First Google Phone Prototype Looked Like A BlackBerry

Posted Apr 26, 2012

The court battle between Oracle and Google has caused some documents to be opened up containing photos of the first Android prototype from 2006. This phone was a prototype for a “Google Mass Market Phone” and it shows a portrait QWERTY keypad with a landscape screen on top. The 2006 prototype would have had a 200MHz ARM Cortex v9 processor, 64MB RAM, 3G connection, USB connectivity, Bluetooth 1.2, miniSD memory expansion, and 2 megapixel camera on the back. “At Google, we believe we can be successful in transforming the mobile experience-in the same way we have revolutionised the fixed internet experience,” stated Google in a document from back in 2006. Google never released this prototype, but they did approach T-Mobile USA with this device and was considering releasing it for $9.99 per month with an unlimited data plan.