Contrast this with Microsoft. They just do software and some would say not all that well. I've often wondered what would happen if Microsoft built hardware to go with their software. Would the whole package be more stable - as stable as the Mac typically is? Would there be as many nooks and crannies for hackers and their ilk to exploit?
In any case, I look forward to Google's phone, assuming it sees the light of day at all and this whole rumor us true to begin with. My prediction, based on Google's track record in general and what my techie friends are saying about the Droid, is that Google's cell phone with bill a huge hit.
The Google Phone Is Coming to Change the Game | Technomix | Fast Company.
If Google is, as TC thinks, paying even more hands-on attention to how the phone works than they allegedly did with Moto's Droid, it'll be the most pure, unadulterated Android experience out there--something akin to the marriage between hardware and OS that makes the iPhone tick. With Google's giant name behind their own phone, and Android OS garnering much positive attention from users and developers, the phone could have a similar impact on the smartphone market as the iPhone did.