. With in 3hours of knocking on Steve Jobs door they were live and in effect.

Below is how Knocking works. A fantastic app pioneering the way for live streaming on your iPhone.

Reblog this post [with Zemanta]

Google Wave Invites Give away for our Readers

We have another batch of Google wave invites. To Win write to ViewSpotLight @ as to why you need the service.. We will announce winners on the web site Thursday 5pm.


Google Phone = Chrome OS + Google Wave + Google Voice (A Unifying Theory)

Google's Unifying Theory = Chrome OS + Google Wave + Google Voice = Google Phone

People thought the Android powered phone was the "Google Phone" and it turned out not to be THE "Google Phone".

What we think would be this: The "Google Phone" would be a cloud phone leveraging Google OS, Chrome and Google Wave". At the time when Google on the drawing board sketching out the Android phone they didn't see the possibilities that were dawning. They hadn't started with Google Voice or Chrome Browser or Chrome OS or Google Wave. Google's cash cow has come with the help of the web browsers, with out the display of the ads theirs a huge loss of revenue. The better the browsers the better their bottom line. Google has a huge map in their office that shows places around the world that are dark spots with no searches. Most of those places have cell phones. If Google can provide phones in those areas with decent searches, then they will officially rule the world.

Apple's Unifying Theory = Mac OS + Safari + iTunes + iPod = iPhone
The leaders of the Genius Phone revolution at Apple built it and centered around iTunes. Which was a checkmate to bring aboard the millions of music, movie, tv, podcast people to one home. On top of it carries their real Mac OS and Safari. FOR Google to get it right, the Chrome OS will have to be at the heart of their new phone. That is the only way they can seriously increase their earning on the cell phone side. And pose a threat to the iPhone(Really a disguise of the best iPod ever).

What we have below is the biggest credible clue that Google will go in that direction to have Chrome OS run on the cell Phones. They must have tried that by now.

Google Chrome OS is a new project, separate from Android. Android was designed from the beginning to work across a variety of devices from phones to set-top boxes to netbooks. Google Chrome OS is being created for people who spend most of their time on the web, and is being designed to power computers ranging from small netbooks to full-size desktop systems. While there are areas where Google Chrome OS and Android overlap, we believe choice will drive innovation for the benefit of everyone, including Google.

Finally from Sergey Brin(Founder of Google) "CNET, Brin said that Android and the Chrome OS "will likely converge over time," noting the common Webkit and Linux foundation of both operating systems."

Microsofts Steve Ballmer ridiculed the Chrome OS initiative saying at the windows Partners Conference "highly interesting... I don't know if they can't make up their mind or what the problem is over there, but the last time I checked, you don't need two client operating systems. It's good to have one."

A Unifying theory is what Apple has, no confusing or false starts. Their miles ahead. Google has all of the pieces but it's not yet complete. The question is, with the Google Phone do it?
While others are filing this under “certainty” we are still going to have to classify this one as a “class 1 rumor.... The article is pretty light on facts and fairly high on speculation so we’ll let you guys decide how high this one ranks on the certainty meter. While we don’t see a reason that Google would want to royally piss off their hardware partners, we also don’t see them letting much get in their way of world domination.”

TechCrunch(Michael Arrington):
But there are a few things we have absolutely confirmed: Google is building their own branded phone that they’ll sell directly and through retailers. They were long planning to have the phone be available by the holidays, but it has now slipped to early 2010. The phone will be produced by a major phone manufacturer but will only have Google branding... There won’t be any negotiation or compromise over the phone’s design of features – Google is dictating every last piece of it. No splintering of the Android OS that makes some applications unusable. Like the iPhone for Apple, this phone will be Google’s pure vision of what a phone should be.

According to a trusted source who's seen it with their own eyes, the Google Phone "is a certainty." They'll don large LCDs while running a new version of Android—either Flan or the version of Android beyond it—which our source spotted running on Google's handset as well as a laptop. (Whatever the software was, it most certainly wasn't Chrome OS, we were assured.)

Reblog this post [with Zemanta]