The future for Orange could soon be Google in your pocket

The Observer (originally of Manchester) has a post on how Orange and Google are working together. The google phone is already here. You can get google mail, google maps, google local and google calendar (third party) all on your mobile in a mobile freindly format.

We already know people don’t buy phones because of the network, they buy the phone they want on which ever network gives it to them cheapest. They also buy them based on what they look like not the OS they run.

I don’t think a google phone will be a hit, I think a iPhone will becuase it’ll look cool.

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Skype for Smartphones

JK posted on the new Beta release a couple of days back. I’ve been tempted to install it on my SPV C600 for a few days but finally got around to doing a reset and then installing it. I had too many apps on there to allow Skype to install and it wouldn’t install to a memory card.

The C600 doesn’t have wi-fi but does pass through to the laptop which is a bit of a poor way to use skype when you can use it on your laptop anway. But texting via it should be interesting along with the presence benefits.

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I’m Back

OK..so I’m back online and blogging again.

Obviously the last few weeks have been a little hectic, Callie is pilling on the the pounds so is doing just great, her sleeping is getting better only up once during the night already not bad for 4 weeks old.

The other big news is I’ve changed jobs, don’t panic, I’m still with IBM just changed to a Business management role…I’m now the EMEA Network Service Delivery Business Operations Manager.  I’ll post a bit more about what that entails soon.