Friday, March 16, 2007

Google to make a mobile phone: Another 2007 prediction comes closer

So now it looks like Google is going to make another of my 2007 predictions come true - making two from the list within a couple of days (following hard on the heels of emap's announcement about a shot-on-mobile UGC TV show)!
At the end of last year I guessed that in 2007:
"4) Microsoft/Google/Yahoo (one or all) will launch a mobile phone."
Yesterday, this emerged indicating that the myth of the google 'switch' phone was becoming reality.

"The head of Google in Spain and Portugal has confirmed that Google is working on a mobile phone. "Some of the time the engineers are dedicated to developing a mobile phone," Isabel Aguilera is quoted as saying on the Spanish news Web site"

Google in the US of course is saying nothing right now.

So I'm not going to tick number four off the list just yet - 'some of the time the engineers are dedicated to developing'... almost anything you can think of. That's the beauty of google.

But a tick in pencil, for now.

The rate of change is so rapid it's difficult for one person to keep up to speed. Let's pool our thoughts, share our reactions and, who knows, even reach some shared conclusions worth arriving at?