Speculation is rife on Google coming out with its own variant of a mobile phone, a rival to Apple's iPhone, and bringing to fore the innumerable avenues for Google to further monetize through ads. But is the GPhone intended to compete with Microsoft's Windows Mobile?
Garett Rogers of ZDNet believes that Google would rather be developing an operating system that can be an effective alternative to Microsoft's Windows Mobile. This New York Times article adds more facts to the GPhone being an OS (a variant of Linux).
Nevertheless, an offering from Google would have to find a niche among several carriers that have spent many a sum on developing their own content. At the same time, this will be one domain where Google will be directly challenging Microsoft's dominant product (Windows Mobile) that is distributed by 48 handset makers and 160 carriers around the world (SearchEngineWatch).
With no confirmation on exactly what the GPhone is, what does the TechRepublic community make of this hype?