Google Nexus S

Google Nexus S is the follow up to last year’s Nexus One. Produced with Samsung the phone is a a 1 GHz Hummingbird processor, 4-inch 800—480 Super AMOLED screen, a 5 MP rear facing camera, VGA front facing camera as well as a unique Contour Display shape for better ergonomics. The phone will be available on December 16 for either $529 USD unlocked or $199 USD via a 2 year T-Mobile plan.

TechCrunch reviewed the product and said positive things about it stating this,

The bottom line is this. If you are an iPhone user this isn’t going to make you switch. If you’re an Android user you will want this phone more than any other. If you’re currently neither, we recommend that you go with the Nexus S. It is better than the iPhone in most ways. What you lose with the slightly less impressive screen and iOS’s slightly slicker user experience you will more than make up for with the Nexus S’s ability to actually make phone calls that don’t drop and Google’s exceptional Navigation and voice input applications.

The T-Mobile G1 Is Finally Here!

As if things couldn’t move any quicker, T-Mobile & Google has unveiled their latest project. The T-Mobile G1 is set to bring tons of people to T-Mobile exclusively. The T-Mobile G1 has been the talk of the town due to it’s amazing features and powerful design.

The slide-out screen reveals the full QWERTY keyboard. The large sharp touchscreen, simple spaced out keys, and trackball makes this a really promising phone! The T-Mobile G1 has 3G, WiFi, and GPS. It also has a 3.1 mp camera, 5 hour talk time, 130 hour standby time, and space expandable up to 8GB via MicroSD slot.

Google has implemented a really useful feature where all your contacts, emails, appointments, and documents will sync to your Google account in a matter of seconds. The “App Store” has a fleet of applications that already have been made.

Google has announced the data packages for the G1. Surprisingly it’s much cheaper compared to the BlackBerry & iPhone data plans. T-Mobile will offer two data packages, a $25 plan which gives you unlimited data with “some messaging” and a $35 plan which is a unlimited everything plan.

The phone is available for pre-order today! On October 22 you’ll be able to pick it up at a T-Mobile store within 5 miles of a 3G covered area for $179 with a new contract.



T-Mobile G1 Android Walkthrough from Gizmodo on Vimeo

Louis Vuitton And Google Take It To Court

The New York Times is reporting that Louis Vuitton & Google will have a hearing over Google’s keyword advertising system.

Fashion retailer Louis Vuitton won a lawsuit in France over Google’s AdWords system, where advertisers bid for keywords. The keywords are used to place ads related to a person’s search terms using Google’s search engine or in Web pages with similar content.

AdWords suggests variations of certain keywords to advertisers when they are using the company’s interface. Louis Vuitton said the search engine offers terms such as “Louis Vuitton fakes” and “Louis Vuitton replicas,” according to Pinsent Masons, which runs the Out-law.com legal blog.

Louis Vuitton alleges the suggestions amount to violation of its trademarks, since Google is essentially selling the marks to which it doesn’t not have the right or the consent of brand owner, said Iain Connor, an intellectual property litigator with Pinsent Masons

France’s highest court ruled in favor of Louis Vuitton. Google appealed, and the case will go to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in Luxembourg. The ECJ will make a ruling, which the French court must accept, Connor said. No date for the case has been scheduled, and it could be as long as a year before the ECJ makes a ruling.