March 31, 2010

The “Real” Google Phone

Posted in Technology tagged , , , , , , , , , , , at 7:42 PM by Kaitlyn

So about 6 months ago, I had a conversation with my dad about the ridiculously expensive phone plans offered in Canada.  Being a university student and therefore…on the borderline of being broke, I had just cause to complain (since complaining about all sorts of things both minuscule and relatively cataclysmal is almost a culture amongst us post-secondary kids).

Google Phone?!?

Anyway, so then my dad suggested me getting what he called a “Google Phone”.  Of course, I had no idea what he was talking about.  Google, to my very limited knowledge, was still just a massive search engine that is fighting censorship in China.  And now Google made phones?!?  Wow.  My dad must be insane.  Especially when he started going on about how calls would be free since calls would go through Google Talk instead of through the phone network…but of course the other person must have a “Google Phone” as well.

So, I thought, now I’m expected to revert back to high school mentality and tell all my friends to get the mystical “Google Phone” so we could form a clique-like calling network: Thou shalt only call someone with a “Google Phone” and shalt ignore those still stuck with an uncool phone plans??
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