Google upstaged by Microsoft, Yahoo

Google Phone? What Google phone!Microsoft and Yahoo are announcing a few gadgets with “great pride,” however.
Written by Donna Bogatin, Contributor

Google Phone? What Google phone!

Microsoft and Yahoo are announcing a few gadgets with “great pride,” however.

How about a Yahoo super charged, new “portable MP3 player set to free you from the USB cable chaining you to your PC, allowing you to listen to personalized radio, download music, share music with friends over Yahoo! Messenger, and view photos from Flickr, all direct over any Wifi network, aka “SanDisk Sansa Connect.

Features not shared by either iPod or Zune, according to Yahoo:

  • Personalized streaming LAUNCHcast radio
  • Unlimited music downloads for $12/month direct over Wifi from Yahoo! Music Unlimited
  • Dynamically updated “mix lists”
  • Share music recommendations with friends via Yahoo! Messenger (your friend doesn’t even need the Sansa Connect)
  • Photos from Flickr

What about Microsoft’s new and improved instant messaging enhanced Xbox 360 “largest social network on television”?

Your Xbox LIVE friends list is about to get a whole lot bigger. Microsoft Corp. today announced the launch of Windows Live Messenger on Xbox 360, connecting friends across Xbox 360 consoles, Microsoft Windows-based PCs and Windows Mobile-powered devices. With this update to Xbox 360, friends and families can easily connect and chat directly from their television using Windows Live Messenger, a network of more than 20 billion relationships and more than 260 million active accounts.

Where is the Google Phone?

No where, according to Google’s latest, but undoubtedly not the last, inkling: Google disconnects Google Phone chatter.

SEE: Why Google IS afraid of Microsoft, big time

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