Barely minutes pass after I first pressed the publish button on my Google PC blog and InfoWorld has a story on the European-based VodaPhone introducing a VodaPhone PC with 3G networking technology built-in. Verizon Wireless, a US-based joint venture between VodaPhone and Verizon is expected to follow suit this Monday. But VodaPhone is not beating Google to the punch. The unit is a full-blown thick as ever laptop instead of a svelte Googlized network computer. That said, the "trend" has officially started. You're next PC-like end-user computing device may not be delivered by the traditional manufacturer or retailer that you're used to seeing your PCs come from.
[Update: News.com has the details on the Verizon offering. It involves Dell.]