You may have heard that Google will be making an announcement in the next week or two concerning their plans to step into the wireless arena. Needless to say, Google’s a big deal. Since Verizon backed down from protesting the open accessibility of the 700 mhz spectrum, the doors are wide open for Google to drop whatever bomb they want. Now all of tech enthusiasts wait with bated breath for the big move – many doubt that a full-blown Google OS will be involved, but rather suspect a software suite accessible on any platform out there. The possibilities are exciting, that’s for sure. This week we invite you fine readers to get your punditry on: what are we going to see from Google in the next few weeks? The GPhone? Simply porting over what they’ve already made for desktop? What will it all mean for BlackBerry? RIM already plays very nicely with Google; will that work to their advantage, or has it just given the new competition a head start? The one who comments with the most full-bodied, interesting or straight-up wild speculation will get 3 themes from Bplay.
UPDATE: Alright, so the announcement came for Google’s plans for an open platform called Android, which will aim to lower the cost for developing and distributing cellphones. Why isn’t RIM in the alliance?
Lots of entries last week… Honourable mention goes to Timothy for his SOS emergency key idea – blind dates are dangerous, and apparently such a thing already exists! FM radio was another good suggestion, and wouldn’t take much to implement. We’re going to give the win to the other Tim for this one, though. Built-in buddy tracking is a solid service that would be great to have, even if it were just with other BlackBerry users. Keep an eye on your inbox Tim, we’ll be getting in touch with you soon! Thanks to all entrants last week! There were lots of cool pipe dreams that, with any luck, will soon see the light of day.