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MobileTechRoundup show #162, Kindle 2, G1 TeleNav, and more
News has been a bit slow leading up to Mobile World Congress next week, but James, Kevin, and I spent the show chatting about the Kindle 2.0, Google Sync, and TeleNav on the Google Android platform on MobileTechRoundup show #162. We also brought back a freeware of the show with WizMouse.
Google Mobile App with voice search now available for BlackBerry
The Google Mobile App with Voice Search was launched previously on devices running the Android OS, Windows Mobile, and iPhone OS and it is now available for RIM BlackBerry devices. I use the Google Mobile App daily on my new Curve 8900 to get to Reader quickly and conduct fast searches. This updated version also supports My Location so you won't even need to speak a location when you conduct a voice search.
Apple, Google, Microsoft and others have something in common; a lawsuit from NTP
NTP Inc. settled for $600 million plus in 2006 after a lawsuit against RIM and now they are bringing the fight to Apple, Microsoft, Google, HTC, Motorola, and LG Electronics. There may be some huge settlements coming soon so stay tuned.
Why are people so excited about the Google phone? It's been done before
I am amazed that there has been so much chatter on Twitter and the Internet over the "Google phone" these past few days since there is nothing new here and all it looks to be is an upgraded piece of hardware that was fully expected. Sascha Segan posted exactly what I feel about the Google phone and rather than write up my same thoughts I highly recommend you read his latest column explaining why this device is NOT a game changer, iPhone killer, savior to the US smartphone market.
Is Google Earth for Android more than just eye candy?
Back when the Nexus One was announced in January Google showed us all Google Earth running on the device, but they failed to mention it was not on the shipping devices we all bought. Many of us looked around on the device and in the Android Market looking for Google Earth and then we finally discovered it would be coming sometime in the near future. Well that time is now and you can find Google Earth in the Android Market