Monday, October 15, 2007

Why pay a few hundred dollars for an iPhone, when you can get a GPhone for free?

Here's a nice rumour: it seems that Google will be launching a mobile device based on a ad-supported business model, which basically means that users will be able to use the phone for free as long as they are willing to view some ads while doing so.

Google has already shown a prototype to device manufacturers and network operators but it looks like this device will not see the light of day for a long time.

Now the question remains: is this a good business model? I don't know if I would be willing to listen to an ad before I wanted to make a call, or having to skip through uncountless ads before I can read each feed.

Have your saying: would you accept this kind of business model in a mobile device?

Source: ComputerWorld

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