The future for Orange could soon be Google in your pocket

“Google is on the move. The internet giant has held talks with Orange, the mobile phone operator, about a multi-billion-dollar partnership to create a ‘Google phone’ which makes it easy to search the web wherever you are.The collaboration between two of the most powerful brands in technology is seen as a potential catalyst for making internet use of mobile phones as natural as on desktop computers and laptops.Executives from Orange flew to Silicon Valley in California for a meeting at Google’s headquarters, or ‘Googleplex’, to hold preliminary discussions about a joint deal. The companies believe that they have an affinity as brands that are perceived as both ‘positive’ and ‘innovative’.Their plans centre on a branded Google phone, which would probably also carry Orange’s logo. The device would not be revolutionary: manufactured by HTC, a Taiwanese firm specialising in smart phones and Personal Data Assistants (PDAs), it might have a screen similar to a video iPod. But it would have built-in Google software which would dramatically improve on the slow and cumbersome experience of surfing the web from a mobile handset..”Find out more here:

New GPS navigators from SysOnChip

“SysOnChip has announced two new navigation devices Looket G7 and Looket G9. According to the manufacturer, Looket G7 and Looket G9 ensure “optimal mobility” and are essential during car travel, walking and cycle rides.The specs of Looket G7:

Display – touchscreen LCD 3.5” 320×240 pixels
CPU – Samsung S3C2440A RISC 400 MHz
64 MB RAM and 32 MB flash ROM
SD/MMC slot
Built-in speaker, 3.5-mm headphones jack
Dimensions – 115x73x20 mm
Li-Ion battery
Charger – 220 V and car charger
Windows CE.NET 4.2

Looket G7 supports MP3 and WMV files (optionally).

The specs of Looket G9:
CPU – Samsung S3C2440A RISC 400 MHz
64 MB RAM and 32 MB flash ROM
GPS-receiver SiRF III
Display – wide- touchscreen LCD 4.3” 480×272 pixels, 16.7М colors
SD/MMC slot
Built-in speaker, 3.5 mm headphones jack
Dimensions – 152×95.8×25 mm
Battery – Li-Ion 1100 mAh
Charger – 220 V and car charger
Windows CE.NET 5.0
SysOnChip Looket G7 and Looket G9 will be exhibited at CES show in January.”