Google's Visionary Phone Plan

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For months, cellphone aficionados — that is, a whole lot of this country — have waited for news of the "Google phone": the "G-phone." When it came, what Google rolled out was not, in fact, a gadget at all.

It was a vision of cellphones as the new PC; of the web rich and deep and always present in everyone's hand; of freestyle armies of creative geeks firing up a new cellphone software platform called "Android."

Your next phone may be free, with Google ads and the whole world in your hand.

This hour, On Point: Google, on the loose — and talk of revolution on your cellphone.Guests:

Kevin Delaney, reporter for the Wall Street Journal. He covers Google for the newspaper.

Rob Pegoraro, Consumer Technology Columnist for the Washington Post.

R. Ravi, associate dean of Intellectual Strategy at Carnegie Mellon's Tepper School of Business and professor of computer science.

This program aired on November 7, 2007.


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