January 4, 2008
GE’s DECT 6.0 phones will feature the GOOG-411 key
GOOG-411 is a free and completely automated service, employing speech recognition to help users find and connect to businesses from their phone. This wonderful feature will be available on GE’s DECT 6.0 phones as the handset will incorporate a one-touch, auto-dial GOOG-411 button. Thomson and Google have entered into an agreement for the same. The first phones in this new lineup can be viewed at the upcoming CES. The phone is presented in rich gloss black with a unusual “wave” design base station. The premium features include True Digital Sound (for enhanced audio), expandability up to eight headsets, larger easy-to-read LCD display, built-in clock and alarm and answering machine speed control. Call-ignore, a digital answering system, message playback speed control and polyphonic ring tones round out the package.
The new GOOG-411 enabled phones will be available in April. Prices will range from around $50 to $100.