Calling from Gmail now in 38 languages, with lower rates

Posted in Google by Conner Flynn on August 2nd, 2011

If you like to make calls from Gmail, then here’s some good news. The service will now support over 38 different languages, and Google has also lowered the call rates to more than 150 destinations.

The rates have been cut quite a bit. For example, you can make calls to a landline in France for $0.02/min, while it will only cost you $0.10/min to call a mobile phone in UK and chat up your British friends. Calls to the U.S. or Canada placed within those countries will continue to be free for the rest of 2011. Calls to the U.S. or Canada placed from outside these countries will be charged $0.01 per minute. That’s a bargain.

WikiReader now supports 15 languages

Posted in Handheld Entertainmnet by Conner Flynn on August 10th, 2010

You might remember the Openmoko WikiReader from awhile back. The device holds over 3 million Wikipedia entries. Well, now it has just received an update to include 15 more languages.

The $99 international version comes with 8GB of internal memory, while the 4GB model comes in just English for $30 less. This is a pretty specialized gadget that might come in handy for info-junkies and few others. Most people already have a device that can access Wikipedia.