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GPhone:: Ready for Release?

Search-Engines-Web.com [PersonRank 10]

Friday, August 24, 2007
12 years ago3,423 views

rediff.com/money/2007/aug/24gp ...

Google, the nearly $13.5 billion search engine major, is believed to be a fortnight away from the worldwide launch of its much-awaited Google Phone (Gphone) and has started talks with service providers in India for an exclusive launch on one of their networks.

Talks are believed to be taking place with Bharti Airtel [Get Quote] and Vodafone Essar, respectively India's first and third largest mobile telephony operators, and state-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam.

Sources close to the development said a simultaneous launch across the US and Europe is expected, and announcements would be sent to media firms in India and other parts of the world. US regulatory approval, which is expected soon, is the only hurdle that Google is waiting to cross, they added. Google plans to invest $7-8 billion for its global telephony foray.

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A Google spokesperson said, "We don't comment on market rumour or speculation. However, Google is committed to providing users with access to the world's information, and mobile becomes more important to those efforts every day. We're collaborating with partners worldwide to bring Google search and applications to mobile users everywhere. However, we have nothing to announce at this time."

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

The same rumor every 3 months :-/

Sam Davyson [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I just don't get it... why would Google want to release a phone?

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

So you could use Google services using your mobile and not just your computer.

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

And increase dodgeball users

Josue R. [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

i have been trying to activate my mobile phone with dodgeball for the past 4 months, no luck yet. i don't understand how i can't receive a text-msg confirmation code via my mobile while i can do so in GCalendar. i emailed Dodgeball support, no response yet about that issue (i even offered to help in development, pro bono!). i think all Google services should bring everyone to the same table at once to implement working tools in all services.

Brinke Guthrie [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

GPhone in 2 weeks........?
techcrunch.com/2007/08/24/coul ...

Martin Porcheron [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Didn't the two developers of Dodgeball resign because Google failed to support the product after buying it? The About page still lists their names which suggests that no-one is working on Dodgeball.

dodgeball.com/about_bios

DPic [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

yeah they did.

mukthar [PersonRank 7]

12 years ago #

[Moved from "gPhone!!" – Tony]

rizzn.com/2007/08/gphone-its-c ...

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

[Moved from "gPhone!!" – Tony]

Basically, it's not really confirmed...

pooin [PersonRank 8]

12 years ago #

[Moved from "gPhone!!" – Tony]

oh no! another google phone rumors thread

pooin [PersonRank 8]

12 years ago #

thanks tony

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

And more rumors stating the following:

"According to Rizzn's [Mark "Rizzn" Hopkins] source at Google, the device runs a modified version of the Linux kernel and has GPS built in. The positioning system will be used to power a Google Maps application, and the phone will also have tight integration with other Google apps like Gmail, Calendar and Docs."

Link:
blog.wired.com/monkeybites/200 ...

via Digg today

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

<< and the phone will also have tight integration with other Google apps like Gmail, Calendar and Docs. >>

Just like i said ;
[Up] blogoscoped.com/forum/106348.h ...

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Yeah, You knew it ;)

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Read all this:

machinist.salon.com/blog/2007/ ...

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