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One familiar face in the iPhone queue was that of Ed Parsons, Google's geospatial technologist. "The guys in Mountain View have been using them for a while," he told ZDNet.co.uk.
Parsons claimed the device had all the functionality he needed, noting that Google had "developed a lot of the apps". After the launch, however, he complained on his blog (via a Wi-Fi connection) that O2's Edge network was not yet extensive enough for his liking.