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Google says outright that they are not doing a mobile phone

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

Monday, March 26, 2007
17 years ago2,565 views

Source news:
http://tech.blorge.com/Structure:%20/2007/03/24/google-says-outright-were-not-building-a-mobile-phone/

pointing to Bloomberg news http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=auF7zPU6Je7c&refer=home
including the interview of Mr. Alan Eustace, senior vice president of Google engineering and research.

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

17 years ago #

Ah well, it would have been good.

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

17 years ago #

Yeah, even with QWERTY keyboard included too.
http://blogoscoped.com/archive/2007-03-13-n23.html

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

17 years ago #

from the bloomberg article:
<<Engineers at Google's Atlanta office work on projects including the Google Earth mapping program and a software tool kit for writing Internet applications.>>

what tool kit?

EricaJoy [PersonRank 1]

17 years ago #

The Google Web Toolkit

http://code.google.com/webtoolkit/

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

17 years ago #

This is NOT Google "saying outright" that they are not doing a mobile phone. This is Google saying that they ARE doing a mobile phone, by defining 'mobile phone' incredibly narrowly so that they can deny it for now.

This is like when Steve Jobs said Apple wasn't doing a video ipod, or when Google said they weren't interested in doing an office suite.

My prediction is that it's a Wi-Fi phone with integrated GPS, with a nice big display for showing all those local ads.

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

17 years ago #

Yeah, it's Google Web Toolkit.

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