Tuesday, September 23, 2008

T-Mobile G1


Check out the dedicated site T-Mobile just launched for the upcoming G1 (Google Android phone) from HTC. I watched the live press event today and the device looks great. A lot of cool features that will give the iPhone a run for its money. Some of the mapping functionality looked useful, if not novel. At $179, it should be an attractive device to consumers. T-Mobile claims it will be launching its largest advertising campaign ever in October to support the launch. It is going to be interesting to see how their reach will compare to Apple's.

One thing is for sure, the pace of innovation in mobile is going to continue thanks to this new entrant!


Monday, September 22, 2008

MMS on the iPhone....hardly.

Nic Elder at Apple iPhone Apps Review did a nice review on the available iPhone 'MMS' apps. At first glance the Flutter app seemed really interesting, but upon deeper review it is clear this app has nothing to do with MMS. Nic accurately points out the many shortcomings of this app from a consumer perspective. He gives props to SwirlyMMS, but the reality is that even for consumers with jailbroken phones Swirly is tough to set up. Just try to find your carriers MMSC settings.


Maybe someone is working on a 'real' MMS app for the iPhone that can be sold in the App Store...stay tuned.