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iPhone? forget that, here comes Google Phone

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

Sunday, December 17, 2006
7 years ago2,798 views

<< Google is on the move. The internet giant has held talks with Orange, the mobile phone operator, about a multi-billion-dollar partnership to create a 'Google phone' which makes it easy to search the web wherever you are. >>

<< Executives from Orange flew to Silicon Valley in California for a meeting at Google's headquarters, to hold preliminary discussions about a joint deal. The companies believe that they have an affinity as brands that are perceived as both 'positive' and 'innovative'. >>

observer.guardian.co.uk/world/ ...

from a different source:
<< 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 specialising 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. >>
gigaom.com/?p=7583&akst_ac ...

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

<<YouTube, the video arm of Google>>
I think they mean A video arm of Google. Sounds like it could be a good phone, too bad it'll be out dated by the time they launch it :-)
The future's bright, the future's Google

Mambo [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

This could help things along a bit. That's going on my wishlist :)

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

lol...
im with Mambo...

when Nokia N95 will be launched, ill compare it with the Google Phone..
(i guess ill buy the Google Phone :P im bribed.. he he)

DPic [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Orange?? What about OpenMoko!? That's the phone I wan't! The only way I could want it more was if Google got in it! linux.slashdot.org/article.pl? ...
openmoko.com/

Brinke Guthrie [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

and I JUST bought a neato Sony Ericsson. Ah, well.

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

This story remembers me a news : in January 2006, Google announced a partnership with Motorola for a "Google key" on mobiles...

Tadeusz Szewczyk [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Damn you guys are fast. Thought to be the first one on this.

Btw. after I got a mobile phone with Internet access I was really surprised how often I use it. Indeed beforehand I was convinced that I wouldn't use it at all. Of course I am totally hooked to the net anyways so I should go to a therapy I guess before I end up online 24/7.

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

off topic:

iPhone Announced... And It's Not What You Think :
tech.yahoo.com/blogs/null/1040 ...

hehe.. too bad for Apple :)

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