Google Delivers Mobile Voice For Android, Blackberry
AT&T, Verizon paying very close attention...
Google's voice ambitions
already have telecom operators watching the search giant carefully, and now Google is poised to expand their reach into voice further with the release of a new Google Voice mobile application. According to a post
over at the Google blog, the new application will soon be made available for Blackberry and Android users, allowing them to make calls directly from their phones (obviously you'll need a Google Voice account first, which remain in limited supply). Google's Vincent Paquet explains what's different:
Previously, to place a call using Google Voice, you had to dial your own Google Voice number from your cell phone or use the Quick Call button online. With this new mobile app, you can make calls and send SMS messages with your Google Voice number directly from your mobile phone. The app is fully integrated with each phone’s contacts, so you can call via Google Voice straight from your address book.
Users receiving calls (or texts) from you while you're using this application will see your Google Voice number instead of your mobile phone number. As usual, Google has offered up a video
that also explores the new service in more detail. Google says they're currently working with Apple to eventually bring the functionality to the iPhone as well.