Google Phone

Simeon Simeonov has a fascinating post on his blog about the skunkworks project to develop a Google Phone. It’s being run by Andy Rubin, the former CEO of Danger, which makes the T-Mobile Sidekick. He reportedly has a team of 100 people — this isn’t just one of those experimental side projects.

This could get really interesting. Google, unlike Apple, could be the company that tries to blow up the existing business model of the cellular companies. A Google phone could tie together its involvement with municipal wireless and other alternative infrastructure platforms such as Fon and Current Communications.