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Unless you just came out of someplace deep in the Amazon forest the media coverage on the iPhone, more precisely, iPhone 3G is something that might have you saying "I'm sick of hearing about the iPhone." I have not been among the peoples standing in line waiting for either the new iPhone, or the greatly reduced price point for the older iPhone. And I just might change my mind. The reason for this is Google.

Yes, for all the techno excitement that pulses through my veins, I've been holding out on iPhone. This is because I really want a phone based on Google's Android. At least that's what I thought. A couple of things just might have me going with AT&T and iPhone 3G. Traveling extensively internationally, the first iPhone was limited to the United States. iPhone the sequel is available in Mexico. Web browsing is by all tests I've looked at, impressive. USA Today reports going to Amazon.com, completed in 25 seconds on iPhone 3G versus 50 seconds on iPhone. Of course I have to see how the 3G network is being rolled out in other cities outside the United States. And even disappointing news here and now may still have me springing for the new baby.

I'm still not thrilled that Apple continues to make the iPhone without a replaceable battery. Areas that do not have 3G or WiFi make the phone as Sluggy as any. And it doesn't support Adobe Flash out-of-the-box. At $300 for 16 megs of iPhone, I realize I'm just buying the razor. The two-year contract with AT&T at for me would average a hundred bucks a month, will be worth it if I'm not being killed by roaming fees. YMMV (Your Mileage May Vary).

So what is the kicker to get Tcat to seriously consider iPhone 3G. What could Google do that would have me reconsidering things? It's the fact that at the end of the day. The iPhone is a computer that runs the Macintosh OSx. So downloading third-party applications is pretty easy. A number of developers have developed third-party applications. This includes Google.

Quoting the Official Google Mobile Blog:

"Google Mobile App gives you a single text box to search through your contacts and the web. As soon as you start typing, it scours Google for things to help you. These could be typing suggestions, website suggestions or easy access to a search you made before. Google Mobile App even searches as you type so that you see results as soon as you finish typing. Over time, the App remembers the things you do most and puts them at the top. Finally, Google Mobile App also uses the My Location feature to detect your current location and show nearby businesses on a map."

So, in typical Google efficiency, they're improving the iPhone. On one hand, I've been waiting for the Google Android project. On the other, maybe I can do an incremental upgrade by going with the iPhone 3G, adding the Google Mobile app, now. If Android is so compelling it makes iPhone/Google Mobile look like a stone ax, I'll trade the phone and my contract in on one of those websites where people offer what is left on the contract and phone. My 3G iPhone for free, if you take over my contract. If I do this to make it more enticing, I'll be sure to get the 16 GB iPhone. This is important because the memory is not expendable on the new iPhone.

Tcat Houser is an author and international trainer. The GPS feature of iPhone 3G allows for geo-tagging. Something he has been experimenting with. 

Tcat Houser is a trainer in Information Technology as well as assisting people understand the most complex computer all, the human brain. This necessitates his being a professional Road warrior.

As A Certified Technical Trainer and Subject Matter Expert (SME) @ TRCB.com it can be difficult to figure out what Tcat is currently researching.

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