November 18 2009|05.25 PM UTC

Jonathan Rivers

What would it take for a Google Phone to beat out the iPhone?

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Google Android Mascot If you’re a smartphone or gadget enthusiast, you’ve no doubt heard about the confirmation of the Google Phone. Of course, we’re not talking about a Google Android-powered phone by HTC, Motorola, etc. — but a pure Google branded phone, designed from the ground-up by Google (and so far, rumored to be manufactured by LG).

Though a few people are scratching their head on why Google will compete directly with their customers (such as the recently released Motorola Droid), an updated post from TechCrunch speculated that Google’s upcoming phone will be data or VoIP-only. Regardless if its VoIP-only, it would be immensely interesting to see how a pure Google Phone will disrupt the increasingly competitive smartphone market.

Are you a current iPhone loyalist? Or did you recently signed on to Motorola’s Droid? Although none of the details on what the phone will feature has been revealed, what would it take for you to switch? Do you prefer a touch-screen only phone? Or would you only consider the Google Phone if it has a full QWERTY keyboard? Feel free to share your thoughts below.

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smitheejr November 19, 2009 at 3:41 pm

IF it has the same exact functionality as my iPhone and if it’s on any carrier BUT AT&T then I’d switch in a jiffy. But in all seriousness, I’m an iPhone loyalist and its very hard for me to switch considering how I’m so used to the iPhone’s touch-screen keyboard. I tried out my friend’s Droid, and while I was impressed with its screen (not so much for its slide-out keyboard), I find the device less aesthetically pleasing…

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mooring packs November 19, 2009 at 10:44 pm

I think that the Android is a software platform for mobile devices based on the Linux operating system and developed by Google and the Open Handset Alliance.

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Mathew November 25, 2009 at 9:51 am

I’ve had all three iPhones. Not only would google have to produce the same features but make them better and then take into account accessibility of iPhone App Store and compatibility with other Mac products. So in short…not happening.

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