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Google may have been shut out from the iPhone with Google Voice, but a new video and screenshots appear to show an as-yet unreleased application for the Mac which seems to leverage the service with their Gizmo5 acquisition from late last year.
TechCrunch is reporting that Google appears to have a Mac program in the works to combine their Google Voice and Gizmo5 services, at least internally. The question is, whether or not it will see the light of day, as founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin apparently “don’t want Google to be in the business of creating software outside of the browser.”
After requesting screenshots of the app, TechCrunch’s source did one better and provided them with the actual app itself. Interestingly, the application is mostly branded Gizmo5 rather than Google Voice, but the Voice service -- which finally went public to all this week -- is definitely very much part of the Mac app, complete with address book integration and more.
TechCrunch’s Michael Arrington concludes his post with two pleas to Google: “My first request to Google is not to block me from using the application. My second request is to reconsider their decision to delay or scrap the project and give the people what they want -- Google Voice Desktop.” We’ll second that!
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