According to Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, T-Mobile has shut down access to Twitter’s shortcode (40404) for at least some of its customers (it’s not entirely clear whether this only applies to those paying for unlimited messages, or all customers). This is an ballsy, asshole-ish move on T-Mobile’s part. I would call it shocking and unbelievable, but I’ve accepted that all U.S. mobile carriers are basically douchebags who damn give a damn about their customers. I don’t know if Twitter is a big enough deal for the backlash of this to really hurt T-Mobile, but I do know that if they keep up these kinds of practices, it will eventually bite them in the ass.
A nice overview of the various cell networks, how they relate, and what they specifically in regard to the iPhone. My local mobile expert says it’s not a perfect analysis, but a good-enough overview. Bottom line for me personally? I’d love to have 3G in the iPhone, but the prevalence of WiFi in my life should pretty much makes up for (although, it’s important to note that Europeans have an overabundance of 3G and very little public WiFi, so this argument probably won’t hold water overseas).
The Sidekick 3 sees the light of day — and it does look mighty impressive. It’s packed with features and is supposedly killer for e-mail and IM, which is really what the SK is all about. I still think it’s a pretty ugly device, though, even if it is a marked improvement over the SK2.