Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The Real Market

So the T-Mobile G1 Android phone
  • has a keyboard and a flip out screen
  • has no way to synchronize anything with a user's computer
  • replicates everything to the servers of a specific vendor
  • uses a specific email address and IM system, although you can add others
  • plays media as a sort of extra function
  • requires the user to use specific headset hardware
This isn't T-Mobile competing with the iPhone. This is T-Mobile creating an upgrade path for Sidekick addicts who have outgrown going everywhere on a skateboard.