Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 6th May 2012 10:10 UTC, submitted by bowkota
Google This is absolutely fascinating. Steven Troughton-Smith has gotten his hands on one of the two early Android prototypes - the Google 'Sooner'. The Sooner is the BlackBerry-esque Google phone, which was supposed to be released first, followed by the much more advanced Google Dream (yup, what would eventually become the G1). Lots of high-res screenhots to get a good look at early Android. Update: Fascinating comment.
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the right thing to do
by bowkota on Sun 6th May 2012 14:17 UTC
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Google recognised immediately the potential of the iPhone and reacted accordingly.
RIM, MS, Nokia simply laughed at it initially, be it its price, the lack of a physical keyboard or its OS. Their ignorance is what lead them to their current situation.

It's sad that we lost Palm along the way. They had some interesting ideas and with the right support I believe they could have succeeded.

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