Google Gets Serious About 411

    January 10, 2008

Thomsom, maker of GE-branded telephones, has teamed up with Google to release a number of GE phones with a prominent GOOG-411 button above the keypad.

Pressing the button will call Google’s toll free voice controlled business search service.

With every consumer who buys one of these phones most likely becoming a serious user of GOOG-411 (really, who would use any other service if the button is right on their phone?), this could me some serious uptake in usage of Google’s service.

Great partership for Google, and it really shows how serious they are in making GOOG-411 a success.