As part of Oracle’s lawsuit against Google over Java, the company showed off details of Google’s original smartphone concept from 2006.
The Verge published the designs.
The so-called “Google Phone” looks a lot like BlackBerrys at the time. Google reportedly pitched the phone to T-Mobile and said it would help subsidise the cost.
Not much was revealed as far as specs go, but it does give you a good idea of what Google’s mobile strategy was in the pre-Android days. This was before the iPhone, so keyboards and tiny screens were still in style.
The concept design is below. You can see more on The Verge.
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