….okay, it’s hard to describe Apple’s iPhone as a mistake. It was a true innovation, a breakthrough in smartphones. They chose to make it available through the AT&T network, stuck with that choice for years, losing folks like me who take an exception to be a client to AT&T at all costs.
Now Google announced “Wallet” —an innovation that is past due (in the US anyways): It’s a new way to replace your cash and credit cards in your wallet. It’s not going to exactly replace your wallet, not yet anyways as you probably need at the least your driver’s license with you at all times.
The New York Times says:
The mobile phone will eventually take over your wallet, replacing your credit cards, cash and coupons. But it could be some time before this new type of transaction becomes an everyday reality.
Google Wallet seems to only be available through Nexus S 4-G by Sprint. Why do I say that? Here’s why:
…well, it’s obvious, but here’s the pitch when I signed up for the notifications:
Google has its failures. Is it safe to say Nexus One was a failure for google? Google wave certainly (and to my disappointment) was. Nexus S is probably a good phone, but does it have the market share; and narrow it down further with Sprint? You get the idea.