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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

What won't Google do?

Google now has a phone coming out in a month.
NEW YORK - The first phone that harnesses Google Inc.'s ambition to make the Internet easy to use on the go was revealed Tuesday, and it looks a lot like an iPhone.

T-Mobile USA showed off the G1, a phone that, like Apple Inc.'s iPhone, has a large touch screen. But it also packs a trackball, a slide-out keyboard and easy access to Google's e-mail and mapping programs.

T-Mobile said it will begin selling the G1 for $179 with a two-year contract. The device hits U.S. stores Oct. 22...
This might be the best part.
The data plan for the phone will cost $25 per month on top of the calling service, at the low end of the range for data plans at U.S. wireless carriers.
That's much cheaper than a lot of other plans. If T-Mobile's third-generation wireless network expands quickly enough, this could be big.

In a related story, Google Chrome crashed on me today for the first time. It is the beta version, so I can't complain too much, and everything restored itself nicely. Still, it was a blip...


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