Google Vs. Apple: Dual Showcases A Preview To Smartphone War?
December 30, 2009 at 6:31 AM (PT)
GOOGLE INC. has invited the press to attend a JAN.5th "an Android press gathering," at its headquarters next week. Doing so stoked rumors that it will unveil a GOOGLE-branded smartphone -- and being that it will go up against the iPHONE, it may not be a coincidence that the event comes before APPLE's new product showcase a couple weeks later.
According to the invitation, GOOGLE will start with a press conference at 10a in CALIFORNIA on JANUARY 5th, with "demonstrations" scheduled between 11:30a-1p.
Earlier this month, a source told REUTERS that GOOGLE would begin selling its own phone on JANUARY 5th with a contract from DEUTSCHE TELEKOM's T-MOBILE USA, or in unlocked mode, in which consumers could use the device with a carrier of their choice.
The ANDROID event will also take place the same week as the CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW in LAS VEGAS, where its press conferences start on JANUARY 6th and the show begins on JANUARY 7th.