Google exec confirms phone in the labs

Rumours, hints and leaks have all suggested that Google was working on a GPhone. Official confirmation comes from Isabel Aguilera, Google's chief executive in Spain and Portugal. The woman has admitted that the search giant is indeed working on a mobile phone in the labs but it isn't exactly as top priority as the iPhone was for Apple. She noted that it is just one of 18 R&D initiatives the company currently has underway and that it is probably for developing countries anyways. The idea is all about helping information get to where it's needed in developing economies. In the end, it isn't exactly something to get excited about, as the project can easily be dropped at any time. Nonethless, expect the Google Phone to be touted as the iPhone killer on your favourite "trusted" sources.

News source: aecomo (via Engadget)

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FREE!! are you kidding me (although that would be nice. But i dont think they would be able to sell enough advertising o be able to sell free phones. and if its going up against Iphone it will have to cost.

Official confirmation comes from Isabel Aguilera, Google's chief executive in Spain and Portugal. The man has admitted that

Isn't that a girl name?

Anyway, I suppose the phone would be free, like all other Google services/products.

Dont think it will be anywhere near as good as the iPhone. There is not enough information about it. We could be hyping it up as the next best thing and then all we see when it gets released is a Google VoIP phone!!

Anyway they have time on their side ... sit back and see how the pioneering new iPhone features affect the mobile market and pounce with something bigger and better ... actually ... maybe not bigger!! :cheeky:

She noted that it is just one of 18 R&D initiatives the company currently has underway and that it is probably for developing countries anyways.
I doubt many people in developing countries would be able to afford anything close to an iPhone, so there is not much choice...

zivan56 said,
She noted that it is just one of 18 R&D initiatives the company currently has underway and that it is probably for developing countries anyways.
I doubt many people in developing countries would be able to afford anything close to an iPhone, so there is not much choice...


first time EVAAAR i see something innovative actually being developed for developing countries.

Kyro.
India.