Andriod and Blackberry users
Google Voice is about to be jacked under the bonnet of Android
and Blackberry smartphones.
Vincent Paquet, senior product manager for
Google Voice and a co-founder of GrandCentral, the product currently known
as Google Voice said the software will be available today. It will let users
assign a single number to ring their home, work, and cell phones, and also
get voice mail messages as text transcriptions.
Google Voice users will
be able to make calls from their smartphones with their Google Voice numbers
displayed on the other end of the call. Transcribed voice mail will appear
inside the dedicated application rather than having to use their phone's
browser to see that text. Google has not got it running on an iPhone yet.
Apple is apparently working with Google to make it so.
Google Voice uses
the existing network to place calls so instead of call time it costs you
data time. Android users will be able to find the app in the Android Market
or on Google's mobile site, but BlackBerry users will have to download the
app from Google rather than from the BlackBerry App World.