12/18/06

Two Words: Google Phone.

By now anyone who reads this blog should know that I'm a Google fanboy. Well imagine my excitement when I read this:
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.
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I already almost yelped when my T-Mobile phone finally allowed Google Maps Mobile to work. Well, if this happens, T-Mobile can kiss my hind quarters good-bye!

The only hardware Google currently offers is a business-oriented "Google Mini", a device which crawls and indexes all the files on a corporate network much like a bigger version of Google Desktop. If this phone comes through, I predict it will be a major breakthrough for Google. There is absolutely no way Yahoo or anyone could successfully copy this accomplishment without being labeled a copy-cat. First off, they would have to scramble to make the mobile programs that Google already has. Then they would have to find a phone maker who's willing to go up against Google.

Note to those who love me: this will be on my next Christmas list.