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Analysts reckon Google might do a wifi handset….

I’m in two minds as to whether they should bother getting into hardware…

Link: Any Google Wireless Handset Might Be Of The Wi-Fi Variety

Analysts ponder how search leader Google GOOG might make a play for the mobile market as rumors swirl that the company will make a phone or similar handheld device.

Much speculation centers on the company making a cell phone and even selling its own service plan. But many others expect Google will stake its claim in telecom with a Wi-Fi phone that transmits calls over the Internet rather than over cellular networks. Google didn’t return calls seeking comment.

“A Wi-Fi phone makes more sense to me,” said analyst Jack Gold of J. Gold Associates. “I could see them put out a phone with VoIP (Internet calling) and a good Web browser, then make money through search-based ads like they do now on desktops.”

By Ewan

Ewan is Founder and Editor of Mobile Industry Review. He writes about a wide variety of industry issues and is usually active on Twitter most days. You can read more about him or reach him with these details.

One reply on “Analysts reckon Google might do a wifi handset….”

I have given up trying to follow what Google are doing about a phone. First they say they are, then they say that they are not, but might be, but probably wont when they will…. etc 🙂

Will just wait and see what they do. I think they will have a hard time jumping into the mobile market regardless of their name. 🙂


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