It seems Verizon Wireless and Google are partnering up to offer a series of Android based phones in the US. While I don’t like the partnering device makers do with providers, I have to say – It’s about damn time. AT&T has had the iPhone for a while now, and I would love to have one. But AT&T has a horrible network in my area, and Verizon’s network is great. I live in a rural area and get very good coverage from Verizon. Here’s hoping this is competitive with the iPhone! I have not yet seen any announcements about the development platform, but I think it’s safe to assume the standard Android SDK would be all you need (in addition to a Java IDE, like Eclipse).
I may start developing some apps for this platform