Yesterday at the Developers Conference Google I/O in San Francisco, Gustav Söderström – the Spotify mobileguru showed the audience a working demo of Spotify for mobile on the Google Android platform. Looks exactly as smooth, simple and fast as I was expecting. I’m pretty confident it is set to be a major success.
“Hi, I’m a moron. I’ll admit it. I bought the new G1 Google phone from a store just off Times Square (Cellular Stop, 566 Seventh Ave between 40th and 41st Sts, 212-730-4470) and paid nearly twice the manufacturer’s suggested retail price. Fine. Selling a product above market value may be unethical but it’s not illegal. Where I really got bent over was the promise of a phony rebate and $209.94 in bogus charges, e.g., the clerks sold me features the phone already comes with (Internet access, texting capabilities, a protective case, etc.).”