"Our primary focus is consumer-based devices. As the year progresses there will be a significant number of HSPA-capable smart phones. We will be launching more G series phones and other products. You will see us launch a data card product. This will be happening in the coming weeks and months."
Monday, February 2, 2009
T-Mobile, Dell & Fujitsu to shower us with Android mobile devices this year
It's gonna be one hell'a fight later this year in mobile market, where Google's open platform for mobile phone has picked up its first pace with the help from T-Mobile G1 phone back in 2008, and that's just the start for Android.
We know we'll be seeing more Android phones after a quite successful launch of G1, but instead of having rumors to confirm of the next gen of G1, an assurance came directly from T-Mobile camp itself.
Neville Ray; T-Mobile's senior vice president of engineering and operations in USA slipped out this when interviewed by FierceWireless (via AndroidGuys):
That's it, that's the truth bomb; there will more Gs coming our way. And judging from the way Ray spoke of them, the phones seem to be already prepared and ready for launch soon. How much can you spell Gs in a row...? ;-p
A second coming of Android phone is from Dell, the USA-based computer manufacturer has long been rumored making mobile phones not only with Google's mobile OS, but also with Microsoft's Windows Mobile as well. PC World was reporting the Dell's phone code name is MePhone, which will run on both mobile OS respectively.
The rumor has been running back as far as from July 2007, but the reassurance this time came from Wall Stree Journal who reported Dell will introduce in February at the Mobile World Conference in Barcelona two new mobile phones.
And for the last one is a big announcement came from Fujitsu, the Japan-based computer company has announced a new project called “Service Built for Android”. The project is aiming for the company to assist any other company who's interested and looking to deploy Android-based devices.
According to Android Community; the service is not limited to smartphones, either, with Fujitsu suggesting cars, consumer electronics and embedded devices being ideal candidates for Google’s open-source platform.
Assistance can take any form of consulting, training, engineering and embedded middleware. It’s unclear how much Fujitsu will be charging for the technical support, but they maintain that in utilizing both the free platform and their own services will see a cheaper final product and faster deployment.
Oh boy, Palm you better watch out and your new webOS™ better be as good as you've demonstrated, cuz it'll sure is going to face a tight competition ahead.