We Knew This Was Coming: Google Unveils Its Next Phone

Google is trying to make magic happen twice with the launch of the mytouchG3, their follow up to the insanely popular G1 mobile phone. Hundreds of personalized applications and seamless integration with the user’s Google mail accounts made the phone an instant hit. Google has expanded on these features with fresh apps like Google Search by Voice, enhanced photo and video recording as well as instant one click uploads to YouTube and Picasa Web. The mytouchG3, which comes in black, white and merlot (fancy!), is available for pre-order July 8th and for national sale in early August. Assuming you sign up for a two year contract, it will only set you back about $200. The tech geek in me — that refuses to buy an iPhone! — is singing with glee.