Google's ground-breaking GoogleEarth application has come to the iPhone and iPod Touch.It was announced yesterday on google's official blog.

The software is now available for download in 18 languages and 22 countries via Apple's App Store.
It is similar to the PC version.The software has been altered to make maximum use of the iPhone's screen and functionality.

There is access to the eight million Panoramio images integrated into the application, geo-located photos and one-touch links to Wikipedia articles - allowing a virtual tour of the globe.Google Earth for iPhone has a small Webkit-based browser to show the specific information users click on, and includes a link to the built-in Safari browser. When you click the address of a business using the local search engine, the iPhone will intercept the command and show it in Google Maps, enabling you to get directions instantly

The iPhone's accelerometer has been integrated into the application, allowing users to tilt the device to adjust the view and see 3D terrain.

The GPS-linked My Location feature will display your current location, although tests this morning on an iPhone 3G suggested it may suffer from accuracy problems.

Google Earth for iPhone proved reasonably fast over 3G, and ran smoothly on most features.The app is free and available in all languages the iPhone currently supports, and will gradually be released for 22 countries in all.

The Samsung INNOV8 is a high-end phone with a 8 megapixel, autofocus camera with dual LED flash. The phone's key features include a 2.8 inch screen, WiFi, 16GB of on board flash memory, optical sensor, integrated GPS, accelerometer sensor, and DNSe audio technology.

Features of the phone

8 megapixel auto focus camera with dual LED flash. Camera functions / modes include Smart Reader, Image Stabilizer, Auto-Panorama Shot, Smile Shot, Blink Shot, Wide Dynamic Range (WDR), and Face Detection. The camera can also capture video at VGA (30 frames per second) and QVGA (120 frames per second) resolutions. There's also on board software for editing images and videos (Movie Maker and Storyboard applications).

Dimensions: 106.5 x 53.9 x 17.2 mm.

2.8 inch, QVGA screen with 16 million colours.

Integrated GPS with support for A-GPS via S60.

Optical sensor, this takes the form of a touch pad (as on laptops) like control in the centre of the D-pad. It can be used to move around the UI or as for 'mouse-like' functionality in the S60 browser.The phone OS is the new Symbian OS V9.3, S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 2, which means that you always have the option to download from amongst a myriad of applications available for Symbian mobiles.

16GB of internal flash memory and a microSD card slot support cards up to 16GB in size (SDHC).

Support for HSDPA at 7.2 bps (3.5G) connectivity , quad band GSM, Bluetooth 2.0 (including A2DP support), WiFi and USB 2 (Full-speed). WiFi will enable DNLA (UPnP) support for audio and video.

In video playback supported formats include DivX, H.263, H.264, WMV, and MP4. Videos will also tke advantage of DNSe where applicable.

It comes with 2 embedded games: FIFA 08 (EA) and Asphalt (Gameloft).

The phone's battery should last 24 hours easily with moderate to heavy usage.

The Samsung Innov8 is currently priced at Rs.45,999,