Google is shopping a prototype for a new cell phone.
Here is the WashingtonPost article.
Google would give away FREE phones and subscriptions in exchange for pushing ads through the phone. In the article questions are raised as to whether people will be willing to listen to advertisements, but my guess is that Google will not ask us to listen to ads.
Rather, Google will begin the cellular phone advertising revolution in the US that we’ve all been waiting for by pushing ads into the cell phone rather than making us listen to commercials before our call is placed.
– They will probably push coupons to us when we walk past a store that advertises with them.
– They will probably push contextual ads to us based on the websites we browse on our phone
They will try to enhance the quality of our life by pushing relevant ads to us at the right time.
This will be interesting to follow.