It will be interesting to see where the iPhone fits in. Apple is not a partner in this. Also interesting to see whether folks will vote for functionality over design? Then again, after seeing the HTC Touch, design, it seems, will not be limited to a single phone!
Despite all of the very interesting speculation over the last few months, we’re not announcing a Gphone. However, we think what we are announcing — the Open Handset Alliance and Android — is more significant and ambitious than a single phone. In fact, through the joint efforts of the members of the Open Handset Alliance, we hope Android will be the foundation for many new phones and will create an entirely new mobile experience for users, with new applications and new capabilities we can’t imagine today.