On November 16th, this pass Tuesday, EA added another racer to their collection of Need For Speed games on the app store. The franchise had seen the release of Underground, and then Shift both with decent gameplay and graphics. Now, the newest version, Need for Speed Hot Pursuit has paved
EA has released a few racing titles for the iDevice, both being a part of the NFS series. (NFS Shift and Underground) We had yet to see a quality top-down racer that was better than LilRacerZ by a whole lot. And that’s when I found out about Reckless Racing which
This may just be loose talk but it could be something interesting. Per the Financial Times, Rene Obermann, the CEO of T-Mobile USA (and also the parent company of Deutsche Telekom), told the newspaper that T-Mobile USA hopes to start selling the iPhone later this year or next year, but in the meantime will focus on Android-powered smartphones.
T-Mobile was the first U.S. carrier to offer an Android-powered phone, the HTC G1, and has since expanded its Android lineup with several other models, including the Google-branded, HTC-built Nexus One.
According to MobileCrunch, the Nexus One, which may not have sold incredibly well, but is still regarded as a capable Android unit, is now compatible with AT&T's 3G network. The T-Mobile version of the Nexus One, which worked with AT&T provided you didn't hop on AT&T's network, has gained additional functionality according to a post on Google's Nexus One blog.
The announcement comes as a bit of a surprise given that the Nexus One has yet to clear the FCC and Google made no mention of it whilst heralding that the Verizon Nexus One was "Coming Soon!".
T-Mobile has announced that users of unlocked iPhones on their network will no longer be allowed to use prepaid Sidekick data plans. Questions sent to the official T-Mobile Twitter account about the issue say "You will no longer be able to use an IPhone [sic] with the Sidekick data plan" and "The Sidekick Data plan is meant for a Sidekick device. You may want to look into changing your data plan if ur [sic] using an iPhone." Some users say they have still been able to access T-Mobile's EDGE data network, but things aren't looking up as far as alternatives to AT&T in the US go. [via TUAW]
On Friday, wireless carrier T-Mobile confirmed last month's rumors that the operator was scouring Europe for contract-free Apple iPhones to offer as incentives for customers to stay with them. In an interview with the Financial Times, Richard Moat, UK managing director of T-Mobile stated that T-Mobile had supplied iPhones "to a few hundred" high-value contract customers.
Wireless carrier O2 may be set to lose its exclusive deal as the iPhone's mobile network on October 9th. The Mobile Entertainment web site has claimed to have seen documentation confirming that O2 will lose its exclusive license on this date. Per the article, O2 will retain the rights to sell the device until 2012; but its period as the exclusive seller is only for two years.
AreaMobile.de reports that for a brief time, T-Mobile Austria had an ad up for an "iPhone 32GB", but was quickly removed. At the same time, MacTalk.com.au reported that sources were saying Vodafone had sent out an email to retail staff that said the 16GB iPhone had been marked "end of life" by their supplier, lending credibility to the idea of a 32GB iPhone.
T-Mobile Austria has dropped the price of the 8GB iPhone 3G from €99 to a surprising €1 when paired with a €45/month service contract, with no service payment for the first month, and offering a €45 discount for online orders. This is the lowest we've ever seen a new iPhone 3G going for anywhere in the world to date. [via MacNN]
At the request of T-Mobile, the Higher Regional Court in Hamburg has banned VoIP app Sipgate from being sold for iPhones in Germany. The app, which oddly enough is available through the App Store, lets users make phone calls using T-Mobile's Wi-Fi network that are both less expensive and don't include roaming charges.