I have been giving a lot of thought to Google's forthcoming launch of their phone - as well as their disruptive model. I just don't see Google pricing themselves out of the market - so expect a VERY subsidized phone. If anyone thinks this phone is a threat to Blackberry or as everyone alludes to - Iphone, don't.
What no one is seeing though is that the Google phone WILL be a category killer...just not in Smartphones. What you are looking at IMO is an Itouch killer.
1) Will be priced competitively with an Itouch (I am guessing sub $200).
2) Can do everything an Itouch can
3) Can do what an Itouch can NOT ie Compass...GPS...Accelerometer... (everything an Iphone can do).
4) does NOT require a carrier (can be used WiFi only just as an ITouch can)
Don't get me wrong, I understand that this is not Google's intent, and they are looking at 'bigger picture' things. Just saying that the Itouch/Ipod franchise will be disrupted as an unintended consequence.
Anyone who does NOT see the real threat has their head in the sand.
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