Just as we thought the behemoth Google would trounce the tiny Apple David, we see that all hope is not lost!
It seems that apple will always be here to give us something new and culture shifting. All we have to do is pay the right price…
Actually, the Apple Tablet looks to be just that; a culture shifter. Tablets have not generally been heralded with much fanfare or even a notice, but this one will be VERY DIFFERENT and already is different.
With so many iPhone users out there and a simple interface that is much like the iPhone’s, it makes sense that this tablet might be more than a computer, game system, communications device, multimedia platform, but even the salvation of print journalism… well, not really print, but at least the print houses…
Read more below on just what it does. I think you will be just as amazed as I. And I think you will likely yawn a bit as Google continues its push into the mega cellular market…
Apple tablet to ship in March, sources say – Apple 2.0 – Fortune Brainstorm Tech
* A tablet with a 10- to 11-inch color screen (other reports suggested that a 7-inch version might also be in the works)
* A multimedia device that will let people watch movies and television shows, play games, surf the Internet and read electronic books and newspapers.
* Something that could redefine the way consumers interact with a variety of content, including multimedia textbooks or newspapers that integrate live up-to-the-minute information from multiple sources.
* Priced at about $1,000, possibly including a subscription to a nationwide Wi-Fi wireless service.
You can read the Journal report here. A video Yukari Kane adding color to her Journal story is available here. The Jan. 27 unveiling date comes from John Paczkowski in Digital Daily, another News Corp. (NWS) property. TechCrunch’s MG Siegler tries to divine the tablet’s actual price from some curious changes that were made in the Journal’s story between its posting on the Web and its publication in the paper.
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Well they really went off and did it. As if beating the hound out of Microsoft in the search wars wasn’t good enough for them, they went and picked a fight with their old friends at Apple.
With all the who do about iPhone killers out there, I would have to say that this thing looks like the nearest rival if any.
I mean, it isn’t going to take the phone out of the ipod, but it sure will likely put the search in the OS.
I don’t know, but whether or not this thing is as big as an Apple, I definitely think this phone will be FUN TO WATCH… especially since you can buy them unlocked.
Now that’s not something that Cupertino would allow is it?
Nexus One Phone – Web meets phone.
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Google actually just made the smartest move EVER! On the heels of an almost victory over whether or not phone companies will have to allow Google Voice or not with Google Voice’s iPhone app, they are moving to checkmate position as they prepare for an all out VoIP war!!!!!
Way to go Google, maybe this will start to make everything a bit more balanced and fix some of the outrageous prices that we are paying for our mobile packages.
Google pays $30M for Gizmo5; Did the search giant just blow up the phone biz? — DailyFinance
Search giant Google (GOOG), which looks increasingly like a phone company, paid $30 million for Gizmo5, the Web-based calling startup, DailyFinance has confirmed with people familiar with the matter. The deal is done and the startup’s staff has begun work integrating into the Google Voice team in Mountain View, Calif.
Skype was also in negotiations to buy Gizmo5 before the VoIP (voice over Internet protocol) giant’s founders reached a settlement to re-take an ownership stake in the company. TechCrunch first reported the news earlier this week. The deal is a crucial step for the search titan because Google Voice now gains the technology to connect inbound and outbound calls to standard land-lines and cell phones, something it had lacked.
The Gizmo5 acquisition makes a world of sense for Google because it adds a major piece to Google’s mobile network puzzle. That’s because Gizmo5’s open standards-based web calling system allows incoming or outbound calls to real phones. In other words, this deal gets Google one step closer to realizing its goal of forging a parallel communications network independent of the incumbent cable and phone companies.
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