Google: Walking the iPhone Knife Edge

March 19, 2009

iPhone accounts for a large chunk of mobile search. You can tap some stats here, but like most of these Web traffic estimates, grab a salt shaker. Season to taste. Google provides Mac power plugs in its meeting rooms. Message: Windows users not wanted. Google offers nifty features for the iPhone. Googlers love to drop into Unix whilst iTunes hums in the background. With so much Apple goodness, imagine my surprise when I heard from two different sources today that the GOOG may be readying a low cost or no cost Gphone plan. Is this true? Tough to tell but my sources are not given to flights of fancy. A subsidized phone makes sense. AT&T offers a deal to iPhone customers. For details, click here for “AT&T Bringin’ Sexy Back, Offering iPhone 3G at No-Commitment Price, No Activation.” My hunch is that the GOOG wants to get a larger share of the mobile Web traffic without an intermediary like Apple. More info on this interesting rumor as I can locate it.

Stephen Arnold, March 20, 2009



3 Responses to “Google: Walking the iPhone Knife Edge”

  1. RaiulBaztepo on March 28th, 2009 3:42 pm

    Very Interesting post! Thank you for such interesting resource!
    PS: Sorry for my bad english, I’v just started to learn this language 😉
    See you!
    Your, Raiul Baztepo

  2. PiterKokoniz on April 7th, 2009 5:24 pm

    Hi !! 😉
    My name is Piter Kokoniz. oOnly want to tell, that I like your blog very much!
    And want to ask you: what was the reasson for you to start this blog?
    Sorry for my bad english:)

  3. Stephen E. Arnold on April 7th, 2009 6:59 pm

    RaiulBaztepo and PiterKokoniz,

    Don’t worry about your English. When I lived in Brazil as a child, my Portuguese was worse than your English. Post away. I will figure out your messages.

    Stephen Arnold, April 7, 2009

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