Monday, September 20, 2010

Google Mobile Phones Coming Soon (G Phone)

Google has been
lobbying the U.S. government for changes in wireless policy. While it did not
achieve as much as it wanted in the planning for the upcoming 700 Mhz spectrum
auction in January, it did push for the fact that consumers in the U.S. can buy
any phone and use it on any carrier in the future. Meaning, that when the
Gphone does drop, most likely you'll be able to use it on any carrier you
please. The Google phone will most likely be 3G as well, which means video
conferencing, yea you can't do that with the iPhone. For you iPhones users
though, would this be enough to make you switch?

The Observer of London is reporting that Google might be working with HTC and
mobile/telecom giant Orange to build a Google Mobile Phone, which could
possibly have Google software inside the device, and would be able to do many
of the web tasks smartly. The device, article speculates, could go on sale in
2008. (Of course, we would all have forgotten by then… if it doesn't happen.)
Orange and Google, both declined to comment.

Their plans centre on a branded Google phone, which would probably also carry
Orange's logo. The device would not be revolutionary: manufactured by HTC, a
Taiwanese firm specializing in smart phones and Personal Data Assistants
(PDAs), it might have a screen similar to a video iPod. But it would have
built-in Google software which would dramatically improve on the slow and
cumbersome experience of surfing the web from a mobile handset.

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