In a direct slap to Google, Apple approves Vonage iPhone app

Aaron Baker
member from Dallas, TX
Published: September 2, 2009

Every so often, a news story comes across my desk that causes me to scratch my head with confusion - this would be one of those stories.  Though Google can't seem to get a foot in the door over at Apple headquarters, Vonage today announced the upcoming release of their application for the iPhone.  As soon as it leaves beta mode, it'll be released full-force into the App Store.

It'll be interesting to see what the application actually does - considering that Google Voice was rejected for replacing "iPhone’s core mobile telephone functionality and Apple user interface with its own user interface for telephone calls, text messaging and voicemail," I'm not exactly sure how it would function, given the same set of rules.  Perhaps it will be like Skype and work over Wi-Fi only?  More importantly, with the approval of this app, is it going to revitalize the Google Voice - Apple debate?

Needless to say, if I was an executive at Google, I would be pretty ticked off.

Source: MobileCrunch

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