Skip to comments.Google Phone Rumors Abound
Posted on 03/17/2007 9:13:13 AM PDT by aculeus
In techie circles, fevered guesswork about Apple Inc.'s iPhone handset has now given way to speculation about a mobile phone from search giant Google Inc.
People familiar with the matter say the Mountain View, Calif., company is developing new software tailored to run on mobile phones. The software goes well beyond the applications for phones Google already offers for accessing services such as search and maps, the people say. It could more closely resemble a software platform for such devices, along with integrated applications for accessing Google's Internet services.
Which hardware manufacturers might partner with Google to make devices to run the software and the devices' technical specifications remain a matter of increasing speculation.
A report that a top Google executive in Europe confirmed the existence of a phone project this week heightened the pitch of the guesswork. Spanish site Noticias.com reported that Google's chief for Spain and Portugal said her company has investigated developing a mobile phone.
Separately, venture capitalist Simeon Simeonov this month had written on his Web blog that Google was working on a phone project, crediting an "inside source close to the company."
Mr. Simeonov wrote that a Google device would in some way resemble Research In Motion Ltd's BlackBerry, and that Google would likely rely on a partner such as Samsung Electronics Co. to do the actual manufacturing.
Google is keeping mum about any plans. "Mobile is an important area for Google and we remain focused on creating applications and establishing and growing partnerships with industry leaders to develop innovative services for users world-wide," said a company spokeswoman ...
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Wasn't there supposed to be a 'google pc' a couple years ago as well?
"This is, apparently, a "free" WSJ link."
| If Google would just
duplicate something like this
for, like, thirty bucks,
they could rule the world.
(Well, they could rule the world more . . .)
Just update the screen
to LCDs and
use two USB thumb drives
and, aw hell, Linux . . .
If they kept the price
below fifty bucks I'd buy
two or three of them!
Well, you can already listen to your iPod while, er, answering nature's call.
did the Pope's mail sytem, so
somewhere on the web
probably you'll find
a Java hack that let's you
do exactly that . . .
Sorry. I was misinformed. But I was able to post 99% of the article.
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