Mix: MailWrangler, iPhone 3G & data plans, AT&T admits 3G overloading, iStyles nano 4G
iPhone developer Angelo DiNardi has revealed that his iPhone application, MailWrangler, has been rejected by Apple due to duplicated functionality. In a message from Apple, the company said that MailWrangler, which uses the iPhone OS’ built-in WebKit view to allow users to check multiple Gmail accounts without having to sign in/out multiple times, “duplicates the functionality of the built-in iPhone application Mail without providing sufficient differentiation or added functionality, which will lead to user confusion.”
AT&T has begun contacting iPhone 3G users subscribed to a non-iPhone data plan encouraging them to contact the carrier and switch over to the $30 a month iPhone 3G data plan. According to the report, AT&T has sent out emails stating, “Our service records indicate that you are using an iPhone 3G with a data plan designed for other devices. To avoid unexpected data overage charges and enable Visual Voicemail, please contact your telecom manager, or an AT&T representative at 1-800-331-0500.” It is unclear whether AT&T will employ more aggressive measures in the future to get customers to switch to the official data plan.
Speaking at the recent Goldman Sachs technology conference, AT&T chief technology officer John Donovan admitted the carrier had been unprepared for the success of the iPhone 3G in the U.S. Donovan said that demand for 3G services in some areas, including those around universities that bought iPhones and developed applications for students, exceeded expectations by such a degree that the company was forced to add capacity to keep up with demand.
iStyles has introduced its new Skins for the fourth-generation iPod nano. Skins feature high-resolution full-color designs printed on premium grade adhesive-backed cast vinyl with UV resistant inks and then covered with a clear protective layer for added durability. The Skins use a patented repositionable and removable adhesive backing, and include a dock connector cap with matching sticker. iStyles’ Skins for iPod nano 4G are available now and sell for $7 each.
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