Targeting the iPhone, or the $100 laptop?
Subject: General Tech | August 29, 2007 - 11:50 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Gphone is coming, and we should know what it's all about in September. Running Linux and projected to be very cheap, it will be interesting to see what the phone is capable of, and if Google has plans to emulate Apple's locked service. According to what the Inquirer learned, Google seems to hope to make money from ads (Ad Words?) piped directly to the phone.
"THE GPHONE is set to be announced in September and it will be cheap, according to rumours spread by bogger Mark
Hopkins, who has a deep throat inside Google, claims that the device runs a modified version of the Linux kernel and
has a built in GPS.
This will mean that it can power Google Maps and other with other Google apps like Gmail, Calendar and Docs. The
phone will appear in the US by the end of the year."
Here is some more Tech News from around the web:
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- Switch To Open Source Today @ ASE Labs
- UFRaw 0.12 could make new converts to open
source RAW photo conversion @ NewsForge
- A need for speed:
802.11n router roundup @ Ars Technica
- HEXUS Probes Electron Avenue Pt:
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- Pixels - New Tech Comic by PCMech
- Games Convention 2007:
Hardware @ techPowerUp
- The stats from Games Convention
2007 @ HEXUS
- 2 "Mars' Foxconn boards to be given away @ Boot Daily