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September 23, 2008 in Gear | 3 comments
The G1 gets covered by the Guardian. The new GACL phone was launched today by T-Mobile.
moira mclean on September 23, 2008 at 6:41 pm
I find it fascinating watching Google systematically delve into and usually succeed in such a variety of markets. That said, I don’t think the G1 will topple the iphone, not yet anyway.
Doc Searls on September 24, 2008 at 7:18 am
The press (including yours truly) like to make everything into a fight. The real story here is less interesting than G1 vs. iPhone, and far more important. It’s the establishment of truly generative mobile devices. Both Android and the iPhone contribute to that, but as platforms go, Android is far more open and therefore potentially far more generative. Until then, however, the iPhone rules.
Stephen Lewis on September 24, 2008 at 10:18 am
The iPhone “generative”? The iPhone is “applianced” in the most important of ways: It is SIM-locked and thus tethered to a single carrier and a single (nationally-based) billing system. When using an iPhone outside of the country in which it is purchased, owners have two choices, i.e. to turn off its data and email functions (its prime generative functions) or risk penury and heart failure on receipt of their bill.
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@blakekcmo Yep. They were gone on my LAX-JFK yesterday and in another tweet @united invited me to enjoy the free'd pocket space.
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Sitting on an @united flight, appreciating the liberated seat pocket space where #SkyMall (RIP) used to be.
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Thought: #SkyMall could have skipped retailing and distributed straight to garage sales and thrift shops. #VRM
Yo 2 electronics makers: please stop with the super-rubbery cords and cables that drag other stuff out of pockets and bags. Thanks. #VRM
A fine mid-winter sunrise over the South Coast, from Santa Barbara. I watched earlier as nearly all these clouds... bit.ly/1yURKpn
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