Based on reports originating in India, the blogosphere and the Diggosphere are revving up a Meme about the arrival of the "Google Phone" in a couple of weeks. The presumed name: "GPhone."
But I don't think so. Google is fastidious about securing trademarks for products and services it releases. If they were to be planning a GPhone, you'd think they'd have the Trademark thing covered.
I'm just back from a search on the Trademark section of the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.
Hey, guess what. As you see at the top of this post, Micro-g LaCoste, Inc., a company in Lafayette, Colorado, has applied back on March 5 of this year for a GPhone trademark that would represent:
An accelerometer employed as a gravity meter for use in full bandwidth monitoring of ground motion related to earthquakes, volcanology, tectonic movements, aquifers, hydrocarbon and groundwater reservoirs, glacial rebound, glacier studies, earth tides, long period seismicity, and for geologic mapping and other geoscientific applications.
Doesn't sound like a GPhone to me.
Please understand, though, that the Trademark has not yet been granted. As you can see by clicking here, the GPhone trademark application will be "published for opposition" on September 11. It is at that time that others who have a problem with the applied-for trademark will be able to register their objections.
I wonder if Google will weigh in then.
One more thing, just in case you are wondering... there's no "Google Phone" trademark app on file.