Glenn Lurie, a leader in the iPhone project at AT&T who is actually using his own iPhone before the device’s debut, said in an interview that “There are other things. 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,” leading many to believe that Google Maps won’t be the only Google widget on the iPhone.
Might this be evidence that Apple is “pulling their classic under-promise and over-deliver move in a bid to capture a larger share of the mobile phone market,” asks ZDNet’s Jason D. O’Grady.
This is an exciting possibility. I would love to see Google Notebooks, Google Calendar or even Gmail on the iPhone.
More added Google apps along with third-party software compatibility (which Apple said it’s “wrestling with“) will undoubtedly boost the iPhone’s chances of becoming an instant success, I think.