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Google Hires SideKick Team To Build GPhone

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The G Phone is coming and it needs a sidekick.

Okay that sentence was a little cheesy... apparently Google has hired the team that developed the T Mobile SideKick phone, according to an article in the Guardian.

"Google has made no secret of the potential it sees in letting people access the internet while on the move, but progress towards compelling and easy to use internet-enabled mobile phones has been slow.

Google has already teamed up with several mobile operators, including Vodafone and T-Mobile, to bring its search engine to other phones. Last week O2 announced it had signed up Google as a partner for its German subsidiary, bringing the popular search engine to its users in a move that will also generate advertising revenue.

The company has also been forming partnerships with handset makers. In January it signed up the Korean manufacturer Samsung to put features including its search engine, Google Maps and its email service on to phones" the Guardian reported.


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