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T-Mobile to Use Google Software in Devices for Home April 6, 2009

Posted by andre in Mobile & Gadgets.
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SAN FRANCISCO — T-Mobile is planning an aggressive push deep into the home with a variety of communications devices that will use Google’s new Android operating software that already runs one of its cellphones.

T-Mobile plans to sell a home phone early next year and soon after a tablet computer, both running Android, according to confidential documents obtained from one of the company’s partners. The phone will plug into a docking station and come with another device that handles data synchronization as it recharges the phone’s battery. […]

T-Mobile’s use of Android to advance its ambitions also shows just how blurry the line has become between phones and computers. Its tablet-size phone device resembles a small laptop without a keyboard and has a seven-inch touch screen. It would handle basic computing jobs like checking the weather or managing data across a variety of devices in the home.

“All of the carriers are going to be supporting these mobile Internet devices that range from laptops to smartphones”

said Greg Sterling, an analyst with Opus Research, which monitors the mobile industry. […]

via T-Mobile to Use Google Software in Devices for Home – NYTimes.com

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