December 22 2008 / by John Heylin
Category: Gadgets Year: 2009 Rating: 5 Hot
The Internet is abuzz with people theorizing that a new Google phone from T-Mobile, the G2, will make an appearance late January on the world market. If true (which it hopefully isn't) this would mean a whole three months passed before a better phone from the same maker breaking the previous record made by the iPhone which stood at nine months.
Although others say it won't appear until April, the idea that a new phone may just be around the corner has got quite a few people heated especially when it "is expected to have a 5-megapixel autofocus camera, VGA camera for video calls, a full touch screen, and Wi-Fi connectivity." Three months later and already all those extras?
There's a lot going in to play here. For instance, many thought the T-Mobile G1 was rushed through production even though there was over a half a year of delay in production. That being said, one might consider a January release as a sign that the first phone pushed onto consumers wasn't the right phone but a rush-job, the rumored one being the phone they should have released first.
If Google wants to keep all the goodwill and support they have from those in the online community who are trying to support their Open-Source venture into the market, they also need to appeal to the consumers buying their Android-powered phones. If they're smart, they will answer these rumors and hopefully give us a release date somewhere later next year.