Google Phone


Among the potential benefits are location-based searches: aware of your handset's geographical position, Google could offer a tailored list of local cinemas, restaurants and other amenities, and maps and images from Google Earth. It is believed that the Google phone would not go on sale before 2008.

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Founders Note:
location based searches... why not just put a GPS unit in my rear so if I do a search you can tell if I am in my PJ's in the kitchen (hence bombard me with kitchen ads) or if I am in the Bathroom.. and bombard me with toilet paper ads.

I understand the need for 'targeted marketing'... but isn't this taking it a bit too far?


isnt some of this

already possible. I thought 3g was supposed to bring location based info for developer to play with anyway? There are still usability issues with mobile internet so I think they should start there first.

they are too late

the a701 ,, once the developers get hold of it ..


maybe I am old fashioned but

maybe I am old fashioned but I tend to know the places I like or I ask someone local what is good if I am out of home territory...

you're old fashioned ;)

it's gonna happen, all of this silent, service infrastructure in the background used to be a dream of sci fi, now it's becoming real - to blame the amoral tech geeks or the immoral greedheads for the loss of privacy is to miss the point.

heh, I am sure you're right,

heh, I am sure you're right, but I already know where my local cinema, florist and pizza joint is. So I'll have this feature well and truly shut down on my phone unless I'm far from home. And even then I would not pay for it :)

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