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FCC Approves First Google Phone
Approved for U.S. release
Marcia




msg:3726152
 5:11 am on Aug 19, 2008 (gmt 0)

A ‘Dream’ Come True: U.S. Approves the First Google Phone [bits.blogs.nytimes.com]
The F.C.C. posted certification documentation on its Web site. The documents confirm is the name of the new phone: Dream. Most important, though: with the smartphone’s certification behind it, it is possible for T-Mobile, the nation’s No. 4 wireless carrier, to go ahead with plans to debut the phone next month and begin selling it ahead of the Christmas shopping season.

 

nicknick




msg:3726293
 12:42 pm on Aug 19, 2008 (gmt 0)

hopefully google will make mobile calls free if you use internet ads they supply....

gibbergibber




msg:3726351
 2:15 pm on Aug 19, 2008 (gmt 0)

Is this actually going to carry the Google branding, or will it just use Android under the manufacturer's brand?

From what it says on the FCC website, it seems like just another smartphone as far as the consumer is concerned.

--hopefully google will make mobile calls free if you use internet ads they supply.... --

If Google are only supplying the OS, then the call charges are nothing to do with them.

Eric_Lander




msg:3726363
 2:35 pm on Aug 19, 2008 (gmt 0)

Being a TMo subscriber, and nearing the renewal and upgrade phase of the contract I'm in... This could be very tempting for none other than the search geek factor.

Very cool news though.

pageoneresults




msg:3726405
 3:24 pm on Aug 19, 2008 (gmt 0)

Yes, I'd say this is very big news at this time. Right before the holiday season too. Genius!

I think it is time for me to finish my Google Acquisitions research and see if the dots have been connected. I think they have. Once this little Dream gets in the hands of the consumer, expect to be fully assimilated. There won't be no turning back once that little Dream touches your hands. You will be connected 24/7/365. You won't need cash anymore. You won't need your wallet. You won't need your Driver's License. Everything will be like a Dream Come True.

I think I'll get one. :)

arieng




msg:3726406
 3:29 pm on Aug 19, 2008 (gmt 0)

Will AdWords spend equate to free minutes?

Bradley




msg:3726428
 3:53 pm on Aug 19, 2008 (gmt 0)

Regarding "mobile calls free", I would be surprised if that happens. Wireless carriers make their money by charging their customers for airtime usage. IMO, its not in their best interest to have "free" calls. They want calls to be deducted from the customer's allotted monthly minutes. Remember, the wireless carriers have to make money in order to support their massive infrastructure.

[edited by: Bradley at 3:55 pm (utc) on Aug. 19, 2008]

pageoneresults




msg:3726432
 4:03 pm on Aug 19, 2008 (gmt 0)

Remember, the wireless carriers have to make money in order to support their massive infrastructure.

I'm not certain, but I do believe Google has been building their own infrastructure. They've purchased quite a few related companies over the years and continue to do so. They've also purchased dark fiber networks.

Google wants 'dark fiber'
[news.cnet.com...]

That is just one of many related stories in this area. Google is up to something as usual. Seeing the Google Acquisition Timeline on one big screen might help to piece it all together. :)

physics




msg:3726654
 10:14 pm on Aug 19, 2008 (gmt 0)

The Linux kernel [code.google.com] in the hands of millions :) Add to that all of the people using the BSD kernel on their iPhones and we have a lot of new *nix users. Turns out the trick is not to make it obvious to people they're using some mysterious free/open source software - just put it in their hands or base your web site & databases off of it.


--hopefully google will make mobile calls free if you use internet ads they supply.... --

I think you only get the free calls if you let them "crawl" your phone conversations ;)

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