Be very, very quiet. We're hunting for Google at 3GSM. I have to admit, I am a little disappointed with Google at this year's show. Last year, they wowed the crowds with customer deals and announcements (I had to follow the news then online, since I wasn't here for the 2006 show). And for the last six months, they've been talking about wireless almost non-stop
. So where is the Google news at 3GSM?Google had one major announcement here
. They agreed to offer Google Maps over Vodafone's networks. The companies said they will work together to develop location-based applications.
Google also announced a partnership with YouTube to help bring the video service to Nokia handsets.
While these applications sound cool, they are a little disappointing. I mean, common. We've all been waiting for the Google Phone for months, and not word here in Barcelona. How about mobile search? Zip. And mobile ads? Yahoo, not Google, broke that news.