Did Vodaphone just beat Google to the punch?

Did Vodaphone just beat Google to the punch?

Summary: Barely minutes pass after I first pressed the publish button on my Google PC blog and InfoWorld has a story  on the European-based VodaPhone introducing a VodaPhone PC with 3G networking technology built-in.  Verizon Wireless, a US-based joint venture between VodaPhone and Verizon is expected to follow suit  this Monday.

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Barely minutes pass after I first pressed the publish button on my Google PC blog and InfoWorld has a story  on the European-based VodaPhone introducing a VodaPhone PC with 3G networking technology built-in.  Verizon Wireless, a US-based joint venture between VodaPhone and Verizon is expected to follow suit  this Monday.  But VodaPhone is not beating Google to the punch.  The unit is a full-blown thick as ever laptop instead of a svelte Googlized network computer.  That said, the "trend" has officially started.  You're next PC-like end-user computing device may not be delivered by the traditional manufacturer or retailer that you're used to seeing your PCs come from.

[Update: News.com has the details on the Verizon offering.  It involves Dell.]

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  • That's Vodafone

    I made a similar mistake when working for a multinational telco
    equipment supplier, appears to upset a few of them.
    Richard Flude
  • There have been similar attempts in the past

    to have a thin client (email client etc ..) devices. They havent made a dent.
    Dont jump to conclusions.
    zzz1234567890
  • Sensationlization

    thats the same problem with almost all new media. Instead of reporting they are in the business of making money.
    To get more money from advertisments, they need more viewers and so to get more viewers resort to sensationalizing the headline.

    However Zdnet seems to sensationalize not just the headline but the entire article.
    BrutalTruth