The name "Open Handset Alliance" sounds like an afterschool club for roleplaying gamers or hardcore a/v nerds ... which I suppose it is, since those former D&D'ers and Beta-heads are now running our economy at the helms of companies like Google and Sony Ericsson. Still, the OHA moniker cracks me up a little bit every time I see or hear it.
I should get with the program, though, as OHA announced this morning that its ranks have swelled by 14, including handset makers ASUS and Sony Ericsson, would-be handset maker Garmin, and European carrier Vodafone. Sony Ericsson was excited enough about learning OHA's secret handshake and half-hi-five handshake that they issued a press release about the whole deal:
?Sony Ericsson is excited to announce its membership of the Open Handset Alliance and confirm its intention to develop a handset based on the Android platform,? said Rikko Sakaguchi, CVP and head of Creation and Development at Sony Ericsson. ?We believe Sony Ericsson can bring a wealth of experience in making consumer focused multimedia handsets with new user experience to the Alliance drawing on the successes of the Walkman and Cyber-shot sub-brands. Sony Ericsson is a strong supporter of open operating systems and we believe the Open Handset Alliance offers an exciting opportunity for a new and unique user experience only Sony Ericsson can deliver.?
There are a few thoughts I've got on the matter which I'll pose to you Jeopardy-style - that is, in the form of questions:
These questions and many more to be answered in forthcoming installments of As the OHA Turns ... Right here on PhoneDog.