Thursday, October 28, 2010

Google: Android was "best deal ever"

Believe it or not.. Android wasn't always a Google property, but it was something they acquired in 2005, three years before the first Android handset (the T-Mobile G1) came to market.

Google VP David Lawee recently called Google's Android purchase as Google's "best deal ever".. which is high praise when you consider how many companies Google has bought (for example YouTube and dozens of others).

Apple may have popularised the idea of offering a complete package of hardware and software services, but Android is arguably more useful as so many people use Google services already. Microsoft has realised this too with Windows Phone 7, and is attempting to copy Apple and Android while adding its own distinctiveness.. in other words, all these big players understand that integrated mobile platforms are going to be big business. And what will that business look like in another 5 years time?


Monday, October 18, 2010

Video: HTC Gratia

The HTC Legend is a great looking phone, but really expensive for what it is. Perhaps this new Gratia (Grai-shya? How the heck do you pronounce it anyway?) is going to be a bit cheaper.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Video: Motorola BRAVO

Exclusive to AT&T in the US, the BRAVO is a bit less powerful than the DROID on Verizon, but it's still a pretty capable Android phone.

Video: Motorola SPICE

Perhaps it's a bit cheeky to compare this with the BlackBerry Torch.. but it does most of the same things and is likely to be a lot cheaper!

Video: Motorola FLIPSIDE

Bound for AT&T in the US, the FLIPSIDE is an evolution of the familiar "Morrison" line. It makes a useful choice for AT&T customers and marks continuing progress by Motorola in the US market.

Video: Motorola DROID PRO

It's a DROID inside.. but not on the surface where it looks like a mutant BlackBerry. Cleverly it supports both CDMA/EVDO and GSM/UMTS networks at the same time, a useful thing for Verizon customers (who get this phone exclusively)