Google Web Calling Calls for Mobile And Business Support

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Recently, analysts said that Google Inc. wants to add more mobile capabilities and support for business customers to its new Internet-calling service, which should be better and cheaper, for intending to compete with Skype Technologies SA and rival Web-phone providers.

As we all know that the Gmail from Google is the third-largest e-mail site with more than 186 million users worldwide at present. And it added another feature this week that the users can make voice calls to a wireless or land-line phone from a computer, Google said in a blog post this week. It also reveals that the calls to the U.S. and Canada will be free at least until yearend for trail. Other calls will range from 2 cents to $4.99 a minute that depends on the country.

An analyst at Info-Tech Research Group in London, Ontario named Jayanth Angl said that the formal Gmail service lacks call that would inspire and help Google make deep inroads in a Skype dominated market. It has not accessed that through Google's business software package and users can't make call with mobile phones in the area where Google has made strides with its Android software.

Angl said that he feels very optimistic and consider it as a pretty good opportunity with the impetus they have had with Android and the rapid growth of the operating system. They can expect a good future soon that everyone can see.

This year, Skype struck deals with the biggest U.S. mobile-phone carrier Verizon Wireless to install its Web-calling software on phones. People can make calls without using up wireless minutes with phones like LG Electronics Inc.'s enV Touch Other mobile applications including those made by Fringland Ltf. and Truphone Ltd. enable Internet calling over select mobile phones.

A spokesman for Mountain View, California-based Google Randall Sarafa said that they do not offer this feature on mobile browsers, and right now they have no plans to do so. The company does offer Google Voice, a Web-based phone service that lets people associate themselves with a single phone number for inbound and outbound calls.

Google Chief Executive Officer Eric Schmidt identified last year that Corporate applications as a potential billion-dollar business for the company. A program director at technology researcher IDC in Framingham, Massachussetts Will Stofega said that may be Skype's focus going forward while Google has concentrated more on consumers.

Stofega said integration with a lot of applications will tip the balance in favor of Google in an interview.

Based in Luxembourg, Skype plans to double its sales and support staff this year to bring in more business customers. Cisco Systems Inc. and ShoreTel Inc. agreed to help sell Skype's software to corporations, a person familiar with the arrangement said in July.

Google may give its enterprise apps customers access to Web calling at last. A Google engineer named Nick Foster reveales that they are working on making this available more broadly.

Google dropped $3.64 on the Nasdaq Stock Market and its shares have declined 27% this year.

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