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Thomson Adds Google into Phones
The GE DECT 6.0 now has 411 service at the touch of a button, via Google.
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Pressing the GOOG-411 button will immediately connect DECT 6.0 users Google’s free directory assistance.
January 03, 2008 by Rachel Cericola

Here’s the 411 on the GE DECT 6.0—at least the GOOG-411.

Thomson just announced that they have made nice with Google so that they can add the GOOG-411 button to its DECT 6.0 phones.

So what does that get you besides an extra button imprint on your cheek? It’s free, voice-activated directory assistance via web giant Google. What more could you ask for? Well, you can also ask for the same service on your cell phone… and you can have it too, but you may have carrier charges to contend with

“In America alone, more than $18 million is spent on business information calls daily! That amounts to about $7 billion dollars spent per year,” says Tom Bratton, VP of sales and marketing for Thomson. “We believe that consumers will appreciate the ability to use GOOG-411, making free business information calls at the push of a single button.”

GOOG-411 will be incorporated into more than a dozen GE phones. The systems that were just announced are priced between $39.99 to $99.99. Expect to see the first models pop up around April.

Read the Entire Press Release Here.

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Rachel Cericola - Contributing Writer
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.

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