Google has just rolled out the Google Voice web app for iPhone and Palm WebOS devices – providing a fast and versatile mobile application that utilizes the lighter and fast loading HTML5 standard.
Of course, the best part about this is the fact that you don’t have to download anything and install a new app on your phone. You simply visit the Google Voice mobile site at http://m.google.com/voice and you’re good to go – that is make calls from your phone showing your Google Voice number as the caller ID. The Google Voice web app also lets you listen to voicemail and read voicemail transcripts, send and receive text messages for free and make international calls at low rates.
But then why not make it a native phone application like Google Voice for Android? Well, you have to contend to Google’s reasoning that creating a web app for Google Voice for iPhone and WebOS has its many advantages. Some of which allows you to store data locally without losing it when you close your phone’s browser.
I really would like to try Google Voice both on my iPhone and Nexus One but unfortunately the service is currently open to U.S. users only. How about you? Have you used Google Voice, either for Android, iPhone or WebOS? Share us your experience and make me envy you.
Originally posted on January 26, 2010 @ 4:27 pm