Motorola, and Google today
announced a global alliance to enable users easy access to Google on Motorola
handsets. Motorola will integrate a Google icon onto select devices so that users
can connect directly to Google anytime, anywhere at the click of a button.
These mass-market, Internet-optimized handsets will be distributed from early
2006 to select Motorola customers worldwide.
"Many of our customers have been asking for mobile devices integrated with
their consumers' favorite online search services. By featuring Google on
Motorola handsets for those customers, we are making it easier for consumers
to connect to the information they need when they need it," said Scott
Durchslag, Corporate Vice-President and General Manager of Global xProducts
for Motorola's Mobile Device business. "Our relationship with Google provides
an opportunity for us to offer a high quality mobile search experience -- one
familiar to and loved by millions of users across the globe."
Motorola handsets with the Google icon are expected to be available to
consumers starting in Q1 of 2006.