Ripping a page out of the Oprah playbook, Google is giving everyone who
attends its annual I/O conference a prize. No it's not a brand new car: It's a brand new smartphone.
Attendees will receive either a Nexus One or a Verizon Droid, Jason
Kincaid at TechCrunch reports. The conference is an opportunity
for techies and developers to learn about Google's latest breakthrough
technologies. Last year, Google surprised guests by handing out Android
phones on the spot. This year, attendees get phones shipped in advance.
Will Google inspire the same kind of unadulterated ecstasy that Oprah does? Depends. Can a room like this:
Turn into a room like this?