Google has made it no secret that it is planning on growing its Google phone business, with the Nexus One being the first of many new handsets. In fact, the company’s VP of Engineering went on record to tell Walt Mossberg of the Wall Street Journal that the company is exploring a “business edition” device with a physical QWERTY keyboard. That device may materialize as an Android HTC myTouch 3G or HTC Magic with a sliding QWERTY. The keyboard-centric Magic has been spotted in a user-agent string.
This does leave room for the mid-range market, and Unwired View is speculating that a myTouch 3G or Magic with a keyboard can fill that demand. Perhaps even a business-grade device and consumer grade device, both with keyboards, and a touchscreen only Nexus?
Speaking the “business edition” device, business edition seems to be the new buzz word with Google focusing on the enterprise customers with hardware differentiation and Microsoft addressing that market through greater software support and integration with the rumored, hyped, and much anticipated Windows Mobile 7.