“Google has poured cold water on claims it is developing a mobile phone,” Asher Moses reports for The Sydney Morning Herald.
“The search giant said it was more logical to form partnerships with existing handset makers instead,” Moses reports.
Moses reports, “Google’s South-East Asia managing director of sales and operations, Richard Kimber, yesterday echoed statements made by Google’s chief internet evangelist, Vinton Cerf, that building hardware would be a dramatic shift in the company’s business model. ‘At this point in time, we are very focused on the software, not the phone,’ The Australian Financial Review today quoted Kimber as saying during his speech at the Search Engine Room conference in Sydney.”
Moses reports, “Kimber said Google was keen on porting its search and other technologies to mobile devices, but it was not interested in entering the crowded handset market, as Apple has recently done with its iPhone.”
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