Sunday, November 04, 2007
iTWire - Can Google’s G-Phone hit the G-spot?: "Is there anything Google can’t do? It seems nothing is impossible, and impossible is nothing for the world’s dominant search engine company, who now want to expand into the world of mobile computing, Internet access and telephony with their own branded phone. Said to look similar-ish to the iPhone, with a big widescreen and few buttons, Google wants to bring their software, search, advertising, IM, VoIP and Web 2.0-style apps to a stylish handheld device that plugs you right into everything Google, bringing Google to those even without a computer. Rumors abound on all aspects of the Phone, but one thought is that it will cost much less than the iPhone, which starts at US $500. But one thing that isn’t a rumor is the confirmation, according to the Wall Street Journal, that a ‘top Google executive in Europe confirmed the existence of a phone project’. They also reported that venture capitalist Simeon Simeonov credited an ‘inside source’ also said Google had a phone project, although the specific blog entry that the WSJ refers to seems to have ‘disappeared’ and now returns a 404 error message, and a search of the site only has older Google Phone speculation, leading us to wonder if the artfully named Simeon Simeonov had a phone call (or email) from Google."
Posted by SM Schwartz at 8:25 PM