Good Time to Be in the Phone Business 2

Yesterday’s New York Times says, “First Google Phone Will Be Announced Sept. 23.”

The phone is expected to become a challenger to other high-end phones like Apple’s iPhone and the BlackBerry line of devices made by Research In Motion. Other manufacturers and cell phone carriers are expected to introduce Android-based phones in the coming months.

Google is promoting Android phones as a way to ensure that its services, as well as other services that may use its advertising system, are available on a broad range of mobile phones. But Google also stands to benefit from the popularity of devices like the iPhone, whose PC-like Internet browser has greatly increased the likelihood that its owners will conduct Web searches on their phones.

It also has a piece on trading in iPhone applications and another on Kleinert Perkins, one of the largest, best-known and most influential venture capital firms, starting an iPhone-specific blog.

Meanwhile, banks collapsing, the government rescuing a huge insurance company . . . it’s a good time to be in the new phone business.

And The New York Times gets it . . . today it announced a new column called Phone Smart.

About the Author Tim Berry is the founder and chairman of Palo Alto Software and Bplans.com. Follow him on Twitter @Timberry. Follow Tim on Google+ Read more »

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  • Mac

    “other services that may use its advertising system”

    Is that supposed to be a good thing???

  • http://hombyz.com Michel Richer

    Hie, Tim

    Seems Google want to take the WORLD.

    They should stay in search engine instead of search phone. Just another way to make more profits by selling advertising.

    How much can people buy if everybodys broke ?

    Thanks

    Michel Richer
    CEO Hombyz.com