Google and Nokia shack up after a few pints

Looks like Google’s insistent caresses finally broke down Nokia’s defenses. And Google got some. Nokia’s been putting it off for a long time, but I think that Google’s just too much of a stud to refuse at this point. Nokia will be including Google search into a few select phones (the N96, N78, 6210 and 6220) before rolling it out to more. Probably a good idea since customers resent having their options arbitrarily limited.

Mobile browsers are becoming more and more like our home computers’ browsers; why shouldn’t people be able to google as easily as they do on their laptop? It seems incredible, but Nokia actually acknowledged this and — shock! — made a choice compromising their own business interests to better serve their customers! Moves like that are rare as hen’s teeth but it’s nice that they do happen.

Best frenemies for life: Google and Nokia partner on mobile search application [VentureBeat]