Is the Google Phone a reality? Indeed it is, according to a DigitalPoint Forums post. Google has apparently partnered with Taiwan manufacturer HTC (High Tech Computer) to manufacture the phones which are slated for a 2007 worldwide launch.
What is the community sentiment?
For one, multiple users think that if the Google phone is going to sell, it needs to be better than the iPhone, the leading contender in the mobile market at the present.
If it can beat Apple iPhone, sure i'll buy. But iphone is too cool..
Others are hoping that the cost is right. But once upon a time not long ago, Eric Schmidt said that phones should be free. Maybe they'll cut the consumer a good deal if it displays AdSense ads.
Even others wonder what Google is trying to achieve here:
Why does Google need to sell phones?
However, I (and others) think that answer is obvious:
sure, if the phone's browser could display google ads, why not?
Engadget has more coverage as well.
Discuss the Google Phone at DigitalPoint Forums.