'Google's G1 phone will kill-off the PC', claim its designers

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London, Sept 27 : Florian Seiche, HTC (High Tech Computers) chief, the designers of Google's G1 phone, has claimed that with its high-tech features, the new phone could make the personal computer obsolete.

Florian Seiche, whose company designed Google's answer to the iPhone, believes the personal computer will soon join the 'dodo'.

Seiche insisted that the phone is set to transform the way we think about the internet, and could even kill off the PC.

Google's founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin launched the G1 phone amid a frenzy of excitement in New York this week.

"This is really big news for the entire mobile world. It is so fast, responsive and easy to navigate that you basically have the same browsing experience you would have on your desktop at home," Telegraph quoted him, as saying. He said that its just a matter of a couple of years that people will look back and remember how "awkward" it was that they could only go online when they were sat down in front of their PC, because "it will just be very natural that you can enjoy the internet wherever you are".

The G1 is touted as Google's answer to the iPhone, the image it may easily pull off by taking advantage of Google's wealth of applications that have already transformed the desktop.

It offers one-touch access to Google mail, which revolutionised web-based email services. It promises to make watching videos on the Google-owned YouTube a delight. Meanwhile instant-messaging via the Google Talk chat service could mean the end of back-and-forth text messaging.

The phone boasts so many "very, very cool and compelling features", including an mp3 player with access to Amazon's music download service, that he believes "many users will find it highly addictive".

"That is all available on day one of the platform going live. So you can just imagine within six months, within a year, the vast kind of choices consumers will have about what to turn their mobile device into," said Seiche.

And the most revolutionising feature is the phone's operating system which will allow the phone to evolve into the future.

ANI

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