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2012: End of the World for iPhone Marketshare?

Could Apple's iPhone be destined for 3rd place in smartphone marketshare by 2012, trailing Nokia/Symbian's 39% and Google Android's 14.5% with a paltry 13.7%? That's what some analysts at Gartner are telling ComputerWorld, with Nokia already in the global lead, and Google's wallet, cloud-services, rapid iteration of the OS, and variety of form-factors and UIs from multiple manufacturers. Rounding out the other players are Windows Mobile with 12.8%, RIM BlackBerry with 12.5%, various Linux mobiles with a collective 5.4%, and Palm webOS with 2.1%.

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iPhones Devs Sanity-Check Analyst App-ocalypse

Developers Bjango posted an interesting -- and informed -- reply today to Newsweek's sensationalist scoop on the iPhone App Store goldrush, and how the "rushies" might not be finding them much gold any more.

Could it be, the era of the fart-app fortune is... over?

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Microsoft Porting Zune Software to Other Platforms -- Maybe iPhone?

ZDnet is reporting that Microsoft has plans to port their Zune software over to other platforms... and that means rumors of Zune on iPhone.

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blockquote>“Zune is a music and video service from Microsoft. Period, Our next step is mobile phones, but we haven’t talked about a timeline for when that will happen.”

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doubleTwist Integrates Amazon MP3 Store

doubleTwist, the iTunes-replacement created by DVD Jon for music syncing to a multitude of devices, including the iPhone, has just built in integration for the Amazon MP3 Store.

This was the big announcement heralded by the 1984 commercial spoof, according to TechCrunch, and 5 million songs are currently available... to some.

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What AT&T Allowing VoIP over 3G Means for Google Voice, SlingPlayer

What does AT&T's announcement today, regarding a change of policy to allow VoIP applications like Skype to operate over the 3G network mean for Google Voice in the App Store and SlingPlayer over 3G?

Nothing.

Not to rain on our many commenters and emailers parades, but AT&T's VoIP policy has nothing to do with either of those apps because:

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Apple to Amend iPhone SDK Agreement to Get VoIP over AT&T 3G Apps Into the App Store ASAP

Apple has now weighed in with regards to AT&T's announcement today that they would be changing their policy and allowing VoIP (Voice over IP) to operate over their 3G network (something they'd previously asked Apple not to allow). When reached for comment, Apple spokeswoman Natalie Kerris told TiPb:

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Skype Comments on AT&T Policy Change Allowing VoIP over 3G Network

Following up on a rumor earlier today that AT&T would be announcing a new, friendlier policy towards Skype and Google Voice, Skype President Josh Silverman posted on the official Skype blog, saying "Good move, AT&T":

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Dear iHackers -- Less Nerdfight, More Jailbreak, Okay?

Sees like Geohot, the original iPhone hacker, was set to announce "one jailbreak to rule them all", or a simple, clean way to jailbreak all current iPhone and iPod devices, when another hacker team, Chronic, announced the same exploit and plans for a tool of their own, dubbed greenpois0n. Geohot responded on Twitter and his blog that, in light of their disclosing the exploit he felt a) they were taking credit for his work and b) Apple would patch it fast enough that it wasn't worth doing any more.

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Rumor: AT&T to Announce Support for Skype, Google Voice... on the iPhone?

The Washington Post is rumormongering that AT&T might just officially announce support for Skype and Google Voice on their 3G network at this week's CTIA show, and that they will run on Apple's iPhone.

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Updated: Official: Bell Mobility and Telus (Canada) to Launch iPhone in November

Which Canadian Provider do You Want for Your iPhone?(polls)

Update: Telus is official too, here's their sign-up page for those who want more info.

Bell just went and made it official:

Bell and Apple have reached an agreement to bring iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS to Canada this November.

For US readers, this is sort of like Verizon and Sprint both announcing HS

So we ask you, our Canadian readers, will you stick with Rogers/Fido, or give Bell or Telus a whirl? Let us know!

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