Could Google kill the cell phone industry?: This is a very interesting picture of why one guy thinks Google wants to lease the 700Mhz spectrum from the U.S. government. He makes a good case…and an exciting one.
With full leasing ownership of the 700MHz spectrum, Google will try to effectively cripple the cell phone industry. […] Google is requesting “open devices” that will work on the “open networks.” In other words, Google wants to create the ability for companies (and most likely itself) to create devices that will seamlessly connect to the broadband spectrum. Why can’t one of those devices be a phone?
[…] Within no time, Google will announce that wireless will be made available to the public through its system. After all, it did it in San Francisco, why won’t it do it all over the country? In effect, Google would run a “third broadband pipe.”
[…] Once the company announces the wireless broadband to the nation, it will immediately announce that Google Phone everyone has been talking about. The Google Phone will work specifically with the Google system (kind of like Skype) and will be free of charge.