The Wall Street Journal has an interesting piece, talking about the upcoming Google Motorola X phone which should apparently be released at some point next year. Dennis Woodside, a former Google top sales turned Motorola’s chief executive, didn’t want to discuss products under development, but he did say that they’re “investing in a team and a technology that will do something quite different than the current approaches.”
The X phone initiative is led by former Google product manager Lior Ron who worked on the Google Maps team, and he and his team want top-notch features for the phone’s camera and photo software. Moreover, they are also exploring innovative concepts and designs which could include materials such as ceramics and bendable screens.
The plans don’t stop there with Motorola looking to launch the X tablet following the phone’s announcement.
It’s too early to say anything but my thinking is that if anyone can pull this off — introduce some true novelty in the mobile world — that’s Google. After all, they don’t need to make that much cash upfront (from the hardware sales) and could rather wait for all the ad dollars pouring in at a later date. We’ll see where this goes…