AT&T exec: More Google apps coming to Apple iPhone

Apple StoreGlenn Lurie, AT&T’s “point man” on the Apple iPhone project was interviewed by Brier Dudley for The Seattle Times yesterday.

When questioned about the iPhone’s price, Lurie let a bit of news (or at least of confirmation of what many have suspected) slip, “…You have the widgets, some of the Google applications that are coming — there are just so many things here that the price will not be an issue.”

When asked what’s his favorite iPhone feature, Lurie replied, “I don’t know if I can answer that. It’s a pretty incredible browsing environment. That’s the first part that I think will blow people away. It’s the first widescreen iPod they’ve ever done; it is very, very good, works extremely well. I think the other thing people haven’t really thought through is that Apple’s so good at simplifying things. That’s just what they’re known for; they’ve really simplified the phone. The standard phone applications are really intuitive, whether it’s receiving a phone call, putting that person on hold, adding another party and bringing a conference call together.”

Much more in the full article here.

27 Comments

  1. “AT&T exec: More Google apps coming to Apple iPhone”.

    Unbelievable!

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    MDN Magic Word: state, as in the obvious.

  2. iPhone

    1: Only 8 GB storage is too small. A movie alone is 4-5GB. Doesn’t leave a hell of a lot of room left over for everything else.

    2: A 2 megapixel camera is just about worthless and cannot give quality landscape photographs. See #1 for storage problems.

    3: Cingular’s/AT&T’s EDGE network is painfully slow, no 3G.

    4: No GPS, what’s the use in having Google maps if you can’t track or GPS bookmark locations or have the iPhone give you point by point directions?

    5: Screen is too small Just like the iPod w/video, the screen is just too small, Especially for web surfing for any lenght of time, or watching movies. Needing a new device, either MyVue glasses (eyestrain) or a mini-pocket projector and ideal location/conditions for viewings. More $$$$.

    6: Doesn’t fit into pocket easily Mockups of iPhones with leather cases produces a rather large flat bulge in users front pockets. Try walking around all day with a video iPod in a case in the front pocket of your jeans. The iPhone is larger than a video iPod! Ouch! Slimmer cell phones like the RAZR are much more comfortable.

    7: Screen scratches and smudges easily To reduce problems a stylus (heat activated?) will be needed and someplace to store it. In the case perhaps? Just another thing to make it harder to fit into pocket.

    8: iPhone will need belt hook or leather holster for men because it won’t fit into pocket. Bump a dump.

    9: Constant compuer hookups to install content/update playlists because iPhone storage space is too small. Large storage iPod with all your music with hundreds of playlists sure beats hooking up a tiny shuffle everyday.

    10: No mini projector a pleasant option would be to have a laser projector in the top of the iPhone so one can see a bigger picture on a wall or other surface.

    11: Doesn’t really replace anything The iPhone would be great if it would replace the things it supposed to, but it doesn’t. It’s just adds things half assed that really don’t add up to any value at this point.

    It’s just going to spawn a bunch of “solutions” that will cost even more money to get the decent amount of use out of the device. MyVue glasses, portable storage, USB hubs and power adpators, portable mini-projectors and so forth.

    It’s a phone for christsake, get a slim RAZR or wait for the M500 wristwatch phone.

    The iPhone is not ready yet. Thanks for reading. Goodday ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”smile” style=”border:0;” />

  3. “Playing the foil on stage with Jobs will be the Simon Cowell of the software world, Bill Gates.”

    More like William Hung methinks! ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”wink” style=”border:0;” />

  4. @ Not Quite Yet.

    I know better than to respond in the way i instantly feel like when people make such rediculously stupid uneducated remarks.
    I won’t even begin to point out the massive holes in your arguement, because thats what you want, isn’t it.

    Nice try though.

    MDN Word. ‘will’ as i will hold my breath.

  5. …they forgot to add the cloaking device…that is because of the unpredicable market flucuations in the price of dilithium crystals due to the Klingon raids on Betelguese II.

    Damn Klingons anyway….

  6. RE:5:
    Screen is too small Just like the iPod w/video, the screen is just too small, Especially for web surfing for any lenght of time, or watching movies. Needing a new device, either MyVue glasses (eyestrain) or a mini-pocket projector and ideal location/conditions for viewings. More $$$$.

    6: Doesn’t fit into pocket easily Mockups of iPhones with leather cases produces a rather large flat bulge in users front pockets. Try walking around all day with a video iPod in a case in the front pocket of your jeans. The iPhone is larger than a video iPod! Ouch! Slimmer cell phones like the RAZR are much more comfortable.

    Ummm, so are you saying that it is too big or too small?

  7. Wow!

    Anyone want to actually discuss what the topic of the article was about?

    Me, I would like to have Google Spreadsheets mainly. I’m not sure we need GoogleTalk or perhaps even the Google word processor (whatever it is called), as I think the iPhone will have these already built-in with iChat and a version of Pages.

    Of course, what I REALLY want is Filemaker on the iPhone!!!!

    My 2¢

  8. AT&T just aren’t used to the Apple way of handling releases. They try, but they just can’t keep their mouths shut!

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  9. your right SirROM

    The biggest thing I got out of the article, is how AT&T seems to be in tune with Apple on

    “The one thing we found as commonality is our pursuit of customer experience. Whenever we got into discussions, the thing we kept coming back to was this unwavering “what’s the customer experience going to be?” That’s gotten us over the hump every single time”

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