Google has introduced a new Google Voice mobile app for BlackBerry and Android devices that allows users to make outgoing calls from their handsets.
Currently Google Voice is only available in the US but it is only a matter of time before the service goes global.
“Previously, to place a call using Google Voice, you had to dial your own Google Voice number from your cell phone or use the Quick Call button online,” Vincent Paquet of the Google Voice team wrote in a blog.
“With this new mobile app, you can make calls and send SMS messages with your Google Voice number directly from your mobile phone. The app is fully integrated with each phone’s contacts, so you can call via Google Voice straight from your address book,” he said.
The company has also unveiled a mobile web version of the Google Voice app for people who don’t own a BlackBerry or Android device.
By John Kennedy