While I like my iPhone, it has several short comings. And unlike most Apple faithful, I'm not as quick to just dismiss them as future developments. Anyhow, its seems as if Google is about ready to level the cell phone playing field. Here are a few quotes from an article: " Photographs of Google's touch-screen handset are already on the Internet, and according to Rizzn.com, it will cost a mere 100 dollars." " CrunchGear said the HTC/Google phone would have Google Talk enabled, allowing users to make free Internet phone calls." " Google also intends to develop special applications for mobile phones, such as a search engine for ringtones, and offer free telephone subscriptions that would be financed through advertising." " The blog said the Google phone will not only be able to surf the net but also will include "a special version of Google Maps, compatible with built-in GPS, and compatibility with Gmail," Google's email service." How many of those options would you like to have right now? I would go for everyone except the free advertised based service. And all those options can easily be done now. These are all things I would have expected from Apple. Everyone that looks at my phone asks about adding music from iTunes as ringtones. They cant believe it when I say it's not possible on a phone made by the #1 seller of mp3 players in the world. And saying its coming in a future update doesn't cut it, it should have been the first thing designed into the phone. So how far will Apple go in the next 4-6 months to be able to compete with the Google phone? If in fact this phone does make it to market, I would easily lay down $100 for one.